Is there any way to overcome the 2 monitor session limitation by upgrading the Sup engine card for 6500 Cisco Switch?

  • Are you just talking about local SPAN? What kind of supervisors are you running?
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    Oct 14, 2014 at 14:34
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As far as I know you cannot do anything to increase the amount of SPANs (monitor-sessions) you can perform simultaneously on a Catalyst6509. When we previously ran into this problem, we started using VACLs instead and sending the traffic to capture ports.


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