Detailed troubleshooting of drop counters

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Detailed troubleshooting of drop counters

L3 Networker


I am having some issues with odd packet drops, and "show counter global filter severity drop" shows a lot of packets being dropped due to "Packets dropped: 802.1q tag not configured/Packets dropped: invalid interface" (same amount of packets dropped on both, so I assume these are related).

Are there any way of getting a log of what has been happening for flow_rcv_dot1q_tag_err and flow_no_interface?

Just knowing that the firewall is dropping packets doesn't help a lot when I'm unable to get any further information about the traffic.


I completely agree with you. We were troubleshooting issues
with packets being dropped and found it very hard to impossible to actually
find out why a packet is dropped. If the firewall drops a packet I should be
able to see a report or enter a CLI command to find out why and how many. I’m
actually filing a feature request for this. It just seems so basic, I can’t believe
it is so difficult.


You can follow this document and get a details information about any drop counter.

How to Enable Logging for Global Counters?

To enable logging for global counters, run the following command via CLI:

  • debug dataplane packet-diag set log counter <counter name Example:"flow_rcv_dot1q_tag_err and flow_no_interface">


You will be able to see the same logs under Monitor>> System logs.

To disable logging, run:

  • debug dataplane packet-diag clear log counter <counter_name>


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