How to define a tool port
Tool ports forward post-processed traffic to the devices connected to them. You must define which physical ports are to be used as tool ports.
There are no dedicated ingress and egress ports in the Matrix; all physical ports can assume either one of these roles. You, an administrator, can designate a physical port as either a (ingress) network port or (egress) tool port by using the web interface (dashboard) or command line interface (CLI).
To define a tool port in a layout:
1. Starting in the dashboard, click Ports.
The layout designer appears, where connections between network and tool ports can be created.
2. Double-click a network port.
Network ports are always located leftmost in a layout.
Options appear for this port.
3. In the Type list, click Tool.
The appliance ports can change modes of operation.
Network Port Ingress port that accepts network traffic
Tool Port Egress port that forwards network traffic to tools and analyzers
4. Click OK.
You successfully defined a tool port. When connections are made between it and network ports, network traffic egresses from the port.