Intelligent network traffic visibility with virtualization and automation for VMware environments
Pervasive Visibility into Virtual Workloads
The move to virtualized and private cloud environments no longer means giving up network visibility. Now you can make opaque VMware virtual networks visible — both for traditional VMware ESXi infrastructure and micro-segmented and automated VMware NSX-T environments.
Acquire all VM traffic and aggregate via a visibility tier or send directly to security and monitoring tools
Deploy a fully virtualized visibility fabric with complete automation
Obtain insights into East-West traffic flows moving between virtual machines
Reduce security risks and track lateral propagation of threats in virtual environments
GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware -- a virtualized VMware solution for ESXi and NSX-T environments that acquires traffic from all VMs in a VMware-based private cloud — enables security and network monitoring tools to have full visibility into the virtual environment.
Acquire all VM traffic flows of interest via agentless V Series VMs and optionally provide filtering and packet processing including GigaSMART® CoreVUE™ apps
Forward selected traffic to either a second V Series instance for aggregation with expanded processing or directly to the proper security and monitoring tools
Automatically instantiate and configure V Series using NSX-T Dynamic Service Insertion
Dynamically monitor new application VMs for security and monitoring analytics
For VMware ESXi and NSX-T environments, the vCenter and NSX-T Manager work with the Gigamon-FM fabric manager to deploy an agentless V Series VM. These instances reside on each monitored server and mirror traffic based on workload VMs and ports, leveraging virtual switches.
These VMs optionally process traffic and send it either to a central aggregation V Series (or HC Series appliance) or directly to tools. Aggregation V Series are similarly provisioned and further expand processing and direct traffic to the user-designated tools. Gigamon-FM:
Communicates by APIs with vCenter to obtain inventory, security groups and events
Instructs VMware vCenter or NSX-T Manager to instantiate V Series instances for both traffic acquisition and aggregation, and monitors and control operations
Within NSX-T scenarios, directs the V Series for data acquisition to copy their micro-segments’ traffic and send it to V Series for aggregation and processing
Tracks vMotion events across DRS and HA clusters to couple visibility policies to the monitored VMs and migrate them as VMs move across hosts
With GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware, you gain the deep visibility you need to achieve superior security and enhanced performance, while empowering your management team with integrated, certified tool suites. The solution lets you:
Optimize traffic processing and distribution with 100 percent VM visibility into apps while reducing compute and tool load
Deploy an end-to-end fully virtualized solution with simplified network management and full automation
Enable dynamic provisioning and auto-updates of traffic policies as new tenants come onboard or as existing tenants' security groups dynamically scale
Identify more than 3,000 apps and send the right traffic to the right tool with contextual insights
Illuminate Applications in VMware-Based Clouds
Learn how VMware-based clouds along with Gigamon solutions maximize security tools and improve visibility for better ROI.