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Layer 2/3 network monitoring for enclosure w/VC modules

 
pakm11
Advisor

Layer 2/3 network monitoring for enclosure w/VC modules

I am trying to find ways to monitor network traffic in/out of the enclosure.
My hope was to use a Linux blade server running, may be ntop, feed the Vlans to this server and monitor communications.
It doesn't seem like I may be able to so.
From what I see, port mirroring is only accessible via VC uplinks, so I have to have an external to the enclosure device to monitor the network traffic.
Do you know any other method where we can do this internally from within the enclosure?
2 REPLIES
Adrian Clint
Honored Contributor

Re: Layer 2/3 network monitoring for enclosure w/VC modules

I think as VC is not a switch you need to be on a switch - which puts you outside the blade enclosure.

Do you have private set on any of the VC networks - as you cannot see any traffic on a network with this on at all unless the traffic is destined for the monitoring blade.
pakm11
Advisor

Re: Layer 2/3 network monitoring for enclosure w/VC modules

No I don't have private net for the enclosure.
I thought I may be able to tap in to or mirror traffic in/out from enclosure without having to work with network folks.
But as it stands, I may not be able to do that.
May be with the next incarnation of enclosures...
Thanks