Real-Time Visibility into High Speed Networks


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Real-time network monitoring and analysis is no easy task on highly-utilized 10 and 40 gigabit networks. Span ports for capturing data may be oversubscribed, or not even available. Simultaneous analysis of multiple data-types or multiple network segments at different speeds is often required. What can you do to address this increased management complexity? Which techniques that worked well on 1G network segments should you avoid? What best practices should be applied?

Achieving both real-time visibility and storing historical network traffic for post-incident analysis is possible in 10 and 40G environments. Careful attention to detail when configuring network management systems will reward you with the analysis and troubleshooting results you desire. Join WildPackets and Ixia/Anue as we investigate these advanced network monitoring and analysis needs with the goal of providing extremely flexible and accurate real-time visibility into any network environment.

In this webinar, we will cover:

Limitations of spanning and mirroring for network analysis
Common pitfalls in 10G network analysis
Matching network analysis requirements with the appropriate equipment configurations
You will learn how to:

Determine the key segments in your network where visibility is needed
Leverage multiple points of visibility to reduce MTTR and find faults before they become failures
Maintain control without losing your sanity or emptying your budget

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  • Simply put, at WildPackets we’ve created an extensible, scalable network platform that illuminates every part of your network. We show you what’s happening on every network segment--wired or wireless, LAN and WAN, even Gigabit.We’re not just capturing packets; we’re providing real-time expert analysis that identifies problems such as unresponsive servers, poor application performance for end users, DoS attacks, and more.The analysis is performed locally everywhere you have a network. At headquarters. In remote offices. WatchPoint and The OmniPeek Product Family:• Provides real-time troubleshooting of mission-critical network services • Covers entire enterprise networks, including network segments at remote offices • Gives engineers powerful analysis relevant to today’s networks • Secures diagnostic communications so analysis never compromises security • Optimizes diagnostic communications to minimize impact on networks using Intelligent Data Transport™ • Is flexible, scalable, and extensible to grow with network needs• Monitors and troubleshoots Voice and Video over IP applications without having to invest in stand-alone troubleshooting tools or special hardware • Monitors and analyzes remote network segments • Analyzes application performance in the context of overall network activity
  • Real-Time Visibility into High Speed Networks

