The following sections explain how to configure the WSO2 API-M Analytics server to work with the Microgateway.
The current architecture depicting the connection between the API Microgateway and the Analytics server is shown below.
How Analytics works with the Microgateway
The Microgateway receives the requests from the API. To process the requests, there are two main tasks that run in the Microgateway.
When an API is invoked through the Microgateway, the subsequent events related to the invocations are populated and written in a file. To avoid the files attaining a large size, the following tasks are executed at particular time intervals.
File rotating task
- This task creates large files by rotating them at particular time intervals. The size of the files depends on the TPS (Transactions Per Second) of the environment in which the microgateway is running. Once the file is rotated, it is compressed into a zipped file. The
rotatingPeriodcan be configured as shown in the following section.
File uploading task
- This task uploads the zipped file created by the previous task, to the Analytics server/web application. This is persisted in the
WSO2AM_STATS_DBdatabase in the Analytics server node. A task running in the Analytics server processes the persisted data and sends it to the event stream. The time interval in which the zipped files are uploaded can be configured by setting the
Once the compressed file is uploaded to the Microgateway web application endpoint in the Analytics server, the Analytics server persists it in the
WSO2AM_STATS_DB. After successfully completing the upload and persistence is achieved, the corresponding files are deleted from the Microgateway.
Configuring Analytics for the Microgateway
The following sections describe how to configure the WSO2 API-M Analytics Server for Microgateway.
Step 1 - Configuring the API-M Analytics Server
Before you begin...
Configure API Manager Analytics using the Standard Setup. For instructions, see Configuring APIM Analytics.
AM_USAGE_UPLOADED_FILEStable in the
WSO2AM_STATS_DBdatabase. A sample MySQL script to create the table is given below.
Make sure that you correctly configured the
WSO2AM_STATS_DBbetween WSO2 API Manager and WSO2 API-M Analytics.
- Download the Microgateway Analytics REST API war file from here. To deploy the file, copy it to the
Download the File Event Receiver for the Microgateway from here. To deploy the file, copy it to the
Download the CApp file containing the file event receivers from here. To deploy the file, copy it to the
Java system properties
You can define the following Java system properties passed to the server, to configure the custom file event receiver.
|The frequency in which the database is read by the event receiver. This parameter is defined in milliseconds.|
The frequency in which the cleanup task is run, to remove the processed files. This parameter is defined in milliseconds.
Even though the cleanup task is run, the files are not removed from the database. To remove the files, define the
The allowed duration for files to remain in the database. This parameter is defined in days.
If this property is not defined, the files remain in the database indefinitely.
|3||The number of worker threads used to read data from the database.|
Step 2 - Configuring the Microgateway for Analytics
To do the configurations for Microgateway analytics, open the
<MICROGW_HOME>/conf/micro-gw.conf file. The sample below shows the analytics-related configurations.
The configurations are described in the table below.
|Set this to true to enable Microgateway analytics. When enabled, the Microgateway starts persisting files with the analytics data in the |
|The time interval in which the uploading task is run.|
|The endpoint URL of the web application, to which the file has to be uploaded. This web app is deployed in the Analytics server, to retrieve files containing analytics data.|
The time interval, after which the file is rotated and compressed. This depends on the TPS (Transactions Per Second) capacity of the environment.
To avoid creating large files, we recommend setting a low
Set this to true to enable the file upload task.
If this property is disabled, the analytics files are not uploaded to the analytics server, although the files are persisted in the Microgateway system.
In a distributed setup, the analytics data is uploaded to a shared location from multiple Microgateway nodes. To avoid multiple nodes competing to upload the same file, we recommend enabling the
You can also opt to have your own design as a workaround.
|Username used in the Analytics server.|
|Password for the corresponding username.|