document local or remote gigabit segments without leaving
Network Instruments offers both Hardware and Software-based
Probes to accommodate all network speeds and specific
network configurations. Hardware-based Probes are specific
to administrators that require wire-speed, full-duplex
gigabit capture, analysis, trending and statistics. Software-based
Probes are appropriate for network speeds up to 1000
MB (Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI and 802.11/a/b/g Wireless)
and are a good solution for monitoring low utilization
gigabit networks via a tap port on a switch.
Hardware-Based Advanced Probes
Gigabit Observer Advanced Multi-Probes offer wire-speed,
full-duplex, gigabit analysis and reporting capabilities
to any Expert Observer or Observer Suite console.
Gigabit Observer Probes combine high performance gigabit
analysis with the very best price/performance ratio in
Gigabit Observer Probes comes in two formats - the Gigabit
Probe Kit and the 19" 4U Rack-Mountable Complete Probe.
Each option has been designed to give the administrator
flexibility in implementation and performance. Both Probes
include full-duplex, wire-speed gigabit analysis for
optical (fiber) SX or LX and copper gigabit networks.
Probes include splitters that provide a copy of the
gigabit signal while maintaining the gigabit signal through
the network connection. Once a splitter is added to the
gigabit connection the Probe can be attached or removed
without interruption of the network.
The hardware that drives Gigabit Observer Probes is
based around a dual receive gigabit adapter Network Instruments
manufactures specifically for the purpose of wire-speed,
full-duplex network analysis. The software that drives
Gigabit Observer is based on the Windows XP environment
and integrates perfectly with all security and policy
based schemes that may be in place. No need to learn
a new operating system or to try and integrate some foreign
operating system into your network - if you know how
to administer Windows, you already know how to work with
Network Instruments' hardware.
4U HCRMON Probe Appliance
The 4U HCRMON Probe Appliance from Network Instruments
is built for high-capacity full-duplex gigabit analysis
with any RMON management console or collection facility.
This supports the new RMON standard, HCRMON, as detailed
in RFCs 2577 and 3273. This appliance comes complete
with all hardware necessary as a ready-to-go system including
Network Instruments Test Access Points (TAPs) and the
Network Instruments Gigabit Analyzer card specifically
designed for wire-speed analysis. The 4U HCRMON system
provides network administrators with:
A direct, passive link into the data stream offering an independent,
proven and trusted view of network traffic
Full adherence to all 21 RMON standards, including HCRMON for complete
Compatibility to any RMON management console or collection facility
(Observer Suite, OpenView, Concord, NetScout, Micromuse)
Gigabit Observer Probe comes in two formats:
The Gigabit Probe Kit
1. The Gigabit Probe Kit (for
local or remote use).
The Probe Kit includes Network Instruments' 64-bit
PCI gigabit adapter, the Gigabit Multi-Probe
software, as well as all required cabling and either
an optical or copper splitter. The Gigabit Probe
Kit is designed to be installed into a user provided
system (requirements described below). Once integrated
into a system, the Gigabit Probe will report to any
(external) Expert Observer or (external) Observer
Suite console. Each Probe Kit can monitor one gigabit
segment or link. The Gigabit Probe Kit includes a
10/100 /1000 Ethernet adapter link for communication
to the Observer console.
19" 4U Rack-Mountable
2. A 19" 4U Rack-Mountable Complete
Probe (for local or remote use).
The rack-mount Probe integrates the Probe Kit
(see above) into an industry standard dual processor
rack system completely configured and ready for
wire-speed, full-duplex analysis. The rack-mountable
system runs Windows XP and the Gigabit Probe
software. The rack-mount Probe will report to
any Expert Observer or Observer Suite console.
Each Rack-Mount Probe can monitor one gigabit
segment or link.
Gigabit Probe Kit: For wire-speed analysis,
a dual processor Pentium III or 4 based system (or
equivalent AMD) running at 1.2 Ghz (or more) with a
free 64-bit PCI slot (66 Mhz slot 64-bit bus speed),
a free 32-bit PCI slot (for the 10/100 adapter), 1
GB RAM, 20 GB HD, CD Drive, keyboard and mouse and
Windows 2000/XP/2003. Once installed into the above
described PC, the Gigabit Probe Kit will report to
any (external) Expert Observer or (external) Observer
Suite console (at least one console is required for
19" 4U Rack-Mount Probe: The rack-mount Probe
is a complete system, and only requires a Expert Observer
or Observer Suite console to report to. Case dimensions
are: English 19.0" (W) x 18.5" (D) x 7.0" (H). Metric
483 mm (W) x 470 mm (D) x 177 mm (H).