The backbone of my network consists of a pair of 4507R with Sup-IV. My servers all connect to 4507s via the WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 line cards. From what I was reading, this is not the best choice of line card for connecting many high-bandwidth servers due to the 8:1 over subscription. I know the cards are becoming overwelmed at times and i'm looking for a way to quanify this.
What stats can I look at to proove that the line cards are becoming overwhelmed due to the servers trying to consume too much bandwidth?
Can I use the "Total Output Drops" counters? Is there some other kind of output I can use to quantify how these cards are performing? Thanks.