Load Share Flow-Based Traffic to Identical Tools in a Fabric Tool Group Using Fabric Maps


Fabric Maps allow the traffic from one or more ingress ports in a fabric to be aggregated, filtered and optimized  through GigaSMART before feeding the traffic back to one or many egress tool ports that are distributed on a single node or across a cluster(s) of nodes. The new enhancements integrate with GigaSMART to session base and  load balance the traffic while forwarding it to the attached tools in a configurable weighted fashion.

Design Overview

The design here illustrates a use case where traffic is aggregated from multiple nodes in the fabric, filters certain traffic, and optimizes through GigaSMART processes for weighted load balancing along with de-duplication using Fabric Maps. Aggregated traffic from GigaVUE TA Series nodes along with traffic on GigaVUE HC Series is forwarded to the virtual port on the H Series node using the first level fabric map. The second level fabric map sources the traffic from the virtual port to the GigaSMART engine, where a session is created using de-duplication and Application Session Filtering (ASF). The session-based traffic is then forwarded, per weighted configuration, to the attached tools (Tool1, Tool2, Tool3 ... etc) that are part of the Fabric Port Group (FPG), which can be on the same or different clusters in the fabric.  

To learn more about this solution, read complete details on the Gigamon Community: Load-Share-Flow-based-Traffic-to-Identical-tools-in-a-Fabric-Tool-Group-using-Fabric-Maps-5-10-01.