I have the need to mirror/monitor a port on a HP A5800 AF, but to send the mirrored data for packet capturing to a host which is a virtual server.
I'm thinking of having the mirrored traffic dumped on a temporary VLAN which is in the trunk to the ESX host and add that vlan to the guest machine as secondary NIC.
From the documentation it seems I can mirror a vlan, but the "monitor" host has to be directly connected to a physical interface.
Since this is a remote datacentre I'm currently not in a condition to have a physical machine connected to the switch as recipient for the packet capture.
The switch's OS is ComWare v5.20
Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.