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How can you monitor multiple switches?


Suppose I had two connected Ethernet switches, and many hosts communicating across them that I wanted to monitor traffic on. If I only have one available port on one of the two switches, is there some way I can configure them (using e.g. mirroring, etc) to show me all of the traffic on both switches on the monitor port?

This is roughly what I mean:

    B    D
    |    |
    |    |
    C    Monitor
I'm interested in traffic between any two hosts (e.g. A-B, D-C, E-D, etc) and can only connect to the monitor port.

asked 15 Jul '14, 12:39

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