RSPAN Monitoring

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Mar 19th, 2007
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to use RSPAN on LAN, I used two Catalyst 3560.

on the first I did the configuration:

monitor session 1 source vlan 1

monitor session 1 destination remote vlan 901

on the second switch I did the config:

monitor session 1 source remote vlan 901

monitor session 1 destination interface FastEthernet 0/23

I can ping the two VLANs as the switch can did the layer 3 functions.

but the first switch cannot support the command "reflector-port".

on the remote port (Fa0/24) I cannot capture the ping between the VLANs, is it due to the reflector-port command??


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wochanda Mon, 03/19/2007 - 17:35
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3560's dont need 'reflector-port', only on 3550. Make sure you have this in your config:

vlan 901



omar.elmohri Wed, 03/21/2007 - 08:02
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Thanks for the note.

I have just to ask another question:

the 3560, dont need a reflector port because it's a layer 3 or for another reason?


ankbhasi Wed, 03/21/2007 - 10:23
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Hi Omar,

3550 and some lower model have architecture limitation that they need to have a unused port working as a reflector port and this architecture limitation is removed from 3560 and some higher model switchlike 3750,Cat6k.

3550 is also a layer 3 switch so that does not matter. So its just an advancement in architecture design.



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