- 32 x 100 Gigabit QSFP28
The nGenius 5100 packet flow switch delivers 32 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports, which are capable of 32 x 40GbE QSFP+, and a maximum of up to 128 10GbE ports, via breakout cables, all in a 1RU, fixed-configuration form factor. All ports are enabled by default, with each port configurable as an input port, intermediate (service) port, or output port. With the NetScout pfsMesh, a self-organizing architecture, traffic capture devices can be deployed in a redundant, low-latency meshed architecture for dynamic and fault-tolerant visibility that can scale to over 40001 ports across LAN and WAN environments.
Packing a lot of interfaces into a compact form factor, the nGenius 5100 packet flow switch supports core network packet broker features, which includes filtering, load balancing, replication, and aggregation. With an expansive feature set, the nGenius 5100 packet flow switch is, like other devices in the PFS portfolio, capable of supporting and managing a monitoring network independently. Connect HD Fiber TAPs and any number of tools, including the NETSCOUT InfiniStream product, to the nGenius 5100 packet flow switch, and easily manage a diverse and complex monitoring network.
Flow-aware load balancing enables intelligent control of traffic distribution to the monitoring tools, increasing output capacity while maintaining session integrity. For example, a 100GbE tap from the network can be captured and automatically balanced across multiple 10GbE or 40GbE monitoring tool ports based on user-defined session criteria. Flow-aware load balancing can operate in tandem with hardware-based filtering or independently.