Media Classification Test

Understanding the type of traffic in the network helps network administrators to manage bandwidth consumption for optimal network performance. The media classification mode monitors and displays the statistics of media traffic going through the Citrix ADC appliance.

With this mode enabled, a network administrator can collect stats showing the amount of data accessed, and the types of devices from which the media files have been accessed. To view these statistics, use the Media Classification test.

Target of the test : A Citrix ADC VPX/MPX

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Citrix ADC VPX/MPX appliance being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the host for which the test is being configured.

NetScaler Username, NetScaler Password, and Confirm Password

To monitor a NetScaler device, the eG agent should be configured with the credentials of a user with read-only privileges to the target NetScaler device. Specify the credentials of such a user in the NetScaler Username and NetScaler Password text boxes. Then, confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

SSL

The eG agent collects performance metrics by invoking NITRO (NetScaler Interface Through Restful interfaces and Objects) APIs on the target NetScaler device. Typically, the NITRO APIs can be invoked through the HTTP or the HTTPS mode. By default, the eG agent invokes the NITRO APIs using the HTTPS mode. This is why, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default. If the target NetScaler device is not SSL-enabled, then the NITRO APIs can be accessed through the HTTP mode only. In this case, set the SSL flag to No.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Number of videos served

Indicates the number of videos served during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Number of audios served

Indicates the number of audios served during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Number of others served

Indicates the number of media files of other types that were served during the last measurement period.

Number

 

MS smooth stream videos

Indicates the total number of Microsoft Smooth Streaming videos served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

Number

 

MS smooth stream playlist

Indicates the number of Microsoft Smooth Streaming video playlists served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Apple live videos

Indicates the umber of Apple Live Streaming videos served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Apple live playlist

Indicates the number of Apple Live Streaming video playlists served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

Number

 

ADTS audios

Indicates the total number of ADTS (Audio Data Transport Stream) audio clips served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

Number

 

AAC audios

Indicates the number of AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) audio clips served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

Number

 

FLV videos

Indicates the number of FLV (Flash Video) audio clips served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

Number

 

MP4 videos

Indicates the number of MP4 videos served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period

Number

 

3GP videos

Indicates the number of 3GP videos served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period

Number

 

MS smooth stream videos data

Indicates the amount of data served for Microsoft Smooth Streaming media traffic on the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

MS smooth stream playlist data

Indicates the amount of Microsoft Smooth Streaming playlist data served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

Apple live videos data

Indicates the amount of data served for Apple Live Streaming media traffic on the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

Apple live playlist data

Indicates the amount of Apple Live Playlist data served by the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

ADTS audio data

Indicates the amount of data served for ADTS (Audio Data Transport Stream) media traffic on the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

AAC audio data

Indicates the amount of data served for AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) media traffic on the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

FLV video data

Indicates the amount of data served for FLV (Flash Video) media traffic on the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

MP4 video data

Indicates the amount of data served for MP4 video traffic on the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

3GP video data

Indicates the amount of data served for 3GP video traffic on the Citrix ADC appliance during the last measurement period.

MB

 

Android requests

Indicates the number of requests from Android devices (mobiles and tablets) during the last measurement period

Number

 

Laptop/Desktop requests

Indicates the number of requests from Windows desktop computers and laptops during the last measurement period

Number

 

IOS requests

Indicates the number of requests from IOS devices (iPad and iPod) during the last measurement period

Number

 

Other requests

Indicates the number of requests from other mobiles and tablets during the last measurement period

Number

 

Unidentified requests

Indicates the number of requests from unidentified devices during the last measurement period.

Number