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During periods of high traffic, what is an acceptable percentage of discarded packets in ONTAP?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Data ONTAP 8
  • Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode

Answer

Generally, discarded packets below 0.1% of the total traffic should not substantially affect service.

Additional Information

A high volume of traffic can lead bus overruns causing some packets to be discarded. This does not always have a noticeable impact on the environment. More information can be found in our KB article on Troubleshooting Ethernet Network Ports in ONTAP using ifstat.