Specifications

Performance:
No packets are dropped when the aggregated traffic to any monitor port does not exceed the monitor port bandwidth
Latency: 4.5µsec (1Gbps, 64-byte packet)
Virtual Zero Delay: No loss of link during power transitions in most environments
Network Recovery Time: 40ms at 16bps
Hardware Throughput: 24Gbps

Mechanical:
Dimensions: 1.75” high x 19” wide x 17” deep
Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg)

Electrical:
Hot-Swappable Redundant Power Supplies:
AC Input: 96-264VAC, 47-63Hz, 1.18A @ 120VAC
Consumption: 70W (typical)

Connectors:
Monitoring Port:

LA-2400 - up to 23 SFP ports
LA-2407 - 8 SFP ports
LA-2408 - 8 SFP ports

Network Ports:

LA-2400 - up to 23 SFP ports
LA-2407 - 16 RJ45 10/100/1000M ports
LA-2408 - 16 RJ45 10/100/1000M ports

Management Ports: (1) RJ45 RS232 and (1) RJ45 10/100/1000

Management:
CLI local or SSH remote, Web UI, SNMPv3, SNMPv2, SNMPv1, RADIUS, TACACS+, RMON, DHCP

Operating:
Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Non-Operating:
Storage Temperature: -10ºC to 70ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Certifications:
Safety: UL 60950, cUL 60950, CE, CB,
Emissions and Immunity: FCC, EN, ICES - 003 Class A
Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, Fully IEEE 802.3 compliant

Warranty:
All Ixia products come standard with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty

Additional service plan options to extend warranty coverage are available for purchase; see the Support Maintenance Plan page for details

Key Features
  • Cost effective solution to monitoring 1G networks
  • Inbuilt taps on some models saves on the costs of additional taps
  • Virtual Zero Delay technology reduces packet loss
  • SFPs provide media type conversion
  • Inbuilt tap models continue to pass traffic on power failure

Fully Configurable Port Mapping

Ixia iLink Aggregator is the industry's highest port density 1G link aggregator designed for monitoring applications, with 24 ports in a 1U form factor. It is available in three different models and can aggregate traffic from either inline links or directly from SPAN ports.

The iLink Aggregator is a key component for building a comprehensive, consolidated monitoring infrastructure in order to manage the performance and security of your network. It is a very cost effective solution for aggregation of traffic at speeds at or below 1Gbps.

Fully Configurable Port Mapping

Ixia iLink Aggregator combines selected traffic from up to eight 10/100/1000 integrated network taps or 24 Span ports and directs traffic to the SFP monitor ports. With fiber SFP modules in the monitor ports, you can use the receive side as a SPAN input and the transmit side as a monitoring tool output simultaneously, so you can monitor as many as 8 links and 8 SPAN ports at one time with up to eight monitoring appliances.

The iLink Aggregator supports fully configurable port mapping, enabling aggregation, regeneration, and matrix switching in a single device. Any-to-any and many-to-many port mappings are supported, and any port can be used as an input or an output, or both at the same time.

Configurable for NetworK Tap or Span

The model LA-2400 has 24 SFP ports that are configured to be fed by SPAN ports, and gives full flexibility on media type. The model LA-2408 gives you the flexibility of configuring each pair of network ports to function as a passive inline tap, or as two independent ports which can be used as SPAN network inputs or as monitor outputs. For high security installations, the network ports on model LA-2407 are fixed in an inline tap configuration, ensuring that nothing can interfere with the network traffic under any conditions.

Easy to Configure, Secure and Manage

You can configure the iLink Aggregator through the CLI (command line interface), GUI or SNMP v3. TACACS+ and RADIUS perform authentication and authorization. RMON traffic statistics are available through the management interface and the SNMP MIBs.

No Dropped Packets

The iLink Aggregator scans incoming traffic from the network ports on a first-in-first-out basis. The scan rate is optimized to ensure that no packets are dropped, as long as the sum of data rates on the network ports does not exceed the monitoring port capacity of 1 Gbps.

SFP Flexibility

The Ixia iLink Aggregator provides connectivity to network links, SPAN ports, and monitoring tools with dissimilar media interfaces; simply plug the appropriate SFP transceivers into the iLink Aggregator. You can populate only those ports you need in order to control capital expenses, or provision extra ports to ensure uptime and port availability.

Web UI

Intuitive and simple web based user interface enables quick graphical device configuration, monioring and management.

Secure Access

The iLink Aggregator has no IP address on the network, so it is immune to viruses or other attacks. The addressable management port is totally isolated from the network data path, and can be connected to a dedicated management subnet for increased security.

Doing Our Part

Ixia is dedicated to ensuring user safety, and developing products that are environmentally friendly. The iLink Aggregator adheres to UL, CB, CSA, and CE safety certifications; FCC and EN Emissions and Immunity Standards; and RoHS and WEEE environmental certifications.

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