virtual routers

L4 Transporter

virtual routers

How can you tell if a virtual router is passing traffic? Is there a check or test you can run?

Community Team Member

Hi jprovine,


If you know which interface is using which virtual-router you could check interface counters (received and transmitted) with the command 'show counter interface ethernet1/x'.


hope this helps,


L6 Presenter

From my understanding VR is not passing traffic, it is just a bundle of the routes or single routing table which you attaching to the firewall interface (s). You can run simple "ping" or "traceroute" command to the destination to see next hot (path) etc. Don't forget allow this traffic in the security policy

L4 Transporter

I will give that a shot

L4 Transporter

I guess it would be more correct to say how do I make sure that the router is working LOL

L2 Linker

Actually what you can to is:


- attach your trust interface to the VR

- attach your untrust interface to the VR

- go to the CLI and enter "ping source <ip-of-trust-interface> host <ip-of-host-in-untrust-zone>


A setup like this would normally be trust (LAN) to untrust (internet) so in my case it would be:


ping source host


If the ping succeeds you know that your VR is working.


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