TX packets overrun for F5

Vendor

F5

Description

Indeni tracks the number of packets that had issues and alerts if the ratio is too high.

Remediation Steps

Packet overruns usually occur when there are too many packets being inserted into the port's memory buffer, faster than the rate at which the kernel is able to process them.

How does this work?

The amount of transmit overruns for the interface is retrieved by running "ifconfig -a".

Why is this important?

If the capacity of the interface is exceeded, the frame that is currently being received is dropped and the overrun counter is incremented. It is important to track this in order to know if the capacity of an interface is sufficient.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

An administrator could log into the device through SSH and execute the command "ifconfig -a" to see the statistics of each VLAN interface.

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