Data Collected by Endpoint Agent
This article covers the data collected by ThousandEyes Endpoint Agent.

Website Visits

While Outside a Monitored Network

No data is automatically collected while an Endpoint Agent communicates with ThousandEyes from outside a monitored network. Manual recording may still be initiated by the endpoint user, targeting ANY (monitored or unmonitored) domain. These results will be collected and reported back to ThousandEyes and will appear in the Endpoint Agent views.

While Inside a Monitored Network

All website visits will be captured. If the visit is to a domain not listed in the monitored domain list, only the target domain will be captured, not the specific resource visited. All visits to monitored domains will be collected; during a visit, two categories of information are collected (see web performance data, below)

Web Performance Data (Web and Session Details Views)

Web Performance data includes HTTP Archive (HAR) format data. HAR information collected by the Endpoint Agent includes each file accessed on a particular site, and includes request and response header information, timing, source and destination IP addresses, as well as wait and receive timing for each component loaded in each page visited. Sensitive information in headers (such as cookie information and authorization data) is suppressed at collection time.
For more information on the content of HAR format data, refer to http://www.softwareishard.com/blog/firebug/http-archive-specification/
Waterfall data is shown for each page visited. A “session” constitutes either:
    a user visit to a domain, using a specific protocol (ie, http://www.google.com and https://www.google.com would be separate sessions, since the protocol differs between the two domains, however, multiple subsequent visits to https://www.google.com would be recorded in the same session)
    a manual recording initiated by an endpoint user - the session will last from the first page that the user clicks the record button through the last page of the recording.
A waterfall (“page”) will be captured each time the DOM is reloaded in a session (ie, navigation to another page, form submission and/or page refresh). Multiple pages can be shown in a single session.

Network Data (Network and Session Details Views)

Network data is collected in a number of different ways, and differs from data captured by the ThousandEyes Enterprise Agent. A detailed list of each series of packets sent is shown below:
Network probes consists of three type of probes:
    ICMP ping: Sends 10 ICMP packets with 1 second interval. The round trip time (RTT) is captured and the sent/received ratio.
    ICMP path trace: Performs an ICMP-based TTL path trace with a maximum of 32 hops. Information about each hop is captured, including RTT. If the Endpoint Agent is running on a Mac OS X client, MPLS information will also be captured and shown
    TCP connect: Opens a TCP connection with a 10 second timeout and closes the connection if it was able to connect. Timing, and error code (if applicable) is captured.
Based on the connection topology of the Endpoint, network probes will be sent to the following destinations:
Target
ICMP ping
ICMP path trace
TCP connect
Gateway
X
Destination
X
X
X
Proxy (if used)
X
X
X
VPN (if used)
X
X

Computer Information (Session Details View)

Some information about the computer where the Endpoint Agent is installed is collected as well.
Field
Description
Example
Platform
Base operating system
Windows / Mac
OS Version
Major/minor version of operating system
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Kernel Version
Kernel version numbers
6.3.9600
Browser
Browser used for data collection
Google Chrome (46.0.2490.80)
Endpoint Version
Major/minor version of endpoint agent
0.24.1
IP Address
Private IP address
10.1.1.100
DNS Servers
Addresses of configured DNS server
10.1.1.253, 10.1.1.254
Manufacturer
Hardware manufacturer
Lenovo
Model
Hardware model
20ARS18N00
Memory
Total memory available to Operating System
8192 MB
Computer Name
Computer Name
win81-1
Logged in user
User name
boulders\dave

Network Information (Session Details and Network Topology Views)

In addtion to the computer information, the following network information is collected
Field
Description
Example
Network Name
Name of wireless network
BOULDERS
BSSID
Base Station ID (mac address)
8e:2f:44:4a:ae:bf
Channel
Wireless channel
2 (2.4 GHz)
Signal Strength
Signal strength (dBm)
-32
Signal Quality
Signal quality (expressed as a percentage)
99%
Transmission Rate
Maximum transmission as seen by operating system
130 Mbps
Physical Mode
IEEE 802.11 specification for wireless connection
802.11n
Hardware type
Connection type (Wired/Wireless)
Wireless
Proxy method
If a proxy is used, the method (PAC file, WPAD, manual)
Network PAC Script
Proxy configuration URL
If proxy autoconfiguration is used, the URL where the file is sourced from
http://10.1.1.1/scripts/autoproxy.pac
Network Gateway
Default network gateway
10.1.1.1

Local Network Information (Network Access and Wireless)

The following data is continuously collected while the endpoint is active:
Metric
Description
DNS Server Loss
The percentage measurement of lost ICMP Echo Reply packets from the DNS server out of the total ICMP Echo Request packets sent.
DNS Server Latency
The Latency to the DNS server
Domain Resolution Time
The time taken to get the domain name resolution
Gateway Loss
The percentage of packet loss to connect to the gateway
Gateway Latency
The latency to the default gateway
Link Speed
The link speed identified by the OS
Wireless Signal Quality
The signal quality identified by the OS
Proxy Loss
The percentage of packet loss to the Explicit Proxy connection
Proxy Latency
Latency to the Explicit Proxy connection
CPU Load
The CPU load provided the OS (percentage)
Memory
Memory usage provided by the OS (percentage)
VPN Loss
The percentage of packet loss to the VPN gateway
VPN Latency
Latency to the VPN gateway
Signal Quality
Wi-Fi signal quality reported by the OS
Throughput
Calculated based on bytes transferred during the test round
Retransmission Rate
The percentage of retransmission rate reported by the OS
Roaming Events
The number of roaming events reported by the OS
Channel Swap Events
The number of channel swap events reported by the OS
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