Network engineer's tablet is with dedicated custom hardware for automated network and application analysis in the deployment and troubleshooting of technologies. It's at home in the data center with support for 10 GbE and virtualized servers, at the users' office supporting 802.11n and application analysis and with the switches and routers in between. Use it to find problems from your desk or take it - with the data it has collected - to the trouble spot for first-hand analysis. Its unique troubleshooting system is based on proactive analysis, path analysis, and application-centric analysis, which provides expert guidance that automatically identifies the root cause of problems.
User configurable dashboards
Present the relevant data to the right audience. OptiView XG has extensively customizable dashboards that help transform collected data into an actionable presentation. The dashboard can be customized to a particular user or for the entire enterprise. Create dashboards for keeping a close eye on network and applications by site or even by business function. The dashboard provides an at-a-glance overview of the current status of your network, with critical metrics from routers, switches, firewalls, servers, services, application, and other infrastructure devices.
Enterprises are virtualizing servers to obtain cost savings and flexibility. Along with the benefits of virtualization comes the complexity of managing the virtualized network. OptiView XG has built-in capability to analyze virtual machines and their host VMware ESX servers. This gives you the capability to quickly track virtual server health at-a-glance and ensure your mission critical applications never fail. OptiView XG's discovery also gives the capability to find and analyze new virtual machines that are added to ESX host servers.
Network and application issue reporting engine
OptiView XG offers a number of built-in reports, making it quick and easy to report on application and network problems. These reports help you track performance and utilization statistics. While viewing a screen, pressing the reports key will generate HTML or PDF reports on protocols, top hosts, top conversations, devices, networks, problems and many more.
Automated problem detection
OptiView XG automatically scans for errors in the network infrastructure. These errors are collected in a problem log that can be categorized and sorted. Examples of problems detected are performance problems, duplicate IP addresses, incorrect subnet masks, default router not responding and many more.
There are a lot of different errors and problems that can occur on your network and not having the probable cause and resolution readily available increases the time required to solve problems. The built-in "guided troubleshooting" engine reduces the time required to identify the root cause and fix the issue, increasing staff efficiency. Clicking on any problem in the problem log immediately shows you the probable cause, potential impacts, and possible solutions for the problem.
Application infrastructure analysis
Consistent application delivery is critical for business. OptiView XG makes it easy to identify and analyze the underlying network infrastructure of an application. This lets you become proactive about application performance issues. It also decreases the time required to isolate network vs. application problems.
VLAN visibility and trunk analysis
"On the wire" analyzers can provide vision into actual VLAN trunk traffic. When connected to a switch trunk port, the OptiView XG will detect all VLANs available on that trunk, measure the traffic distribution across all the VLANs and provides the user with the capability of selecting a specific VLAN.
Full line-rate capture ensures complete analysis
Get 10 Gbps line-rate packet capture and filtering to troubleshoot problems where packet level analysis is required and perform advanced troubleshooting when deploying and analyzing applications. Sophisticated capture filters allow collection of more relevant data and limit the amount of traffic to analyze by filtering on individual addresses or conversation, IPv4 address range or subnet, or IPv6 prefix and protocols.
Content reconstruction and playback
You can recreate audio and video content from VoIP or video flows, either during real-time monitoring or from a trace file. In addition, Microsoft Exchange email, fax over IP, instant messages and HTTP-based web pages can also be reconstructed. This is very valuable as proof of compliance violation or visualization of multimedia quality.
Advanced network discovery - finds devices, networks and problems in seconds
As soon as OptiView XG is connected to the network, it automatically begins to discover devices on the network, with no interaction required, by monitoring traffic and actively querying hosts. IT staff can immediately see what is on the network and where it is connected, by switch, slot and port number. It can investigate and quickly locate "suspect" devices and with minimum effort and identify problems associated with device misconfigurations.
VoIP and wireless device discovery
The OptiView XG will discover VoIP devices including call managers and IP phones from Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Mitel. Device capabilities and configurations may be viewed, allowing the user to easily identify and correct configuration issues during VoIP deployment.
Network connectivity and link validation
Get an ultra-fast read on where you are connected, the type and speed of link, nearest switch, local traffic, DHCP/DNS services, and whether you have a viable Internet connection. This dashboard is ideal for quickly validating moves, adds and changes.
Through the user accounts screen, you can add and modify security information for each individual OptiView XG user to prevent unauthorized use of certain features for compliance with regulatory requirements. This also allows users access to powerful troubleshooting features such as SNMP, while keeping the community strings hidden. Features that can be disabled include packet capture and decode, traffic generation, remote user interface and OptiView XG configuration.
Context sensitive help
Help is contextually linked to each screen in the OptiView XG. While that help screen is displayed, you can select other information from the table of contents, choose an index entry, or perform a full text search on any help topic or term.
Removable hard drivesIn The Box
See what's happening on your classified network by connecting one single tool that ensures any sensitive data stored on your network analyzer's hard drive never leaves that environment. Network information discovered by the OptiView XG Tablet can be stored on the removable hard drive, allowing the OptiView XG to be moved from classified environments of different levels and between classified and unclassified systems by simply removing and replacing the hard drive.
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