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solution for port monitoring

hello everybody,

we have 2 core 3550 12-G switch. the desktop switch a connected via gigainterface to the core switches. so, i will monitoring all the traffic in the vlans, what can i do? i have only one monitoring port on my 4210 ips. its a good solution when i make one monitor session on the first core switch and one monitor session on the second core switch. the sourceports for example: range giga 0/1 to giga 0/8 the destinaton port giga 0/10. on the destination port i plug a cable to a hub. from the second destination port on the other core switch i plug the cable to the same hub, so i can take one cable to the monitor interface on the ips from the hub.

many thanks for an answer...

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Re: solution for port monitoring

I see a lot of problems with your idea.

1) Do you have a hub with 1 Gb ports???

2) You probably will create a loop conecting both switches

3) STP will be blocking the ports

4) Should be there a lot of collision

etc.

I suggest you use your sensor to monitor only one port.

Alberto Giorgi from Spain.

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New Member

Re: solution for port monitoring

I see a lot of problems with your idea.

1) Do you have a hub with 1 Gb ports???

2) You probably will create a loop conecting both switches

3) STP will be blocking the ports

4) Should be there a lot of collision

etc.

I suggest you use your sensor to monitor only one port.

Alberto Giorgi from Spain.

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Re: solution for port monitoring

hi alberto,

ups.. i dont see this problems with my idea!

so i will take one monitor port for scanning the traffic! thanks for the suggest!

nik

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Re: solution for port monitoring

n,steffen

I hope by now you have tried your solution and found sucess. We have used your method before when we had similar limitations. My suggestion is to take the spanning output from the first switch and connect it to a seperate VLAN in the second switch with no other ports assigned to it. Then span all the ports on the second switch to your sensor.

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