Insight Analytics Flow Connections


Selecting Analytics → Insight Analytics Flow → Connections displays the Flow Connections dashboard.


UNUM provides access to specific feature help documentation via the Help Button  icon.


The Connections tab is displayed by default.


Select the desired Fabric from the left side navigation bar and the dashboard updates showing data entries from all switches within the Fabric.



Usage Note: Before any analytics are collected, add a Fabric and install and activate a valid license.



Overall, the Connections tab displays the following information:


  • Insight Top L4 Services by Connections – displays connections types such as https, http, and more.
  • Insight Top Clients by Connections – displays the top client connections by host name.
  • Insight Connection Count – total count of all connections.
  • Insight L4 Services Count – unique count of L4 services.
  • Insight Top Domains by Connections – displays the top domains such as pluribusnetworks.com and more.
  • Insight Top Servers by Connections – displays the server with the highest number of connections in descending order.
  • Insight Top Servers by Total Unique Clients  – bar graph of top servers by total unique clients.
  • Insight Connections by State – displays the types of connection states as FIN, RST, SYN, or EST.
  • Insight Top Switches by Total # of Connections – displays the total number of connections per switch.
  • Insight Top L4 Services by Total Unique Clients  – bar graph of top L4 services by total unique clients.
  • Connections Timeline by State– count of connections in the following states: RST, FIN, SYN, and EST.
  • Top Servers by Average Connection Latency in µsecs – displays the servers with average latency in microseconds.
  • Insight Details – data drill-down of connection and switch information.


The upper Connections dashboard widgets include:


  • Insight Top L4 Services by Connections – displays connections types such as https, http, and more.
  • Insight Top Clients by Connections – displays the top client connections by host name.
  • Insight Connection Count – total count of all connections.
  • Insight L4 Services Count – unique count of L4 services.
  • Insight Top Domains by Connections – displays the top domains such as pluribusnetworks.com and more.
  • Insight Top Servers by Connections – displays the server with the highest number of connections in descending order.
  • Insight Top Servers by Total Unique Clients  – bar graph of top servers by total unique clients.



Insight Analytics Flow Connections Upper Dashboard



The middle Connections dashboard widgets include:


  • Insight Connections by State – displays the types of connection states as FIN, RST, SYN, or EST.
  • Insight Top Switches by Total # of Connections – displays the total number of connections per switch.
  • Insight Top L4 Services by Total Unique Clients  – bar graph of top L4 services by total unique clients.
  • Connections Timeline by State– count of connections in the following states: RST, FIN, SYN, and EST.
  • Top Servers by Average Connection Latency in µsecs – displays the servers with average latency in microseconds.



Insight Analytics Flow Connections Middle Dashboard


The lower Connections dashboard widgets include:


  • Insight Details – data drill-down of connection and switch information.



Insight Analytics Flow Connections Lower Dashboard


Selecting a Switch within the Fabric automatically updates the Insight Analytics Connections dashboard with information from the selected switch.



Insight Analytics Flow ConnectionsSwitch Dashboard



Insight Analytics Flow General Features


Each individual tile contains a pie chart with a color legend that labels each slice of information with a specific color.


When you place your cursor over a name in the legend, the corresponding slice is highlighted in the pie chart.



Insight Analytics FlowGeneral Feature Rollover Legend Name



Clicking on a pie slice applies a global filter to the entire Dashboard.


Note the change in Connection Count and L4 Services Count.



Insight Analytics FlowGeneral Feature Data Drill Down


Widget Expand Feature


You expand and contract widgets by clicking on the  icon. Enlarge dashboard widgets for better viewing using the sizing arrows.




Insight Analytics FlowGeneral Feature Widget Expand


Dashboard Widget Rollover


Rolling over data areas of pie charts and/or bar charts reveals more granular information and statistics.



Insight Analytics FlowGeneral Feature Widget Rollover


Drilling Down into the Dashboard - Examples


Once you understand the information displayed in the Dashboard, you drill down into the information and analyze your network.


To filter the entire Dashboard based on one of the Top Apps such as HTTPS (in the example below), click HTTPS in the Top L4 Services by Connections tile.


The Dashboard displays a filter at the top and the pie chart changes to reflect only L4 services (apps) using HTTPS.




Insight Analytics Flow Dashboard Drill Down - Top L4 Services


The App Count changes as well as the Connection Count, Connection Latency, and Connections Timeline by State:



Insight Analytics Flow Dashboard Drill Down - Connection Latency


Insight Analytics Flow Dashboard Drill Down - Top Servers by Average Connection Latency


To display information about the top server with the highest latency in Top Servers by Average Connection Latency, you position your cursor over the IP address and the dashboard changes to reflect the server with the highest latency.


Also as you drill down, the Details at the bottom of the Dashboard change to reflect this information.



Insight Analytics Flow Drill Down Details Dashboard


To reset the Dashboard, remove the a Filter by clicking on the filter element in the filter bar and selecting the Trash Bin  icon. By doing so all traffic is displayed again.


The Insight Details table is customizable using the following features:






Insight Analytics Flow Details Dashboard


Rolling over a column in theDetails section reveals a icon used to Add or Remove filters from the search criteria.


Clicking on the icon in the Details section revealsTabular and JSON data.


Move each column to the right or left using the << x >> symbols displayed next to the column name. Click the x to remove the column from the display.


Insight Analytics Flow Connections - Export Data


Click on Export to export data to a CSV file.




Insight Analytics Flow Export Data


You have the option to Open or Save the File.




Insight Analytics Flow CSV Export Data


Click OK to continue and Cancel to return to the previous screen.


Insight Analytics Flow Filtering Functions

Filtering functions work in a similar manner as described under the Common Features - Search & Filtering section.