Connecting to target databases : Pre-configuration for monitoring target databases : Network requirements for monitoring using the TCP/IP sniffer
 
Network requirements for monitoring using the TCP/IP sniffer
For more information about the TCP/IP sniffer, see “Tutorial: Monitoring a database table using the TCP/IP sniffer”.
Your target database and its clients connect via TCP/IP protocols.
Both FortiDB and the target databases are connected to the same switch. FortiDB is connected to the switch's mirroring (SPAN) port. For example:
port1 on FortiDB and the machines of FortiDB administrators are connected to a LAN, which is also the LAN that the target databases use for management connections.
port2 on FortiDB is connected to the switch's mirror port, where it receives copies of all network traffic associated with the target databases.
See also
Configuring monitoring using the TCP/IP sniffer (all database types)