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Packets Loss Check


We check if there are any PacketsReceivedDiscarded logged for the NIC. Large package loss can cause a performance impact on a system and should be investigated and fixed.

  • Good: PacketsReceivedDiscarded is 0
  • Warning: PacketsReceivedDiscarded lower than 1000
  • Error: PacketsReceivedDiscarded greater than 1000

NOTE: This counter is accumulation from reboot, or if the NIC setting was changed, so the counter can be stale for some time. However, even though you might not be actively dropping packets, the counter should be at 0 in a healthy environment.

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Additional Information

Large packet loss in the guest OS using VMXNET3 in ESXi (2039495)

Disable "adaptive rx ring sizing" to avoid random interface reset (78343)