    1. 1.© WildPackets, Inc. Jay Botelho Director of Product Management, WildPackets Real-time Visibility into High Speed Networks John Delfeld Director, IXIA
    2. 2. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Administration • All callers are on mute ‒ If you have problems, please let us know via the Chat window • There will be Q&A ‒ Feel free to type a question at any time • Slides and recording will be available ‒ Notification within 48 hours via a follow-up email 2
    3. 3. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Agenda • Network Analysis in Fast Networks – a Partnership with IXIA • Comprehensive Statistics and Scalable Deep Packet Inspection with WildPackets • WildPackets Demo • IXIA Anue Network Visibility Solution – Getting WildPackets the Data It Needs • IXIA Demo 3
    4. 4. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia The Facts • Cloud and virtualization are driving more mission critical operations to the network • Networks are getting larger, faster, and more complex ‒ 10G  40G 100G & beyond • Network down time, problems, and poor performance are not acceptable 4
    5. 5. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia 10G Rollouts 5
    6. 6. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia The Requirements • Shortest time to resolution of network issues is a priority • Metrics and statistics indicate symptoms but don’t tell you the cause • Deep packet inspection is the key to complete troubleshooting • Real-time visibility is mandatory 6
    7. 7. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Strategy for Monitoring 10G Ethernet 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Other Allset- our mirroringsol'nconverts10Gto 1G Allset- toolsalreadysupport10G Can'taffordupgradingtoolsto 10G Wantto keep1G toolsas longas possible Ourtoolsdon't support10G 4.1% 14.4% 21.9% 21.9% 32.9% 41.1% Which of the following apply to your strategy for monitoring 10G segments? (Select all that apply) SOURCE: Benchmarking Network and Security Operations: Tools, Processes, and Enabling Technologies Study, Enterprise Management Associates. n=124
    8. 8. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia 10Gig Network Analysis Workflow Identify Key Analysis Pts Deploy 24x7 Monitoring Alarms/ Alerts Problem? Rewind Data Analyze Tune if Necessary NO YES
    9. 9. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia On the Network 9
    10. 10. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia The Challenges • Store every single packet with no packet loss • Provide critical network health statistics in real-time • Generate comprehensive analytics for in-depth post- capture analysis and data retrieval • Ensure packet access for deep packet inspection and complete troubleshooting • And do it all FAST like the network itself 10 Importance: Packet-based PM tools remain only truly effective approach to definitive monitoring and definitive troubleshooting – Jim Frey, Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.
    11. 11. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia 10G Network Data Storage • 1Gbps steady-state traffic assuming no storage overhead: 7.68 GB/min 460 GB/hr 11 TB/day 2.9 days in a 32TB appliance • 10Gbps: 76.8GB/min 4.6 TB/hr 110 TB/day 7.0 hours in a 32TB appliance
    12. 12. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia 10G Network Data Capture 12
    13. 13. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia The Solution • Intelligent, dynamic load-balancing, filtering and time-stamping of highly-utilized network traffic ‒ To capture and store every single packet ‒ To eliminate capturing unnecessary traffic ‒ To provide high precision time-stamping for accurate latency measurement and time synchronization • Gather high-level, flow-based statistics ‒ To monitor the network health ‒ To narrow down post-capture analysis criteria • Make packets readily and quickly available ‒ To provide in-depth troubleshooting and deep packet inspection • Aggregate and display the load-balanced traffic in a single view ‒ To make it trivial for the user to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot demanding networks 13
    14. 14. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Joint Solution from WildPackets & IXIA Network Visibility Solutions 14
    15. 15. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Meeting the 10G Challenge – TimeLine • Fastest network recording and real-time statistical display — simultaneously ‒ 12 Gbps sustained capture with zero packet loss ‒ Network statistics display in TimeLine visualization format • Rapid, intuitive forensics search and retrieval ‒ Historical network traffic analysis and quick data rewinding ‒ Several pre-defined forensics search templates making searches easy and fast • A natural extension to the WildPackets product line • Turnkey bundled solution ‒ Appliance + OmniEngine, OmniAdapter, OmniPeek Connect
    16. 16. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia IXIA Network Visibility Solutions (NVS) 20 How to Get WildPackets the Data it Needs
    17. 17. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Customer Challenges Deploying Monitoring Tools • Lack of SPAN and TAP ports • Getting tools all the traffic visibility needed • Constantly increasing bandwidths • Duplicate and un-needed traffic • Changing troubleshooting & monitoring requirements 21
    18. 18. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia How The IXIA NVS & WildPackets Products are Deployed 22
