I have a demo of WAAS Mobile 3.5 going and have noticed that even after users disconnect, I still see them listed under WAAS Mobile Manager. They'll show TCP connection status/statistics for last day/last hour even thought they're disconnected. My concern is that the data I'm showing/selling to the customer using the Management tab on Manager may be showing bogus information.
Has anyone noticed this or am I reading this incorrectly? Is this information historical, such as showing their last hour's performance of WHEN they were connected and the last TCP sessions of WHEN they were connected?
You are reading it correctly. WAAS Mobile has a feature called persistent connections where the connection will remain open as the mobile client disconnects and reconnect with (potentially) a new access point or cell tower. This "bogus" connection can last up to an hour before it times out and disconnects. The advantage is that the client and server maintain the connection with the origin server while there is a temporary disconnect, while the con is that the connection takes up a license slot. If this is a problem, then you can disable persistent connections, but this is not recommended unless you are really tight on license slots...