NextGig Systems, Inc. - Network Connectivity & Test Solutions

Gigamon 10 GE Support

The GigaVUE-420 allows 1G or 10G network tools to monitor 10G traffic. By mapping or load dividing 10G traffic to one or multiple 1G tools, you can fully leverage your tool investments. Similarly 10/100 Ethernet tools can also be used to effectively monitor 1G links. At the same time traffic can be sent to 10G monitoring tools. GigaVUE-420 supports SPAN or TAP inputs, allowing for simultaneous tapping of two or more full duplex links.

•Aggregate multiple 1 Gb network ports to 10 Gb tool port.

•Split out 10 Gb network port to multiple 1 Gb tool ports.

•10 Gb ports in x1/x2 slots can be used for stacking multiple GigaVUE-420 systems.


Connect any tool(s) to any link at anytime without affecting the production network

Improved monitoring efficiency, effectiveness and network uptime


Replicate traffic to support multiple tools with competing monitoring demands

Share SPAN ports and taps, customizing access for all tools all the time


Aggregate traffic from multiple access points including Ether-channel to create a "big pipe" or "end-to-end" view

Save money by consolidating expensive tools and reducing management time

Packet Filtering

Customize and map traffic flow to multiple tools and reduce traffic load on all tools

Optimize tool utilization and share loads across multiple tools




The figure below illustrates the concept of data flows between network and tool ports. Data arrives from different sources at the network ports on the left and is forwarded to different tools connected to tool ports on the right. Traffic arriving at a single network port can be replicated to multiple destination tool ports. Filters can be applied at network and tool ports. Filters applied at network ports are pre-filters before aggregation and filters applied to the tool ports are post-filters after aggregation.

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