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3508 - Performing traffic captures in NIOS


You are assisting in troubleshooting an issue that impacts a Grid member. As part of the troubleshooting, you need to perform packet capture on the member. Please perform packet (traffic) capture and download the capture file(s).

Estimate Completion Time

  • 15 to 20 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Administrative access to the Grid

Course References

  • 1002: Using the NIOS Grid Manager UI

  • 2002: Managing NIOS Grid and Grid Members

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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To complete this lab, you need to perform the following tasks.

  1. Performing traffic capture

  2. Downloading the capture file

  3. Opening the capture file in Wireshark

Task 1: Performing traffic capture

Login to the GM user interface and start a traffic capture session on the member ibns1. Let the capture run for 30 seconds.

Task 2: Downloading the capture file

When the capture is complete, download the capture from the member ibns1.

Task 3: Opening the capture file in Wireshark

On the jump-desktop, open the capture file using the Wireshark analyzer software.


Task 1 Solution: Performing traffic capture

Login to the GM web interface and generate a 30 second traffic capture on LAN1 of

  1. Navigate to GridGrid ManagerMembers

  2. From the Toolbar on the right, scroll down and click Traffic Capture

  3. Click Add (plus) and select from the Member Selector pop-up window

  4. Select HA from the drop-down list for Interface

  5. Enter 30 for the Seconds to Run field

  6. Allow the capture to run until the 30 seconds elapses and the Download button becomes available

Task 2 Solution: Downloading the capture file

Save the file to the Downloads folder on the Linux workstation

  1. Place a check mark in the box beside

  2. Click Download and choose download destination

  3. The downloaded file will consist of the name of the member for which the capture was performed, and the timestamp

Task 3 Solution: Opening the capture file in Wireshark

Open the capture file in Wireshark

  1. Extract the tcpdumpLog.tar.gz file by right clicking on the file and choosing Extract Here

  2. Extracted filename will be traffic.cap

  3. Double click the file to open in Wireshark

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