I have a Juniper SSG320M running ScreenOS 6.2 (actually 2 of them in an HA active/passive).

I want to measure the bandwidth consumed on one of the interfaces, and throw an alarm if that exceeds a certain threshold (e.g. >1Mbit/sec). Is there some way to do this with the native functionality in ScreenOS? I searched for this, but could not find an answer.

Note that I am interested in both ingress and egress bandwidth.

Edit: Any type of alarm will do. It can simply be a message in the log that I can grep for later.

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    Are you looking for any specific type of notification?
    – Ryan Foley
    Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 18:54
  • @Fizzle Question updated. Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 19:37
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You can set alarm thresholds on policy rules1. Would that suffice? I haven't found another way to do this. I would use an external host and read the counters using SNMP.

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