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Ixia Advanced Feature Module’s (2 & 16)

Advanced Packet Processing Module for Net Tool Optimiser

The Ixia Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) 5200 series Advanced Feature Module’s (AFM) help network engineers to improve monitoring tool performance by optimizing the network stream to include only the packets needed for analysis. The advanced packet processing features of the AFM enhance the NTO’s capability to aggregate, replicate and filter network monitoring traffic.
The Ixia Advanced Feature Module-2 & 16 (AFM2, AFM16) helps network engineers to improve monitoring tool performance by optimizing the monitored network traffic to include only the essential information needed for analysis.

AFM-2 Key Features:

For medium enterprises and service providers        

  • 2-Port, 1/10G module
  • Extended burst protection
  • NEBS certified
  • Supports NTO 5236 and NTO 5273        Ixia Anue Advanced Feature Module 16


AFM-16 Key Features:

For medium enterprises and service providers        

  • 16-Port, 1/10G module
  • VNTag Stripping
  • Time Stamping
  • Supports NTO 5288 and NTO 5293

Product Features (AFM-2):

ADVANCED PACKET PROCESSING FEATURES

  • Packet De-Duplication - Eliminates redundant data packets generated from the TAPs and SPAN ports at full line rate to monitoring tools, significantly improving tool bandwidth.
  • Packet Trimming - Trims packet payload before the packet arrives at the monitoring or security tool to improve tool bandwidth.
  • MPLS Stripping - Enables non-MPLS capable monitoring tools to monitor MPLS data by removing MPLS labels from the packet stream and restoring packets to standard IPv4/6 packets.
  • GTP Stripping - Removes the GTP headers from a GTP packet leaving the tunneled L3 and L4 headers exposed. Enables tools that cannot process GTP header information to analyze the tunneled packets.
  • Extended Burst Protection - Prevents dropped packets when aggregating multiple network streams into a single 1G stream ensuring monitoring tools always receive the data they need.

Product Features (AFM-16):

ADVANCED PACKET PROCESSING FEATURES

  • Packet De-Duplication - A normally configured SPAN port can generate multiple copies of the same packet dramatically reducing the effectiveness of monitoring tools. The AFM16 eliminates redundant packets, at full line rate, before they reach your monitoring tools. Doing so will increase overall tool performance and accuracy.
  • Packet Trimming - Some monitoring tools only need to analyze packet headers.  In other monitoring applications, meeting regulatory compliance requires tools remove sensitive data from captured network traffic.  The AFM16 can remove payload data from the monitored network traffic, which boosts tool performance and keeps sensitive user data secure.
  • Protocol Stripping - Many network monitoring tools have limitations when handling some types of Ethernet protocols.  The AFM16 enables monitoring tools to monitor required data by removing GTP, MPLS, VNTag header labels from the packet stream.
  • GTP Stripping - Removes the GTP headers from a GTP packet leaving the tunneled L3 and L4 headers exposed. Enables tools that cannot process GTP header information to analyze the tunneled packets.
  • Time Stamping - Some latency-sensitive monitoring tools need to know when a packet traverses a particular point in the network. The AFM16 provides time stamping with nanosecond resolution and accuracy.

Product Specifications (AFM-2):

PORT FLEXIBILITY

• SFP & SFP+ interface modules configured in one of the following modes:
- Two 1G ports
- Two 10G ports

SIZE AND WEIGHT
• Dimensions: 4.4” x 7.2” x 1.0” (inches)
• Weight: 0.6lb (0.27 kg)

MODULE POWER CONSUMPTION
• 25W

Product Specifications (AFM-16):

PORT FLEXIBILITY
• 16 x 10G SFP+ interface modules licensed in 8 or 16 port increments.

SIZE AND WEIGHT
• Dimensions: 6.4” x 9.8” x 1.4 (inches)
• Weight: 2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)

MODULE POWER CONSUMPTION
• 100W
• Heat/power dissipation for system with all 16 ports at 100% traffic load.  Nominally 100W/342 BTU/hour

Advanced Features Module for NTO



Ixia – AFM2 - Data Sheet

Ixia – AFM16 - Data Sheet
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