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Re: [Xen-users] network usage gathering

  • To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:36:29 +0800
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 18:37:17 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
  • Openpgp: id=98EF9A49

Mike Denning wrote:
> I've run into a problem gathering usage for my xen virtual systems. With
> my old model I used to gather all network usage via my cisco devices
> using the the counters for each port. Each system had it's own port on
> the switch, and I tracked network usage accordingly. Now that I'm using
> xen for virtual systems, and multiple vm's share the same switch port,
> i'm not exactly sure what my best option is for tracking usage.
> I thought I may be able to setup vlans on the switch, and bind each vm
> to a different vlan using vconfig... but it seems like there has to be a
> better solution than that. Has anyone done anything like this? Any
> insight would be greatly appreciated.
> -- Mike

There IS a solution. In your dom0, do:

cat /proc/net/dev


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