I absolutely love the Sonicwall products as you might have guessed. One of my peeves is hearing that you can’t show interface statistics – you can see that and so much more! You just have to know where to look.
Just open up SSH Management access on any interface, then connect to it with an SSH client like PuTTY – look at all of the fun stuff you can show in this little IOS-like environment:
TZ 210> show access-rules device nat syslog address-group firmware netstat system address-object gms network tech-support alerts ha pp-stats timeout all hw-stats processes tracelog arp interface route tsr ars language security-services vpn baud log service wd-stats buf-memzone log-categories service-groups web-management build-info log-filters session zone continuous mem-pools sonicpoint zones cp-stats memory ssh cpu memzone sslvpn debug messages status
Can’t show interface statistics? I bet you’re wrong:
TZ 210> show interface statistics X1 Interface statistics for X1 InDiscards : 0 InNUcast : 2188 InUcast : 2336686 InOctets : 2673340832 InErrs : 0 OutDiscards : 24 OutNUcast : 139 OutUcast : 1608500 OutOctets : 338528455 OutErrs : 0 InUnkProto : 0 InMcast : 824 InBcast : 1364 OutMcast : 0 OutBcast : 139
There’s show system to get basic system info, show device to get a quick and dirty summary of the configuration, show messages to see those little status messages when you log into the device, show log to see a list of administrative events, show vpn policy to dump the current VPN tunnel configurations, …