Monitor the Bridge Table and Changing the Aging time

NetScaler appliance bridges frames on the basis of bridge table lookup of the destination MAC address and the VLAN ID. However, the appliance performs forwarding only when Layer 2 mode is enabled.

The bridge table is dynamically generated, but you can display it, modify the aging time for the bridge table, and view bridging statistics. All the MAC entries in the bridge table are updated with the aging time.

To set the aging time of bride table entries by using the NetScaler command line:

At the command prompt, type:

  • set l2param -bridgeagetimeout <positive_integer>
  • show l2param

Example:

> set l2param -bridgeagetimeout 90
 Done

To view the statistics of a bridge table by using the NetScaler command line:

At the command prompt, type:

  • stat bridge

To set the aging time of bride table entries by using the NetScaler GUI:

Navigate to System > Network. On the Network page, in the Settings section, click Configure Layer2 Parameters and set the Timeout Value For The Bridge Table Entries (seconds) parameter.

To view the statistics of a bridge table by using the NetScaler GUI:

Navigate to System > Network > Bridge Table, select the MAC address, and click Statistics.

Monitor the Bridge Table and Changing the Aging time

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