As mission-critical workloads migrate to virtual servers, an increasingly large share of network traffic passes between virtual machines (VMs) residing on the same host.
Selected data streams flowing between these virtual machines need to be pushed out to external monitoring tools without introducing any security concerns.
Visibility into this virtual switching infrastructure is critical to managing end-to-end service delivery.
As a native VMware vSphere 5 virtual machine, the GigaVUE-VM fabric node needs no special software, invasive agents or changes to the hypervisor. System managers will achieve the same packet-level traffic visibility between virtualised applications as is available between discrete physical applications and servers. Centralised Management using GigaVUE-FM (fabric manager) facilitates configuration and management of the GigaVUE-VM fabric nodes.
Leveraging standards-based open APIs, GigaVUE-VM fabric nodes track VMware vMotion events across Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and High Availability (HA) cluster environments, enabling visibility policies to be tied to the monitored VMs and migrate with the VMs as they move across physical hosts. This automation framework enables your visibility policies to synchronise and ensures the seamless, real-time adjustment of your monitoring and security postures in an agile virtual infrastructure
Features & Benefits
- Extend physical traffic monitoring and analysis into the virtual world
- Select and forward hypervisor traffic to network monitoring tools
- Enable the move from tactical to strategic virtualisation through powerful traffic management
- Maintain continuous traffic visibility before and after vMotion events
- Environments in which you need the intelligent selection of network traffic from physical and hypervisor networks
- Mid- and large-scale VMware virtualised Data Centre environments
- Architectures that have mission critical, ‘East – West’ virtual machine traffic
- Seamless visibility of virtual machine traffic across multiple Data Centres, including hybrid cloud infrastructure, with centralised tool systems