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udanap
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What are the differences between system history vs firewall history in SmartView Monitor?

Hi Guys,

What are the differences between System History and Firewall History come under SmartView Monitor > System Counters? Please refer the image for more details.

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Timothy_Hall
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Not much really.  The Firewall History report provides system statistics directly related to firewall enforcement such as overall CPU usage, memory consumed, number of concurrent connections, and overall packet rate.  The System History report focuses more on resource utilization in the underlying Gaia OS, nonspecific to firewall enforcement.  Stats are free disk space, and overall CPU usage further divided into kernel/system space (sy/si/hi as displayed in top) vs. process/user space (us/ni as displayed in top).  On an older firewall with User Space Firewall (USFW) disabled, the vast majority of firewall CPU utilization happens in kernel/system space.  On newer firewalls with USFW enabled, the vast majority of firewall CPU utilization happens in process/user space.

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G_W_Albrecht
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Just look at the counters after clicking View Properties:

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Timothy_Hall
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Not much really.  The Firewall History report provides system statistics directly related to firewall enforcement such as overall CPU usage, memory consumed, number of concurrent connections, and overall packet rate.  The System History report focuses more on resource utilization in the underlying Gaia OS, nonspecific to firewall enforcement.  Stats are free disk space, and overall CPU usage further divided into kernel/system space (sy/si/hi as displayed in top) vs. process/user space (us/ni as displayed in top).  On an older firewall with User Space Firewall (USFW) disabled, the vast majority of firewall CPU utilization happens in kernel/system space.  On newer firewalls with USFW enabled, the vast majority of firewall CPU utilization happens in process/user space.

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udanap
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Thanks for the update. As per you understanding, what would be the most appropriate indicator to get an idea of the throughput of the firewall?

 

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G_W_Albrecht
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Why not use Bytes Throughput ?

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