Monitoring Applications

If you have enabled Application Recognition and Control for at least one WLAN, you can monitor the applications that run on wireless clients associated with that WLAN.

Note: To configure application recognition and control policies, go to Services and Profiles > Application Control. For more information, see Configuring Application Controls.

To monitor the top applications by traffic consumption on the wireless network:

  1. Go to Applications on the main menu.
  2. Select whether to view the Top Applications by Application or Port, select a time period to display, and optionally filter the data by AP MAC address and WLAN name using the drop-down menus.
  3. Select whether to display the Top 10 or Top 25 applications in Chart or Table format.
    Note: If Application Recognition and Control is unable to find an application name, it displays the source and destination IP: port address of the application
    Figure 1. Top Applications - Chart View

    Figure 2. Top Applications by Port - Table View

  4. Click on an application from the list on the left (either Chart or Table view) to view a list of the top clients using the selected application in the list on the right. The client list displays the client's MAC address, OS, hostname, IP address (IPv4 and IPv6), and application usage volume and percent of application traffic generated by the client. From the Total option, you can also filter the data based on the radio frequencies (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).
    Figure 3. Click an application to view top client details

  5. Click on a client in the list on the right, and scroll down to the client specific details table on the bottom right to view the top 10 applications used by the client.
    Figure 4. Click a client to view application details

Note: You can configure application control policies (denial, rate limiting, and QoS) using the Services and Profiles > Application Control page. For more information, see Configuring Application Controls.