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I want to know if there is a way to forward all switch traffic to single Destination port of Palo alto. So far I can find on switch side you can make a singel port source and destination the PA port. Just want to know if we can monitor all ports on the switch?





Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

you could theoretically forward _all_ ports to a single port on the switch, but unless your network doesn't have a lot of traffic that will bring down your switch


you may want to ask this on the forum of your preferred switch manufacturer 😄


if you really need to monitor everything you could supersegment your switch so each port has a single vlan, then connect the firewall via a trunk and create a subinterface for each vlan, that way all traffic needs to go through the firewall.

you could set it to layer2 mode if you don't want to route and subnet

Tom Piens
PANgurus - (co)managed services and consultancy

I see, Thank you very much I'll try this in a lab and see how it goes.



"Monitor", "Mirror" or "SPAN" are the general terms your probably looking for..


All our switch traffic is mirrored out to the PA Tap interface for inspection. 



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