Mirroring sessions

A mirroring session consists of a mirroring source and destination (endpoint.) Although a mirroring source can be one of several interfaces, as mentioned above, for any session, the destination must be a single (exit) port. The exit port cannot be a trunk.

You can map multiple mirroring sessions to the same exit port, which provides flexibility in distributing hosts, such as traffic analyzers or an IDS. In a remote mirroring endpoint, the IP address of the exit port and the remote destination switch.

Mirroring sessions can have the same or a different destination. You can configure an exit port on the local (source) switch and/or on a remote switch as the destination in a mirroring session. When configuring a mirroring destination, consider the following options:

  • You can segregate traffic by type, direction, or source.