NextGig Systems, Inc. - Network Connectivity & Test Solutions

High-End Monitoring and Troubleshooting On the Go

When portability counts, the Network Instruments Portable Analyzer System is the only unit you need to manage and troubleshoot complex Gigabit, 10 Gb, WAN, Fibre Channel, and OC problems throughout the network.

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With Portable Analyzer Systems:

•Troubleshoot intermittent performance issues

•Obtain an independent look at data flow

•Gain real-time metrics

•Perform retrospective network analysis

Each System Includes:

•Observer Suite software

•Custom adapter (on select models)

•10/100/1000 Ethernet management port

•All required cabling and TAPs

Unique Compact Design for Ease of Travel

Our Portable Analyzer Systems weigh 25 lbs (11.3 kg). With the included travel case, the system weighs less than 50 lbs (22.7 kg) making it applicable for airline travel. The system includes all necessary hardware and software for real-time wire-speed analysis. Simply plug in and begin real-time network monitoring and troubleshooting or choose the GigaStor Portable version for long-term packet capture with retrospective network analysis.

For Remote Sites, No System Performs Better

Companies like NEC rely on the GigaStor Portable to conduct pre-deployment network assessments for their customers. Instead of having to ship and install three to four large appliances on customer networks, the company uses our Portable System for faster “plug and perform” analysis.

GigaStor Portable stores terabytes of traffic for later playback and analysis. Engineers can use the GigaStor to scroll to a point of interest and perform Expert analysis.

NEC also uses the Gigabit Portable Analysis System because it contains all hardware and software required to troubleshoot and manage the most advanced wire-speed gigabit and 10 Gb networks in real time. The Gigabit Portable provides immediate analysis and reporting on full-duplex network performance. Get the NEC Case Study.

Connects to any Observer Console for Shared Visibility

Our portable analyzer system connects to any Observer Expert or Observer Suite console for network-wide troubleshooting. It can also connect to the Observer Reporting Server, delivering aggregate reporting data with the ability to drill down for problem resolution. All Network Instruments products link to each other for complete monitoring and real-time analysis across multiple locations.

Available for LAN, WAN, and SAN Systems

Portable Analysis systems contain all the hardware and software required
to manage the most advanced networks in real time.

Provides full-duplex, wire speed capture and analysis on:

•LAN (10/100, 1 Gb, 10 Gb)

•WAN (T1/E1, DS3/E3, OC3/OC12)

•SAN (FC)

For LAN Systems, gain visibility into trunked gigabit or 10 Gb links. Our proprietary Gen2™ technology provides wire-speed captures.

For WAN Systems, utilize over 30 real-time statistics on WAN performance. The WAN Portable System can monitor CIR to verify and enforce Service Level Agreements.

For SAN Systems, obtain full-duplex, wire-speed Fibre Channel analysis. Gain real-time metrics and a comprehensive Expert system for reduced MTTR.


First Self-Contained Mobile Forensics System

Depend on the GigaStor Portable for troubleshooting network and application problems wherever they occur. GigaStor Portable ends the hours of problem resolution and finger-pointing by providing engineers with a detailed packet-level view of the network before, during, and after problems occur.

•Capture days worth of packet-level data

•Isolate network issues quickly

•Reconstruct data streams

Available for all common network topologies including Gigabit, 10 Gb, WAN, OC, and Fibre Channel. Includes either 2 TB or 4 TB of total storage.

Technical Specifications

All Portable Analyzer Systems include Observer Suite software. Every Portable System can connect as a remote probe to any Observer Expert or Suite console located anywhere on the network.

These luggable, all-in-one units include all required cabling, optical or copper nTAPs (depending on configuration selected), a 10/100/1000 Ethernet management port, 15-inch active matrix display, built in keyboard, and trackpad.

Each unit is a single-quad core processor Windows XP Pro x64 system.

For travel, every Portable System automatically includes an ATA hard-sided travel case. With case, each unit will weigh no more than 50 lbs (22.7kg) making it appropriate for airline travel.

