Aggregating Sources

An aggregate source combines data from all of the assigned interfaces, and reports on that data as if it originated from a single Network Traffic Analysis source.

You can aggregate (organize) traffic metrics handled by one or more specific network interfaces into single views using aggregate sources. Aggregate sources can be selected like other sources for purposes of dashboards and reporting.

To create an aggregate source:

  1. Go to SETTINGS menu > Network Traffic Analysis > NTA Sources.

    The NTA Source Library displays.

  2. Select 'add' () > Aggregate Source.

    The Interface Aggregation dialog displays.

    Tip: If you want to edit an existing aggregate source, select the aggregate source from the source list and click Edit. The Interface Aggregation dialog appears.

  3. In the Aggregate Name box, type a name for the aggregate source. This name appears as the name of the source in the Flow Sources dialog.
  4. Select Enable Interface Aggregation. Click the checkbox to enable these interfaces to be counted against your Network Traffic Analysis licensing.

    Note: When you enable an interface aggregation, it uses a Network Traffic Analysis source license.

  5. Click Access rights to set access rights to flow data from the Aggregate source.

    Note: If you do not have permissions to manage users, the Access rights button is not visible.

  6. Click Add to add an interface to the aggregate source.

    The Add Interface dialog appears.

  7. Select an interface to add, then click OK.

    The interface is added to the Interfaces list on the Interface Aggregation dialog.

    Tip: If you want to remove an interface from an aggregation, select the interface from the Interfaces list, then click Remove.

  8. When you have added all of the interfaces you want to combine using the aggregate source, click OK.
  9. The aggregate source appears in the NTA Flow Sources library.