GigaVUE TA Series

Edge Traffic Aggregation Nodes

Effective network monitoring and security begins with a properly constructed Visibility FabricT at the edge. The edge typically includes traffic running at 1Gb or 10Gb, but can also include 40Gb and 100Gb. These links individually may be running at very low utilizations (<5%), making it difficult to justify direct connections for every link. The GigaVUE TA Series edge nodes aggregate multiple low-utilization 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb, or 100Gb links, and feeds the combined traffic to GigaVUE H Series products. Sophisticated Flow Mapping and egress filters on the GigaVUE TA Series optimizes the traffic flow to ensure that only the traffic of interest is forwarded. The GigaVUE H Series node can apply further Flow Mapping and traffic intelligence via GigaSMART to the aggregated traffic. Optional clustering allows full end-to-end traffic mapping and seamless integration with the GigaVUE H Series and GigaSMART. GigaVUE-FM provides centralized management and control and programmable APIs for Software-Defined Visibility.

Data centers deploying a leaf and spine architecture face many visibility challenges. East-west traffic between hosts can bypass traditional security tools, allowing malware to propagate across the infrastructure. SPAN ports on the leaf/spine switches provide only limited access to this traffic. By tapping all the links and aggregating using the GigaVUE TA Series, data centers can secure their infrastructure at the server edge.

Quick Specs

  • 1RU compact traffic aggregation nodes
  • Optional cluster capability
  • Ideal for large-scale visibility at the edge
  • Support for 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb, and 100Gb interfaces

Features & Benefits

  • High-density visibility for 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb in a 1RU form factor
    • GigaVUE-TA10: 48 x 1Gb/10Gb + 4 x 40Gb
    • GigaVUE-TA40: 32 x 40Gb
    • GigaVUE-TA100: 32 x 100Gb
    • 4 x 10Gb breakout option for 40Gb ports
  • Support for multiple optic and media types, including Cisco 40Gb BiDi
  • Front to back cooling, hot swappable fan, and options for redundant power supplies
  • Clustering with H Series nodes enables use of GigaSMART features anywhere in the cluster
  • Centralized configuration and management with GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager

Use Cases

  • Aggregation of multiple SPAN/TAP traffic feeds into higher-speed uplinks
  • Extending reach and density of Visibility Fabric across the data center
  • Visibility into leaf/spine architectures for security and performance monitoring
  • Top of rack deployment, consolidating traffic to GigaVUE H Series node at end of row
  • Data center upgrades moving to Cisco BiDi infrastructures