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Cisco Bug: CSCuj33075 - Slower response time when polling the if-table for FEX host interfaces

Last Modified

Aug 14, 2020

Products (9)

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 5596UP Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5596T Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5010 Switch

Known Affected Releases

5.2(1)N1(4) 5.2(1)N1(5) 6.0(2)N2(1)

Description (partial)

Pooling the if-table ( for FEX hosts interfaces is significantly slower than for the other Nexus  interfaces (ie none fex interfaces). 

This may cause the snmpget requests to pile up on the Nexus SNMP agent which in turn increases the average response time of all snmp requests. Once we stop the pooling, Nexus recovers

Batching snmpget request on the if-table for FEX host interfaces

This is also seen when polling dot3stats, i.e:


This problem is particular evident when the Nexus 5000 switch has at least 1 fex connected.
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