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The Squid Proxy app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor activity in Squid Proxy. The preconfigured dashboards provide insight into served and denied requests; performance metrics; IP domain DNS statistics; traffic details; HTTP response codes; URLs experiencing redirects, client errors, and server errors; and quality of service data that helps you understand your users’ experience.

This app is tested with the following Squid Proxy versions:

  • For Kubernetes environments: Squid Proxy version: 6.0.0
  • Non-Kubernetes environments: Squid Proxy version: 6.0.0

Collecting Logs and Metrics for the Squid Proxy app

This section provides instructions for configuring log and metric collection for the Sumo Logic app for Squid Proxy.

Step 1: Configure Fields in Sumo Logic

Create the following fields in Sumo Logic prior to configuring the collection. This ensures that your logs and metrics are tagged with relevant metadata, which is required by the app dashboards. For information on setting up fields, see Sumo Logic Fields.

If you're using Squid Proxy in a Kubernetes environment, create the fields:

  • pod_labels_component
  • pod_labels_environment
  • pod_labels_proxy_system
  • pod_labels_proxy_cluster

Step 2: Configure Logs and Metrics Collection for Squid Proxy

Sumo Logic supports the collection of logs and metrics data from Squid Proxy in both Kubernetes and non-Kubernetes environments.

Click on the appropriate tabs below based on the environment where your Squid Proxy clusters are hosted.

In Kubernetes environments, we use the Telegraf Operator, which is packaged with our Kubernetes collection. You can learn more about it here. The diagram below illustrates how data is collected from Squid Proxy in Kubernetes environments. In the architecture shown below, there are four services that make up the metric collection pipeline: Telegraf, Telegraf Operator, Prometheus, and Sumo Logic Distribution for OpenTelemetry Collector.

Squid Proxy

The first service in the pipeline is Telegraf. Telegraf collects metrics from Squid Proxy. Note that we’re running Telegraf in each pod we want to collect metrics from as a sidecar deployment: i.e. Telegraf runs in the same pod as the containers it monitors. Telegraf uses the SNMP input plugin to obtain metrics. For simplicity, the diagram doesn’t show the input plugins. The injection of the Telegraf sidecar container is done by the Telegraf Operator. Prometheus pulls metrics from Telegraf and sends them to Sumo Logic Distribution for OpenTelemetry Collector, which enriches metadata and sends metrics to Sumo Logic.

In the logs pipeline, Sumo Logic Distribution for OpenTelemetry Collector collects logs written to standard out and forwards them to another instance of Sumo Logic Distribution for OpenTelemetry Collector, which enriches metadata and sends logs to Sumo Logic.

Prerequisites

It’s assumed that you are using the latest helm chart version. If not, upgrade using the instructions here.

Configure Metrics Collection

This section explains the steps to collect Squid Proxy metrics from a Kubernetes environment.

In Kubernetes environments, we use the Telegraf Operator, which is packaged with our Kubernetes collection. You can learn more on this here. Follow the steps listed below to collect metrics from a Kubernetes environment:

  1. Set up Kubernetes Collection with the Telegraf Operator
  2. Enable SNMP agent on Squid Proxy. By default, the SNMP agent will be disabled on squid proxy. You have to enable it. To enable the SNMP agent on squid, edit the configuration file of the squid proxy (squid.conf) and add the following section in ConfigMap that mounted to Squid Proxy pods:
acl snmppublic snmp_community public
snmp_port 3401
snmp_access allow snmppublic localhost
  1. Add annotations on your Squid Proxy pods.
Click to expand. On your Squid Proxy Pods, add the following annotations:
annotations:
telegraf.influxdata.com/class: sumologic-prometheus
prometheus.io/scrape: "true"
prometheus.io/port: "9273"
telegraf.influxdata.com/inputs: |+

