Displaying Ethernet port utilization

The ETHERNET Port Utilization window lists the traffic that is received and transmitted on a port. To display the Ethernet port utilization information, perform the following steps.

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

    The ETHERNET Port Utilization 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 Utilization window for the Brocade FastIron SX devices.
    Figure 31  Ethernet port utilization
    Table 17 Description of the fields in the ETHERNET Port Utilization window

    Field

    Description

    Port

    Displays the port number. Each entry has a link to detailed information about the port.

    Load Interval (secs)

    Displays the number of seconds for which average port utilization should be calculated. This object can have a value from 30 through 300, in 30-second increments. The default value is 300 seconds.

    Average Value

    Displays the following information:

    • Bits/Sec --The average number of bits per second received and transmitted on the port.
    • Pkts/Sec --The average number of packets per second received and transmitted on the port.
    • Utilization -- The average percent utilization received and transmitted on the port.

    5 Second Period

    This set of columns show the number of bits per second (Bits/Sec), number of packets per second (Pkts/Sec), and utilization percentages (Utilization) received and transmitted on a port at each 5-second interval. Peak activities for each category are also provided.

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

    The ETHERNET Port Utilization 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 Configuring an Ethernet port.
    • 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 statistics, click ETHERNET Port Statistic. For more information, refer to the “Displaying Ethernet port statistics” section.
    • To monitor Remote Monitoring (RMON) 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.