Programmable Networking-based Packet Broker
THE AGILITY OF SOFTWARE AT SILICON SPEED
- Traffic Aggregators and Network Packet Brokers are key components of monitoring and visibility toolsets. NoviBroker is a next generation solution for users looking to upgrade their traffic aggregator function to handle multiple terabits of throughput. NoviBroker is a cost-effective traffic aggregator with up to 6.4Tbps of throughput supporting interface speeds of 10G to 100G for maximum compatibility with existing network infrastructure, providing customers a flexible SDN-based Packet Broker solution to get the right traffic from the network to the right network analysis tools at line rate.
NoviBroker and Operational Monitoring Video
NoviBroker with FlowAgent Pipeline
At the heart of the NoviBroker is the FlowAgent pipeline which features fine grain control of setting up the streams of interest. With four separate stages, FlowAgent lets you create streams of interest that can be virtually wired into multiple stream aggregates.
At the end of the FlowAgent pipeline is the “toolsets” agent which allows you to output to a single port, mirror to multiple ports or load balance across multiple visibility/security tools. Since not every tool can handle the same volume of traffic, weighted load balancing lets you specify the volume of traffic to be load balanced across each device.
NoviBroker Operation Monitoring Suite
NoviAnalytics for NoviBroker allows operators to live monitor over 75 different hardware sensors, OS log files and application messages to fully understand the operational health of the NoviBroker. Troubleshooting a problem or performing preventative ensures a higher level of uptime.
NoviDashboard provides you a single pane of glass to monitor your whole fleet of NoviBrokers. The information updates are real-time indicators of the overall health of the platform. If a sensor reports a fault or out of tolerance, live historical data with the key information needed for troubleshooting available within two clicks.
Pipeline Visualizer for NoviBroker
The operational benefits of NoviBroker’s multi-stage pipeline are greatly enhanced by the Pipeline Visualizer, a full representation of all stages
in the pipeline offering end-to-end visibility from taps to tools. Monitor live traffic in the pipeline or scroll through a history to see the effects of configuration changes. Troubleshooting configuration errors has never been easier, saving you the most precious resource of all – time.
The power of programmable silicon in a white-box switch
NoviBroker is built on Tofino, the latest switching silicon from Intel. Tofino offers up to 6.4Tbps of core throughput and interfaces from 256 ports of 10G up to 64 ports of 100G. The hardware can be sourced directly with Edgecore or bundled with NoviFlow’s software. Flexible licensing options are available for NoviBroker including perpetual licenses and annual subscriptions.