F5 BIG-IP APM Insight Pack

Posted: October 1, 2015 Modified: October 9, 2015


Overview

The F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) Insight Pack gives customers support to ingest data from various F5 BIG-IP APM logs into IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis. They can then use a rich set of analytical dashboards to visualize metadata and derived metrics from log content, along with performing additional queries on the content.

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager Health Dashboard

This dashboard displays distribution charts based on the event severity level. The first chart displays the emergency event severity level for all the hosts. The other charts display top 5 hosts with alert, critical and error event severity levels.

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) Health Dashboard
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) Health Dashboard

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager Events Dashboard

This dashboard displays the APM events data based on the log level. The first chart displays data distributed on the log level for all the events logged in F5 BIG-IP APM log file. Second chart displays important events distributed over the time period.

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) Events Dashboard
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) Events Dashboard

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager User Location Dashboard

This dashboard displays geographical location distribution charts for users who accessed the APM system. It also displays top 10 users who logged in to the system over the configured period of time.

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager User Location Dashboard
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager User Location Dashboard

Additional information

The Insight Pack includes support for ingesting and performing metadata searches against the following log files.

  • F5 BIG-IP APM Log: apm (default file name)

Note: The F5 BIG-IP APM system logs messages related to the access policy events in the /var/log/apm file. Reviewing the log files is one way to determine the access policy events, such as session logon, access policy actions and so on. The F5 BIG-IP APM Insight Pack splits the log records in the log file based on the timestamp value in the specified format and a new line.

Refer to the User Guide included in the F5 BIG-IP APM Insight Pack for additional information on the Insight Packs and steps for installing and configuring.

Training Information

Review the following video for information on using and setting up the Insight Pack.


Overview presentation used in the training video.

View US Price & Buy

IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Infrastructure- Premium Install License.

Released: 29 September 2015
Version: 1.1.0.0
Cost: License Fee
Support: Supported

Resources

Product Information
Product Documentation
Forum

Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis version 1.3.0 or above
  • Access Policy Manager 10.x
  • Access Policy Manager 11.x
  • F5 BIG-IP APM Log: apm
  • Purchased “IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Infrastructure-Premium 1.1” License for each installed Insight Pack.

Support

This package is subject to the License terms included with the Insight Pack, along with those displayed upon download.

To report a problem with deploying this entry, entitled customers may contact the country specific IBM support channel, reference the IBM Worldwide Directory. Also use the “Support” link to access the support site for IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis information.