[c-nsp] ASR1000 QFP/ESP utilization

Chuck Church chuckchurch at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 10:15:02 EST 2015

Thanks, it does seem like it's more of a CPU load than a % of the maximum bandwidth your ESP is capable of.  I guess I'll just watch the bps counters along with the TailDrops in the other command output.


-----Original Message-----
From: Łukasz Bromirski [mailto:lukasz at bromirski.net] 
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2015 2:10 PM
To: Chuck Church
Cc: cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [c-nsp] ASR1000 QFP/ESP utilization


> On 15 Jan 2015, at 13:06, Chuck Church <chuckchurch at gmail.com> wrote:
> I took that as
> meaning the % of BW against your ESP limit such as 5 gigabit in this case.
> Our two I'm looking at (both running 3.7.4) look like this (bottom 3 lines):
> Total (pps)                              344698      357155      334210
> 340850
> (bps)                               2266105832  2329040800  2187654192
> 2239088888
> Processing: Load (pct)           4                   5                     4
> 4
> The % listed is 4 or 5, yet the bps total seems to be about 2.2 
> gigabit, or approaching half  of what the ESP5 should be able of 
> doing.  Should I just use the bps line and ignore the processing load 
> line?  I'm not sure what it's indicating a percentage of.  The total 
> bps line matches up pretty well with the 5 minute input count of all interfaces.

The processing load (percentage) is quite low, as ESP CPU may not be tasked with lot of things to do on the traffic itself. Depending on the features configured you may be either higher or lower.

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