F5 BIG-IP LTM Insight Pack

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


Overview

The F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Insight Pack gives customers support to ingest data from various F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 Local Traffic Manager Health Dashboard

This dashboard displays distribution charts for the top 5 F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (LTM) hosts which had maximum events such as an emergency, alert, critical or error condition.

Log Analysis F5 BIG-IP LTM Health Dashboard
Log Analysis F5 BIG-IP LTM Health Dashboard

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Events Dashboard

This dashboard displays the LTM events data based on the log level. The first chart display data distributed on the log level for all the events added to the F5 BIG-IP LTM log file. Second chart displays important events distributed over the stated time period.

Log Analysis F5 BIG-IP LTM Events Dashboard
Log Analysis F5 BIG-IP LTM Events Dashboard

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Component Status Dashboard

This dashboard displays the LTM component status charts for the configured time period. The first two charts display the data for component status up and component status down distributed over the time. Third and fourth charts display data for top 10 components based on the down time and up time respectively.

Log Analysis F5 BIG-IP LTM Component Status Dashboard
Log Analysis F5 BIG-IP LTM Component Status Dashboard

Additional information

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

  • F5 BIG-IP LTM Log: ltm (default file name)

Note: The F5 BIG-IP LTM system logs local-traffic event messages in the /var/log/ltm file. This log file contains the information about how frequently the F5 BIG-IP LTM system is taking the virtual servers, nodes, and server pools up/down.

Refer to the User Guide included in the F5 BIG-IP LTM 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
  • Local Traffic Manager 10.x
  • Local Traffic Manager 11.x
  • F5 BIG-IP LTM Log: ltm
  • 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.