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Analyze traffic flow with "monitor port" on HP/Cisco switches



On a switch not capable of netflow/sflow, in this case a Cisco Catalyst 2950, would it be possible to set up a monitor port and have a PRTG remote probe utilize an different NIC to listen and report? If not, what other options do we have to analyze traffic besides netflow/sflow.

Thanks. John

monitor netflow sflow

Created on Mar 28, 2015 12:32:34 AM

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You can use the Packet Sniffer Sensor to get more detailed traffic information. You can configure a mirror port and duplicate the traffic to another physical NIC of your PRTG Core Server or Remote-Probe.

You can also use Test Access Points to duplicate the traffic.

For more information you can have a look at this Video Tutorial regarding bandwidth monitoring.

Best regards

Created on Mar 31, 2015 6:30:53 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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