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One more niewbie question,

Hello,

We have an catalyst switch at our data center and we did enable the snmp on this switch and use Cacti to get an grafic chart from the switch, here is what I dont understand,

The port one of this switch is connected to the datacenter switch, we have connected 3 different machines  (our firewall, UPS, etc) to 3 ports of this switch each of these machines have a public IP in the same IP reng as the data center switch, now when I look at the grafic chart I can see the total inbound and outbound on these ports, If I understood it coreclty now, the total of the inboud of the 3 ports would be the outbond of the port 1 and the total outbond of these 3 ports would be the inbound of port one. but it is not so.

data in the past 24 hours:

port1:

inbound: 6.29 GB

outbound: 58.6 GB.

port 7:

inbound: 9.97 GB

outbound: 3.86

port 11:

inbound: 50.58 GB

outbound: 4.98 GB

port 20:

inbound: 6.36 GB

outbound: 800 MB

As you can see the inbound and outbound of port on is not the total of inbound or outbound of other 4 ports.

do I missing something here?

Thanks

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Super Bronze

Re: One more niewbie question,

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Difficult to say what the issue is.  If everything is exactly as you describe, there might be an issue with the data SNMP is providing.  However, are you sure everything is exactly as you describe?

When I total all your ingress and egress stats, there's about 5 GB difference.

There are no other interfaces?

There are no ACLs (they might drop packets)?

You're sure you're polling the correct OIDs for the interfaces?

Have you also done a manual show interfaces, 24 hours apart, and manually computed usage?

New Member

Re: One more niewbie question,

Thanks for your replay,

then my understanding regarding inbond and outbond is correct, right?

I sned you an attachment, with in it an screenshot of all the ports on this switch maybe you can see somthing there. regarding your questions I have to tell you that we didnot configure the snmp manager at our end, as i siad this switch is in a data center and we did only enable the smtp on switch from the web page of the switch, forward a public IP address in our firewall to this switch, give this IP to the data center and they create this grafic for us.

1. There are no other interfaces? which interface are we talking here?

There are no ACLs (they might drop packets)? I dont think so becuse this is for the first time we did enable the snmp on this switch.

I am sorry but I cannot answer your last 2 questions.

Thanks

Super Bronze

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then my understanding regarding inbond and outbond is correct, right?

Yes, one interface's ingress should count as another interface's egress unless something like ACLs are dropping packets.

New Member

Re: One more niewbie question,

Hi,

Thanks for the update,

I did run the sh access-lists and it came back with any result so I think there is no access list.

The only thing that I found out is that port 10 of this switch connect it to an other switch, but as you can see there is no trafic on this port.

Thanks

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