Insight Analytics Packet Search & Filtering

A Search box function provides a useful method of searching for connections related information using an auto-populate feature based on previous searches.


You begin by entering an IP address, e.g., 10.9. and a drop down list appears highlighting the search criteria along with source and destination IP addresses.


Select and entry by clicking the desired IP address in the drop down list and the information is auto-populated in the search box.


Clicking on the desired IP address initiates the search.


The Main related information displayed in the graphical interface is updated with data from the search criteria and the filter information is highlighted in the filter bar.


Multiple searches populate the filter bar. Source and destination search criteria when entered is displayed in additional filter bars.


You can also search using the IP address and the /XX netmask format.


A filter Actions drop down menu is enabled by clicking the arrow and a list of available filters can be selected to refine the search results.


The Search box feature is available is through the Main, Multicast, Errors, and Custom Tags feature and is used in the same manner for each. The same is true for all Filter functions.


Insight Analytics Packet Search




Insight Analytics Packet Filter Actions




Insight Analytics Packet Filter Actions Selected

All Filters:


  • Enable – Enables the designated filter
  • Disable – Disables the designated filter
  • Pin – Pins the designated filter to the Dashboard interface
  • Unpin – Unpins the designated filter from the Dashboard interface
  • Invert – Invert the designated filter
  • Toggle – Switch between filters
  • Remove – Removes the designated filter from the Dashboard interface


The designated filter is highlighted in the filter bar shown in the figure.


Insight Analytics Packet Filter Actions Rollover


Moving the mouse over the filter bar reveals an editing menu providing additional functionality including a query editor as shown in the figure below.


Insight Analytics Packet Query Editor


Search history can be retrieved by selecting the Clock Arrow.


Prior search history criteria can be deleted by clicking on Clear History as shown below in the figure below.


Insight Analytics Packet Search Prior History


The information displayed is updated based on the selected sampling time which can be selected by clicking on the Time link from 5 seconds to 24 hours.


Insight Analytics Packet Time Link


Data collection is stopped using the  (Pause) icon and restarted using the (Play) icon.


Alternately, updates can be turned off. Historical information is displayed by clicking on the Last (time) icon and can display information from current day up to the last 5 years. The updated time sampling and historical selection is displayed in the tool bar.


Quick, Relative and Absolute time drilldown monitoring is achieved by selecting the appropriate icon. The Quick method displays data from current day up to the previous year.


Insight Analytics Packet Time Range with Top Talkers


In some cases, the Time Range selection will not include Top Talkers as illustrated below.


Insight Analytics Packet Time Range - Quick


The Relative and Absolute methods provide an expanded and finer level of granularity for selecting data from specific date ranges as illustrated below.


Insight Analytics Packet Time Range - Relative


Insight Analytics Flow Time Range - Absolute


Insight Analytics Packet Search Details Table


The Insight Analytics Packet Search pane provides extensive details regarding the information displayed in the dashboard.


Insight Analytics Packet Search Pane Details


You can display more detailed information by clicking the    arrowhead icon. Table data is displayed along with JSON script.


The details are displayed in two tabs:


Insight Analytics Packet Search Pane Table Data


Insight Analytics Packet Search Pane JSON Data