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inet (Port Mirroring)


Hierarchy Level


Specify that the output interface will be of type inet. Use this statement so that you can send the mirrored packets to the IP address of the device running an analyzer application. The device can be on a remote network. When you use this feature, the mirrored packets are GRE-encapsulated. The analyzer device must be able to de-encapsulate GRE-encapsulated packets, or the GRE-encapsulated packets must be de-encapsulated before reaching the analyzer device. (You can use a network sniffer to de-encapsulate the packets.)


An output IP address cannot be in the same subnetwork as any of the switch’s management interfaces.


If you create virtual routing instances and also create an analyzer configuration that includes an output IP address, the output address belongs to the default virtual routing instance (inet.0 routing table).

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.routing-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1X53.