Broadcom Mirror on Drop (MoD)

Peter Phaal was very impressed by Broadcom’s Mirror-on-Drop (MOD) capability. As he says, MOD-capable hardware can generate a notification whenever a packet is dropped by the ASIC, reporting the packet header and the reason that the packet was dropped. His post goes into more detail on what to watch for in their Networking Field Day presentation. Be sure to check out his post on sFlow and the videos from Broadcom’s presentation on the Tech Field Day website.