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SWG virtual appliance and VMware Workstation

Created: 01 Jan 2013 • Updated: 03 Jan 2013 | 3 comments
markr1963-2's picture
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Is it possible to use the SWG VA with VM Workstation 9 in SPAN/TAP monitor mode? I have VMNET0 bridged directly to the physical NIC that's attached to the mirroring port on my switch. The host is running Linux and ntop confirms that port mirroring is working.



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yang_zhang's picture

I don't think a SWG VA on VMware workstation can work as SPAN/TAP monitor mode. Because the virtual network card of the SWG VA is the same to a physical network card.

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BenDC's picture

Symantec Web Gateway requires 1 physical NIC for each virtual NIC on the SWG as well as their own virtual switches (usualy required to be in promiscious mode).