At a glance, you can quickly identify the applications running on your network with recognised logos for each one. This page shows details of all applications discovered in or beneath the selected folder or location in the Network Explorer tree. You can also group applications and filter the display to show only groups of most interest. By default the top 10 items by highest usage are shown. Each discovered application shows:
- the application logo, name and category
- the total number of locations where the application has been seen
- dates when it was first and last seen
- DSCP values and classes used, and assigned groups
- a usage figure
- plus a breakdown of all locations and classes
Use the time navigation bar to select a given period: any day, week, or month. The default setting is the current week. Note:
- Daily lists can include today with the data summarised every 60 minutes (refresh the page to see updates)
- Weekly lists are for Sunday - Saturday but exclude today
- Monthly lists are for a full calendar month e.g. 1 – 31 January but exclude today
With Month selected, the Period drop-down is available. Use this to select:
- 3 Months to this Period: shows quarterly list. If the current month is selected, the list will contain the 2 previous complete months plus the current month up to yesterday.
- 12 Months to this Period: shows an annual list. If the current month is selected, the list will contain the 11 previous complete months plus the current month up to yesterday.
The message "Highlight has no data for this period" is shown if there's no data available for select date and time period. Try a different date and time period.
Application names and categories shown here are automatically discovered and based on the application ID number as defined by Cisco NBAR.
- added from a library of logos; if no logo is available, a generic category logo will be shown instead. Contact us for any logo issues.
- as discovered
- for the folder selected in the Network Explorer tree, the total number of locations where this application is found.Note: this column is not shown when a location is selected in the tree.
- the application category logo, a full list of application categories with sample applications is available; hover to see the category name
- First/Last Seen:
- a date based on UTC time. The date is amber if it's been less than 36 hours since it first appeared (for First Seen) or more than 90 days since it last appeared (for Last Seen).
- the DSCP name and value (in brackets), this may show:
- Multi - N
- if the application uses more than one DSCP value, N is the number of DSCP values detected
- if the value does not map to a DSCP name
- if the DSCP value is not set
- the traffic class of an application, for example Best effort or Priority, which may show:
- Multi - N
- if the application runs over more than one class, N is the number of classes detected
- if the DSCP value is unmapped in Highlight to a class name
- The classes are those defined in the folder class definitions.
- shows which group(s) an application belongs to, see Groups section below
- in bytes, being the reported volume for the period selected. A longer purple bar indicates higher usage
Use to display:
- locations where this application has been seen as a clickable link (at the folder level) or text only (at a location), locations will be repeated if the application is using more than one DSCP value
- traffic specific First/Last Seen dates
- DSCP names and values
- classes in use
- usage as both a value and representative purple bar. Hover on the bar to see a percent of the overall usage figure for the selected folder. Tiny percentages will show as <1%
Note: Information in the drilldown area is ordered by highest usage
The trend chart shows usage for each day of the month from the time period selected. It's a useful view of application usage over time. Hover over each bar to see the actual usage for each day.
- Sort: has the following options:
- Name, Category or Class: alphabetical, A to Z or Z to A
- First or Last Seen: date order, New to Old or Old to New
- DSCP, Usage or Locations: numerical, High to Low or Low to High
- Results: by default 10 applications are shown or change to 30, 100 or 500
The selected time period, date, sort and results options will remain for the duration of the session. These options will reset to their default values when you logout. However, any applied group filters will be remembered when you next log in.
- Period: only available when a month is selected in the time navigation bar, see Time Period section above
- Classes: allows you to display only certain classes and turns bright blue when any boxes are unchecked. Note: The classes filter impacts the drilldown areas, the trend charts and the CSV downloads as well as the top level applications.
The classes listed are those defined in the folder class definitions.
- Groups: allows you to display only certain groups and turns bright blue when any boxes are unchecked, see Groups section below
Download as CSV: adjust your page view (for example 30 applications in group Critical sorted by First Seen) then download the data to a CSV file. The CSV shows the drilldown data for each application.
All users can filter the display to show only groups of most interest, and the groups filter setting will be remembered the next time you log in.
However only users with permission Manage applications can create/edit groups or assign applications to groups and will see and button.
More details on user permissions are available.
This list contains 3 default system groups which cannot be changed:
- New (folder)
- indicates an application is new to the selected folder/organisation
- New (location)
- indicates an application is new to a location or new to a DSCP value, but not new to the organisation
- after 7 days marked as new, an application will automatically move to ungrouped
There are an additional 4 pre-set groups (Critical, General, Suspect, and Trivial) which can be renamed, recoloured or deleted using .
Add new group
- a new group will be created in its Applications domain, which is a branch of the Highlight Network explorer tree in which AppVis is being applied; there is no limit to the number of groups allowed.
- enter a name of up to 30 characters. This field is required and must be unique.
- choose from one of 20 available colours or leave set to the default, black.
- stores details
Admin users with the permission Manage folders/locations can set a customer folder as an application domain. AppVis applications can be assigned to groups which will be visible in the folder designated as the Application domain and in all subfolders. Refer to the Edit folder page for setup details.
Edit existing group or delete group
- use to edit an existing group
- edit the name, up to 30 characters. This field is required and must be unique.
- choose from one of 21 available colours.
- stores details
- deleting a group removes all applications from that group
Assign applications to groups
The Group column shows any existing group allocation. To change this, click and check or uncheck groups. An application can belong to more than one group with the first 3 groups displayed in the column.