Top Cities

Top Cities report reveals geographic locations of devices sending and receiving the most traffic for the selected interval. The initial report view is organized by city, but you can include columns such as country, geo coordinates, and more.

Geographic information can be useful when tracking the origins of network traffic. For example, if your company has a website, you can detect the locations of the persons and businesses that are visiting your website by viewing the report.

Understanding location data

Public IP addresses. For public IPs (such as IP addresses outside your firewall, LAN, or enterprise boundaries) by default Network Traffic Analyzer uses the location data provided by regional internet registries (RIRs), which is built into WhatsUp Gold for the source and destination addresses. Typically, the location is a metropolitan area region, such as a town. You can also associate ranges of IP addresses with a location using the NTA IP Groups Library.

Private IP addresses. For IP addresses inside your firewall beginning with 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x, it is best practice to associate location information with an IP Group using the NTA IP Groups Library.

To display Flow and Packet measurements, click a column heading () for column selection list (). You can also include:

Tip: To show reports in full screen with most if not all possible columns, click on report options (Report_Options ) menu and choose Expand (Full_Screen_Transparent).

Generate a report

Choose source. , Choose a networking device or single physical or virtual interface you want to see Top Cities measurements for. Choose traffic direction across an interface.

Choose time constraints. DateRange Choose times for the Top Cities. (Subject to NTA collection interval and retention policies.)

Choose, filter, and reorder columns. Choose and hide columns, reorder columns, and apply advanced filters to customize your data view.

Chart, adjust output, and visualize. WUG17.0N-SP2-REPORTS-SETTINGS-IMG Apply chart, geo mapping (World Map), and display options in Report Settings WUG17.0N-SP2-REPORTS-SETTINGS-IMG dialog (optional).

Export report data

Report data can be exported from WhatsUp Gold, reused, and distributed in multiple formats. Select Expand (Full_Screen_Transparent) from the Dashboard Options (DasboardOptions) menu. After the report has been expanded, select the Export Data icon to access the following options:

See Also

Network Traffic

Working with NTA reports using the world map



Top Conversations Between Cities

Interface Usage

NBAR Applications - Flow Details

NBAR Applications - Interface Totals

NTA Types of Services (ToS)

Suspicious Connections Report

Packet Size Distribution

Top Ports

Top Protocols

Top Applications

Top Conversations

Top Endpoint Groups

Top Endpoints

ICMP Types

Top Interfaces by Traffic

Top Interfaces by Utilization

Top Sources with Interfaces

Traffic Totals

Unclassified Traffic

Class-Based QoS Usage