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AR500, AR510, and AR530 V200R007 Commands Reference

This document describes all the configuration commands of the device, including the command function, syntax, parameters, views, default level, usage guidelines, examples, and related commands.

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The observe-port command configures a local observing port.

The undo observe-port command deletes a local observing port.

By default, no local observing port is configured.


In PPPoEoA and IPoEoA scenarios, only WAN-side interfaces can be used as observing interfaces.


observe-port interface interface-type interface-number

undo observe-port





interface-type interface-number

Specifies the type and number of the observing port.
  • interface-type specifies the type of the port.
  • interface-number specifies the number of the port.



System view

Default Level

3: Management level

Usage Guidelines

Usage Scenario

If the monitoring device and monitored device are connected to the same router, run the observe-port command to configure a local observing port to monitor ports on the monitored device or traffic passing through the ports on the monitored device.


  • Do not configure other functions on an observing port; otherwise, the mirroring function is affected.

  • If an observing port configured with the mirroring function needs to be deleted, delete the mirrored port first.

  • The management port cannot be configured as a local observing port.

  • Only LAN-side and WAN-side ports can be configured as local observing ports.


# Configure Eth2/0/0 as the local observing port.

<Huawei> system-view
[Huawei] observe-port interface ethernet 2/0/0
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Updated: 2019-05-29

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