Application Traffic Statistics Test

For each application over the network connected to the target Cisco Meraki, this test reports the amount of data sent and received. In addition, this test reveals the number of clients accessing each application and the number of destinations used by the clients . Using this test, administrators can figure out the destination that is mostly utilized by the application.

Target of the test : A Cisco Meraki

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each Network:Application connected to the target Cisco Meraki being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The IP address of the Cisco Meraki to be monitored.

Port

The port at which the specified Host listens. By default, this will be NULL.

API Key

The eG agent collects the required metrics from the target Cisco Meraki by executing API commands using Dashboard API and pulls out critical metrics. In order to collect metrics, the eG agent should be provided with a valid API key. To know how to generate the API key, refer to Pre-requisites for Monitoring Cisco Meraki. Specify the generated API key in this text box.

SSL

By default, the target Cisco Meraki is SSL-enabled. Accordingly, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default.

Report by Destination

By default, this flag is set to No. This implies that this test reports the statistics of each application, by default. However if administrators want to monitor the individual statistics of each destination corresponding to the application on the network of the target Cisco Meraki, then, this flag can be set to Yes.

Report by Total

This flag appears only when the Report by Destination flag is set to Yes. By default, this flag is set to Yes. If set to Yes, then the test will report measures for an additional Total descriptor summarizing the statistics of all the applications over the network of the target Cisco Meraki.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Sent data

Indicates the rate at which data was sent from this application during the last measurement period.

MB

Compare the value of this measure across the applications to figure out the application through which maximum amount of data was sent.

Received data

Indicates the rate at which data was received by this application during the last measurement period.

MB

Compare the value of this measure across the applications to figure out the application that received the maximum amount of data.

Total client(s)

Indicates the total number of clients currently accessing this application.

Number

Comparing the value of this measure across the applications would reveal the application that is being accessed the most/least by the clients.

Total destinations

Indicates the total number of destinations used by the client to access this application.

Number

This measure will report metrics only when the Report by Destination flag is set to Yes.