Current Bandwidth not reported on RHEL without VMWare tools installed

Article:TECH154965  |  Created: 2011-03-07  |  Updated: 2011-03-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH154965
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Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



This issue occurs  when starting RHEL 4 as VMWare guest system with no VMWare tools installed. Copy and run command line from "Network Current Bandwidth Bytes/sec Linux" from
Network Linux policy produces no results.
 


Error



Copy and run command line from "Network Current Bandwidth Bytes/sec Linux" from Network Linux policy produces no results.
 


Environment



Monitor Solution 7.0 & 7.1

Monitor Pack for Servers 7.0 & 7.1


Cause



Problems are caused by "ethtools" utility not returning all expected
information for network interface.
 


Solution



After VMWare tools is installed and configured on system - utility will return detailed information and metric will start working properly.
 




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH154965


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