I have a access switch with a 10gb upstream interface and a 1gb downstream interface, i can see from the show interfaces [int] that traffic is being dropped on the upstream downstream direction.
TenGigabitEthernet1/1 is up, line protocol is up (connected) Hardware is Ten Gigabit Ethernet Port, address is f4cf.e213.7e30 (bia f4cf.e213.7e30) Description: MATE.A01 MTU 1500 bytes, BW 1000000 Kbit/sec, DLY 10 usec, reliability 255/255, txload 5/255, rxload 1/255 Encapsulation ARPA, loopback not set Keepalive set (10 sec) Full-duplex, 1000Mb/s, link type is auto, media type is 1000BaseSX input flow-control is on, output flow-control is on ARP type: ARPA, ARP Timeout 04:00:00 Last input 00:00:45, output never, output hang never Last clearing of "show interface" counters never Input queue: 0/2000/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 7556661 Queueing strategy: Class-based queueing Output queue: 0/40 (size/max) 5 minute input rate 5364000 bits/sec, 1098 packets/sec 5 minute output rate 22402000 bits/sec, 2980 packets/sec 863690200 packets input, 401065551603 bytes, 0 no buffer Received 6568826 broadcasts (1428513 multicasts) 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles 0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored 0 input packets with dribble condition detected 2787171938 packets output, 1962145408543 bytes, 0 underruns 0 output errors, 0 collisions, 4 interface resets 0 unknown protocol drops 0 babbles, 0 late collision, 0 deferred 0 lost carrier, 0 no carrier 0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out
Most probably the cause of these drops are due to the fact that the traffic is comming from a higher bandwitdh interface to a lower bandwith one. the buffer gets full quickly and the switch as to discard some packets.
Is there a command where i can see the packet drops at a buffer level? Are there more causes for output drops? how can i troubleshoot these output drops more in detail?