Model - GigaStor Portable

Description - 2TB - 4TB total storage

Capture Card
Custom-designed Gen2 Gigabit Capture Card with multiple link support (up to 8)

Storage Capacity

2 TB disk array for data collection
4 TB disk array for data collection

Configurations

Gigabit – Network Instruments Gen2 Gigabit Capture Card, 8 GB RAM

10 Gb – Network Instruments Gen2 Gigabit Capture Card, 16 GB RAM

Fibre Channel – Network Instruments Gen2 Gigabit Capture Card, 8 GB RAM

WAN – Network Instruments WAN adapter, 8 GB RAM

Dimensions

GigaStor Portable 2 TB
16 in (W) x 12.75 in (H) x 7.88 (D)
40.5 cm (W) x 32.50 cm (H) x 20 cm (D)
25 lbs. (11.3 kg) / 50 lbs (22.7 kg) with case

GigaStor Portable 4 TB
16 in (W) x 12.75 in (H) x 7.88 (D)
40.5 cm (W) x 32.50 cm (H) x 20 cm (D)
27 lbs. (12.3 kg) / 52 lbs (23.6 kg) with case


Model - Gigabit Portable

Description - supports up to 8 links

Capture Card
Custom-designed Gen2 Gigabit Capture Card with multiple link support (2, 4, or 8)

Hard Drive 250 GB HD

Memory 8 GB RAM (4 GB for OS, 4 GB for buffer)

Power Consumption Input Voltage 100V-240V Auto Select

Dimensions

16 in (W) x 12.75 in (H) x 7.88 (D)
40.5 cm (W) x 32.50 cm (H) x 20 cm (D)
25 lbs. (11.3 kg) / 50 lbs (22.7 kg) with case


Model - WAN Portable

Description - supports T1/E1, DS3/T3/E3, OC3c/OC12c

Capture Card
Custom-designed WAN adapter

Hard Drive 250 GB HD

Memory 2 GB RAM (1 GB for OS, 1 GB for buffer)

Link Speeds up to T1/E1: 2-Por, 4-Port Serial (V.35, RS232/EIA530, RS449, X.25), 2-Port Digital (RJ48), 4-Port Digital (RJ48)

T1 Digital supports Extended Super Frame(ESF) or Super Frame (D4), Line encoding B8ZS or AMI

E1 Digital supports unframed and framed with or without CRC4, Line encoding HDB3 or AMI

DS3/T3/E3 Links: 1-Port Serial (HSSI), 1-Port Digital (Coax)

DS3/T3 Digital supports DSU mode 1(Kentrox CSU compatibility) and C-bit framing

E3 Digital supports DSU mode 1(Kentrox CSU compatibility) and G.751 framing

Also supports OC3c / OC12c

Encapsulation Supported: HDLC-Cisco, Frame Relay (IETF & Cisco), PPP, LAPB modulo128, LAPB Modulo 8, X.25 (over LAPB modulo128), X.25 (over LAPB Modulo 8), ATM-DXI (ATM Data Exchange), SDLC - SNA over HDLC (Modulo 128), and SDLC - SNA over HDLC (Modulo 8)

Power Consumption Input Voltage
100V-240V Auto Select

Dimensions
16 in (W) x 12.75 in (H) x 7.88 (D)
40.5 cm (W) x 32.50 cm (H) x 20 cm (D)
25 lbs. (11.3 kg) / 50 lbs (22.7 kg) with case

Model - Fibre Channel Portable

Description - with Gen2 capture technology

Capture Card
Custom-designed Gen2 Gigabit Capture Card with multiple link support (2, 4, or 8)

Hard Drive 250 GB HD

Memory 8 GB RAM (4 GB for OS, 4 GB for buffer)

Power Consumption Input Voltage
100V-240V Auto Select

Dimensions

16 in (W) x 12.75 in (H) x 7.88 (D)
40.5 cm (W) x 32.50 cm (H) x 20 cm (D)
25 lbs. (11.3 kg) / 50 lbs (22.7 kg) with case


Model - 10 Gigabit Portable

Description - includes 16 GB RAM

Capture Card
Custom-designed Gen2 Gigabit Capture Card with multiple link support (2, 4, or 8)

Hard Drive 250 GB HD

Memory 16 GB RAM (4GB for OS, 12 GB for buffer)

Power Consumption Input Voltage 100V-240V Auto Select

Dimensions

16 in (W) x 12.75 in (H) x 7.88 (D)
40.5 cm (W) x 32.50 cm (H) x 20 cm (D)
25 lbs. (11.3 kg) / 50 lbs (22.7 kg) with case

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