Packet-Mirroring Terms

Table 48 defines terms used in this discussion of packet mirroring.

Table 48: Packet-Mirroring Terminology

Term

Meaning

Analyzer device

Device that receives the mirrored traffic from the E Series router. Also called the mediation device.

Analyzer interface

IP interface in analyzer mode on the E Series router that is used to direct mirrored traffic to the analyzer device.

CLI access class

Security level that grants access to specific CLI commands.

Mediation device

Device that receives the mirrored traffic from the E Series router. Also called the analyzer device.

Mirrored interface

Statically or dynamically configured interface on which traffic is being mirrored.

Mirrored user

User whose traffic is being mirrored.

Requesting authority

Group that is authorized to request or conduct packet mirroring.

Salt encryption

Random string of data used to modify a password hash.

Secure policy

Policies created with a mirror action and that contain information about where to forward mirrored traffic.

Trigger

RADIUS attribute that identifies a user whose traffic is to be mirrored. Packet mirroring starts when a trigger is detected.

An E Series router supports a maximum of 100 mirror trigger rules.

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