NTO 5288

High Density 100/40/10GE Network Monitoring Switch for Major Data Centers



Ixia's Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) 5288 is a high-density 10G / 40G / 100G network monitoring switch designed for large, complex data centers. This robust and highly efficient solution enables monitoring of the rapidly expanding numbers of 1GE, 10GE, 40GE, and 100GE ports using existing monitoring tools. Aggregating data from multiple visibility points in the network, the 5288 ensures delivery of critical network traffic to the appropriate monitoring tools. By enhancing the performance of these network and security monitoring tools, companies improve network performance, increase operation team productivity and reduce the risk of network outages.

Now dynamic data centers can keep pace with the exploding data and traffic on the network; the NTO 5288 equips them to cope with the pressures of providing high availability and security while optimizing the value of current tools. The Ixia NTO 5288:

  • Protects investments in deployed 40G, 10G and 1G monitoring tools
  • Monitors virtual and private cloud infrastructures at full line rate
  • Reduces downtime and troubleshooting efforts
As advances in virtualization and server technologies make 10GE increasingly pervasive in large enterprise data centers, the transition to 40GE and 100GE is not far behind. The Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) 5288 provides up to 64 10GE ports, 16 40GE ports, or 4 100GE ports in a compact 2U form factor.

The NTO 5288 is designed for high availability with redundant management ports, power supplies and fan trays. It’s an ideal solution for enterprise data centers with increased bandwidth requirements due to higher processor density, virtualization and SAN

  • 1GE, 10GE, 40GE, 100GE support
  • High-density solution – up to 16 40G ports or 64 10G ports
  • Scalable, modular configuration
  • Non-blocking architecture – share traffic from any network access point to any monitoring tool at full line rate; 640Gbps total bandwidth
  • Filtering enabled:
  • Front-to-back airflow
  • High availability with redundant management ports and power supplies, plus hot swappable fan modules
  • Green solution – 2U form factor and low power footprint
  • Optional Advanced Packet Processing available for packet de-duplication, extended burst protection, MPLS stripping, and packet / payload trimming (AFM16)
  • -48V DC or 120-240VAC power input
  • Craft interface for out-of-band
  • Port reconfiguration with no performance impact
  • Ixia’s unique Double-Your-Ports feature allows connection of two devices per port on AFM Ports

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