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OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics for OSPFv2 and OSPFv3

OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics for OSPFv2 and OSPFv3

Last Updated: October 27, 2011

This document describes new and modified commands that provide enhanced OSPF traffic statistics for OSPFv2 and OSPFv3. The ability to collect and display more detailed traffic statistics increases high availability for the OSPF network by making the troubleshooting process more efficient.

New OSPF traffic statistics are collected and displayed to include the following information:

  • OSPF Hello input queue and OSPF process queue status and statistics.
  • Global OSPF traffic statistics.
  • Per OSPF interface traffic statistics.
  • Per OSPF process traffic statistics.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest feature information and caveats, see the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the Feature Information Table at the end of this document.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Prerequisites for OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics

OSPFv2 or OSPFv3 must be configured on the router.

Information About OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics

The OSPF enhanced traffic statistics are enabled by default and cannot be disabled. The detailed OSPF traffic statistics are especially beneficial for troubleshooting the following types of OSPF instabilities:

  • OSPF process queue status and statistical information can help the network administrator determine if an OSPF process can handle the amount of traffic sent to OSPF.
  • OSPF packet header errors and LSA errors statistics keep a record of different errors found in received OSPF packets.

OSPF enhanced traffic control statistics also monitor the amount of traffic control exchanged between OSPF processes--an important consideration in network environments with slow links and frequent topology changes.

How to Display and Clear OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics

Displaying and Clearing OSPF Traffic Statistics for OSPFv2

Before You Begin

Your network must run IPv4 to collect, display and clear detailed traffic statistics for Hello output, process queue status, global OSPF traffic statistics, per OSPF interface traffic statistics and per OSPF process traffic statistics.


SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    show ip ospf [process-id] traffic[interface-type interface-number]

3.    clear ip ospf traffic


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
show ip ospf [process-id] traffic[interface-type interface-number]


Example:

Router# show ip ospf traffic statistics

 

Displays OSPFv2 traffic statistics.

 
Step 3
clear ip ospf traffic


Example:

Router# clear ip ospf traffic

 

Clears OSPFv2 traffic statistics.

 

Displaying and Clearing OSPF Traffic Statistics for OSPFv3

Before You Begin

Your network must run IPv6 to collect, display and clear detailed traffic statistics for Hello output, process queue status, global OSPF traffic statistics, per OSPF interface traffic statistics and per OSPF process traffic statistics.


SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    show ipv6 ospf [process-id] traffic[interface-type interface-number]

3.    clear ipv6 ospf traffic


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
show ipv6 ospf [process-id] traffic[interface-type interface-number]


Example:

Router# show ipv6 ospf traffic statistics

 

Displays OSPFv3 traffic statistics.

 
Step 3
clear ipv6 ospf traffic


Example:

Router# clear ipv6 ospf traffic

 

Clears OSPFv3 traffic statistics.

 

Configuration Examples for OSPF Enhanced Traffic Commands

Displaying and Clearing Enhanced Traffic Statistics for OSPFv2 Example

The following example shows display output for the show ip ospf traffic command for OSPFv2:

Router# show ip ospf traffic
OSPF statistics:
 Rcvd: 55 total, 0 checksum errors
        22 hello, 7 database desc, 2 link state req
        6 link state updates, 6 link state acks
  Sent: 68 total
        45 hello, 7 database desc, 2 link state req
        10 link state updates, 4 link state acks
            OSPF Router with ID (10.1.1.1) (Process ID 8)
OSPF queues statistic for process ID 8:
  OSPF Hello queue size 0, no limit, drops 0, max size 0
  OSPF Router queue size 0, limit 200, drops 0, max size 0
Interface statistics:
    Interface Ethernet0/0.1
OSPF packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      0                    0
  RX DB des     0                    0
  RX LS req     0                    0
  RX LS upd     0                    0
  RX LS ack     0                    0
  RX Total      0                    0
  TX Failed     0                    0
  TX Hello      16                   1216
  TX DB des     0                    0
  TX LS req     0                    0
  TX LS upd     0                    0
  TX LS ack     0                    0
  TX Total      16                   1216
OSPF header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, Bad Source 0, 
  No Virtual Link 0, Area Mismatch 0, No Sham Link 0, 
  Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, Hello 0, 
  MTU Mismatch 0, Nbr Ignored 0, LLS 0, 
  Authentication 0, 
OSPF LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 
Summary traffic statistics for process ID 8:
OSPF packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      0                    0
  RX DB des     0                    0
  RX LS req     0                    0
  RX LS upd     0                    0
  RX LS ack     0                    0
  RX Total      0                    0
  TX Failed     0                    0
  TX Hello      16                   1216
  TX DB des     0                    0
  TX LS req     0                    0
  TX LS upd     0                    0
  TX LS ack     0                    0
  TX Total      16                   1216
OSPF header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, Bad Source 0, 
  No Virtual Link 0, Area Mismatch 0, No Sham Link 0, 
  Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, Hello 0, 
  MTU Mismatch 0, Nbr Ignored 0, LLS 0, 
  Authentication 0, 
OSPF LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 
            OSPF Router with ID (10.1.1.4) (Process ID 1)
OSPF queues statistic for process ID 1:
  OSPF Hello queue size 0, no limit, drops 0, max size 2
  OSPF Router queue size 0, limit 200, drops 0, max size 2
Interface statistics:
    Interface Serial2/0
OSPF packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      11                   528
  RX DB des     4                    148
  RX LS req     1                    60
  RX LS upd     3                    216
  RX LS ack     2                    128
  RX Total      21                   1080
  TX Failed     0                    0
 TX Hello      14                   1104
  TX DB des     3                    252
  TX LS req     1                    56
  TX LS upd     3                    392
  TX LS ack     2                    128
  TX Total      23                   1932
OSPF header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, Bad Source 0, 
  No Virtual Link 0, Area Mismatch 0, No Sham Link 0, 
  Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, Hello 0, 
  MTU Mismatch 0, Nbr Ignored 0, LLS 0, 
  Authentication 0, 
OSPF LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 
    Interface Ethernet0/0
OSPF packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      13                   620
  RX DB des     3                    116
  RX LS req     1                    36
  RX LS upd     3                    228
  RX LS ack     4                    216
  RX Total      24                   1216
  TX Failed     0                    0
  TX Hello      17                   1344
  TX DB des     4                    276
  TX LS req     1                    56
  TX LS upd     7                    656
  TX LS ack     2                    128
  TX Total      31                   2460
OSPF header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, Bad Source 13, 
  No Virtual Link 0, Area Mismatch 0, No Sham Link 0, 
  Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, Hello 0, 
  MTU Mismatch 0, Nbr Ignored 0, LLS 0, 
  Authentication 0, 
OSPF LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 
          
