Tap aggregation traffic steering allows users to redirect traffic flows received on TAP interfaces based on configurable policy-map rules. This feature enables the ability to define policy-map rules that filter on IP header fields on the following Ethernet-over-MPLS packet types.

Filtered mirroring allows certain packets to be selected for mirroring, rather than all packets ingressing or egressing a mirror source port.

Support for independently editing packets copied to multiple tool interfaces.

A Tap Aggregation steering policy can redirect and replicate incoming traffic streams, as well as apply various packet editing actions, e.g., VLAN identity tagging, MAC address rewrite, timestamping, header removal, etc.

Traffic steering to nexthop groups allows specifying one or more nexthop groups as the destination for a TAP aggregation steering policy. Traffic steering is a TAP aggregation process that uses class maps and policy maps to direct data streams received on TAP ports.