NextGig Systems, Inc. - Network Connectivity & Test Solutions

Gigamon Share SPAN Ports

Connect a SPAN port to a network port on the Gigamon GigaVUE-420. Then use GigaVUE-420 to replicate traffic to multiple tool ports, giving any number of tools access to the same data.

Apply filters or maps to individual ports to ensure that each tool sees the data it requires


Connect any tool(s) to any link at anytime without affecting the production network

Improved monitoring efficiency, effectiveness and network uptime


Replicate traffic to support multiple tools with competing monitoring demands

Share SPAN ports and taps, customizing access for all tools all the time


Aggregate traffic from multiple access points including Ether-channel to create a "big pipe" or "end-to-end" view

Save money by consolidating expensive tools and reducing management time

Packet Filtering

Customize and map traffic flow to multiple tools and reduce traffic load on all tools

Optimize tool utilization and share loads across multiple tools




The figure below illustrates the concept of data flows between network and tool ports. Data arrives from different sources at the network ports on the left and is forwarded to different tools connected to tool ports on the right. Traffic arriving at a single network port can be sent to multiple destination tool ports. Filters can be applied to network and tool ports. Filters applied to network ports are pre-filters and filters applied to the tool ports are post-filters.

gigamon gigavue share span ports aggregation diagram

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