Monitoring Virtualized Environments
Bridging the Virtual Gap
Virtualization extends the borders of the corporate network beyond the enterprise, creating new requirements for testing, assessment, optimization and security. But accessing the data needed for monitoring and debugging presents network engineers and managers with unique challenges.
While existing network monitoring tools may not extend to virtual environments, emerging solutions delivering integrated views of virtual and physical environments often prove cost-prohibitive. In the meantime, the lack of a holistic view makes debugging problems difficult.
Analytical tools requiring virtual data include:
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- Application Performance Monitors
- VoIP Monitors
- Intrusion Detection Systems
- Protocol Analyzers
- Forensic Recorders
Ixia Anue NTO: Visibility Into Physical and Virtual Environments
Ixia's network visibility solutions filter the data sent for analysis, reducing the load on monitoring tools while providing each tool with the exact data it needs from both physical and VMware environments. The Ixia Anue Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) suite of network monitoring switches leverages recent improvements in VMware to increase network monitoring, including the ability to send a copy of encrypted virtual traffic to the physical world and decrypt the traffic for analysis. With this new feature, monitoring tools gain visibility into both the physical and virtual network traffic.
IT professionals previously limited by a lack of visibility into VMware environments can now monitor virtual network traffic using NTO's vSphere Distributed Switch port mirroring capability. Net Tool Optimizer solutions aggregate, filter, and de-duplicate data, and traffic can be load-balanced across multiple tools to extend existing 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps monitoring tools to higher-speed 10 Gbps and 40Gbps networks.
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