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Core switch documentation

LANGuardian network monitoring software uses deep packet inspection to analyze the traffic flowing through the core switch on your network. LANGuardian acquires data from a monitoring port on the core switch (see the architecture page for details). The steps involved in setting up a monitoring (SPAN) port are different for every core switch. This page contains links to the manufacturers’ core switch documentation for commonly used switches.

If your switch is not listed on this page, or you need help configuring a monitoring port to send traffic to LANGuardian, please contact our support team and they will be happy to provide free, no-obligation assistance. This page on the Wireshark wiki is also a useful resource.

http://wiki.wireshark.org/SwitchReference

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Baseline Switch 2924-PWR Plus User Guide
This guide provides information about the Web user interface for the 3Com® Baseline Switch 2924-PWR Plus.

Baseline Switch 2250 Plus User Guide
This guide describes how to install and perform initial management configurations on the Baseline Switch 2250.

Baseline Switch 2226-SFP Plus, 2426-PWR Plus, and 2250-SFP Plus – Installation and User Guide
This guide describes how to install and perform initial management configurations on the Baseline Switch 2226-SFP Plus, 2426-PWR Plus, and 2250-SFP Plus.

Switch 4500G Family Configuration Guide
This guide provides information about configuring your network using the commands supported on the 3Com Switch 4500G Family.

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Configuring SPAN on the Catalyst 2940
This chapter from the Catalyst 2940 Switch Software Configuration Guide describes how to configure a SPAN port on a typical Cisco switch.

Configuring SPAN on the Nexus 5000
This chapter from the Nexus 5000 Series Switch CLI Software Configuration Guide describes how to configure a SPAN port on a Nexus 5000 switch.

SPAN Configuration on a Nexus 7000 Series Switch
This document provides a sample configuration and verification for the Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) on the Cisco Nexus 7000 series devices to monitor the traffic between Ethernet ports.

Monitoring Network Traffic Using SPAN
This chapter from the MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide describes the SPAN features provided in switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.

Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switch Administration Guide
This document describes how to configure and manage Cisco Small Business 300 Series managed switches.

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Using the CLI: Dell PowerConnect Switch Command Reference
This manual describes the Command Line Interface (CLI) for Dell PowerConnect switches.

Dell PowerConnect 6200 Series Configuration Guide
This configuration guide provides examples of how to use the Dell™PowerConnect™ 6200 Series switch in a typical network. It describes the advantages of specific functions the PowerConnect 6200 Series switch provides and includes information about configuring those functions using the command line interface (CLI).

Dell PowerConnect 28xx Systems User Guide
This User’s Guide contains the information needed for installing, configuring and maintaining the PowerConnect 2808, PowerConnect 2816, PowerConnect 2824, and PowerConnect 2848 Webmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switches.

Dell PowerConnect 54xx Systems User Guide
This User Guide contains the information needed for installing, configuring and maintaining the PowerConnect 54xx device. The PowerConnect 54xx series systems have two versions: 5424 has 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 5448 has 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

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HP Networking Support – Web Guide
This handbook describes the most heavily used HP Networking support sites. It begins with an overview, and then dives further into each area of the web and the type of information and functionality you can expect there.

How to configure remote and intelligent mirroring on ProCurve switches
This application note explains how to configure remote and intelligent port mirroring on ProCurve ProVision switches.

HP ProCurve Series 2500 Switches – Management and Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to use the command line interface, menu interface, and web browser interface for the HP ProCurve Switches 2512 and 2524. Port mirroring is described in Chapter 10.

ProCurve Series 6120 Switches – Management and Configuration Guide
This guide is intended for use with the HP ProCurve 6120G/XG and 6120GX switches. It describes how to use the command line interface (CLI), Menu interface, and web browser to configure, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot switch operation.

HP ProCurve Switch 4108gl – Management and Configuration Guide
This guide describes how to use the command line interface (CLI), menu interface, and web browser interface for the HP Procurve Switch 4108GL— also referred to as the Switch 4108GL.

Management & Configuration Guide for the ProCurve 3500yl, 5400zl & 6200y Series Switches
This guide describes how to use the command line interface (CLI), menu interface, and web browser interface for HP Procurve 3500yl, 5400zl & 6200y series switches.

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Configuring Port Mirroring
This document describes how to configure port mirroring on Juniper devices.

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GS700TPS Smart Switch Software Administration Manual
This manual describes how to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot the GS700TPS Gigabit Stackable PoE Smart Switch using its included software. The section on port mirroring starts on page 7-22.

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Nortel Ethernet Switch 460/470 Configuration – System Monitoring
This guide provides information about system logging, displaying system statistics, and configuring network monitoring on the Nortel Ethernet Switch 460 and Nortel Ethernet Switch 470. Quick steps for port mirroring are contained in Appendix A.

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Working with Port Mirroring
This chapter from the ESXi and vCenter Server 5.0 Documentation in the VMware vSphere Documentation Center describes how to work with port mirroring in a vSphere networking environment.

VMware vSphere Distributed Switch Best Practices
This technical white paper provides best practice guidelines for deploying the VMware vSphere distributed switch (VDS) in a vSphere environment.

vSphere 5 New Networking Features – Port Mirroring
VMware Networking Blog article that describes port mirroring in vSphere Distributed Switch.

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