Replication means sending copies of a data stream to multiple output ports. This feature is useful when the user wishes to send the same traffic stream to different tools for different types of analysis or auditing. Aggregation, replication, load balancing, and filtering can be combined. In this example, we will perform the replication of traffic arriving on port 1, sending that traffic out to both ports 2 and 3.

  • Navigate to the XX-Manager's Traffic Management page.
  • Open the Rule Sets tab.
  • Create and configure a new rule set, or configure an existing rule set. To create a new rule set, click the Add Rule Set button and give the new rule set a name. To configure a rule set, click the cogwheel icon on the row of the rule set you would like to configure.
  • Open the rule creation window by clicking the Add rule button.

  • Give the new rule a name by typing it in the Name field (optional).
  • In the Input interface section, click port 1 to select it.
  • In the Output interface section, click port 2 and port 3 to select them.
  • We can add filters in the Filters tab to target specific traffic. For this example, we assume that we want the entire traffic, and so we ignore the Filters tab.
  • Click the Confirm button to finish creating the rule. The rule now appears in the list of rules.
  • Click the Apply Rule Set button to activate the rule set.

The device will now output a copy of all traffic incoming on port 1 to both ports 2 and 3.

  • Last modified: March 2, 2023