    19. 19. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Key Joint Solution Benefits • Complete network visibility • Accelerate root cause analysis • Simplify deployment • Easily Scalable in 10G, 40G and 100G environments • Time Stamping for highly accurate latency measurement 23
    20. 20.© WildPackets, Inc. WildPackets Demo
    21. 21.© WildPackets, Inc. IXIA Network Visibility Solutions
    22. 22.© WildPackets, Inc. IXIA Demo
    23. 23. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Summary • 10G Is Here – 40G Is on the Way • 10G Speeds Change the Game for Network Analysis • Many Networks Are Not Prepared • The Solution Traffic Management with IXIA Anue Network Management with WildPackets 27
    24. 24.© WildPackets, Inc. Q&A Show us your tweets! Use today’s webinar hashtag: #wildpackets_ixia with any questions, comments, or feedback. Follow us @wildpackets Follow us on SlideShare! Check out today’s slides on SlideShare Jay Botelho Director of Product Management WildPackets John Delfeld Director, IXIA
    25. 25.© WildPackets, Inc. WildPackets Corporate Overview Optimizing Network and Application Performance
    26. 26. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Corporate Background • Experts in network monitoring, analysis, and troubleshooting ‒ Founded: 1990 / Headquarters: Walnut Creek, CA ‒ Offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC • Customers spanning leading edge organizations ‒ Mid-market and enterprise lines of business ‒ Financial, manufacturing, ISPs, major federal agencies, state and local governments, universities ‒ Over 7,000 customers / 60+ countries / 80% of Fortune 1,000 • Award-winning solutions that improve network performance ‒ Internet Telephony, Network Magazine, Network Computing awards ‒ United States Patent 5,787,253 issued July 28, 1998 • “Apparatus and Method of Analyzing Internet Activity”
    27. 27. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Why Our Customers Need Us • VoIP, video, cloud, virtualization, and key business applications are saturating critical network services • Evolving network technologies create discontinuities ‒ 1 Gig  10 Gig  40 Gig  100 Gig networks ‒ Wireless, BYOD initiatives • Users and business can not tolerate network problems for mission critical services Increasing demand for better real-time network visibility, network analytics, network forensics, and DPI
    28. 28. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia How We Create Value We provide innovative, industry-leading, real-time network performance management solutions ‒ Easy-to-use, easy-to-learn user interface ‒ Uniquely extensible solutions ‒ Wireless network leadership ‒ Detailed analytics related to network applications ‒ Fastest network traffic capture appliance in its class ‒ Technical superiority at competitive price point WildPackets has continually advanced its solution to meet the needs of its customers
    29. 29. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia ROOT-CAUSE ANALYSIS OmniPeek network analyzer performs deep packet inspection and can reconstruct all network activity, including e-mail and IM, as well as analyze VoIP and video traffic quality. UNDERSTAND END-USER PERFORMANCE TimeLine and Omnipliance network recorders monitor and analyze performance across critical network segments, virtual environments, and remote sites. NETWORK HEALTH WatchPoint can manage and report on key device performance and availability across the entire network, from anywhere on the network. GLOBAL DISTRIBUTED DPI Unprecedented Network Visibility
    30. 30. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia A History of Innovation 2003 Distributed real-time troubleshooting 2001 • First 802.11 wireless analyzer • First network analyzer with automated expert analysis 2005 Combined distributed network and VoIP network analysis 2008 Enterprise-wide Monitoring and Reporting 2009 Innovative dashboard with drill-down for VoIP and video 2012 • Capture, record, and analyze from 40G network segments • First wireless network analyzer to support 801.11ac, k, r, u, v, w 2011 • Total visibility with zero packet loss • First wireless network analyzer to support capture and analysis of 802.11n 3-stream wireless 2010 First to achieve 11 Gbps sustained capture-to-disk
    31. 31.© WildPackets, Inc. Product Line Overview
    32. 32. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia OmniPeek Enterprise Packet Capture, Decode and Analysis • Ethernet,1/10 Gigabit, 802.11, and voice and video over IP • Portable capture and OmniEngine console • Aggregate analysis data across multiple capture points Omnipliance / TimeLine Distributed Enterprise Network Forensics • High-performance packet capture and real-time analysis • Stream-to-disk for forensics analysis • Integrated OmniAdapter network analysis cards up to 40G WatchPoint Centralized Enterprise Network Monitoring Appliance • Aggregation and graphical display of network data • WildPackets OmniEngines • NetFlow and sFlow Omni Distributed Analysis Platform
    33. 33. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Omni Distributed Analysis Platform Software and Turnkey Solutions • Enterprise monitoring and reporting ‒ WatchPoint Server ‒ OmniFlow, NetFlow, and sFlow Collectors • Software probes and network recorders ‒ Omnipliance network recorders – Edge, Core ‒ TimeLine network recorders ‒ OmniAdapter analysis cards • Distributed analysis software ‒ OmniPeek – Enterprise, Professional, Basic, Connect ‒ OmniEngine – Enterprise, Desktop, OmniVirtual • Portable solutions ‒ OmniPeek network analyzer ‒ Omnipliance Portable
