Posted on 2009-07-01
I have one main switch, and 4 other switches which are connected on a LAG.
I want to be able to monitor all of these switches with my software. Right now my main switch has a port mirror port setup plugged into a nic of a server. That port mirror is mirroring many ports. The problem is i cannot mirror the LAG connections hence i can't get data for those 4 siwtches.
Can I setup a port monitor on the 4 switches, then plug those 4 port monitors into a dummy switch, which is in turn plugged into a nic to my server/ or will that cause problems with traffic boucning or like a loop?
so SWITCH 1 ---> DUMMY SWITCH <--- SWITCH 2
NIC on server