[[inputs.snmp]]]
agents = ["udp://127.0.0.1:3401"]
name = "squid"
community = "public"
[inputs.snmp.tags]
proxy_cluster="<Squid Proxy_TO_BE_CHANGED>"
component="proxy"
environment="env_TO_BE_CHANGED"
proxy_system="squidproxy"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "uptime"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.1.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheMemUsage"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheCpuUsage"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.5.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheClients"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.15.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheProtoClientHttpRequests"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.1.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpHits"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.2.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpErrors"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "uidcacheHttpInKb"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.4.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpOutKb"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.5.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheServerInKb"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.12.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheServerOutKb"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.13.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheClients"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.15.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheCpuTime"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.4.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheMemMaxSize"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.2.5.1.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheServerRequests"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.10.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpInKb"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.4.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpOutKb"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.5.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheNumObjCount"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.7.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpAllSvcTime1"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.2.1"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheDnsSvcTime1"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.8.1"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpMissSvcTime60"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.3.60"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = " cacheHttpHitSvcTime60"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.5.60"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheIpEntries"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.1.1.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheIpMisses"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.1.6.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheVersionId"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.2.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheSysPageFaults"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.1.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpErrors"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheServerErrors"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.1.11.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheCpuUsage"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.5.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheCpuTime"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.4.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheSysVMsize"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.1.1.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheSysNumReads"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.2.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheCurrentUnusedFDescrCnt"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.10.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheCurrentFileDescrCnt"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.12.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheMaxResSize"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.6.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheCurrentResFileDescrCnt"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.1.11.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheIpRequests"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.1.2.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheIpHits"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.1.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheFqdnEntries"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.2.1.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheFqdnRequests"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.2.2.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheFqdnHits"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.2.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheFqdnMisses"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.2.6.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheDnsRequests"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.3.1.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheDnsReplies"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.3.2.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheDnsNumberServers"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.4.3.3.0"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "version"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.2.3.0"
is_tag = true
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpAllSvcTime5"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.2.5"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpMissSvcTime5"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.3.5"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheHttpHitSvcTime5"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.5.5"
[[inputs.snmp.field]]
name = "cacheDnsSvcTime5"
oid = "1.3.6.1.4.1.3495.1.3.2.2.1.8.5"

If you haven’t defined a farm in Squid Proxy, then enter ‘default’ for proxy_cluster.

Enter in values for the following parameters (marked CHANGEME in the snippet above):

  • telegraf.influxdata.com/inputs. This contains the required configuration for the Telegraf SNMP Input plugin. Please refer to this doc for more information on configuring the SNMP input plugin for Telegraf. Note: As telegraf will be run as a sidecar the host should always be localhost.
    • In the tags section, which is [inputs.snmp.tags]
      • environment. This is the deployment environment where the Squid Proxy cluster identified by the value of servers resides. For example: dev, prod or qa. While this value is optional we highly recommend setting it.
      • proxy_cluster. Enter a name to identify this Squid Proxy cluster. This farm name will be shown in the Sumo Logic dashboards.

Do not modify the following values set by this configuration as it will cause the Sumo Logic app to not function correctly.

  • telegraf.influxdata.com/class: sumologic-prometheus. This instructs the Telegraf operator what output to use. This should not be changed.

  • prometheus.io/scrape: "true". This ensures our Prometheus will scrape the metrics.

  • prometheus.io/port: "9273". This tells prometheus what ports to scrape on. This should not be changed.

  • telegraf.influxdata.com/inputs

    • In the tags section, which is [inputs.snmp.tags]
      • component: “proxy”. This value is used by Sumo Logic apps to identify application components.
      • proxy_system: “squidproxy” - This value identifies the proxy system.

    For all other parameters, see this doc for more parameters that can be configured in the Telegraf agent globally.

  1. Sumo Logic Kubernetes collection will automatically start collecting metrics from the pods having the labels and annotations defined in the previous step.
  2. Verify metrics in Sumo Logic.

Configure Logs Collection

This section explains the steps to collect Squid Proxy logs from a Kubernetes environment.

  1. (Recommended Method) Add labels on your Squid Proxy pods to capture logs from standard output. Make sure that the logs from Squid Proxy are sent to stdout. Follow the instructions below to capture Squid Proxy logs from stdout on Kubernetes.

    1. Apply following labels to the Squid Proxy pod:
    environment="prod_CHANGEME"
    component="proxy"
    proxy_system="squidproxy"
    proxy_cluster="<cluster_CHANGEME>"

    Enter in values for the following parameters (marked CHANGE_ME above):

    • environment. This is the deployment environment where the Squid Proxy cluster identified by the value of servers resides. For example:- dev, prod, or QA. While this value is optional we highly recommend setting it.
    • proxy_cluster. Enter a name to identify this Squid Proxy cluster. This farm name will be shown in the Sumo Logic dashboards. If you haven’t defined a cluster in Squid Proxy, then enter default for proxy_cluster.

    Do not modify the following values set by this configuration as it will cause the Sumo Logic app to not function correctly.

    • component: “proxy”. This value is used by Sumo Logic apps to identify application components.
    • proxy_system: “squidproxy” - This value identifies the proxy system.

