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Dec 20 2015   4:49AM GMT

How to capture packets in Cisco VIRL?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Packet capture
Packet Sniffing

With the introduction of Cisco VIRL 1.0.0,capturing the  traffic has become quite simpler. One can now directly click the link on a device and do a packet capture. , in this post lets see how we can capture the traffic in Cisco VIRL and analyse it.

Step 1: Login in to VRIL server form your web browser and you should see below screen, click on User Workspace Management  (UMW)

VIRL- Traffic capture -1

Step 2 : Login to  UWM portal using  default credentials

Username: umwadmin

Password: password

VIRL-Traffic Capture 2

Step 3:  Select Overview and look out for active simulations and click the simulation you want to do the packet capture

VIRL - Traffic Capture 4

Step 4: Select the node and interface you can to do the pack capture and click the eye shaped icon as demonstrated below

VIRL- Traffic Capture 5

Step 5: Select Offline Capture and apply any filter needed  and click create, in my case I am capturing all the traffic no filters are applied

VIRL - Traffic Capture 6

Step 6: Download the capture data and analyze it using Wireshark

VIRL-Traffic Capture 7

Below is the  Wireshark snap shot of packet capture I did

VIRL - Packet Capture -8

The new Cisco VIRL 1.0.0  is really offering some cool Packet capturing features which are very easy to use

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