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You manage the virtual network for a vSphere environment, and you closely work with network administrators. The administrators want to use a VM-based network sniffer (such as Wireshark) to inspect network packets for multiple distributed port groups on a single distributed virtual switch. Each of the distributed port groups is assigned to a different subnet and VLAN.
- Add a new distributed port group to a distributed virtual switch, and name it Sniffer.
- Configure the VLAN settings on the Sniffer distributed port group appropriately, such that it can be used to allow the sniffer VM to inspect packets from the other port groups.
- Do not configure other settings on the Sniffer port group. Just configure the VLAN settings to enable it to support the sniffer VM.
- Distributed virtual switch: dvSwitch1
- Port groups that require inspection: Prod-01, Prod-02, Prod-03
Objective: 2.2 Configure and Maintain VLANs, PVLANs, and VLAN Settings
- Chapter 2 - Configure and Maintain VLANs and PVLANs – Determine Use Cases for VLAN Trunking
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- Using the vSphere Client, navigate to Inventory > Networking.
- Examine the VLAN settings of Prod-01, Prod-02, and Prod-03. The VLANs of these port groups should be 201, 202, and 203.
- Right-click dvSwitch1 and select New Port group.
- Name the port group Sniffer.
- Set its VLAN Type to the VLAN Trunk and set its value to 201, 202, 203.