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Cisco WSA Insight

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Visualize hidden Cisco WSA statistics, simplify troubleshooting, find performance issues.

The most important system log for performance troubleshooting on Cisco WSA is a "hidden" prox_track log. It is not mentioned in official user guides. While it contains a lot of very helpful information, it cannot be configured, modified or pushed like other default log types, it must be retrieved using FTP/SCP. Cisco WSA Insight Splunk App provides visualization of prox_track and System Health (shd) logs, assists with troubleshooting of performance issues and gives insights into OS metrics. It can be used for ad-hoc troubleshooting or for continious monitoring of Cisco WSA.

There are 26 panels grouped in 10 views:

Overview
- Appliance overview
Authentication
- Auth Helper Service Time
- Auth Helper Wait Time
- Auth Methods + Auth Cache
Client Latency
- Client Time
Connections
- Max Client Connections possible:
- Connection Errors and Retries
- Client Connections
- Server Connections
DNS
- DNS times
- DNS Cache
Server Latency
- Server Transaction Time
- Server Wait Time
System Health - free compare
- System Health
System Health
- CPU, Disk, RAM
- Requests/sec
- Bandwidth
- Loads
- Stats
System
- User/System time
- Block Input/Output Operations
- System
- System 2
WBRS
- WBRS Service Time
- WBRS Wait Time
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There is also a compare mode that allows view graphs of two or three hosts on the same page for visual comparison.

Visualize hidden Cisco WSA statistics

The most important system log for performance troubleshooting on Cisco WSA is a "hidden" prox_track. While it contains a lot of very helpful information, it cannot be configured, modified or pushed like other default log types, it must be retrieved using FTP/SCP. Cisco WSA Insight Splunk App provides visualization of prox_track and System Health (shd) logs, assists with troubleshooting of performance
issues and gives insights into OS metrics. It can be used for ad-hoc troubleshooting or for continious monitoring of Cisco WSA.

===Installation and configuration===

  • Install Splunk Enterprise
  • Install this App
  • Copy prox_track.log from /track_stats/ WSA folder on you computer
  • On Splunk:
    • prox_track Logs: App > Cisco WSA Insight, then Settings > Add Data > Upload files from my computer > Select File > Next > choose/type in "cisco:wsa:prox_track" source type in Source Type drop down menu, Next, type in the host name of original wsa host, Review, Submit.
    • the same for SHD logs, but choose cisco:wsa:shd as a sourcetype
  • In the App choose the time range and the wsa host

Sourcetypes

LogSourceSourcetypeInput Method
track_stats/track_stats/prox_track.logcisco:wsa:prox_track
  • manual upload for ad-hoc analysis
  • ftp/scp pull + script for cont. monitoring
System Health Logsshd_logs/shd.currentcisco:wsa:shd
  • manual upload for ad-hoc analysis
  • syslog streaming, ftp/scp pulling for cont. monitoring

===Special handling of track_stats/prox_track.log===

To feed into Splunk only last entries from prox_track.log use following (insecure) bash script as cron job (replace operator, password and wsa with a username, a password and an appliance hostname accordingly):

timestamp=$(date +%s)
# use one of following methods:
lftp -e "open; get track_stats/prox_track.log -o $timestamp; quit" operator:password@wsa >/dev/null
# curl ftp://operator:password@wsa/track_stats/prox_track.log -s -o $timestamp
# scp operator:password@wsa:/track_stats/prox_track.log $timestamp
grep -A1000000 -f timestamp.txt $timestamp | grep -A1000000 -P "^\s+ user time: " | grep -A1000000 -E "^Current Date: " | grep -E -f patterns.txt >> prox_track.log
grep "^Current Date:" $timestamp | tail -1 > timestamp.txt 
rm -f $timestamp

Create a file patterns.txt with following content, it used in the script as grep pattern to include only lines from prox_track.log file that we need:

^Current Date:
^INFO: proxy running for 
^INFO: traffic over
^INFO: Transparent NTLMSSP
^INFO: Basic Auth
^INFO: Negotiate Auth
^INFO: AuthCache: Capacity
^INFO: DNS Cache Stats:
weightavg
user time:
system time:
block input operations:
block output operations:
DNS Time
Auth Helper Service Time
Auth Helper Wait Time
WBRS Wait Time
WBRS Service Time
Server Transaction Time
Server Wait Time
Client Time

It is suggested to use .netrc to hide credentials or even better to use scp instead of lftp to retrieve the prox_track log.

Use an operator credentials instead of admin to reduce security exposure.

===Disclamer===

All what you do with this app is on your own responsibility!

This is a first public release, consider it beta

Release Notes

Version 0.0.5
May 6, 2021

added connections view

Version 0.0.4
May 6, 2021

improved visualizations

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