The Packetmaster EX484-3 is a network packet broker and network controller switch that aggregates, filters and load balances network traffic sent to network monitoring, security and management tools. The EX484-3 allows you to filter and load-balance traffic from 10 or 40-Gbps link to multiple 1-Gbps monitoring tools or aggregate multiple 1-Gbps links to 10 or 40-Gbps monitoring tools. The EX484-3 also supports traffic modification as well as changing, removing and adding VLANs.
Success Story: Cubro provides a cost effective solution for 10G interfaces to a Data Center
A data center is often over crowded. The main requirement of a data center customer was to deploy a network packet broker which covered all interfaces, provided high density performance and saved the rack space. Cubro’s EX484-3 was the perfect solution which provided end to end visibility without compromising on any of the other requirements. The Packetmaster has 72 ports in one U which is an ideal solution to save rack space. The EX484-3 provides high density solutions to the growing network of the data center. This product is designed to optimize performance and provides an excellent value for the money.
The EX484-3 supports separate RX and TX usage. This feature gives more flexibility and doubles the amount of ports. Each SFP port has a receiver and and transmitter. To monitor one link we need two receiver ports on the Packetmaster. The two transmitter ports are not used but the Cubro units can use these ports as independent output. This means all the ports can be used to receive traffic and still all transmitters can be used as output to the monitoring tools.
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