I am trying to set up SPAN over fiber. I have the server that I want to do the monitoring for a switch port. I am trying to get the tx and rx of a port and send it to the server. Since the link i am monitoring is over fiber i connected the link from the destination port to the server with 2 tx's because all i want to do is get the traffic that the source port is collecting and i am using 2 tx's because with the link i am monitoring being a 1Gbps that means 1G tx 1G rx. I only have the 2 tx's hooked to a fiber nic's rx ports (it has 2 tx/rx). but i get no link. will just plugging in the the other connections on the cable to the tx ports on the nic solve this to get a actual link?
sorry this is so confusing. please ask if you need more clarification or more specific questions. thanks alot.