Application Visibility

The Manage > Applications tab provides detailed information on data usage by the clients connected to APs and Branch Gateways in the network. The Visibility dashboard provides a summary of client traffic and their data usage to and from applications and websites. Click the List and the Summary icons on the Application and Websites sections to toggle between the dashboard views.

To view the graphs on the Visibility pane, ensure that the Application Visibility service is enabled. For more information, see Enabling Application Visibility Service on APs.

Viewing Visibility Dashboard

To view the Visibility dashboard, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to one of the options under Groups or Sites.

    For all devices, set the filter to Global. The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.

  2. Under Manage, click Applications.

    The visibility dashboard is displayed.

The Visibility dashboard displays metrics and graphs related to client traffic flow in the following sections:

  • Applications
  • Websites
  • Blocked Traffic

Figure 1  Visibility dashboard at the global level

Graph View in Visibility Dashboard

Click the Summary icon in the Visibility dashboard to view both the applications and websites graphical information:

  • Applications
    • Applications—The stacked bar graph and the pie chart in this tab displays details of the client traffic flowing to or from the top five classified applications listed on the Applications table. The legend below the graphs displays the list of applications to which the traffic flow is detected. Select or deselect the application check box to show or hide the traffic flow data from the pie chart and stacked bar. By hovering the mouse on pie chart and stacked bar, you can view the size of data flowing to and from the application same as displayed in legend.
    • Categories—The stacked bar graph in this tab displays details of the client traffic flowing to or from the top five classified application categories listed on the Applications table. The legend below the graphs displays the list of applications categories to which the traffic flow is detected. Select or deselect the application category check box to show or hide the traffic flow data from the pie chart and stacked bar. By hovering the mouse on pie chart and stacked bar, you can view the size of data flowing to and from the application same as displayed in legend.
  • Websites

    • Reputations—The stacked bar graph and the pie chart in this tab displays details of client traffic flow for the top three reputations listed on the Websites table. The legend displays the list of websites based on its reputation, to which the traffic flow is detected. Select or deselect the reputation check box to show or hide the data from the pie chart and stacked bar. By hovering the mouse on pie chart and stacked bar, you can view the size of data flowing to and from each of the websites that are categorized based on reputation.
    • Web Categories—The stacked bar graph and the pie chart in this tab displays details of client traffic flow for the top five web categories listed on the Websites table. Select or deselect the web category check box to show or hide the data from the pie chart and stacked bar. You can view the size of data flowing to and from each of the web categories by hovering the mouse on both the stacked bar graph and pie chart. The legend below the graphs displays the list of websites based on its reputation, to which the traffic flow is detected.

Figure 2  Visibility dashboard in summary view

  • The Applications (Apps) and Web Categories charts are also displayed in the Applications pages for the Group, Site, APs, and Gateways levels.
  • Application Visibility data is updated every 0th minute of every hour. The data population on the Applications > Visibility dashboard may be delayed by an hour when compared to the Application Visibility data displayed in the Applications pages for the Group, Site, APs, and Gateways levels.
  • To view client traffic details, ensure that the DPI access rules are enabled on the Instant AP device. For more information, see Configuring ACLs for Deep Packet Inspection and Configuring ACLs on APs for Website Content Classification .

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