Switching: Packets Per Second

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Sep 12th, 2007

Often see the stat "xyz switch switches 38 mpps". Can we determine the amount of pps a switch is actually pumping through? In my office, where not everyone is Cisco-friendly they often throw up this stat.

I have this problem too.
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Joseph W. Doherty Wed, 09/12/2007 - 18:33

If you're looking for a Cisco switch to indicates its current instantaneous pps rate, I'm unaware of such a stat. If you want a switch's average pps rate over some time period, and if interfaces provide packet counters, you could take the deltas of the interface packet counts for a time period and divide that down into pps. (You would need all interfaces packet in or packet out counts.)


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