F5 BIG-IP GTM Insight Pack

Posted: September 8, 2015 Modified: October 9, 2015


Overview

The F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM) Insight Pack gives customers support to ingest data from various F5 BIG-IP GTM 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 Global Traffic Manager Events Dashboard

This dashboard displays the GTM 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 GTM log file. Second chart displays important events distributed over the time period.

F5 BIG-IP GTM Events Dashboard
F5 BIG-IP GTM Events Dashboard

F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager Component Status Dashboard

This dashboard displays the GTM component status charts for the configured time period. The two charts display the data for component status up and component status down distributed over the time.

F5BIGIP_GTM_Components_Dashboards
F5 BIG-IP GTM Component Status Dashboard

Additional information

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

  • F5 BIG-IP GTM Log: gtm  (default file name)

Note: The F5 BIG-IP GTM system logs messages related to the health monitor in the /var/log/gtm file. Reviewing the log files is one way to determine the frequency with which the system is marking down a pool, pool member, server, or a virtual server.

Refer to the User Guide included in the F5 BIG-IP GTM 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.

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

Released: 11 June 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
  • Global Traffic Manager 10.x
  • Global Traffic Manager 11.x
  • F5 BIG-IP GTM Log: gtm
  • 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.