    34. 34. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Key New Features in v7 • 40G network support • Analyze issues from end to end: Multi-Segment Analysis (MSA) • Collect data from non-technical end users: OmniPeek Remote Assistant (ORA) • Single, interactive dashboard for utilization, top talkers, top protocols, latency, Experts, flows, and wireless signal strength • New wireless specifications ‒ 802.11ac 802.11k ‒ 802.11r 802.11u ‒ 802.11v 802.11w
    35. 35. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia OmniPeek Network Analyzer • Distributed analysis manager ‒ Connect to and configure distributed OmniEngines, Omnipliances, and TimeLines • Comprehensive dashboards present network traffic in real-time ‒ Vital statistics and graphs display trends on network and application performance ‒ Visual peer-map shows conversations and protocols ‒ Intuitive drill-down for root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks • Visual Expert diagnosis speeds problem resolution ‒ Packet and payload visualizers provide business-centric views • Automated analytics and problem detection 24/7 ‒ Easily create filters, triggers, scripting, advanced alarms, and alerts
    36. 36. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Omnipliance Network Recorders • Captures and analyzes all network traffic 24x7 ‒ Runs WildPackets OmniEngine software probe ‒ Generates vital statistics on network and application performance ‒ Intuitive root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks • Expert analysis speeds problem resolution ‒ Fault analysis, statistical analysis, and independent notification • Multiple issue digital forensics ‒ Real-time and post capture data mining for compliance and troubleshooting • Intelligent data transport ‒ Network data analyzed locally ‒ Detailed analysis passed to OmniPeek on demand ‒ Summary statistics sent to WatchPoint for long term trending and reporting ‒ Efficient use of network bandwidth • User-extensible platform ‒ Plug-in architecture and SDK
    37. 37. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia TimeLine Network Recorder • Continuous network recording and comprehensive real-time statistical display — simultaneously ‒ 12Gbps sustained capture with zero packet loss ‒ Network statistics display in TimeLine visualization format • Rapid, intuitive forensics search and retrieval ‒ Historical network traffic analysis and quick data rewinding ‒ Several pre-defined forensics search templates making searches easy and fast • A natural extension to the WildPackets product line • Turnkey bundled solution ‒ Appliance + OmniEngine, OmniAdapter, OmniPeek Connect
    38. 38. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Price/Performance Solutions for Every Application Portable Edge Core TimeLine Ruggedized Troubleshooting Small Networks Remote Offices Datacenter Workhorse Easily Expandable Enterprise, Highly- Utilized Networks Aluminum chassis / 17” LCD 1U rack mountable chassis 3U rack mountable chassis 3U rack mountable chassis Dual 2.13 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon L5630 "Westmere" Quad-Core Intel Xeon X3460 2.80Ghz Dual Intel Xeon Quad Core E5530 2.4GHz Dual Intel Xeon Quad Core X5560 2.8GHz 24GB RAM 4GB RAM 6GB RAM 18GB RAM 2 PCI-E Slots 2 PCI-E Slots 4 PCI-E Slots 4 PCI-E Slots 2 Built-in Ethernet Ports 2 Built-in Ethernet Ports 2 Built-in Ethernet Ports 2 Built-in Ethernet Ports 6TB SATA storage capacity 1TB SATA storage capacity 8/16TB SATA storage capacity 8/16/32/48TB SATA storage capacity 4.5Gbps CTD 1.1Gbps CTD 3Gbps CTD 12Gbps CTD WildPackets Network Recorders
    39. 39. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Centralized Monitoring for Distributed Enterprise Networks • High-level, aggregated view of all network segments – Monitor per campus, per region, per country • Wide range of network data – NetFlow, sFlow, OmniFlow • Web-based, customizable network dashboards • Flexible detailed reports • Direct link to detailed, packet-based analysis WatchPoint
    40. 40. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia Comprehensive Support and Services Standard Support  Maintenance and upgrades  Telephone and email contacts  Knowledgebase  MyPeek Portal Premier Support  24 x 7 x 365  Dedicated escalation manager  2 customer contacts per site  Plug-in reconfiguration assistance WildPackets Training Academy  Public, web-based, and on-site classes  Complete curriculum: technology and product focused  Practical applications and labs covering network analysis, wireless, VoIP monitoring and advanced troubleshooting Consulting and Custom Development Services  Deployment, configuration, and assessment engagement  Systems integration and testing  Application integration, driver, decode, interface development
    41. 41. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia WildPackets Key Differentiators • Visual Expert intelligence with intuitive drill-down ‒ Let computer do the hard work, and return results, real-time ‒ Packet /payload visualization is faster than packet-per-packet diagnostics ‒ Experts and analytics can be memorized and automated • Automated capture analytics ‒ Filters, triggers, scripting, and advanced alarming system combine to provide automated network problem detection 24x7 • Multiple issue network forensics ‒ Can be tracked by one or more people simultaneously ‒ Real-time or post capture • User-extensible platform ‒ Plug-in architecture and SDK • Aggregated network views and reporting ‒ NetFlow, sFlow, and OmniFlow
    42. 42. © WildPackets, Inc.#wildpackets_ixia 24x7 Network Monitoring, Analysis, and Troubleshooting
    43. 43.© WildPackets, Inc. Thank You! WildPackets, Inc. 1340 Treat Boulevard, Suite 500 Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (925) 937-3200