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Optimizing and Troubleshooting: Hyper-V Networking by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 4. Port mirroring

Port mirroring is a new capability built into the Hyper-V virtual switch in Windows Server 2012. With port mirroring, traffic sent to or from a Hyper-V virtual switch port is copied and sent to a mirror port.

Port mirroring supports a wide range of different applications and uses. An entire ecosystem of network visibility companies exist that have created products designed to consume port mirror data for performance management, security analysis, and network diagnostics. With Hyper-V virtual switch port mirroring, you can now select the switch ports that are monitored as well as the switch port that receives copies of all the traffic. Combined with either the Windows PowerShell support included in Windows Server 2012 or ...

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