For all other parameters, see this doc for more parameters that can be configured in the Telegraf agent globally.

  1. The Sumologic-Kubernetes-Collection will automatically capture the logs from stdout and will send the logs to Sumologic. For more information on deploying Sumologic-Kubernetes-Collection, visit here.

  2. Verify logs in Sumo Logic.

  3. (Optional) Collecting Squid Proxy Logs from a Log File Follow the steps below to capture Squid Proxy logs from a log file on Kubernetes.

    1. Determine the location of the Squid Proxy log file on Kubernetes. This can be determined from the squid.conf for your Squid Proxy cluster along with the mounts on the Squid Proxy pods.
    2. Install the Sumo Logic tailing sidecar operator.
    3. Add the following annotation in addition to the existing annotations.
    annotations:
    tailing-sidecar: sidecarconfig;<mount>:<path_of_Squid Proxy_log_file>/<Squid Proxy_log_file_name>

    Example:

    annotations:
    tailing-sidecar: sidecarconfig;data:/var/log/squid/access.log
    1. Make sure that the Squid Proxy pods are running and annotations are applied by using the command:
    kubectl describe pod <Squid_Proxy_pod_name>
    1. Sumo Logic Kubernetes collection will automatically start collecting logs from the pods having the annotations defined above.
    2. Verify logs in Sumo Logic.
  4. Add an FER to normalize the fields in Kubernetes environments Labels created in Kubernetes environments automatically are prefixed with pod_labels. To normalize these for our app to work, we need to create a Field Extraction Rule if not already created for Proxy Application Components. To do so:

    1. In the main Sumo Logic menu, select Manage Data > Logs > Field Extraction Rules.
    2. Click the + Add button on the top right of the table.
    3. The Add Field Extraction Rule form will appear.

Installing Squid Proxy Monitors

This section and below provide instructions for installing the Squid Proxy app, as well as examples of each of the app dashboards. These instructions assume you have already set up the collection as described above.

  • To install these alerts, you need to have the Manage Monitors role capability.
  • Alerts can be installed by either importing a JSON file or a Terraform script.

Pre-Packaged Alerts

Sumo Logic has provided out-of-the-box alerts available through Sumo Logic monitors to help you monitor your Squid Proxy farms. These alerts are built based on metrics and logs datasets and include preset thresholds based on industry best practices and recommendations.

For details on alerts, see Alerts.

There are limits to how many alerts can be enabled - see the Alerts FAQ.

Method A: Importing a JSON file

  1. Download the JSON file that describes the monitors.
  2. The JSON contains the alerts that are based on Sumo Logic searches that do not have any scope filters and therefore will be applicable to all Squid Proxy clusters, the data for which has been collected via the instructions in the previous sections. However, if you would like to restrict these alerts to specific farms or environments, update the JSON file by replacing the text proxy_system=squidproxy with <Your Custom Filter>.

Custom filter examples:

  1. For alerts applicable only to a specific farm, your custom filter would be ‘proxy_cluster=squidproxy-standalone.01‘.
  2. For alerts applicable to all cluster that start with squidproxy-standalone, your custom filter would be 'proxy_cluster=squidproxy-standalone*'.
  3. For alerts applicable to a specific farm within a production environment, your custom filter would be proxy_cluster=squidproxy-1 and environment=standalone (This assumes you have set the optional environment tag while configuring collection).
  4. In the main Sumo Logic menu, select Manage Data > Monitoring > Monitors.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click Import and then copy-paste the above JSON to import monitors.

The monitors are disabled by default. Once you have installed the alerts using this method, navigate to the Squid Proxy folder under Monitors to configure them. See this document to enable monitors to send notifications to teams or connections. See the instructions detailed in Step 4 of this document.

