Display Port Statistics

From the Ports page, you can view the port statistics for either of the following:

■   A single port. Refer to Display Port Statistics for a Single Port
■   All the ports. Refer to Display Statistics for All Ports

Display Port Statistics for a Single Port

From the Ports > Ports > All Ports, select any port by clicking on the row. The quick view window that appears provides port statistics for that particular port. Each field is color-coded in the graphical representation.

By hovering over the graph, numerical value for each of the data points is visible as shown in 1.

1 Numerical Values for Data Points on the Statistics Graph

Note:  GigaVUE-FM will display 9-11 data points in the graph.

You can modify the time lapse for measuring various data points by selecting the Minutes, Hour, Day, or Week button. 2 shows the data points measured by hour.

2 Numerical Values for the Data Points Measured by Hour

Table 3: Port Statistics Definitions describes the port statistics available.

Table 3: Port Statistics Definitions




Packet Errors

Total Error Packets Received or Transmitted

This indicates hardware detected errors. Error packets include undersize, FCS/CRC, MTU exceeded, fragments, and oversize packets. All packets that list under this counter are discarded and not processed further.

Excludes oversize packets without FCS/CRC.

Packets larger than the MTU setting arriving on a network port are counted twice in the counter. So 1000 oversize packets would show up as 2000. This double-counting only happens with Oversize error packets.


Discards Received or Transmitted

Discards are counted in the following cases:

■   Traffic arriving at a network port that is not logically connected using a map or map passall.
■   Map rules/map rules applied on a network port.
■   In packets on a tool port.
■   Pause frames.

Packet Drops

Total Dropped Packets Received or Transmitted

Packets are dropped when a port’s bandwidth is exceeded due to oversubscription. Packets are dropped when they reach the port but before they are sent out.


Total Bytes Received or Transmitted

Includes all valid and error frames with the exceptions noted in the adjacent columns.

Excludes undersize frames.

Buffer Usage

Percentage of buffer space used by packets transmitted or received

The buffer is used when the port reaches 100 percent utilization during a microburst. If the buffer reaches 100 percent utilization, packets may be dropped.


Percentage of port utilization by packets received or transmitted



Total Packets Received or Transmitted

Excludes multicast packets, broadcast packets, packets with FCS/CRC errors, MTU exceeded errors, oversize packets, and pause packets.

Excludes packets with FCS/CRC errors.

Display Statistics for All Ports

To view the statistics for all ports select, Ports > Ports > Statistics. The Ports Statistics page displays, which shows a table with the statistics for each port as shown in 4. For the definitions of the statistics shown in the table, refer to Table 3: Port Statistics Definitions.

4 Port Statistics for All Ports

The information on the statistics page can be filtered as well as downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet. To export the statistics, click Export. The statics table is downloaded with a filename in the format Port_Stats_<yyyymmddhhmmss>; for example, Port_Stats_20161003172336.

To filter the port statistics, click Filter. A Filter Quick View opens, where you can specify how to filter ports displayed on the Statistics page.

The criteria that you can use to filter the port statistics is as follows:



Box/Slot ID

Display only those ports that match the specified box and slot IDs.

Port Alias

Display port with the specified alias.

Port ID

Display ports with specified number in the port ID. For example, if you specify 3 the result will also display ports that include the number 3, 13, 23, 30, and so on.


Display ports with the specified port type. Select one of the following:

Inline Network
Inline Tool

Admin Status

Display ports based on their current admin status. The possible selections are:

All — display ports with a status of Enabled or Disabled. This is the default.
Enabled — display ports with admin enabled
Disabled — display ports with admin disabled

Link Status

Display ports based on their current link status: The possible selections are:

All — display ports with a status of Up or Down. This is the default.
Enabled — display ports with a link status of up.
Disabled — display ports with a link status of down.