Azure VM Traffic mirroring

Nick Paramonov 46 Reputation points


For monitoring and application performance analysis purposes, we need to mirror the traffic from several virtual machines to a single VM, containing the intellectual TAP appliance. The idea is that all the traffic from multiple front-end servers should be sent to a separate virtual machine's NIC so that we could capture and analyze it later on.
Azure VNet TAP seems to be unavailable at this moment, even thought the first mentions of the service date back to 2018. Azure ATP Standalone sensor doesn't sound like it could provide this capability.

What would be the right way to achieve the desired outcome?

Thank you

Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. George Aziz 441 Reputation points


    I did some research on this topic, Microsoft announced that Virtual network TAP Preview is currently on hold in all Azure regions, but you can send them an email to "" with your subscription ID and they will notify you with future updates about the preview.

    They offered another alternatives using the "Packet Broker partner solutions" with Virtual network TAP partner solutions
    such as:

    Gigamon GigaSECURE
    Ixia CloudLens
    Nubeva Prisms
    Big Switch Big Monitoring Fabric

    Please click on Accepted Answer if this answer help you.

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