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


You must select a node switch from the Fabric to update the dashboard with Port Traffic data.



Switch Analytics vPorts Dashboard - No Switch Selected


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


The vPort page displays port traffic data by IP address on the selected switch.


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 an IP Address to create a Flow Trace to perform a trace of the packet flow using the Insight Analytics IP based Flow Filter or to view Connections information using Insight Analytics Flow.



Switch Analytics vPorts Flow Trace Flow Filter


To create an IP Based 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 Flow Trace or Connections to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without applying any changes.


Selecting Connections takes you to the Insight Analytics Flow Connections dashboard.


Alternatively, clicking on any link in the dashboard other than the IP Address takes you to the Insight Analytics Flow Connections dashboard as well.


Selecting Flow Trace updates the Topology Map 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 Common Features - Search & Filtering section.