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Install the F5 - BIG-IP LTM App and view the Dashboards

This page provides instructions for installing the F5 - BIG-IP LTM App, as well as examples and explanations for each of the predefined dashboards.

This page provides instructions for installing the F5 - BIG-IP LTM App, as well as examples and explanations for each of the predefined dashboards. 

Install the App

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. To install the app, click Add to Library and complete the following fields.
    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
    4. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. See Welcome to the New Library for information on working with the library in the new UI.

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Dashboard filters

Each dashboard has a set of filters that you can apply to the entire dashboard, as shown in the following example. Click the funnel icon in the top dashboard menu bar to display a scrollable list of filters that are applied across the entire dashboard.

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Each panel has a set of filters that are applied to the results for that panel only, as shown in the following example. Click the funnel icon in the top panel menu bar to display a list of panel-specific filters.

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Overview Dashboard

F5 - BIG-IP LTM - Overview Dashboard provides details on the network traffic for applications, pools, and the facilities where they are located. It also provides information of non responsive hosts and profiles for virtual servers by application.

Use this dashboard to:

  • View geographic locations of incoming client requests.
  • Get a high-level view of top pools, pool status, and pool names by application.
  • Review applications responsible for network traffic, their facilities, as well as profiles per virtual server by application.

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Threat Analysis Dashboard

F5 - BIG-IP LTM - Threat Analysis Dashboard provides an overview of the number of threats, their geographic location, and a breakdown by source using the Threat Intel App. This dashboard also provides details on the severity of threats, as well as the network, user name, and country of origin.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Review details on potential threats and IOCs for incoming requests to F5 LTM.
  • See the frequency of IP threats by actor, log source, and malicious confidence.
  • View trends over time.

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Metrics and Connections Dashboard

F5 - BIG-IP LTM - Metrics and Connections Dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of TCP connections, network traffic by host, and Traffic Manager resource usage.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Review details of incoming TCP connection requests.
  • Get a high-level analysis of network traffic.
  • Get an overview of CPU and memory usage.
  • Drill down for a view granular metrics by host using the “host” filter.

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Outlier Analysis Dashboard

F5 - BIG-IP LTM - Outlier Analysis Dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of TCP connection and login request outliers, along with network traffic and Traffic Manager resource usage.

Use this dashboard to find any outliers in your incoming traffic, CPU and memory usage.

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User Session Events Dashboard

F5 - BIG-IP LTM - User Session Events Dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of user activity and their geographic location. This dashboard also provides information on login trends, operating systems used, user session IDs, and users by their application profile.

Use this dashboard to:

  • View the geographic location of active users.
  • Review information on browsers and platforms used, and network traffic details.
  • Review user requests and application access by users.

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