Method 2: Install the alerts using a Terraform script

  1. Generate a Sumo Logic access key and access ID for a user that has the Manage Monitors role capability in Sumo Logic using these instructions. Identify which deployment your Sumo Logic account is in, using this link.
  2. Download and install Terraform 0.13 or later.
  3. Download the Sumo Logic Terraform package for Squid Proxy alerts: The alerts package is available in the Sumo Logic GitHub repository. You can either download it through the “git clone” command or as a zip file.
  4. Alert Configuration: After the package has been extracted, navigate to the package directory terraform-sumologic-sumo-logic-monitor/monitor_packages/SquidProxy/.
    1. Edit the squidproxy.auto.tfvars file and add the Sumo Logic Access Key, Access Id and Deployment from Step 1.
    access_id   = "<SUMOLOGIC ACCESS ID>"
    access_key = "<SUMOLOGIC ACCESS KEY>"
    environment = "<SUMOLOGIC DEPLOYMENT>"
    1. The Terraform script installs the alerts without any scope filters, if you would like to restrict the alerts to specific farms or environments, update the variable squidproxy_data_source. Custom filter examples:
    • A specific cluster squidproxy_cluster=squidproxy.standalone.01.
    • All clusters in an environment environment=standalone.
    • For alerts applicable to all cluster that start with squidproxy-standalone, your custom filter would be proxy_cluster=squidproxy-standalone*.
    • For alerts applicable to a specific farm within a production environment, your custom filter would be proxy_system=squidproxy and environment=standalone (This assumes you have set the optional environment tag while configuring collection).
    1. All monitors are disabled by default on installation, if you would like to enable all the monitors, set the parameter monitors_disabled to false in this file.
    2. By default, the monitors are configured in a monitor folder called “SquidProxy”, if you would like to change the name of the folder, update the monitor folder name in “folder” key at squidproxy.auto.tfvars file.
  5. If you would like the alerts to send email or connection notifications, modify the file squidproxy_notifications.auto.tfvars and populate connection_notifications and email_notifications as per below examples.
Pagerduty Connection Example
connection_notifications = [
{
connection_type = "PagerDuty",
connection_id = "<CONNECTION_ID>",
payload_override = "{\"service_key\": \"your_pagerduty_api_integration_key\",\"event_type\": \"trigger\",\"description\": \"Alert: Triggered {{TriggerType}} for Monitor {{Name}}\",\"client\": \"Sumo Logic\",\"client_url\": \"{{QueryUrl}}\"}",
run_for_trigger_types = ["Critical", "ResolvedCritical"]
},
{
connection_type = "Webhook",
connection_id = "<CONNECTION_ID>",
payload_override = "",
run_for_trigger_types = ["Critical", "ResolvedCritical"]
}
]

Replace <CONNECTION_ID> with the connection id of the webhook connection. The webhook connection id can be retrieved by calling the Monitors API.

For overriding payload for different connection types, refer to this document.

Email Notifications Example
email_notifications = [
{
connection_type = "Email",
recipients = ["abc@example.com"],
subject = "Monitor Alert: {{TriggerType}} on {{Name}}",
time_zone = "PST",
message_body = "Triggered {{TriggerType}} Alert on {{Name}}: {{QueryURL}}",
run_for_trigger_types = ["Critical", "ResolvedCritical"]
}
]
  1. Install the Alerts:
    1. Navigate to the package directory terraform-sumologic-sumo-logic-monitor/monitor_packages/SquidProxy/ and run terraform init. This will initialize Terraform and will download the required components.
    2. Run terraform plan to view the monitors which will be created/modified by Terraform.
    3. Run terraform apply.
  2. Post Installation: If you haven’t enabled alerts and/or configured notifications through the Terraform procedure outlined above, we highly recommend enabling alerts of interest and configuring each enabled alert to send notifications to other users or services. This is detailed in this document.

There are limits to how many alerts can be enabled - see the Alerts FAQ.

Installing the Squid Proxy app

This section demonstrates how to install the Squid Proxy 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. Select the version of the service you're using and click Add to Library.
note

Version selection is not available for all apps.

  1. To install the app, complete the following fields.
    • App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    • Data Source. Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom Squid Proxy cluster filter. Examples:
      • For all Squid Proxy clusters: proxy_cluster=*
      • For a specific farm; proxy_cluster=squidproxy.dev.01.
      • Clusters within a specific environment: proxy_cluster=squidproxy.dev.01 and environment=prod. This assumes you have set the optional environment tag while configuring collection.
  2. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
  3. 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.

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.

Viewing the Squid Proxy Dashboards

Filter with template variables

Template variables provide dynamic dashboards that can rescope data on the fly. As you apply variables to troubleshoot through your dashboard, you view dynamic changes to the data for a quicker resolution to the root cause. You can use template variables to drill down and examine the data on a granular level. For more information, see Filter with template variables.

