The Traffic tab (OC)

Traffic reports for Object Caching (OC) provide information on the number of hits, the bandwidth at which the media was available, and information on volume and hits per Content Provider (CP) code.

What is caching?

Caching refers to objects retrieved from your origin server (either NetStorage or a "Your Origin" (custom) origin), and stored at any number of Akamai edge servers. End-user requests can be fielded by the closest edge server to expedite delivery of cached content, rather than needing to connect to your origin.

Start by setting up a filter

Use the Filters panel to customize your report. You can set these options:

Note: If you've already set filters for another report's tab in the Object Caching - Historical reports, those filters are automatically applied when you access this tab. If this tab doesn't support one or more of those filters, you'll receive a message.

  • Date Range (Required). Click the date range field and determine a range of time you want for report data. See Set the date/time range for a report for more information. You can also set a Time and Timezone for this report. However, certain time zones may not work with this report because data is collected on an hourly basis using the UTC time zone.
  • CP Code (Required). A content provider (CP) code is a unique identifier we assign to you for reporting, billing, and monitoring traffic served over the Akamai network. Someone in your organization assigns a friendly name to a CP code when it's created—either via a tool in Akamai Control Center or an API, or with the help of your Akamai account representative. Click each desired CP code to include in the filter or, if you know the name or number of the desired CP code, type it in the Filter field to refine the results. You can also click All to include every CP code.
  • Delivery Options. Select the traffic security level—Non Secure Traffic for non-secure traffic delivered via HTTP, Secure Traffic for all secure traffic delivered via HTTPS, including Standard TLS certificate, Enhanced TLS certificate, and the Akamai shared certificate, or All Traffic for all security levels.
  • IP Version. Select the applicable IP version for traffic—IPV4, IPV6, or All for both.

The widgets

Each individual content panel in the reporting tabs is referred to as a "widget." Several widgets make up your report in this tab.

Widget Description
Object Content Hits The total number of hits to Edge servers that resulted in target content being delivered from the Edge cache, rather than needing to be requested from an origin, for the specified date range.
Object Content Delivered The total volume of content delivered to end users from the Edge server cache, rather than from an origin, for the date range specified.
Edge Responses, in Hits/Sec The total number of hits to Edge servers for cached content, for each response code, for the date range specified. This data includes all response codes served from the Edge server to the end user. For each category of response code, you see the number of Edge hits. The response code categories are:
  • 0XX. Client-Abort: 000
  • 2XX. OK: 200, 206, 210
  • 3XX. Other: all response codes other than the above
  • 4XX. Permission, Not-Found, Client Disconnect
  • 5XX. Server/Source Error
CP Codes Summary This widget displays the following, for the date range specified:
  • Overall Totals. The first row lists the total number of Edge hits and Edge volume transferred for all CP codes.
  • Individual CP code totals. The total number Edge hits and Edge volume transferred for that CP code.

You can modify your filters

Click to further refine the specific data for all widgets in the report. The same options discussed above are available for use.