Ixia's Net Optics Phantom Virtualization Tap™ bridges the physical and virtual, so that you can monitor the virtualized network with your existing set of tools. Phantom is capable of capturing and then sending inter-VM traffic of interest to the tools that are already monitoring your physical network.
Virtualization Taps provide 100% visibility of traffic passing between Virtual Machines (VMs) in virtualized computing environments and clouds. Virtualization Taps include integrated management and monitoring tools for your virtualized monitoring layer.These versatile software devices also send monitored traffic in encapsulated tunnels to physical monitoring tools, so you can use your existing tools and infrastructure to monitor your virtual environment.
- Extends monitoring access into the inter-VM networking layer
- Enables monitoring for security and compliance in virtualized environments
- Applies existing physical monitoring tools, processes, and procedures to the virtual network
The landmark Phantom Virtualization Tap supports all best-of-breed hypervisors. It works not only in ESX environments ("VMsafe Certified") and with internal VMware vSwitches, but also with the Cisco Systems Nexus 1000V virtual switch; MS Hyper-V 2012, Xen, Oracle VM and KVM hypervisors. Simple to deploy and engineered for the virtual environment, the Phantom Tap extends the visibility of your monitoring tools into the blind spots created by virtualization.