GigaVUE-VM Overview

The GigaVUE-VM Virtual Traffic Visibility node extends GigaVUE traffic distribution principles to the virtualized environments, allowing users to filter, monitor, and forward traffic on virtual machines to GigaVUE nodes for distribution to monitoring and analysis tools. GigaVUE-VM nodes support vSphere Distributed Switch, vSphere Standard Switch, and the NSX vSwitch for maximum flexibility. Bundles of GigaVUE-VM nodes may be licensed separately within the GigaVUE-FM interface.

GigaVUE-FM is required for the deployment, configuration, and management of GigaVUE-VM nodes. You work with GigaVUE-VM nodes (through either IP address or DNS name) using the web-based GigaVUE-FM interface. Once you have provided GigaVUE-FM with the IP address and credentials of a VMware vCenter Server, GigaVUE-FM retrieves information on the existing virtual machines managed by the vCenters. Based on this information, GigaVUE-FM helps you manage the GigaVUE-VM nodes deployed throughout your virtual network.

Note:  GigaVUE-FM is recommended for GigaVUE-VM deployment to avoid solution instability.

After you have deployed GigaVUE-VM nodes and GigaVUE-FM has discovered the virtual machines that exist in your virtual network, use GigaVUE-FM to configure vMaps. Similar to maps in the GigaVUE H Series, vMaps let you configure packet-matching criteria that distribute matching packets to designated destinations. Virtual packets find their way to physical tool ports through a GigaSMART tunnel to a network port on a GigaSMART-enabled GigaVUE H Series or G Series node. Once the traffic is de-tunneled at the receiving end of the tunnel, it is available for standard GigaVUE traffic distribution to local and stacked tool ports.


■   Communication with GigaVUE‑FM
■   GigaVUE-VM Features and Benefits
■   GigaVUE-VM Rules and Notes
■   GigaVUE-VM Licenses