To begin a port mirroring session, you must specify the type of port mirroring session.

Procedure

  1. Browse to a distributed switch in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Manage tab and select Settings > Port Mirroring
  3. Click New.
  4. Select the session type for the port mirroring session.

    Option

    Description

    Distributed Port Mirroring

    Mirror packets from a number of distributed ports to other distributed ports on the same host. If the source and the destination are on different hosts, this session type does not function.

    Remote Mirroring Source

    Mirror packets from a number of distributed ports to specific uplink ports on the corresponding host.

    Remote Mirroring Destination

    Mirror packets from a number of VLANs to distributed ports.

    Encapsulated Remote Mirroring (L3) Source

    Mirror packets from a number of distributed ports to remote agent’s IP addresses. The virtual machine’s traffic is mirrored to a remote physical destination through an IP tunnel.

    Distributed Port Mirroring (legacy)

    Mirror packets from a number of distributed ports to a number of distributed ports and/or uplink ports on the corresponding host.

  5. Click Next.