rsharpe at richardsharpe
Oct 26, 2003, 10:23 AM
Post #2 of 4
On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, Kouser Izhar wrote:
> Dear Sir / Madam,
> 1 - Please let me know if Ethereal can be used for other switches . for
> example, Brocade, McData, Connectrix.
You can capture from any port on a switch on the device on that port if
Ethereal runs on it.
If perchance, you mean capturing all packets that go through the switch,
you will have to set up port mirroring/monitoring/spanning on the switch
to have packets from some or all other ports sent out a specific port.
Unless one of the vendors has done the work, Ethereal does not run on a
Most likely, in any case, you will not want to use Ethereal to capture
data at the sort of high data rates to be expected from a switch's monitor
port. Use tethereal or tcpdump or whatever.
> 2 - Can we use this software with Compaq/ ATL Library, ATTO / NSR /
> bridges, Emulex / Compaq HBA adapters?
You can use Ethereal to look at any of the protocols listed as supported.
Apart from that, your question seems badly posed.
> 3 - Which port is used to capture traces on the switch?
Whichever port you want to use. See your switch vendor's documentation on
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,