Switch designed for mirroring tap ports

Ron Broersma ron at spawar.navy.mil
Thu Mar 1 09:04:20 CST 2012


Be careful when considering the Anue products.  When we evaluated both Anue and Gigamon, we had to rule out Anue due to total lack of IPv6 support, and went with Gigamon instead.  I have not heard whether the situation has changed in the last year.  We liked both products for their functionality and ease of use, but for us IPv6 was the distinguishing capability.

--Ron

Ron Broersma
DREN Chief Engineer

On Mar 1, 2012, at 9:50 AM, Slade, Ian wrote:

> Yes, the Cat 6500s are limited to a certain number of SPAN/port
> monitoring sessions.
> 
> Another tool, we've switched to after using the Gigamon for many years
> are taps and the Anue 5236 (10Gb) port aggregator.  From this we can
> split the SPAN feeds into different IDS/monitoring servers or load-share
> among several output servers.  It is a great tool and very easy GUI to
> control the feeds and output ports.
> 
> 
> Ian Slade
> Sr. Network Engineer, SAIC ITS Systems Engineering
> ian.slade at saic.com  703-676-5234  http://www.saic.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nanog-bounces+ian.slade=saic.com at nanog.org
> [mailto:nanog-bounces+ian.slade=saic.com at nanog.org] On Behalf Of A.
> Pishdadi
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:54 AM
> To: gwood83 at gmail.com
> Cc: NANOG
> Subject: Re: Switch designed for mirroring tap ports
> 
> No the issue isnt monitoring many ports at once, its having more then 1
> set of monitoring or 2 sets in the 6500 case. So I am monitoring say
> port channel 1 to ports 1 2 3 4, and port channel 2 , ports 4 5 6 and 7.
> After that I cannot monitor anymore ports.
> 
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 2:34 AM, gwood83 at gmail.com <gwood83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Instead of monitoring the physical interface, monitor the vlan from a 
>> Cisco IOS perspective on a CAT6500.  This will capture all physical 
>> interfaces associated with that vlan for mirroring/span.
>> 
>> HTH
>> 
>> Jonathan
>> #22744
>> 
>> Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!
>> 
>> 
>> ----- Reply message -----
>> From: "A. Pishdadi" <apishdadi at gmail.com>
>> Date: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 11:12 pm
>> Subject: Switch designed for mirroring tap ports
>> To: "NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org>
>> 
>> Hello All,
>> 
>> We are looking for a switch or a device that we can use for mirroring 
>> tap ports. For example , take a mirror port off of a core router say a
> 
>> 6509, connect it to a port on said device, say port 1. I would like 
>> then to be able to mirror port 1 on said device to multiple ports,  
>> like port 2 , 3, 4. We have the need to analyze traffic from one port
> on multiple devices.
>> Seems most switches are limited to mirroring to a max of 1 or 2 ports.
>> 
>> 
>> Any suggestions would be great.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Ameen
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 

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