This appendix gives an overview of fddistat, the FDDI status utility, Cisco's monitoring tool for the CDDI and FDDI EISA SGI adapters. This utility is a standalone application that works in conjunction with the FDDI driver. It supports the SMT MIB.
The fddistat utility was loaded into your system with the EISA SGI adapter driver software. (See the chapter,"Installing the Workgroup EISA SGI Adapter Software.")
The format of the fddistat command is as follows:
fddistat [-f fddiNum][-l] [-p] [-h]
-f fddiNum specifies the FDDI interface number of the EISA SGI adapter for which you are gathering statistics. The default is 0, or the first EISA SGI adapter.
-l indicates that fddistat will display statistics in long form. The default is short. The long form displays a snapshot of statistics in the FDDI MIBs.
-p perpetually displays the short form of information. It provides continual updates to a basic set of data, which is useful for monitoring. This option will continue to display until you press Ctrl-C.
-h displays all fddistat options.
The short form provides you with most of the statistics you will need to monitor the FDDI EISA SGI adapter.
Figure C-1 gives an example of the fddistat short form without additional usage commands.
Figure C-1: fddistat Short Form Example
FDDI Adapter Statistics [1.0] (fddi0)
Serial Number 000103205
Model Number c32t-ux
HW Rev 4.0
Main FW Rev 3.3
Boot FW Rev 3.0
Driver Rev 1.0
Upstream Nbr 00:02:d0:02:1f:92 (00:40:0b:40:f8:49) [ CISCO ]
Downstream Nbr 00:02:d0:02:1b:c7 (00:40:0b:40:d8:e3) [ CISCO ]
MAC Address 00:02:d0:02:15:8d (00:40:0b:40:a8:b1) [ CISCO ]
T-Neg 62720(5.017 msec)
Frame Count 1891328536
Error Count 3
Lost Count 0
Tvx Expired Count 2192
Ring Op Count 70232
RMT State ring-op
Ler Estimate 15
Lem Reject Count 0
Lem Count 0
Connect State active
Media Type MLT-3
Attachment Class single
Adapter Diagnostics Pass
The definitions of the short form fddistat parameters are as follows:
- Serial Number--Displays the adapter's serial number.
- Model Number--Displays the model number of the EISA SGI adapter.
- HW Rev--Displays the hardware revision of the EISA SGI adapter.
- Main FW Rev--Displays the revision of the main firmware residing in the Flash memory of the adapter.
- Boot FW Rev--Displays the revision of the boot firmware in the adapter.
- Driver Rev--Contains the revision of the driver installed.
- Upstream Nbr--Contains the address of the MAC's current upstream neighbor, defined as the previous MAC that sent frames to this MAC.
- Downstream Nbr--Contains the address of the MAC's current downstream neighbor.
- MAC Address--Contains the adapter's MAC address.
- T-Neg--Contains the TReq value agreed upon by all MACs in the ring.
- Frame Count--Contains a count of all frames that the MAC has seen on the ring.
- Error Count--Displays a count of all error frames detected by this MAC. Frames that were detected as bad by a previous station are not included in this count.
- Lost Count--Contains a count of all frames and tokens received by this MAC that have an error.
- Tvx Expired Count--Displays the number of times the TVX timer expired because of a problem on the ring.
- Ring Op Count--Shows the number of times the ring becomes active from an inoperable state.
- RMT State--Shows the ring management state. Ring management (RMT) identifies stuck beaconing, initiates traces, provides notification of MAC availability, and detects duplicate addresses that prevent ring operation. This field will have one of the following values:
- Isolated--The initial state of RMT.
- Non_Op--The ring is not operational.
- Ringop--The ring is operational.
- Detect--A duplicate address was detected and rendered the ring
- Non_Op_Dup--The ring is not operational because this MAC has a duplicate address.
- Ring_Op_Dup--This MAC has a duplicate address.
- Directed--This MAC sends beacon frames to notify the ring of a stuck condition.
- Trace--The MAC initiates a trace function. Trace provides a recovery mechanism from a stuck beacon.
- Ler Estimate--The link error rate estimate defines the long-term estimated error rate for the link. This value is the exponent of 10-x; for example, if the indicated value is 11, the estimated error rate is 10-11. Thus, the higher the value of Ler Estimate, the lower the link error rate. Values range from 10-4 to 10-15.
- Lem Reject Count--Indicates the link error monitor rejected count--the number of times a link was disabled because the link error rate reached the cutoff threshold.
- Lem Count--Indicates the link error monitor count or the number of recorded link errors received. This value is used to estimate the link error rate. The link error monitor helps measure link performance and isolate faulty links that pass initial tests.
- Connect State--Indicates the connect state of this port. It groups physical connection management (PCM) states and PC-Withhold flag states. The connect states follow:
- Disabled--The port is disconnected.
- Connecting--The port is attempting to connect.
- Standby--The connection is withheld or is the inactive port of a dual homing EISA SGI adapter.
- Active--The port is active.
- Attachment Class--Displays the attachment class of the adapter, single or dual.
- Adapter Diagnostics--Indicates whether or not the adapter passed diagnostics.
The fddistat long form displays the basic statistics, and also statistics from several other groups including the following:
- FDDI adapter statistics
- General group
- SMT group
- MAC group
- Port group
- Attach group
The parameters in these groups conform to the groupings in the Workgroup Director network management software. Refer to the Workgroup Director User Guide or the FDDI MIB, the SMT specification, and the MAC specification to learn more about these parameters.
The fddistat perpetual form displays the short form information and continually updates the counter until you press Ctrl-C. (See Figure C-2.)
Figure C-2: fddistat Perpetual Form Example
Frame-Ct Error-Ct Lost-Ct Tvx-Exp-Ct Ring-Op-Ct Lem-Ct-s Ring
---------- --------- --------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----
1891328538 3 0 2192 70232 0 up
1891329806 3 0 2192 70232 0 up
1891331315 3 0 2192 70232 0 up
1891332623 3 0 2192 70232 0 up
1891334661 3 0 2192 70232 0 up
1891337049 3 0 2192 70232 0 up
1891338155 3 0 2192 70232 0 up
1891339991 3 0 2192 70232 0 up