Network Traffic - VM Test

This is an internal test that monitors the incoming and outgoing traffic through each guest on a Solaris LDoms server.

Target of the test : A Solaris LDoms server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every virtual_guest:network_interface combination .

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

The port number at which the specified host listens. By default, the port is NULL.

Domain

Specify the domain within which the virtual guests reside. Since the Solaris LDoms server supports only Solaris and Linux guests, this parameter should always be set to none.

Admin User

This test connects to each virtual guest and collects status and resource usage statistics from the guest. In order to do so, the test must be configured with user privileges that allow a remote connection to the virtual guest from the Solaris host. If a single user has access to all the guest domains on the Solaris server, specify the name of that user against Admin User, and specify his password against Admin Password. On the other hand, if the user credentials vary from one guest to another, then multiple Admin Users and Admin Passwords might have to be specified for every Solaris LDoms server being monitored.

To help administrators provide these user details quickly and easily, the eG administrative interface embeds a special configuration page. To access this page, simply click on the Click here hyperlink that appears just above the parameters of this test in the test configuration page. To know how to use the special page, refer to Configuring Users for VM Monitoring.

Admin Password

The password of the Admin User needs to be provided here. Here again, if multiple passwords need to be specified, then follow the procedure detailed in Configuring Users for VM Monitoring.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here. Here again, if multiple passwords need to be confirmed, then follow the procedure detailed in Configuring Users for VM Monitoring.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Incoming network traffic

Indicates the rate of incoming traffic.

Pkts/Sec

An increase in traffic to the guest domain can indicate an increase in accesses to the domain (from users or from other applications) or that the domain is under an attack of some form.

Outgoing network traffic

Represents the rate of outgoing traffic.

Pkts/Sec

An increase in traffic from the guest domain can indicate an increase in accesses to the domain (from users or from other applications).