To complete the creation of a port mirroring session, select ports or uplinks as destinations for the port mirroring session.

You can create a port mirroring session without setting the source and destinations. When a source and destination are not set, a port mirroring session is created without the mirroring path. This allows you to create a port mirroring session with the correct properties set. Once the properties are set, you can edit the port mirroring session to add the source and destination information.

Port mirroring is checked against the VLAN forwarding policy. If the VLAN of the original frames is not equal to or trunked by the destination port, the frames are not mirrored.

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Select the destination for the port mirroring session.

Depending on which type of session you chose, different options are available.

Option

Description

Select a destination distributed port

Click Select distributed ports to select ports from a list, or click Add distributed ports to add ports by port number. You can add more than one distributed port.

Select an uplink

Select an available uplink from the list and click Add to add the uplink to the port mirroring session. You can select more than one uplink.

Select ports or uplinks

Click Select distributed ports to select ports from a list, or click Add distributed ports to add ports by port number. You can add more than one distributed port.

Click Add uplinks to add uplinks as the destination. Select uplinks from the list and click OK.

Specify IP address

Click Add. A new list entry is created. Select the entry and either click Edit to enter the IP address, or click directly in the IP Address field and type the IP address. A warning appears if the IP address is invalid.

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Click Next.

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Review the information that you entered for the port mirroring session on the Ready to complete page.

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(Optional) Use the Back button to edit the information.

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Click Finish.

The new port mirroring session appears in the Port Mirroring section of the Settings tab.