Citrix DNS Counters

This article contains information about the newnslog Domain Name Server (DNS) 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!.

DNS Counter

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

Newnslog Counter

Description

dns_tot_Queries

This counter tracks the total number of DNS queries received.

dns_tot_Answers

This counter tracks the total number of DNS responses received.

dns_tot_aaaaQueries

This counter tracks the total number of AAAA queries received.

dns_tot_aaaaResponses

This counter tracks the total number of AAAA responses received.

dns_tot_aQueries

This counter tracks the total number of A queries received.

dns_tot_aResponses

This counter tracks the total number of A responses received.

dns_tot_nsQueries

This counter tracks the total number of NS queries received.

dns_tot_nsResponses

This counter tracks the total number of NS responses received.

dns_tot_mxQueries

This counter tracks the total number of MX queries received.

dns_tot_mxResponses

This counter tracks the total number of MX responses received.

dns_tot_soaQueries

This counter tracks the total number of SOA queries received.

dns_tot_soaResponses

This counter tracks the total number of SOA responses received.

dns_tot_cnameQueries

This counter tracks the total number of CNAME queries received.

dns_tot_cnameResponses

This counter tracks the total number of CNAME responses received.

dns_tot_ptrQueries

This counter tracks the total number of PTR queries received.

dns_tot_ptrResponses

This counter tracks the total number of PTR responses received.

dns_tot_srvQueries

This counter tracks the total number of SRV queries received.

dns_tot_srvResponses

This counter tracks the total number of SRV responses received.

dns_tot_anyQueries

This counter tracks the total number of ANY queries received.

dns_tot_anyResponses

This counter tracks the total number of ANY responses received.

dns_err_ResponseClassUnsupported

This counter tracks the total number of responses for which response types were unsupported.

dns_err_ResponseTypeUnsupported

This counter tracks the total number of responses for which response type requested was unsupported.

dns_tot_UnsupportedQueries

This counter tracks the total number of requests for which query type requested was unsupported.

dns_err_QueryClassUnsupported

This counter tracks the total number of queries for which query class was unsupported.

dns_err_QueryFormats

This counter tracks the total number of queries whose format was invalid.

dns_err_ResponseFormats

This counter tracks the total number of responses for which there was a format error.

dns_tot_multi_Queries

This counter tracks the total number of Multi Query request received.

dns_err_strayanswers

This counter tracks the total number of stray answers.

dns_tot_cache_flush_called

This counter tracks the total number of times cache was flushed.

dns_tot_cached_entries_flushed

This counter tracks the total number of cache entries flushed.

dns_tot_ServerQueries

This counter tracks the total number of Server queries sent.

dns_tot_ServerResponses

This counter tracks the total number of Server responses received.

dns_err_aaaaNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times AAAA record lookup failed.

dns_err_aNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times A record lookup failed.

dns_err_nsNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times NS record lookup failed.

dns_err_mxNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times MX record lookup failed.

dns_err_cnameNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times CNAME record lookup failed.

dns_err_soaNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times SOA record lookup failed.

dns_tot_aaaa_updates

This counter tracks the total number of AAAA record updates.

dns_err_ptrNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times PTR record lookup failed.

dns_err_srvNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times SRV record lookup failed.

dns_err_anyNoDomains

This counter tracks the total number of times ANY query lookup failed.

dns_tot_aaaa_updates

This counter tracks the total number of AAAA record updates.

dns_tot_a_updates

This counter tracks the total number of A record updates.

dns_tot_ns_updates

This counter tracks the total number of NS record updates.

dns_tot_mx_updates

This counter tracks the total number of MX record updates.

dns_tot_soa_updates

This counter tracks the total number of SOA record updates.

dns_tot_cname_updates

This counter tracks the total number of CNAME record updates.

dns_tot_ptr_updates

This counter tracks the total number of PTR record updates.

dns_tot_srv_updates

This counter tracks the total number of SRV record updates.

dns_tot_record_updates

This counter tracks the total number of record updates.

dns_err_multiquery_disabled

This counter tracks the total number of times a multi query was disabled and received a multi query.

dns_tot_AuthAnswers

This counter tracks the number of queries which were authoritatively answered.

dns_err_NoDomains

This counter tracks the number of queries for which no record was found.

dns_err_ResponseWithoutAnswers

This counter tracks the number of DNS responses received without answer.

dns_err_ResponseBadLength

This counter tracks the number of DNS responses received with invalid resource data length.

dns_tot_ReqRefusals

This counter tracks the number of DNS requests refused.

dns_tot_OtherErrors

This counter tracks the total number of other errors.

dnsrec_tot_queries

This counter tracks the total number of DNS queries received.

dns_tot_entries

This counter tracks the total number of DNS record entries.

dns_tot_updates

This counter tracks the total number of DNS proactive updates.

dns_tot_Resp

This counter tracks the total number of DNS server responses.

dns_tot_requests

This counter tracks the total number of DNS queries received.

dns_err_limits

This counter tracks the total number of times you have received DNS record with more entries than that you support.

dns_err_RespFormats

This counter tracks the total number of times you have received malformed responses from the backend.

dns_err_AliasExists

This counter tracks the total number of times you have received non-cname record for a domain for which an alias exists.

dns_err_NoDom

This counter tracks the total number of cache misses.

dns_cur_entries

This counter tracks the current number of DNS entries.

dns_cur_records

This counter tracks the current number of DNS Records.

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