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Distributed Ethernet Analysis
Distributed analysis is an essential tool for today’s enterprise network manager. Multiple vantage points allow for total network visibility, which offers tangible benefits over a centralized access point. Having access to actual data packets, as opposed to agentless solutions like NetFlow, allows for better understanding of problems and enhanced troubleshooting ability.
Deploying Viavi Solutions Ethernet probes at the network edge provides administrators with continuous visibility—offering real-time analysis and faster problem resolution.
And since the entire Observer family is based on the Viavi Solutions Distributed Network Analysis (NI-DNA) architecture, it is simple to monitor all segments of the network simultaneously, from any location, through a single user interface.
To capture network data, direct a switch’s SPAN session to a Viavi Solutions Ethernet probe. Ethernet probes report that data to Observer consoles located anywhere on the network for comprehensive, real-time analysis.
Unequaled Network Intelligence
Take advantage of our single, multi-port, and full-duplex Ethernet probes for the utmost in network troubleshooting and analysis visibility and function:
- Track over 70 VoIP-specific metrics
- Speed troubleshooting with over 570 Experts
- Verify VLAN setups
- Collect NetFlow and sFlow® data
- Create long-term trending reports
- Reconstruct web pages, e-mails, IM, and VoIP calls
- Isolate transaction and conversation delay
- Track application session flows and failed transactions
Hardware probes can be configured as RMON probes, supporting all 21 RMON groups with full adherence to RFCs. RMON probes report to any RMON or SNMP management console such as Observer.
10/100/1000 Probe Appliance
Available in 5 hardware configurations:
1. Single-Port Advanced Single Probe
— a single session to view traffic on a single 10/100/1000 segment
2. Single-Port Advanced Multi-Probe
— multiple sessions by multiple users on a single 10/100/1000 segment
3. Dual-Port Advanced Multi-Probe
— multiple sessions by multiple users on two 10/100/1000 segments
4. Single-Port Advanced Expert Probe
— multiple sessions by multiple users, and real-time expert processing at the probe level on a single 10/100/1000 segment
5. Dual-Port Advanced Expert Probe
— multiple sessions by multiple users, and real-time expert processing at the probe level on two 10/100/1000 segments
Multi-Port 10/100 Probe Appliance
Available in 2 different 4U rack mount hardware configurations:
1. Advanced Multi-Probe Appliance
— Monitor multiple networks simultaneously, speed problem solving with multi-session support, and define individual access rights
2. Advanced Expert Probe Appliance
— Advantages of advanced Multi-Probe plus real-time expert analysis and packet decodes at individual probe level
10/100 Full-Duplex Probe Appliance
Eliminate dependence on SPAN or mirror ports, reduce switch load, and ensure data integrity.
The 10/100 Full-Duplex Probe Appliance comes preloaded with the Advanced Expert Probe software, allowing for multiple user sessions, real-time expert processing at the probe, and individual access rights levels.