Product Documentation

Monitoring the Bridge Table and Changing the Aging time

Sep 01, 2016

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 change the aging time by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

  • set bridgetable -bridgeAge <positive_integer>
  • show bridgetable

Example

 
> set bridgetable -bridgeage 70 
 Done

To change the aging time by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to System > Network > Bridge Table.
  2. Click Change Ageing Time, and set the Ageing Time (seconds) parameter.
  3. In the Action list, select Change Ageing Time, and set the Ageing Time (seconds) parameter.

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

At the command prompt, type:

stat bridge

To view the statistics of a bridge table by using the configuration utility

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