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Span or port mirror?

L1 Bithead

Is it possible to use interfaces on PA-5020 as span or mirrored ports of other active interfaces on the same device?

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L6 Presenter

Hi...The port mirroring capability of the PA is for decrypted traffic only, and does not include non-decrypted traffic.  For example, SSL traffic can be decrypted by the PA and the contents inside the SSL tunnel can be forwarded out an Eth port set up as port mirroring.  Here's more info on port mirroring:

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/60/pan-os/pan-os/decryption/configure-decryption-port...

 

If you want to span all traffic, it's best to do it at your switch.  

 

Thanks.

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