Monitor and report on traffic

You can monitor and report on Edge DNS traffic by creating an Edge DNS Traffic report in ​Akamai Control Center​.

Alternatively, you can monitor traffic programmatically by using the ​Akamai​ Reporting API. With this API, you can retrieve DNS hit information to monitor traffic in real time.

Edge DNS Traffic report

Use the Edge DNS Traffic report to monitor traffic on the service, analyze patterns for troubleshooting, compile information for others, and forecast capacity. The Traffic report includes the following widgets:

  • DNS Requests per Second. Graph that displays the rate of total domain hits during the specified time period, reported in requests per second.

  • NXDOMAIN Responses per Second. Graph that displays the rate of responses for nonexistent domains during the specified time period.

  • Zone Summary. Table that includes summary information for the top five zones. For each zone, the table displays:
    - All DNS requests
    - NXDOMAIN responses
    - % NXDOMAIN responses (the percentage of the DNS responses that are NXDOMAINs)

    The graph and table widgets display data for the same time period to facilitate comparisons.

Create a Traffic report

  1. Log in to ​Akamai Control Center​ and go to > COMMON SERVICES > Traffic reports.
    The Reporting page opens.

  2. From the Report menu on the right side of the top menu bar, select Edge DNS.

  3. In the Select filters pane, select the filters to apply to the report.

    1. Click the calendar icon and select the start and end dates, start and end times, and time zone.
      Alternatively, select a time period from the Pre-Defined field values.

    2. Expand the Zone Names section.

    3. From the Zone Names list, select the zones to report on.

    4. Click Apply.
      The page is updated to include the Edge DNS Traffic report widgets. The widget data is updated every five minutes.

  4. To view shorter time periods, in the DNS Requests per Second or NXDOMAIN Responses per Second widget, click and drag to select the time period of interest.