hi i am currently configuring my switch but i also found this link:
the configs i am specifically interested in are:
switch port analyser (span)
span ports allow you to send all the traffic from other ports out to a designated port. this is normally configured if you need to either place a standard packet sniffer on the designated port or an ids/ips - intrusion detection system & intrusion prevention system - ok .
(config)# monitor session 1 source interface fastethernet 0/1 - 20 both
(config)# monitor session 1 destination interface fastethernet 0/24
storm control allows you to configure actions at a port level based on overall traffic levels seen per port seen by the switch. below gives you an example based upon port shutdown should the total throughput of traffic be broadcast based.
(config-if) storm-control action shutdown
(config-if) storm-control broadcast level 70
i have input part of the above commands and they appear to be available on my switch.
question 1. which ports or when should i add these configs above ?