Virtual Server Promiscuous Mode for Websense
Posted on 2008-06-18
We're trying to get Websense to work in a virtual machine on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and need to know how to properly configure all necessary elements to allow for span traffic or promiscuous mode so that Websense will be able to see all traffic to properly record and filter it, etc. So far we have the port on the Cisco switch configured for port span (echoing traffic from the port with our firewall to the port to which the physical server is connected), we have the virtual machine configured to point directly to the physical NIC of the physical server (no virtual network) and we have the virtual machine configured to allow promiscuous mode, but we're not seeing any traffic. Can anyone please advise as to how we might make this work?