NextGig Systems, Inc. - Network Connectivity & Test Solutions

Fibre Channel Protocol Analyzer for Fibre Channel Testing 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 10Gbps



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Network Connections

The Fibre Channel physical layer has multiple physical layer options. The Investigator platform supports Small Form Factor Pluggable modules (SFP’s) to allow the user to easily switch between various optical and copper physical layers. Passive optical taps are also available where the circumstances dictate that the insertion of the test tool cannot disrupt the network traffic.

Platforms and Configurations

Investigator Fibre Channel Analyzers are available in several platforms ranging from highly portable notebooks to high port count rack mounts.

Interface, Analysis & Test Support

Investigator™ Fibre Channel Protocol Analyzer supports network interfaces capable of full-line rate, multi-channel and multiple protocol testing. The hardware supports fibre channel analysis, fibre channel traffic generation, statistics, impairment testing, and BERT for both copper and optical interface connections.

The hardware captures every bit on the line to insure complete verification and accurate reporting. 

The software included with Investigator provides a full range of characterization data, as well as advanced debug capabilities such as triggering and filtering.

Fibre Channel Protocol Analyzer Features

  1. -1Gbps, 2Gbps, 3Gbps, & 4Gbps, 8Gbps and 10Gbps supported

  2. -Real population statistics

  3. -Independent trace viewer with multiple views

  4. -Time-correlated triggering and filtering across all ports

  5. -Provides complete protocol stack including VLAN support, with SCSI, IP, and FICON protocol suites provided as standard upper layer protocol support

Protocol Analyzer Benefits

  1. -Simple intuitive GUI — capture and display data in just two mouse clicks

  2. -Concurrent 100% true line rate traffic generation and capture assures no data loss

  3. -Share, filter and study trace files using standalone viewer software (freely distributable)

  4. -Isolate problems quickly using automatic decodes of SCSI, IP or proprietary protocol frames

  5. -State-of-the-art FPGA technology is leveraged to facilitate flexibility and protect capital investments, while providing continued capabilities for development and support

Fibre Channel Analyzer Data Capture

Capture 100% of data at full line rate and in raw 10-bit format, and stop with “buffer full” or “buffer wrap” options.  Captured traces can be viewed on Windows PC using a standalone viewer.

The hardware compression algorithm makes efficient use of trace memory resources. Network topology can be displayed through analysis of captured traces.

Investigator™ Fibre Channel Analyzer provides the most powerful and granular triggers and filters ever developed in a protocol analyzer. 

Efficient pre-filter memory management permits data capture over lengthy periods of time, while intuitive application software presents data in easily understood graphical and tabled display formats.