Traffic Mirroring packet format - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Traffic Mirroring packet format

Mirrored traffic is encapsulated with a VXLAN header. All appliances that receive traffic directly with this feature should be able parse a VXLAN-encapsulated packet. For more information about the VXLAN protocol, see RFC 7348.

The following fields apply to Traffic Mirroring:

  • VXLAN ID — The virtual network ID that you can assign to a traffic mirror session. If you do not assign a value, we assign a random value that is unique to all sessions in the account.

  • Source IP address — The primary IP address of the source network interface.

  • Destination IP address — The primary IP address of the appliance, or the Network Load Balancer when the appliance is deployed behind one.