NAM Server configuration

NAM Server ► Settings ► NAM Server configuration
or
NAM Console ► Devices ► NAM Server ► Open configuration ► Server configuration

Use this screen to specify basic options before the NAM Server starts to function. Only users with administrative rights can modify these settings.

When you click Update, the NAM Server report server is restarted. Restarting may take some time.

Site options

Site options

  • Base automatic sites on enables you to select automatic sites based on either ASes or CIDR blocks. You can also opt not to have automatic sites.
Caution:

If you change the way automatic sites are defined or if you modify the basic user aggregation options from AS to CIDR or vice versa, traffic monitoring data currently stored in the report server database will no longer be compatible with the new definitions.

In such cases, a warning message is displayed, giving you the option to abandon the configuration changes or to proceed with or without purging the traffic monitoring information in the database. A purge is recommended, because any attempt to access the old traffic monitoring data while the new site or aggregation definitions are in place produces unpredictable results.

After the database is cleared, the data gathered by the NAM Probe is re-read by the report server.

  • Base user aggregation on enables you to aggregate users to ASes or CIDR blocks, subject to any additional aggregation and user tracking options you may configure.

User options

User options

  • Track user IP addresses (FE mode) records each client IP address separately (it ignores recognized user names and reports users with IP-address resolution).
  • Track users with identifiers, aggregate other users (ISP mode) tracks users with defined user names and aggregate other users. The ISP modes record each user name separately. User name recognition from HTTP logins must be enabled on the NAM Probe.
    • also track IP addresses from selected ranges records each client IP address separately.
    • also count user IP addresses that are aggregated (ISP Extended mode) counts the number of unique client IP addresses for user aggregates.
  • Aggregate all users but count distinct user identifiers (PVU mode) treats all clients from the same Autonomous System (AS) or CIDR block or subnet as a single user, but the number of unique, non-aggregated users is also provided (for named users in the default configuration).
    • also count user IP addresses from selected ranges counts users that do not have defined user names  Unique users are identified on NAM Probes based on cookies or HTTP headers that identify users.
  • Aggregate all users (PV mode) counts all clients from the same AS or from the same CIDR block as a single user.

User activity details and server statistics on demand

User activity details and server statistics on demand

User activity details and server statistics on demand allows the NAM Server to bypass the database and store user-activity details separately on disk.