07-21-2014 06:17 AM - edited 07-29-2014 02:09 AM
Here is a sample from one of the VPAR:
[root@erp1]/#lanadmin -g 0
LAN INTERFACE STATUS DISPLAY
Mon, Jul 21,2014 12:38:25
PPA Number = 0
Description = lan0 HP PCI AVIO LAN Release B.11.31.1403
Type (value) = ethernet-csmacd(6)
MTU Size = 1500
Speed = 10000000000
Station Address = 0xde282d348b55
Administration Status (value) = up(1)
Operation Status (value) = up(1)
Last Change = 78
Inbound Octets = 2904109
Inbound Unicast Packets = 2159
Inbound Non-Unicast Packets = 26081
Inbound Discards = 4362
Inbound Errors = 0
Inbound Unknown Protocols = 7433
Outbound Octets = 168377
Outbound Unicast Packets = 2265
Outbound Non-Unicast Packets = 3
Outbound Discards = 0
Outbound Errors = 0
Outbound Queue Length = 4
Specific = 655367
Ethernet-like Statistics Group
Index = 1
Alignment Errors = 0
FCS Errors = 0
Single Collision Frames = 0
Multiple Collision Frames = 0
Deferred Transmissions = 0
Late Collisions = 0
Excessive Collisions = 0
Internal MAC Transmit Errors = 0
Carrier Sense Errors = 0
Frames Too Long = 0
Internal MAC Receive Errors = 0
Platform is BL890 i4C; 10GB Virtual Connect; HP-UX 11.31; VPAR 6.3 ...
Please what should i do to resolve this issue?
07-29-2014 10:10 AM
In most cases this is expected behavior.
Typically what we see when different HP support tools are used shows the inbound discards are because the VM/vPar virtual NIC is receiving multicast packets. These packets are discarded because the guest has no multicast listener program subscribing to the Mulitcast "channel", that would read the packets. This is a normal condition on any network, Virtualized, or not.
07-29-2014 10:20 AM
I understand your clarification, but in my case all the npars (physical hardware) are showing 0 (zero) for inbound/outbound discards while all the vpars are showing extremely high values above 100,000.
How could i justify to the customer that this is a normal occurrence?
07-29-2014 10:23 AM