Foglight Agents misreporting NIC status/usage on VMs

Posted on 2013-01-23
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Last Modified: 2013-07-16

We have a situation where a Foglight NMS Studio agent (installed on a Win 2008R2 VMware VM version 7 virtual machine with a 1Gb E1000 NIC) is reporting NIC usage incorrectly.

When I say incorrectly, I mean either very high (but <1Gb) or sometimes impossibly high (>1Gb)

VMware tools is up to date.

I have checked usage in both the OS and in vCenter, and it is very, very low (<400kbps on average)

Would anybody be able to shed some light on this?

Also, some agents are installed on VMs with VMXNET 3 NICs. In the OS, these are seen as 10Gbps NICs. Foglight sees them as 4,294.97Mbps. Is this normal?

Much appreciate any help.

Question by:ollygd
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have you checked using VMware vSphere performance charts?

see my EE Article

HOW TO:  Performance Monitor vSphere 4.x or 5.0

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At the time, Foglight agents were unable to correctly report stats from a VMXnet vNIC


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