Application Traffic Insight

Objective

This guide presents the end-to-end process for enabling and using Application Traffic Insight (ATI), for those utilizing the JS Tag injection method.

Using the instructions provided in this guide, you can enable ATI functionality, generate a JavaScript tag, add it to your application, and monitor data in VoltConsole.


Prerequisites

You must have a valid Volterra Account. If you do not have an account, see Create a Volterra Account.


Enable and Use ATI

Perform the following steps to enable and use ATI:

Step 1: Enable ATI and inject the ATI JS on your application's web pages.
  • In the System namespace, go to Application Traffic Insight -> Overview in the left-hand menu.

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Figure: Navigate to ATI Page

Note: Click on the System icon on the namespace selector to change to the System namespace.

  • In the Dashboard view, you should see the tile Application Traffic Insight. Click Enable Application Traffic Insight.

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Figure: Enable ATI

  • After clicking Enable Application Traffic Insight, a new tile should appear: Application Traffic Insight is enabled. Click on Add Application.

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Figure: ATI Enabled

  • In the Add Application pane, select JS Tag for the JS injection method.

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Figure: Select JS Injection Method

  • Click Next. Instructions for enabling ATI with the JS tag appear in the pane.

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Figure: Instructions for Injecting JS

  • Follow the instructions for enabling ATI with the JS tag, and click Done when finished.

    Note: F5 recommends injecting the ATI JS tag in all the web pages of your application. If for some reason a customer prefers not to inject on all web pages, F5 recommends at least injecting the JS on all login pages.

Step 2: Test the JS injection.

There are two ways to test if the JS tag injection was successful:

  • Add the URL of the application in the text field (Step 4 in the image shown in previous step) and click Test JS Injection. If the injection was successful, then a green success checkmark will appear.
  • Go to the application and right-click Inspect. In the <head> section, locate the script tag. If the injection was successful, then the script tag should be present.

Click Done after verifying the JS injection.

Step 3: Monitor the ATI dashboard to view the device data.
  • In the System namespace, go to Application Traffic Insight -> Overview in the left-hand menu.

Note: The dashboard requires a few hours before showing any meaningful data. For best results, wait for a few days.

  • In the Dashboard, you can select to view data based on date ranges like 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days. For details on Dashboard components, see View Data in the ATI Dashboard.