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Monitoring span session from 2 different switches

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Feb 11th, 2004
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I have to switches 6509 and 5000 both have a span port on them how can i monitor the traffic from both switches , can i do connecting to switches to a switch and connect my monitoring station to that switch, will i be able to do that or is there any different way


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skarundi Wed, 02/11/2004 - 08:16
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it is not a good idea to connect a destination span port to another switch.


See URL: http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/41.html#topic8-2


for an example of the consequences of doing that.


Since you have a cat5000 it is not possible configure remote SPAN. Remote SPAN is really the solution you are looking for.


More details on it is found at

URL: http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/41.html#topic4-2


For now you'll have to just setup 2 sniffers on each switch until you get to upgrade the cat5000 to a cat6k or catalyst 4500.



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