SD-WAN analytics

The SD-WAN portal offers many options for viewing analytics on your services to assess network utilization and performance. Analytics are integrated with the SD-WAN portal and provide data visualization of the various reports, which can be used to monitor and troubleshoot the various nodes, features, and services in the network. To learn more about analytics, watch this brief overview video:

In addition to the SD-WAN traffic analytics, you can also access analytics on the security of your network. Watch this video to learn more about security analytics:

Logs are generated by branches and controllers, and sent to the analytics clusters. The logs capture different types of data such as branch availability, usage, and SLA metrics. The logs are used to display data graphically. The SD-WAN dashboard displays top level data for sites and a site map. Data can be drilled down to display specific site data for a given period.

Dashboard

  1. Log in to the SD-WAN portal using your administrator (or similar) credentials.

  2. Under the Director context, click the Analytics tab.

  3. On the left menu, select Dashboards > SD-WAN.

    The dashboard displays the top sites and top access circuits graphs. Below the graphs is the site map.

  4. To customize the dashboard, use the fields at the top of the page. You can select the tenant(s), appliance(s), or time period you want to view data for.

SD-WAN sites

  1. Log in to the SD-WAN portal using your administrator (or similar) credentials.

  2. Under the Director context, click the Analytics tab.

  3. On the left menu, select Dashboards > SD-WAN > Sites.

    The Usage tab appears showing the top site-usage over time.

  4. To customize the graphs, use the fields at the top of the page. You can select the tenant(s), appliance(s), or time period you want to view data for.

    You can drill down to a single site and view specific data. Site data is shown graphically on four different tabs:

Usage

Availability

Connections

HeatMap

SD-WAN Site Map

You can view all your sites (or sites you select) on a map.

Note: Branches must have system identification parameters (longitude, latitude) set to display correctly on the map.
 

  1. Under the Director context, click the Analytics tab.

  2. On the left menu, select Dashboards > SD-WAN > Site Map.

    The site map appears showing the your sites on a map.

  3. To customize the graphs, use the fields at the top of the page. You can select the tenant(s), appliance(s), or time period you want to view data for.

SD-WAN Paths

The SLA monitoring and logging intervals are defined for a site when configuring a site.
 

  1. To configure a site, go to the Director context, then select SDWAN > Sites in the Configurations menu.

    The WAN Interfaces window appears.

  2. Use the SLA Monitoring section to set up the SLA parameters.
  1. In the Director context, go to Analytics > Dashboards > SD-WAN > Paths.

  2. Select the tenant, appliance, period, from site and to site from the drop-down lists. Graphical data is shown in the following tabs:

    • Usage: usage of the selected path
    • SLA Metrics: SLA metrics of the selected path
    • Rules: rules of the selected path

Usage

SLA Metrics

Rules

Logs

  1. Log in to the SD-WAN portal using your administrator (or similar) credentials.

  2. Under the Director context, click the Analytics tab.

  3. On the left menu, select Logs.

  4. To customize the table, use the fields at the top of the page. You can select the tenant(s), appliance(s), or time period you want to view data for.