UDP Test

This test tracks various statistics of interest pertaining to the UDP stack of a host.

Target of the test : A host system

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each host system monitored

  1. TEST PERIOD - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Traffic in:

UDP packets (datagrams) per second received by the target host.

Pkts/Sec

A high value can indicate an increase in input load.

Traffic out:

UDP packets (datagrams) per second transmitted by applications on the target host.

Pkts/Sec

A high value can indicate an increase in load to one or more applications, or a change in the characteristics of one or more applications.

Packet overflow rate:

Rate of UDP buffer overflows at the host.

Pkts/Sec

Typically, this value should be zero. A sudden increase in the buffer overflow rate can be indicative of an overload condition on the host. Check the UDP buffer settings on the system or the buffer sizing used by the concerned applications to consider ways of alleviating this problem.