VPath Test

Use this test to monitor the incoming and outgoing packet traffic of vPaths, so you can determine the type of packets that are commonly received/transmitted over the vPaths.

Target of the test : A Citrix ADC VPX/MPX

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Citrix ADC VPX/MPX appliance being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the host for which the test is being configured.

NetScaler Username, NetScaler Password, and Confirm Password

To monitor a NetScaler device, the eG agent should be configured with the credentials of a user with read-only privileges to the target NetScaler device. Specify the credentials of such a user in the NetScaler Username and NetScaler Password text boxes. Then, confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

SSL

The eG agent collects performance metrics by invoking NITRO (NetScaler Interface Through Restful interfaces and Objects) APIs on the target NetScaler device. Typically, the NITRO APIs can be invoked through the HTTP or the HTTPS mode. By default, the eG agent invokes the NITRO APIs using the HTTPS mode. This is why, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default. If the target NetScaler device is not SSL-enabled, then the NITRO APIs can be accessed through the HTTP mode only. In this case, set the SSL flag to No.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

L2 data packets received

Indicates the number of non-fragmented vPath data packets decapsulated in L2 adjacency during the last measurement period.

Number

 

L3 data packets received

Indicates the number of non-fragmented vPath data packets decapsulated in L3 adjacency during the last measurement period.

Number

 

L2 control packets received

Indicates the number of vPath control packets received in L2 adjacency during the last measurement period.

Number

 

L3 control packets received

Indicates the number of vPath control packets received in L3 adjacency during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Fragmented packets received

Indicates the number of vPath fragments received during the last measurement period.

Number

 

L2 packets transmitted

Indicates the number of L2 vPath encapsulated packets injected to VEM during the last measurement period.

Number

 

L3 packets transmitted

Indicates the number of L3 vPath encapsulated packets injected to VEM during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Fragmented packets transmitted

Indicates the number of fragmented vPath packets transmitted during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Offload packets transmitted

Indicates the number of offloaded vPath packets transmitted during the last measurement period.

Number