Do I need a dedicated virtual switch when installing LANGuardian

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When installing LANGuardian, I know it needs its own dedicated virtual switch, but is that all we need to do? All of our other VM’s don’t need to be going through this new vswitch do they?
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You have three options here. If you assign VLAN 4095 to a port group or a separate virtual switch you won’t need to have the VM’s on the same switch. VLAN 4095 is a special VLAN for network monitoring. Option 2 is the most common choice.

1. Connect the LANGuardian sensor port to the same virtual switch as the servers and allow promiscuous mode on this switch
2. Create a port group on an existing switch and connect the LANGuardian sensor to this. Assign VLAN 4095 and allow promiscuous mode.
3. Create a separate switch and configure it to use VLAN 4095 with promiscuous mode enabled.

Hope this helps,