Overview

The Squid Proxy - Overview dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of the activity and health of the SquidProxy clusters and servers by monitoring uptime, number of current clients, latency, bandwidth, destination locations, error and denied requests, URLs accessed.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into information about the destination location your intranet frequently visits by region.
  • Gain insights into your Squid Proxy health using Latency, HTTP Errors, Status codes of Squid Proxy Servers.
  • Get insights into information about Uptime and bandwidth of Squid Proxy servers.
  • Get insights into information about the web browsing behavior of users using Top accessed URLs, denied URLs, 4xx errors URLs, 5xx errors URLs, and top remote hosts.
Squid Proxy

Protocol

The Squid Proxy - Protocol dashboard provides an insight into the protocols of clusters: the number of HTTP requests, HTTP errors, total bytes transferred, the number of HTTP requests per second, the number of HTTP's bytes per second.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Get detailed information about the total number of requests from clients, the total number of HTTP errors sent to clients, the total number of bytes transferred on servers, total number of bytes sent to clients
  • Get insights into information about HTTP requests, HTTP errors, bandwidth transferred over time.
Squid Proxy

Performance

The Squid Proxy - Performance dashboard provides an insight into the workload of clusters, the number of page faults IO, percent of file descriptor used, number of memory used, the time for all HTTP requests, the number of objects in the cache, the CPU time.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into the workload of squid proxy servers such as percent of file descriptors used, memory usage, CPU time consumed.
  • Gain insights into the read and write status of squid proxy servers such as Page Faults IO, HTTP I/O number of reading, the number of objects stored, the average of time response.
Squid Proxy

IP Domain DNS Statistics

The Squid Proxy - IP Domain DNS Statistics dashboard provides a high-level view of the number of IPs, the number of FQDN, rate requests cache according to FQDN, rate requests cache according to IPs, the number of DNS queries, time for DNS query.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into IPs accessed statistics: IP Cache Entries, Number and rate of IP Cache requests, Number and rate of IP Cache hits.
  • Gain insights into Domain Name (FQDN) statistics: FQDN Cache Entries, Number of FQDN Cache misses, Number and rate of FQDN Cache requests, Number of FQDN Cache Negative Hits.
  • Gain insights into DNS Lookup statistics: Number of External DNS Server Requests, Average Time For DNS Service, Number of External DNS Server Replies.
Squid Proxy

Activity Trend

The Squid Proxy - Activity Trend dashboard provides trends around denied request trend, action trend, time spent to serve, success and non-success response, remote hosts.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into the average amount of time it takes to serve a request and the kind of method the request was.
  • Gain insights into the average time spent to serve requests, the megabytes served, the trends in requests by actions, the count of successful 2xx and non 2xx response actions.
  • Gain insights into the trends in the number of denied requests, the remote hosts traffic by requests, the remote hosts traffic by data volume.
Squid Proxy

HTTP Response Analysis

The Squid Proxy - HTTP Response Analysis dashboard provides insights into HTTP response, HTTP code, the number of client errors, server errors, redirections outlier, URLs experiencing server errors.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into the count of HTTP responses, such as redirections, successes, client errors, or server errors, on an area chart.
  • Gain insights into client error URLs with information fields: URL, status code, and event count.
  • Get detailed information on any outliers in redirection, client error, server error events on a line chart with thresholds.
Squid Proxy

Quality of Service

The Squid Proxy - Quality of Service dashboard provides insights into latency, the response time of requests according to HTTP action, and the response time according to location.

Use this dashboard to:

  • To identify locations with slow average request response times.
  • Gain insights into the response times according to HTTP actions.
Squid Proxy

Squid Proxy Alerts

Sumo Logic has provided out-of-the-box alerts available through Sumo Logic monitors to help you quickly determine if the Squid Proxy servers are available and performing as expected. These alerts are built based on logs and metrics datasets and have preset thresholds based on industry best practices and recommendations.

Sumo Logic provides the following out-of-the-box alerts:

Alert Type (Metrics/Logs)Alert NameAlert DescriptionTrigger Type (Critical / Warning)Alert ConditionRecover Condition
LogsSquid Proxy - High Client (HTTP 4xx) Error RateThis alert fires when there are too many HTTP requests (>5%) with a response status of 4xx.Critical> 0<=0
LogsSquid Proxy - High Server (HTTP 5xx) Error RateThis alert fires when there are too many HTTP requests (>5%) with a response status of 5xx.Critical>0<=0
MetricsSquid Proxy - High LatencyThis alert fires when latency on a node in a Squid Proxy cluster is higher than 3 seconds.Critical>=3<3
LogsSquid Proxy - High Denied RequestThis alert fires when there are too many HTTP denied requests (>5%)Critical>0<=0
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