A virtual test access point (VTAP) provides a way to mirror all traffic from a designated source to a selected target in order to facilitate troubleshooting, security analysis, and data monitoring. A VTAP is functionally similar to a test access point (TAP) you might deploy in your on-premises network.

A `capture filter <https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/api/#/en/iaas/latest/CaptureFilter>`__ contains a set of `rules <https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/api/#/en/iaas/latest/datatypes/CaptureFilterRuleDetails>`__ governing what traffic a VTAP mirrors.