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Create span port on Cisco Catalyst 3500

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Greetings,

Can someone assist me with creating a span port on a Cisco Catalyst 3500?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Telnet to the switch

You will need the port you want to enable span on. Do show interface to find the port number if you don't know. In following example we are assuming it is port fa 0/2 which will be monitoring port fa 0/5


enable
config term
interface fa 0/2
port monitor fa 0/5
end

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g000se

lol:) Sorry It was mistyping, I mean you when i post my answer.
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thanks for your input
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what does spanning mean or do?  For example if I span the port that means I can use it to monitor the other ports?
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thanks.  i use some of those too.  I was wondering to get more of a deeper understanding.  thanks.
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Hi g000se, looking for a deep understanding or a simple breakdown?  Basically, by spanning a port, it allows you to plug in a packet analyzer into one port for example, and see all the traffic to/from the other port that you are specifically monitoring.
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Thanks. rythost for the information.

Thank you all for assisting me with the question posted.
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