Diagnosing Latency Issues
Custom reporting in Kong Konnect gives you the power to monitor your API data in detail and export that data to a CSV file.
Let’s go through an example situation where you could leverage custom reports.
In this scenario, Tal is a platform owner who supervises the implementation and maintenance of the API Gateway infrastructure that governs all APIs at ACME. A few minutes ago, they received an email that stated that the response latency seemed to be very high and causing a bad customer experience. To better understand the source of the delays, Tal decides to create a report to compare the average upstream latency against the Kong latency for all traffic to the production servers in the last hour to pin point where the problem occurs.
You can build custom reports by navigating to Analytics in the Konnect menu, then Reports. This brings you to a list of all custom reports in the organization. From here, click New Report to get started.
For the this report, Tal configures the following:
Name: Production - Kong vs Upstream Latency (last hour)
Chart type: Line chart
Date/Time: Last One Hour
Metrics: Kong Latency (avg), Upstream Latency (avg)
Choose Granularity: Minutely
You can select more than one metric by clicking on Select Multiple next to the Metrics dropdown list.
Then, they add a filter to filter by the control plane
Filter by: Control Plane
Figure 1: Line chart showing average upstream and Kong latency over the last hour. .
With this report, Tal can rule out the platform as the source of the problem and start exploring which upstream service might cause the latency spike.