How to Monitor Multiple Switches with a 2-Port IDS
Posted on 2014-01-29
Okay so my dilemma... we have two ProCurve 2810-24G switches, two ProCurve 4208vl switches, and one 5406zl switch.
The two 2810-24G switches have a trunk between them using LACP and the two 4208vl switches have a trunk between them using LACP as well. All 5 of the switches also have 2 uplinks to our routers which is two Juniper routers in a HA pair. Because of this configuration we have 10 uplinks ports but our IDS device only has 2 monitoring ports (Dell SecureWorks) so I cannot put the device in-line and purchasing 2-3 IDS devices is not possible.
I am trying to figure out how I can monitor 1 mirrored port on each switch (5 ports total) even though my IDS on has 2 monitoring ports. Any thoughts on creative ways to accomplish this?
Thanks in advance!