Selecting Overview → Analytics → Switch Analytics → vPort displays the vPorts dashboard. The vPort tab is highlighted.

Selecting the desired switch automatically updates the vPorts dashboard with information from the selected switch.

The vPort dashboard displays port traffic data by IP address on the selected switch. A Flow Trace button is present in each entry.

Additional parameters include: MAC, Ports, VLAN, Host Status, Entity, vSwitch, VS-Type, Port Group and Vnic-Type.

You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.

Switch Analytics vPorts Dashboard

Select Flow Trace to perform a trace of the packet flow using the Insight Analytics IP based Flow Filter.

Switch Analytics vPorts Flow Trace Flow Filter

To create a Flow Filter enter the required parameters which include:

  • Source IP  / Port – source IP address and source Port
  • Destination IP / Port – destination IP address and destination Port
  • Last "N" minutes – select the desired collection period in terms of last minutes

Click Start to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without applying any changes.

The Topology Map displays updates with an animated Flow Trace visual indicator showing the beginning and end points of packet flow and the hops between the devices.

Switch Analytics vPorts Flow Trace Flow Filter Results

If a flow path does not exist between the selected Source IP and the Destination IP the following message will be displayed:

Switch Analytics vPorts Flow Trace Flow- No Flow Exists

A Search function provides a useful method of searching and refining list information. You begin by entering criteria displayed in any of the available columns.

Filtering functions work in an identical manner as described under the Insight Analytics Packet Search & Filtering section.