I have a customer network of 30 WAE's connected to an MPLS cloud. Interception method is inline for all WAE, and WCCP for NM-WAE.
Of those WAE's (running 4.1.1c), I have 3 that are connected in Datacenters, as such they are expected to receive most of the traffic and have been dimensioned as OE7341 appliances.
It is my impression that this network statistics are not as good as they should be: Some of the optimizations factor are at 1.2 or 1.3X and most are simply 1.0X.
My impression is that there is a lot of passthrough traffic, and although some of it is configured as so on the application policies, when I check statistics pass-through on several WAE's on the network I see that the Rjct Resources is very high in a particular WAE in a Datacenter - that has a 7341 Box (12Gb RAM!) - and I also do get non-zero counters on other boxes.
Is there any way to see on a given moment how many connections are going through the box so that I understand if I'm really facing a box capacity issue? The initial shows I did didn't look as there were that many connections running through the box, but if I checked them live I saw about 65 Rjct Resource connection at a given time.
Can anybody shed some light on this particular statistic?
sh statistics pass-through
Overall 0 0
No Peer 7 141742513
Rjct Capabilities 0 0
Rjct Resources 65 273669865
App Config 6 25610854
Global Config 0 0
Asymmetric 1 1597096
In Progress 97 453847516
Intermediate 0 0
Overload 0 0
Internal Error 0 478
App Override 0 0
Server Black List 0 150553
AD Version Mismatch 0 0
One other observation is that pass-through through asymetric is also very frequent. Given that the customer is mostly using inline interception, even if a connection comes through a WAN/LAN interface pair and exits through another, the optimization should still be done.
The datacenter designs are dual-homed active/passive, and traffic goes through the same (and only) WAE box. The customer assures me that there is no asymetrical traffic.
Can anybody explain to me how is the decision made to mark a given flow as asymmetrical (and them pass-through it)?