Displaying Ethernet port statistics

The ETHERNET Port Statistic window lists the total number of packets, number of collisions, and number of errors that have occurred on a port. To display the Ethernet port statistics, perform the following steps.

  1. Click Monitor on the left pane and select Port.
  2. Click Statistic and then select Ethernet.

    The ETHERNET Port Statistic window for the Brocade FCX and Brocade ICX devices is displayed as shown in the figure below.

  3. For the Brocade FCX and Brocade ICX devices, select a unit ID in the Select Stack Unit ID list and click Display to view information about a specific stack unit.
    NOTE
    The Select Stack Unit ID list is not available on the ETHERNET Port Statistic window for the Brocade FastIron SX devices.

    Table 15 Description of the fields in the ETHERNET Port Statistic window

    Field

    Description

    Port

    Displays the port number for which the statistics were collected.

    Total Packets

    Displays the total number of packets received (Rx) and transmitted (Tx) on the port.

    Collision

    Shows the number of received (Rx) and transmitted (Tx) collisions on the port.

    Error

    Displays the number of errors on the port for the following types:

    • Alignment --Packets with frame alignment errors.
    • FCS --Packets with frame check sequence errors.
    • Giant --Packets that were longer than the configured MTU.
    • Short -- Packets that were shorter than the minimum valid length.

    To remove the current data and restart the monitoring process, click Clear. To stop the polling process, click Stop Polling. You can also change the current polling interval by clicking Change Polling Interval.

    The ETHERNET Port Statistic window provides links to configure the port parameters:

    • To configure an Ethernet port, click ETHERNET Port Configuration. For more information on how to configure an Ethernet port, refer to the “Configuring an Ethernet port” section.
    • To monitor the Ethernet port attributes, click ETHERNET Port Attribute. For more information, refer to the “Displaying Ethernet port attributes” section.
    • To monitor the Ethernet port utilization, click ETHERNET Port Utilization. For more information, refer to the “Displaying Ethernet port utilization” section.
    • To monitor Remote Monitoring (RMON) Ethernet statistics, click RMON ETHERNET Statistics Error. For more information, refer to the “Displaying RMON Ethernet statistics” section.
    • To monitor RMON history, click RMON ETHERNET Statistics History. For more information, refer to the “Displaying RMON history” section.