The Traffic tab (OD)

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

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 Delivery - 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 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.
  • Traffic Type. Select the traffic security level—Non-Secure for HTTP traffic, Premium Secure Traffic for HTTPS secure traffic that uses an Enhanced TLS Edge certificate, Secure Traffic (Shared Certificate) for HTTPS secure traffic that uses the Akamai shared certificate, or Standard Secure Traffic for HTTPS secure traffic that uses a Standard TLS Edge certificate.
  • HTTP Version. Select the desired HTTP version used in the transfer of content.

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. Here's an example of the "Volume by CP Code" widget in the Traffic tab:

Widget Description
Hits Information on the number of hits per second on the object, including the following:
  • Edge. All hits to the Edge servers from end users.
  • Midgress. Includes hits from Edge servers to other Edge Servers. This includes prefetched content and inter-media format fragments.
  • Origin. All hits from the Edge server to origin. This includes NetStorage and "Your" (custom) origins.
Bandwidth The total bandwidth usage at all the servers, including the following:
  • Edge. Total number of megabytes transferred between the Edge to the end user. Overhead bytes are included.
  • Midgress. Total object bytes transferred from one Edge server to another Edge server. This includes prefetched content and inter-media format fragments.
  • Origin. Total number of bytes, including overhead bytes, transferred from the origin to the Edge server. This includes NetStorage and "Your" (custom) origins. Values provided in GB.

You should typically see a higher value for Edge server bandwidth. This represents content already accessed from your origin, held in cache, and delivered (quicker) to end users—versus requests to access new content from your origin, that is not yet in cache. This is referred to as "Origin Offload."

Volume by CP Code Information on bandwidth usage per CP code, categorized by Edge, Midgress, Origin, and Edge + Midgress.
Hits by CP Code Information on the number of hits on the object, per CP code per second, categorized by Edge, Midgress, and Origin.

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.

Toggle between Table and Chart view

Click the table icon () or the chart icon () to switch between these views in a widget.

Aggregation of data is affected by Chart view

If a widget offers a Chart view that displays a line graph, there is a limit on the number of data points that can be plotted. This limit affects the aggregation of data revealed, based on the range of time you specify. See Widget data aggregation and Chart view for more information.

Analyze data

Click the magnifying glass icon () to customize the kind of data that is shown in the widget. See Analyze data shown in a report for more information.

Download the widget's data

Click the download icon () in a widget to download a comma-separated value (.csv) data file of the report output.