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WAN Traffic Metering Settings on ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliance

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Apr 26th, 2016
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Article ID: 3363

Objective

WAN traffic metering allows you to control the amount of traffic that occurs on WAN connections and to measure the traffic. WAN traffic metering can be configured for both primary and secondary WAN connections. This article explains how to configure WAN traffic metering on the ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances.

Applicable Devices

• ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances

Software Version

WAN Traffic Metering Settings

Primary WAN Traffic Metering

This procedure explains how to configure WAN traffic metering settings for the primary WAN connection

Step 1. Log in to the ISA500 Series Configuration Utility and choose Networking > WAN > Traffic Metering > Primary WAN Metering from the left side navigation menu. The Primary WAN Metering page opens:

Step 2. Click the On radio button to enable the traffic meter for the primary WAN connection.

Step 3. From the Traffic Limit drop-down list choose an option for the type of traffic to limit.

• Both Directions — This option shares the same monthly limit between download and upload traffic.

• Download Only — This option only limits download traffic.

• No Limit — This option does not place any limits on the amount of traffic on the primary WAN connection. No further configuration can be done for this option; click Save to save changes.

Step 4. In the Monthly Limit field, enter how many GB of traffic can occur in a month before traffic is blocked.

Step 5. From the Traffic Counter drop-down list, choose an option for when the traffic counter is reset.

• Restart Now — This option resets the counter as soon as changes have been saved.

• Specific Time — This option resets the counter each month on a specific day and time. Enter the hour and minute of the day to reset the counter in the hh and mm fields and choose which day of the month from the day drop-down list.

Step 5. In the Send Email Report field, click a radio button.

• On — This option sends a notification by email when the counter is reset.

• Off — This option does not send a notification by email when the counter is reset.

Step 6. From the Traffic Block drop-down list, choose an option.

• All Traffic — This option blocks all traffic on the WAN connection when the limit is reached.

• All Traffic Except Email — This option blocks all traffic on the WAN connection except for email traffic when the limit is reached.

Step 7. In the Email Alert field, click a radio button.

• On — This option sends a notification when the monthly limit has been reached.

• Off — This option does not send a notification when the monthly limit has been reached.

The Internet Traffic area displays important information about the primary WAN connection.

• Start Date/Time — This field displays the data that the traffic meter was started or the last time the meter was reset.

• Outgoing Traffic Volume — This field displays amount in MB of traffic uploaded on the primary WAN connection.

• Incoming Traffic Volume — This field displays amount in MB of traffic downloaded on the primary WAN connection.

• Average per day — This field displays the average amount of traffic in MB on the WAN connection.

• Traffic Utilized — This field displays amount in percentage of the monthly limit that has been used.

Step 8. Click Save.

Secondary WAN Traffic Metering

This procedure explains how to configure WAN traffic metering settings for the secondary WAN connection

Step 1. Use the ISA500 Series Configuration Utility to choose Networking > WAN > Traffic Metering > Secondary WAN Metering. The Secondary WAN Metering page opens:

Step 2. Click the On radio button to enable the traffic meter for the secondary WAN connection.

Step 3. From the Traffic Limit drop-down list choose an option for the type of traffic to limit.

• Both Directions — This option shares the same monthly limit between download and upload traffic.

• Download Only — This option only limits download traffic.

• No Limit — This option does not place any limits on the amount of traffic on the secondary WAN connection. No further configuration can be done for this option; click Save to save changes.

 

Step 4. In the Monthly Limit field, enter how many GB of traffic can occur in a month before traffic is blocked.

Step 5. From the Traffic Counter drop-down list, choose an option for when the traffic counter is reset.

• Restart Now — This option resets the counter as soon as changes have been saved.

• Specific Time — This option resets the counter each month on a specific day and time. Enter the hour and minute of the day to reset the counter in the hh and mm fields and choose which day of the month from the day drop-down list.

Step 5. In the Send Email Report field, click a radio button.

• On — This option sends a notification by email when the counter is reset.

• Off — This option does not send a notification by email when the counter is reset.

Step 6. From the Traffic Block drop-down list, choose an option.

• All Traffic — This option blocks all traffic on the WAN connection when the limit is reached.

• All Traffic Except Email — This option blocks all traffic on the WAN connection except for email traffic when the limit is reached.

Step 7. In the Email Alert field, click a radio button.

• On — This option sends a notification when the monthly limit has been reached.

• Off — This option does not send a notification when the monthly limit has been reached.

The Internet Traffic area displays important information about the secondary WAN connection.

• Start Date/Time — This field displays the data that the traffic meter was started or the last time the meter was reset.

• Outgoing Traffic Volume — This field displays amount in MB of traffic uploaded on the secondary WAN connection.

• Incoming Traffic Volume — This field displays amount in MB of traffic downloaded on the secondary WAN connection.

• Average per day — This field displays the average amount of traffic in MB on the WAN connection.

• Traffic Utilized — This field displays amount in percentage of the monthly limit that has been used.

Step 8. Click Save.

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