• Preetam Zare

How to enable Port Mirroring

Working With Port Mirroring

Port mirroring allows you to mirror a distributed port’s traffic to other distributed ports or specific physical

switch ports.

Create a Port Mirroring Session

Create a port mirroring session to mirror vSphere distributed switch traffic to specific physical switch ports.


Needs a vSphere distributed switch version 5.0.0 or later.

Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details

Specify the name, description, and session details for the new port mirroring session.


1 Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.

2 Right-click the vSphere distributed switch in the inventory pane, and select Edit Settings.

3 On the Port Mirroring tab, click Add.

4 Enter a Name and Description for the port mirroring session.

Click Next.

Choose Port Mirroring Destinations

Click Next.

Choose Port Mirroring Destinations

Select Port, or uplink as destinations for the port mirroring session.

Port Mirroring is checked against the VLAN forwarding policy. If the VLAN of the original frames is not equal to or trunked by the destination port, the frames are not mirrored.

You can optionally enable port mirroring now or later now.

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