New visualisation capability on Fluke Networks OptiView XG Tablet gives network engineers an instant view

Fluke NetworksOctober 17, 2012Fluke Networks has announced a new version of the OptiView® XG v9 network analysis tablet. It provides network professionals with an intuitive, graphical view of network infrastructure to help speed up root cause identification and resolve issues fast. With two thirds of network engineers troubleshooting unfamiliar infrastructure*, the new Network Navigator capability reduces the time it takes to understand network issues by instantly and simply displaying network topology and problems.

The new version of OptiView XG also includes new in-line testing that eliminates the need for an external tap or span port when observing conversations between client and application servers. This delivers fast and exact insights into real time traffic flows, and visibility into client/server conversations without the need for packet capture and port spanning. If detailed packet analysis is required, the in-line function captures all full line-rate speed, assuring complete analysis. In addition, the product’s existing network virtualisation feature has been enhanced, increasing visibility into new virtualised architecture, which improves workflow in data centre environments.

“Having a clear view of who is plugged into what in the network is a constant challenge,” said Tony Fortunato, senior network performance specialist at The Technology Firm, a network design, implementation and troubleshooting consultancy. “Prior to OptiView XG v9, we had to mentally visualise connections, which made the discovery process more complicated. Now we simply click and the Network Navigator draws a line to the server or other device which allows us to logically and physically follow the connections and drill down further for additional details. It essentially allows us to start troubleshooting during the discovery phase, which dramatically accelerates our ability to fix problems and reduces troubleshooting time by at least 50 per cent.”

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* According to Fluke Networks market research.


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