The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series NAM-3 is an integrated traffic and performance analysis blade designed for 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks that empowers network administrators to quickly understand how traffic over the network is being used and how it is performing to troubleshoot performance issues and help ensure a consistent end-user experience. It combines a rich set of embedded data collection and analysis capabilities with a remotely accessible, web-based management console, all of which reside on a single blade that is installed into Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series switches.
Deployed in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switch, the Cisco NAM-3 takes advantages of backplane integration. It provides greater investment protection, lower total cost of ownership, and a reduced footprint that saves premium rack space. Backplane integration allows collection of packets right from the source, helping to ensure high reliability and precision analytics.