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Packet Capture on 2960X switch interface



I have configured the following commands to capture packet on switch trunk interface.


monitor capture buffer BUFFER NAME

monitor capture point ip cef POINT gigabitEthernet INTERFACE-NUMBER both

monitor capture point associate POINT BUFFER

monitor capture point start POINT


When I try to export the captured packets, there were no packets in the exported pcap file.


Am I missing something here or is there a defect?


Switch model and IOS version:

Switch Ports            Model                       SW Version       SW Image
------ -----          -----                     ----------       ----------
* 1        28        WS-C2960X-24PD-L    15.2(4)E6      C2960X-UNIVERSALK9-M


Please help.






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VIP Expert

Re: Packet Capture on 2960X switch interface


Not all SPAN features are supported on the 2960x series switches. What is your license level? "sh ver" should show you that.



Re: Packet Capture on 2960X switch interface

Hi Reza,


The following is the show version of the switch


Cisco IOS Software, C2960X Software (C2960X-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.2(4)E6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2018 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 05-Apr-18 02:53 by prod_rel_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is C2960X boot loader
BOOTLDR: C2960X Boot Loader (C2960X-HBOOT-M) Version 15.2(4r)E3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)

WS-C2960X-24PD-L-01 uptime is 2 weeks, 2 days, 6 hours, 45 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 05:48:27 EST Mon Jun 17 2019
System image file is "flash:/c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-4.E6.bin"
Last reload reason: Reload command


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cisco WS-C2960X-24PD-L (APM86XXX) processor (revision A0) with 524288K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC1806S4WC
Last reset from reload command
2 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
1 FastEthernet interface
26 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address : B0:00:B4:2D:D7:00
Motherboard assembly number : 73-14189-04
Power supply part number : 341-0528-01
Motherboard serial number : FOC18061WUE
Power supply serial number : LIT175108W4
Model revision number : A0
Motherboard revision number : A0
Model number : WS-C2960X-24PD-L
Daughterboard assembly number : 73-14200-03
Daughterboard serial number : FOC18052ELH
System serial number : FOC1806S4WC
Top Assembly Part Number : 800-38003-01
Top Assembly Revision Number : C0
Version ID : V01
CLEI Code Number : CMMLL00ARA
Daughterboard revision number : A0
Hardware Board Revision Number : 0x05

Switch Ports Model SW Version SW Image
------ ----- ----- ---------- ----------
* 1 28 WS-C2960X-24PD-L 15.2(4)E6 C2960X-UNIVERSALK9-M

Configuration register is 0xF





VIP Advisor

Re: Packet Capture on 2960X switch interface

c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-4.E6.bin  - you have lanbase-lan lite image.


here is the restriction look the release notes :

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Re: Packet Capture on 2960X switch interface

sorry, but SPAN , RSPAN is not same as Packet capture, right?
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