Monitoring the Virtual Chassis Status and Statistics on EX Series Virtual Chassis

 

Purpose

Note

This topic applies only to the J-Web Application package.

You can use the J-Web monitoring functionality to view information about the switches that are members of a Virtual Chassis and their ports. J-Web monitoring is supported on EX2200, EX3300, EX4200, EX4300, EX4500, EX4550, and EX8200 switches in a Virtual Chassis. Starting with Junos OS Releases 14.1X53-D10 and 16.1R1, J-Web monitoring is supported on EX4600 switches and EX4600 switches in a Virtual Chassis.

Use the monitoring functionality to view the following information about the switches and the ports on EX2200, EX3300, EX4200, EX4300, EX4500, EX4550, and EX8200 switches that are members of a Virtual Chassis:

  • Member details and how members are connected with each other

  • Traffic statistics for Virtual Chassis ports (VCPs) of the selected members

  • Details of the VCP packet counters

Action

To view Virtual Chassis monitoring details in the J-Web interface for a Virtual Chassis, select Monitor > Virtual Chassis.

To view member details for all members in the CLI, enter the following command:

user@switch> show virtual-chassis

To view VCP traffic statistics for a specific member in the CLI, enter the following command:

user@switch> show virtual-chassis vc-port statistics member member-id

To view the path a packet takes when going from a source interface to a destination interface in a Virtual Chassis configuration using the CLI, enter the following command:

user@switch> show virtual-chassis vc-path

Meaning

In the J-Web interface, the top half of the screen displays details of the Virtual Chassis configuration, such as:

  • Member

  • Role

  • Status

  • Interface

  • Type

  • Speed

  • Neighboring Member ID

  • Link Status

  • Error count

Note

If the member switch in the Virtual Chassis is not provisioned, the member ID will be displayed as -.

Click the Stop button to stop fetching values from the switch, and click the Start button to start plotting data again from the point where it was stopped.

To view a graph of the statistics for the selected VCP of the member, click Show Graph.

Refresh Interval (sec)—Displays the time interval you have set for page refresh.

Click Clear Statistics to clear the monitoring statistics for the selected member switch. You can specify the interval at which the member details and statistics must be refreshed.

The bottom half of the screen displays a chart of the Virtual Chassis statistics and the port packet counters.

For details about the output from CLI commands, see the show virtual-chassis and show virtual-chassis vc-port statistics command summaries.

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Release
Description
Starting with Junos OS Releases 14.1X53-D10 and 16.1R1, J-Web monitoring is supported on EX4600 switches and EX4600 switches in a Virtual Chassis.