Session Inventory Overview
  • 01 May 2024
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Session Inventory Overview

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What is a Session?

Sessions (or monitored objects) are the building blocks/lowest level of our data model. Our sensors and third-parties report session data at this raw level, and Analytics supports augmenting that construct via metadata (Understanding Metadata).

In the Inventory application, you can:

  • Search sessions by name, using metadata or reporting status (active or inactive)
  • Add new sessions
  • Archive sessions to hide them from the active inventory
  • Quick view a session’s information, including:
    • reporting status
    • a map view of the session (if location metadata is provisioned)
    • upcoming maintenance windows (if found)
    • metadata (location, custom, and dynamic)
  • Change metadata for a single or multiple session at a time
  • Pin and analyze multiple sessions to compare performance
  • Drill into session details by clicking Open details from the sidebar, or by clicking a session’s name in the session list

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Adding a Session

To add a session:

  1. Go to Inventory ► Sessions.
  2. On the top right, click +. The New session modal appears.
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  3. Select an Agent from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select the Session type:
    • TWAMP-SL (stateless)
    • TWAMP-SF (stateful)
    • Throughput
    • Echo ICMP
    • Echo UDP
    • Transfer
    • Path trace
  5. Click Next: session configuration.
  6. Configure the parameters.
    Note: The parameters vary depending on the selected session type.
  7. Click .

Reporting Status

Inventory of sessions supports selection of:

  • All sessions
  • Inactive for 24hours
  • Inactive for 7 days

Inactive sessions are defined as having not reported data for that time interval.

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Archiving

Sessions cannot be deleted, but they can age out of data retention. You can archive sessions to help clean up the session inventory view.

This can be done in bulk through the inventory view:

To archive sessions:

  1. In Sessions ► Inventory, select the check box for the sessions you want to archive.
  2. On the right panel, click the ellipsis ... and then select Archive all.

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Note: Archiving is only a flag against the session used for query support, and does not prevent new data from being reported.

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