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Port Mirroring has been introduced to VMware's vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) in vSphere 5.0.

Configure VDS

  1. Select the VDS to configure for port mirroring from the list.
  2. Navigate to the Manage tab and, in the Settings section, select Port Mirroring.

  3. Click New to begin creating a new port mirror configuration. A wizard appears.
  4. Select a session type, such as Distributed Port Mirroring.

  5. In the Edit Properties section, in the Name field, type a name for the port mirror set.
  6. Ensure the Status setting is Enabled.
  7. Because the port is only used to monitor traffic, set the Normal I/O on destination ports field to Disallowed.
  8. Adjust the Mirrored packet length setting as needed for the environment.
  9. Optionally, enter a Description to provide more information about the use of this mirrored port.

  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Select Sources section, select the port(s) to be mirrored for this set.
  12. Click OK.
  13. To determine which direction of traffic to monitor with this mirror, select Ingress, Egress, or Ingress/Egress. Monitoring both directions yields the maximum amount of information.

  14. Click Next.
  15. In the Select Destinations section, select the destination ports to receive the mirrored traffic.

  16. Click Next.
  17. In the Ready to Complete section, review the information mirror set and click Finish. The settings apply and, once the PVSPassive Vulnerability Scanner VM is configured correctly, PVS begins collecting data.

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