Summary traffic statistics for process ID 1:
OSPF packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      24                   1148
  RX DB des     7                    264
  RX LS req     2                    96
  RX LS upd     6                    444
  RX LS ack     6                    344
  RX Total      45                   2296
  TX Failed     0                    0
  TX Hello      31                   2448
  TX DB des     7                    528
  TX LS req     2                    112
  TX LS upd     10                   1048
  TX LS ack     4                    256
  TX Total      54                   4392
OSPF header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, Bad Source 13, 
  No Virtual Link 0, Area Mismatch 0, No Sham Link 0, 
  Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, Hello 0, 
  MTU Mismatch 0, Nbr Ignored 0, LLS 0, 
  Authentication 0, 
OSPF LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 

The network administrator can issue the clear ip ospf traffic command to reset all counters and restart all statistics collections:

Router# clear ip ospf traffic

Displaying and Clearing Enhanced Traffic Statistics for OSPFv3 Example

The following example shows display output for the show ipv6 ospf traffic command for OSPFv3:

Router# show ipv6 ospf traffic
 
OSPFv3 statistics:
  Rcvd: 32 total, 0 checksum errors
        10 hello, 7 database desc, 2 link state req
        9 link state updates, 4 link state acks
        0 LSA ignored
  Sent: 45 total, 0 failed
        17 hello, 12 database desc, 2 link state req
        8 link state updates, 6 link state acks
            OSPFv3 Router with ID (10.1.1.4) (Process ID 6)
OSPFv3 queues statistic for process ID 6
  Hello queue size 0, no limit, max size 2
  Router queue size 0, limit 200, drops 0, max size 2
Interface statistics:
    Interface Serial2/0
OSPFv3 packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      5                    196
  RX DB des     4                    172
  RX LS req     1                    52
  RX LS upd     4                    320
  RX LS ack     2                    112
  RX Total      16                   852
  TX Failed     0                    0
  TX Hello      8                    304
  TX DB des     3                    144
  TX LS req     1                    52
  TX LS upd     3                    252
  TX LS ack     3                    148
  TX Total      18                   900
OSPFv3 header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, No Virtual Link 0, 
  Area Mismatch 0, Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, 
  Instance ID 0, Hello 0, MTU Mismatch 0, 
  Nbr Ignored 0, Authentication 0, 
OSPFv3 LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 
    Interface Ethernet0/0
OSPFv3 packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      6                    240
  RX DB des     3                    144
  RX LS req     1                    52
  RX LS upd     5                    372
  RX LS ack     2                    152
  RX Total      17                   960
  TX Failed     0                    0
  TX Hello      11                   420
  TX DB des     9                    312
  TX LS req     1                    52
  TX LS upd     5                    376
  TX LS ack     3                    148
  TX Total      29                   1308
OSPFv3 header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, No Virtual Link 0, 
  Area Mismatch 0, Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, 
  Instance ID 0, Hello 0, MTU Mismatch 0, 
  Nbr Ignored 0, Authentication 0, 
OSPFv3 LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 
Summary traffic statistics for process ID 6:
OSPFv3 packets received/sent
  Type          Packets              Bytes
  RX Invalid    0                    0
  RX Hello      11                   436
  RX DB des     7                    316
  RX LS req     2                    104
  RX LS upd     9                    692
  RX LS ack     4                    264
  RX Total      33                   1812
  TX Failed     0                    0
  TX Hello      19                   724
  TX DB des     12                   456
  TX LS req     2                    104
  TX LS upd     8                    628
  TX LS ack     6                    296
  TX Total      47                   2208
OSPFv3 header errors
  Length 0, Checksum 0, Version 0, No Virtual Link 0, 
  Area Mismatch 0, Self Originated 0, Duplicate ID 0, 
  Instance ID 0, Hello 0, MTU Mismatch 0, 
  Nbr Ignored 0, Authentication 0, 
OSPFv3 LSA errors
  Type 0, Length 0, Data 0, Checksum 0, 

The network administrator can issue the clear ipv6 ospf traffic command to reset all counters and restart all statistics collections:

Router# clear ipv6 ospf traffic

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to the OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics for OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 feature.

Related Documents

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Feature Information for OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Table 1 Feature Information for OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics for OSPFv2 and OSPFv3

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

OSPF Enhanced Traffic Statistics for OSPFv2 and OSPFv3

12.4(6)T 12.2(31)SB2 12.2(33)SRB

This document describes the detailed OSPF traffic statistics that are provided when the user enters the new and modified commands show commands for OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.

The following commands were introduced or modified: clear ipv6 ospf traffic, show ip ospf traffic, show ipv6 ospf traffic.

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