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Connection Logging

You can configure the Balancer to log incoming connections so that you can perform your own analytics later.

This is available in HTTP or TCP mode, and will log each connection to a configured syslog server using the facility you select.

Note: connection logging causes a lot of data to be created and requires knowledge of syslog and management of the information. Additionally, it cannot be used in conjunction with the HTTP Analyzer.

How to Enable Connection Logging

The process is very straightforward and it involves a single step.

Navigate to:

Balancer > Adv. Configuration > Connection Logging Options

And set Enable Connection Logging to Enabled.

How to Send Logs to Your Own Server

Should you wish to send logs to your own server, you can then enter the details of the syslog server when enabling the connection logging.

If you haven’t already, navigate to:

Balancer > Adv. Configuration > Connection Logging Options

Under the Logging Options pane, you should set the Syslog Host to which the Balancer should be logging to.

You can specify up to two different servers, separated by comma. For example:

127.0.0.1:29987,192.0.68.13:29987

SnaptSight

Additionally, if you have Connection Logging enabled, you can also access SnaptSight for free.

SnaptSight is a new visualization which allows monitoring of the various aspects of latency with regard to the performance of a server–notably, the amount of time web servers are taking to generate pages, and the time taken to connect to pages and to your clients, on a per request level. SnaptSight offers high-level analytics for server monitoring, down to the individual HTTP page, to ensure that web servers are operating at peak performance.

Some insights business can generate with SnapSight:

  • resource allocation
  • measure traffic
  • ensure optimal server functionality

For more info see Snapt Launches New Visualization Offering: SnaptSight.

Updated on December 11, 2018


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