Citrix ADC SNMP Counters

This article contains information about the newnslog Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) counters, and its brief description.

Using the Counters

Log on to the ADC using an SSH client, change to SHELL, navigate to the /var/nslog directory, and then use the ‘nsconmsg’ command to see comprehensive statistics using the different counters available. For the detailed procedure refer to Citrix Blog – NetScaler ‘Counters’ Grab-Bag!.

The newnslog SNMP

The following table lists the newnslog SNMP counters with a simple description of the counter.

Newnslog Counter

Description

snmp_tot_rxpkts

This counter tracks the SNMP packets received.

snmp_tot_txpkts

This counter tracks the SNMP packets transmitted.

snmp_tot_badVersions

This counter tracks the number of SNMP messages received, which were for an unsupported SNMP version.

snmp_tot_badCommName

This counter tracks the SNMP messages received, which used an SNMP community name not known to the NetScaler appliance.

snmp_tot_badCommUse

This counter tracks the total number of SNMP Messages received that represented an SNMP operation which is not allowed by the SNMP community named in the Message.

snmp_tot_parseErrs

This counter tracks the number of ASN.1 or BER errors encountered when decoding received SNMP Messages.

snmp_tot_getBulkReqs

This counter tracks the SNMP Get-Bulk PDUs that are accepted and processed.

snmp_tot_getReqs

This counter tracks the SNMP Get-Request PDUs that are accepted and processed.

snmp_tot_getNextReqs

This counter tracks the SNMP Get-Next PDUs that are accepted and processed.

snmp_tot_responses

This counter tracks the SNMP Get-Response PDUs that the NetScaler appliance generates.

snmp_err_req_dropped

This counter tracks the SNMP requests dropped.

snmp_tot_traps

This counter tracks the SNMP Trap PDUs that the NetScaler appliance generates.

snmp_tot_unsupportedSecurityLevel

This counter tracks the SNMP packets that are dropped because they requested a security level that is

unknown to the NetScaler appliance or otherwise unavailable.

snmp_tot_notInTimeWindow

This counter tracks the SNMP packets that are dropped because they appeared outside the Window of the authoritative SNMP engine.

snmp_tot_unknownUserName

This counter tracks the SNMP packets that are dropped because they referenced a user that is not known to the SNMP engine.

snmp_tot_unknownEngineIds

This counter tracks the SNMP packets that are dropped because they referenced an SNMP engine ID that is not known to the NetScaler appliance.

snmp_tot_wrongDigests

This counter tracks the SNMP packets that are dropped because they do not contain the expected digest value.

snmp_tot_decryptionErrors

This counter tracks the SNMP packets that are dropped because they cannot be decrypted.

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