Monitor network connection and packets that pass through the ports of a vSphere Standard Switch or a vSphere Distributed Switch to analyze the traffic between virtual machines and hosts. Capturing and Tracing Network Packets by Using the pktcap-uw UtilityMonitor the traffic that flows through physical network adapters, VMkernel adapters, and virtual machines adapters, and analyze packet information by using the graphical user interface of network analysis tools such as Wireshark. Configure the NetFlow Settings of a vSphere Distributed SwitchAnalyze virtual machine IP traffic that flows through a vSphere Distributed Switch by sending reports to a NetFlow collector. Working With Port MirroringPort mirroring allows you to mirror a distributed port's traffic to other distributed ports or specific physical switch ports. vSphere Distributed Switch Health CheckThe health check support in vSphere Distributed Switch 5.1 and later helps you identify and troubleshoot configuration errors in a vSphere Distributed Switch. Switch Discovery ProtocolSwitch discovery protocols help vSphere administrators to determine which port of the physical switch is connected to a vSphere standard switch or vSphere distributed switch.