leaderone2
Contributor
Contributor

Port Mirror - Performance & Bandwidth effect

Hey everyone,

I want to configure port mirroring to some VMs in order to transfer all the packets to a security system.

I search all over the web and found that port mirroring is for troubleshooting and monitoring but not for static configuration cause of performance or bandwidth loose.

I want to know if anyone can measure or evaluate the bandwidth loose or performance overhead due to such configuration.

ESXi and VDS are 5.5、6.5.

Tags (1)
0 Kudos
2 Replies
daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

There's no way anyone of us can evaluate the performance loss and bandwidth requirements of port mirroring on an unknown VM of yours in your own environment. You'll simply have to test and observe the results to find out.

0 Kudos
leaderone2
Contributor
Contributor

I can measure the bandwidth consumption,

1、Do you have any method to measure the performance consumption?measure the esxi performance?

2、to everyone, Has anyone tested it?How about the result?Could you give me some reference?

Thank you

0 Kudos