IntellaTap-VE is part of APCON’s unified virtual and physical monitoring solution, providing complete network visibility using the existing monitoring tool farm, staff and diagnostics processes.
The Solution :: Virtual Network Monitoring
The IntellaTap-VE virtual network monitoring solution works seamlessly to provide easy to use point-and-click monitoring of Linux KVM and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine traffic of interest. The solution includes:
- TitanXR centralized management for administration of the IntellaTap-VE monitoring solution. IntellaTap-VE communicates to the standard Linux KVM and Hyper-V hypervisors to easily identify and enable taps of virtual machine traffic, set traffic filters, follow migration events, and forward traffic over unidirectional tunnels to monitoring systems. No custom agents or VMs are required, for minimal impact on server resource and ongoing maintenance.
- IntellaTap-VE virtual taps use tunnel encapsulation to foward VM traffic of interest to the monitoring network, and HyperEngine's Tunnel Termination feature decapsulates the tunnel traffic to ensure tool compatibility. They also aggregate multiple streams of virtual traffic and forward traffic to one or more monitoring tools. IntellaTap-VE, TitanXR and HyperEngine together form APCON’s unified virtual and physical monitoring solution, which enables complete network visibility and improves monitoring tool efficiency.
Unified physical and virtual network monitoring requires centralized management that’s easy to use. TitanXR management is server software with secure browser access to authorized users, providing a single screen point-and-click graphical experience for IntellaTap-VE virtual tap configuration, virtual machine traffic status and forwarding of virtual network traffic to monitoring tools, which enables complete network visibility and improves monitoring tool efficiency.
Alternative solutions that require dedicated VMs, allocated processors, and custom software can have significant impact to resources and maintenance across server farms. TitanXR and the IntellaTap-VE virtual tap solution communicates directly with standard Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM virtual environments including Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu and more. IntellaTap-VE doesn't require custom server software or dedicated resources, and is designed to easily scale with network growth.
Filtering Traffic of Interest
IntellaTap-VE taps and filters virtual machine traffic natively in the Linux KVM and Microsoft Hyper-V servers. Users can select a traffic filter for each IntellaTap-VE virtual machine tap on the server, to only forward traffic of interest across the physical network, reducing the impact on valuable server and physical network resources.
Existing Tool Farm
Enterprises have significant investment in security and diagnostic tools, resources and expertise to keep networks safe and running well. APCON’s unified virtual and physical network monitoring solution can direct all traffic of interest to one or multiple tools, so monitoring experts have complete visibility across the entire network.
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