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Portable Analyzer Systems

High-End Monitoring and Troubleshooting On the Go

When portability counts, the Network Instruments Portable Analyzer System is the only unit you need to manage and troubleshoot complex Gigabit, 10 Gb, WAN, Fibre Channel, and OC problems throughout the network.

With Portable Analyzer Systems:

  • Troubleshoot intermittent performance issues
  • Obtain an independent look at data flow
  • Gain real-time metrics
  • Perform retrospective network analysis

Each System Includes:

  • Observer Suite software
  • Custom adapter (on select models)
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet management port
  • All required cabling and TAPs

Unique Compact Design for Ease of Travel

Our Portable Analyzer Systems weigh 25 lbs (11.3 kg). With the included travel case, the system weighs less than 50 lbs (22.7 kg) making it applicable for airline travel. The system includes all necessary hardware and software for real-time wire-speed analysis. Simply plug in and begin real-time network monitoring and troubleshooting or choose the GigaStor Portable version for long-term packet capture with retrospective network analysis.

For Remote Sites, No System Performs Better

Companies like NEC rely on the GigaStor Portable to conduct pre-deployment network assessments for their customers. Instead of having to ship and install three to four large appliances on customer networks, the company uses our Portable System for faster “plug and perform” analysis.

GigaStor Portable stores terabytes of traffic for later playback and analysis. Engineers can use the GigaStor to scroll to a point of interest and perform Expert analysis.

NEC also uses the Gigabit Portable Analysis System because it contains all hardware and software required to troubleshoot and manage the most advanced wire-speed gigabit and 10 Gb networks in real time. The Gigabit Portable provides immediate analysis and reporting on full-duplex network performance.

Connects to any Observer Console for Shared Visibility

Our portable analyzer system connecst to any Observer Expert or Observer Suite console for network-wide troubleshooting. It can also connect to the Observer Reporting Server, delivering aggregate reporting data with the ability to drill down for problem resolution. All Network Instruments products link to each other for complete monitoring and real-time analysis across multiple locations.

Available for LAN, WAN, and SAN Systems

Portable Analysis systems contain all the hardware and software required
to manage the most advanced networks in real time.

Provides full-duplex, wire speed capture and analysis on:

  • LAN (10/100, 1 Gb, 10 Gb)
  • WAN (T1/E1, DS3/E3, OC3/OC12)
  • SAN (FC)

For LAN Systems, gain visibility into trunked gigabit or 10 Gb links. Our proprietary Gen2™ technology provides wire-speed captures.

For WAN Systems, utilize over 30 real-time statistics on WAN performance. The WAN Portable System can monitor CIR to verify and enforce Service Level Agreements.

For SAN Systems, obtain full-duplex, wire-speed Fibre Channel analysis. Gain real-time metrics and a comprehensive Expert system for reduced MTTR.

Technical Specifications

All Portable Analyzer Systems include Observer Suite software. Every Portable System can connect as a remote probe to any Observer Expert or Suite console located anywhere on the network.

These luggable, all-in-one units include all required cabling, optical or copper nTAPs (depending on configuration selected), a 10/100/1000 Ethernet management port, 15-inch active matrix display, built in keyboard, and trackpad.

Each unit is a single-quad core processor Windows XP Pro x64 system.

For travel, every Portable System automatically includes an ATA hard-sided travel case. With case, each unit will weigh no more than 50 lbs (22.7kg) making it appropriate for airline travel.

Model Description
GigaStor Portable 2TB - 4TB total storage
Gigabit Portable supports up to 8 links
WAN Portable supports T1/E1, DS3/T3/E3, OC3c/OC12c
Fibre Channel Portable with Gen2 capture technology
10 Gigabit Portable includes 16 GB RAM
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GigaStor Portable