In order to capture the traffic passing through your network, you need a monitoring point deployed and connected to the switch port you want to monitor. Once this is done, you need to set a passphrase for capture files you’ll generate to keep them secure.
- A monitoring point must be set up and cabled for Usage monitoring. In particular, the monitoring point’s Primary Usage monitoring port must be physically connected to the switch port being monitored.
- The monitoring point location must be set.
Set the passphrase
A passphrase is used to secure your packet captures. Prior to capturing traffic you must set the passphrase.
Possible next steps include: