Brocade XMR/MLX VLAN bit counters (Cacti graphs for brocade VLANS) (95% billing).

Steven Noble snoble at sonn.com
Mon Jan 14 17:44:04 UTC 2013


I saw the same issue for getting OpenFlow stats, you need the new 8x10 or 100GE cards afaict.

On Jan 14, 2013, at 9:38 AM, Jeroen Wunnink | Atrato IP Networks <jeroen.wunnink at atrato-ip.com> wrote:

> Sneaky hack: Slap an in+out rate limit on the vlan with high settings (i.e. same as port/lag speed) and just graph the OID of the rate limit counter :-)
> Might need to take a multiplier calculation/CDEF into account based on the number of ports you have in the lag.
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> The new 8x10 cards have built in ve counters indeed which makes it a lot easier
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> On 1/14/13 5:37 PM, Erik Muller wrote:
>> On 1/14/13 9:00 , James Wininger wrote:
>>> All,
>>> 
>>> We are running into an issue with Brocade where we are finding it difficult to to graph VLAN interfaces for bits (in/out) across a tagged (trunk) interface. On Cisco this is not an issue. So what we end up with in Cacti is a blank (no data) graph.
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>> Depending on the specific hardware you're using, you may be out of luck - early generations of MLX/XMR line cards don't support per-vlan statistics; you need to have the new 8x10GE cards (or a few others of the current generation) to have those counters available.
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>> -e
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> Jeroen Wunnink
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> Atrato IP Networks
> jeroen.wunnink at atrato-ip.com
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