I will be happy to assist you with the interpretation of the command output from: sh cluster xxxx target status
Total - This is the total number of target sessions that have been allocated to the physical target device. This should equal the sum of in_use+hot+cold+discards or else there may be an issue. In your case 643 + 49 + 3 + 28 = Total 723.
In Use - This is the number of established TCP connections on the target side of the DX that are involved in fulfilling a current HTTP request and are actually transferring data.
Hot - Number of established TCP connections on the target side of the DX that are not involved in fulfilling a current HTTP request.
Cold - Allocated but not connected; probably were established connections but then were closed. The maximum number of cold connections is 512.
Discards - After the maximum of cold connections is exceeded they are discarded. These cold connections are deallocated, freed and logged on the disgard counter.
I hope this makes the output a little more clear for you, any questions then please reply to this thread.
Message Edited by ChristopherHowarth on 07-02-2008 05:01 AM
Christopher Howarth CISSP RHCE JNCIS-FWV JNCIA-WX/SSL