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Username field is blank on BIG IQ APM session summary

Giannis
Altostratus
Altostratus

 

Hello All,

 

I'm facing a weird issue. On the BIG IQ under Monitoring > Dashboards > Access > Sessions > Sessions Summary the username field on the table is blank.

 

I also noticed that the data collection configuration settings are not available (the configure buttons are grayed out).

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I looked up for bugs and known issues but i couldn't find anything related to this. Have you encountered something similar?

 

Thanks.

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AlexBCT
MVP
MVP

Hi Giannis,

 

It looks like the logging traffic is not making its way to the BigIQ. If you are still having the problem, can you tell a bit more about your environment?

  • How many DCD's have you got configured?
  • Is the logging service activated for Access/APM?
  • Can you see that logging for APM is configured on the BigIP?
  • Can you do a tcpdump on the BigIP and DCD to confirm that the log messages are sent and received?

Giannis
Altostratus
Altostratus

Hi Alex,

 

So i managed to resolve this issue by removing and re-creating the logging profile on the BIG-IP devices. After that, the username field was populated once again.

 

About the data collection configuration settings that were unavailable, i had to recreate the cluster in order to solve it. It seems like something went wrong with elasticsearch, but i'm not sure why.

 

Just for reference, lll the appliances were on version 7.1.0.2.

Hi Giannis,

 

Glad to hear you got it sorted! - it sounds like the classic "turning off and on again" did the trick 😉

They've made further improvements to the stability of the Elastic search system in BigIQ version 8, so if you can, might be a good time to update to the latest version of 8.1.

Giannis
Altostratus
Altostratus

Hi Alex,

 

That's what i'm planning to do. Thanks for your help.

christos
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Hello,

 

I have a similar problem, On the BIG IQ under Monitoring > Dashboards > Access > Sessions > Sessions Summary some usernames fields is blank . But on the session Details I have two rows one with the right value of the username and one with no value. Its seems the Big-IQ reeds the wrong row with no value.  Also on APM > Sessions Summary> Session Details   we have the same two rows  one with value and one with no value but APM can read properly the right row.

 

Have you encountered something similar.

 

Thanks.

Hi Christos,

 

What's the chance that the lines WITH the username and the lines WITHOUT the usernames are connected to two different APM policies? And any chance that the lines without information are from a SAML / OAuth enabled virtual server? (as they don't record user information)

 

If so, have a look if you have a DCD logging profile configured for both those policies; it may be that only one of the policies (the one without the information) has the DCD logging policy configured, and therefore the other one is not sending any information to the BigIQ.

 

Hope this helps.