• Tag : Arista Packets


Packets FAQs

Packets is a cloud based network analysis and visual troubleshooting tool. Here are a few frequently asked questions and useful tips.   What file formats are supported? Captures with the formats – .pcap, .cap, .wcap, .pkt and .pcapng – are supported. Both wireless and wire-side captures are supported.   How do I capture the packets on my network? You can use tools like Wireshark to capture packets on your network. If you are on Mac, you can install AirTool or use Wireless Diagnostics.   What other tools can be integrated with Packets? AirTool users can upload traces from AirTool directly...
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Getting Started With Packets

  Packets is a cloud based network analysis and visual troubleshooting tool. The workflow is pretty simple and straightforward. Here is a quick guide to get you started with the tool.       Uploading A Tracefile On login you will be presented with the Home page as shown below. The Home Page allows you upload new traces or to manage already uploaded traces.   To upload a new trace, simply drag and drop it in the section marked as ‘Drag Your Traces Here’ or you can also click on the ‘Select Files’ text to browse and select a file...
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How to Capture Wireless Packets on a Client Using Microsoft Network Monitor

Introduction This article explains how to capture wireless packets on a Client with the use of Microsoft Network Monitor (NetMon). It is possible to perform a troubleshooting packet capture from an Arista AP via CloudVision Wi-Fi/Wireless Manager. However, if this is not possible for any reason, you can capture packets on the Client itself by using NetMon. To install this software, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/4865. (This has been archived by Microsoft but still is available. You can also use the Microsoft Message Analyzer for updated parser support) WireShark Limitation Capturing WLAN traffic on Windows requires WinPcap and depends on the underlying network...
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Why do I see Many ARP Packets Coming from Arista Sensors on My Network?

Introduction This article describes one of the techniques used by Arista Sensors to determine wired connectivity of the Access Points that are visible in the RF vicinity. This technique leverages ARP request packets sent by the sensor from its wired side MAC address on each VLAN. ARP request packets are sent to Layer 2 broadcast address. Prerequisites Arista WIPS Sensor and Wireshark How it Works The Arista Marker packets are formatted as gratuitous ARP Requests i.e., sensor requests resolution of its own IP address. The sensor injects the ARP marker packets on VLANs that it is monitoring and they remain...
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