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Clueless and in Charge
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Copy Port

Morning

Can anyone tell me if it is possible and how to set up a "Copy Port" on a 8212zl Switch.

Thanks
Time flies when you havn't got a clue!!
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Jeff Carrell
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Re: Copy Port

if by "copy port" you want to send traffic going in and/or out of a specific port (or vlan group of ports) to a different port where an analyzer [such as wireshark] is connected, then here it is:

step 1: 'mirror 1 port b24' this is the port where wireshark is

step 2: 'interface a1 monitor all both mirror 1' this is the port of "interest" or the data you want to capture

see the following link for more details: http://cdn.procurve.com/training/Manuals/3500-5400-6200-6600-8200-MCG-Sept09-B-Monitor.pdf

hth...jeff
Clueless and in Charge
Occasional Advisor

Re: Copy Port

awesome, thanks.

Now the fun part.....can I mirror multiple ports to one port? In other words I want to capture the traffic from 8 ports on my mirror port.

Cheers
Time flies when you havn't got a clue!!
Mohammed Faiz
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Re: Copy Port

Yes, it's all in the link ;)
Pieter 't Hart
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Re: Copy Port

beware on heavily loaded ports.
if you want to capture 8 ports both send and receive (full-duplex), you generate 16-times as much traffic on the analyzer port!
result will be that packets will be dropped!
(only to the analyzer port not real traffic).

So your captured-data may not represent the real data on the originating ports.
Clueless and in Charge
Occasional Advisor

Re: Copy Port

Thanks guys, all working now.
Time flies when you havn't got a clue!!
Clueless and in Charge
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Re: Copy Port

Answer given.
Time flies when you havn't got a clue!!