A monitoring approach that provides the scale, intelligence, economics and richness of visibility to every rack in a large data center is becoming more and more critical. By abstracting software from the underlying hardware, the traffic intelligence of GigaVUE-OS on a White Box applies sophisticated Flow Mapping® and egress filters to optimize traffic flow, forwarding traffic of interest to GigaVUE H Series products. Additional Flow Mapping and traffic intelligence through GigaSMART® can then be applied to the aggregated traffic. GigaVUE-FM provides centralized management, control and programmable APIs for Software-Defined Visibility. Optional clustering allows full end-to-end traffic mapping and seamless integration with the GigaVUE H Series and GigaSMART®. Compatibility with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) Boot Loader allows use of a common white box platform for multiple operating systems, each specialized in different functions: switching, visibility, and more.