Interfaces output clarification need

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Oct 1st, 2010

Hello Cisco Support Group,

Can anybody help me to understand more about the below output from the switch interface.

  5 minute input rate 42000 bits/sec, 7 packets/sec

  5 minute output rate 68832000 bits/sec, 6180 packets/sec

In typical connectivity Switch connected to a Server  Switch <---->Server. As per my understanding, 

Input rate is the number of packets comming in from the Server to Switch    Server ---> Switch

Output rate is the number of packet going to Server from the Switch            Switch ---> Server

Can anybody through your thoughts on this.

Thanks in advance.



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Calin Chiorean Fri, 10/01/2010 - 04:09

Hello T.K.

You're right. Input counters represent the packets received on the switch interface, and output ones the packets sent through that interface.

Anything else you asked and I didn't get it?


glen.grant Fri, 10/01/2010 - 09:21

  Yup just look at it from the viewpoint of the switchport  and its obvious .  Out from switchport is towards the server and IN  is coming in from the server . This is true whether it be a switchport  or L3 SVI  or a routed port .  Your understanding is correct.


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