Header transformation is performed on a link in a monitoring session. You can select a link and modify the packet header before they are sent to the destination. The header transformation feature is supported only with GigaVUE V Series node version 1.3-1 and above.

Header transformations are used to perform many simple operations on the network packets. The source leader in a bidirectional clock relationship (formerly master) and destination MAC addresses, port numbers, and IP addresses can be masked to prevent the information from being exposed to the monitoring tools.

The monitoring tools cannot always distinguish the traffic coming from multiple VNets with the same subnet range. You can add VLAN ID, VLAN priority, and DSCP bits to the header for distinguishing the traffic coming from multiple VNets with the same subnet range.

In addition to header transformation, GigaVUE V Series node allows you to add multiple links to the same destination. Using multiple links, you can send duplicate packets or various transformed packets to the same destination. For example, you can add different L2GRE or VXLAN tunnel IDs to the packets and send them to different applications within the same tool.

The filtered packets from the ICMP map are sent to the same tunnel endpoint in four different links. In each link, you can apply one or more header transformations. A link with the header transformation applied is displayed in orange. When you mouse over the orange link, a detailed information about the alias and the type of transformation is displayed.

GigaVUE V Series node supports the following header transformations:



MAC Source

Modify the Ethernet source address.

MAC Destination

Modify the Ethernet destination address.


Specify the VLAN ID.


Specify the VLAN priority.

Strip VLAN

Strip the VLAN tag.

IPv4 Source

Specify the IPv4 source address.

IPv4 Destination

Specify the IPv4 destination address.


Specify the DSCP bits in IPv4 traffic class.

Source Port

Specify the UDP, TCP, or SCTP source port.

Destination Port

Specify the UDP, TCP, or SCTP destination port.

Tunnel ID

Specify the tunnel ID. The tunnel ID header transformation can only be applied on the links with the tunnel endpoint destination.

Using Tunnel ID header transformation, the filtered packets can be sent to different applications or programs within the same monitoring tool.

To add a header transformation:

  1. On the Monitoring Session, click the link and select Details. The Link quick view is displayed.
  2. From the Transformations drop-down list, select one or more header transformations.

    Note:  Do not apply VLAN Id and VLAN PCP transformation types with the Strip VLAN ID transformation type on the same link.

  3. Click Save. The selected transformation is applied to the packets passing through the link.
  4. Click Deploy to deploy the monitoring session.