Multicast monitoring on 2 vmware ESXi vm's (ESXi 5.5)

Posted on 2014-03-07
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Last Modified: 2014-03-10

Regarding this question:

For multicast, please confirm following steps are correct:

1.      I put vm’s of which I want to monitor a multicast session on the same ESX host and disable DRS for them
2.      I enable promiscuous mode for vswitch as well as port groups of the vm hosts
3.      I start a netmon/wireshark, all traffic should be captured now

Please note this is a production environment, I will leave the settings only enabled for the time of the capture.
It won’t have any further impact, right?

Please advise.
Question by:janhoedt
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Abhilash earned 2000 total points
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Yes mostly that would be it. Also be aware that all the VM's in this switch can monitor the traffic since the promiscuous mode is on.

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