nGenius PFS Fabric Manager
Centralized Orchestration and Management
Centralized Orchestration and Management of the Packet Flow Switch Fabric
nGenius PFS Fabric Manager is a central management pane of glass that enables administrators to easily configure, deploy, and troubleshoot monitoring networks consisting of the nGenius 5000, 6000, and 7000 series packet flow switches and nGenius Packet Flow eXtender Software. It provides an intuitive, drag-and-drop configuration with powerful but simple-to-use workflows that cover the three major areas, or lifecycles, of a packet flow switch system: configuration, deployment, and monitoring. Inline toolchains are configured via the Inline lifecycle.
Administrators can easily configure physical hardware and elements, such as switches, blades, and ports. Reusable logical elements, like filters or load balance groups, can be configured for drag-and-drop deployment in graphical traffic maps, called topologies. Intelligent workflows allow administrators to create completely new filters, or new filters based on a previously configured filter, allowing for quick and easy changes to filters already in deployment.
In deployment, administrators configure the graphical representation of topologies. Topologies represent flows of traffic, typically from TAP, to the packet flow switch or switches, and out to monitoring tools. The PFS Fabric Manager provides control to administrators, allowing for configuration on a canvas that is non-intrusive to the underlying infrastructure until the administrator chooses for the configuration to be pushed to the switches. Pre-staging of changes can be made ahead of a maintenance window, without disrupting the current configuration.
In the Inline Lifecycle, administrators configure their active inline toolchains in a graphical representation called topologies. Inline topologies are more structured than passive monitoring (Deployment Lifecycle) topologies, allowing the administrator to graphically configure toolchains and the Inline Network ports whose traffic is sent through the toolchains. PFS Fabric Manager’s graphical representation of inline configurations makes even complex inline configurations intuitive. As with passive monitoring topologies, changes are not made to the underlying infrastructure until the administrator chooses to push the configuration to the switches.
In the Monitor lifecycle, administrators oversee the health of managed PFS hardware including ports and statistics.
nGenius PFS Fabric Manager helps you:
- Single pane of glass for managing one or dozens of switches and PFX across the monitoring network
- An intuitive way to orchestrate, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the Packet Flow Systems (PFS) fabric
- Intuitive, drag and drop, browser-based UI
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