Question about ERSPAN

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction: 

Question about ERSPAN
 

Question: 

Does ADA/MTP read or support ERSPAN traffic?
 
 
Meaning, does ADA/MTP read encapsulated traffic directly?
 

Environment:  

ADA/MTP
 

Answer: 

NO, not at the current time.
 
ERSPAN traffic is encapsulated or encoded-Riverbed traffic and ADA/MTP does not decapsulate traffic.
 
ADA/MTP can however read the traffic if unpacked or decapsulated before it’s sent to the monitor.
 
Meaning, you will have to terminate the ERSPAN on a local switch to present normal SPAN
traffic at a local switch to decapsulate before feeding the monitor.
 

Additional Information:

Reference Case #00526260
 
Currently, decapsulating traffic is not on the road map for ADA/MTP.
 
 
If you want it added you can submit an enhancement request at the following Community link.
https://communities.ca.com then from the Pencil Icon dropdown select Idea.