We have a port on our Cisco 4500X switch (VSS) that is experiencing a lot of output drops. The port experiencing the output drops is the traffic leaving our data center to our headquarters via a 1Gbps Metro-E circuit. We're not experiencing high bandwidth utilization on the Metro 1Gbps circuit. Although we haven't clear the counters in a while, the output drops are continuing at a decent clip.
Any idea why there are so many output drops considering the bandwidth utilization doesn't reach 100%?