CloudShark

Tagged: Cloud Capture

Monday, Jul 9, 2018

Packet capture on VMware virtual machines using vmnet-sniffer

One of the most powerful tools we use when testing CloudShark is a combination of VMware Workstation and the Vagrant API interface. With Vagrant, we can test every permutation of CloudShark via a barrage of automated testing. Along the way, we had to learn some of the lower level interfaces of these tools. We became aware of a vmnet-sniffer command that comes with VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion, which we use on our OS X workstations for development, and realized that it’s a great tool for capturing on virtual machines or in a cloud environment when used with CloudShark for analysis.

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CloudShark is made by QA Cafe, a technology company based in Portsmouth, NH. Our passion for packet captures has grown out of our other product CDRouter.

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