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New visualisation capability on Fluke OptiView XG tablet gives network engineers an instant view

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Fluke Australia  announces a new version of the OptiView XG v9 network analysis tablet that provides network professionals with an intuitive, graphical view of network infrastructure to help speed up root cause identification and resolve issues fast.

The new Network Navigator capability of the OptiView XG v9 network analysis tablet enables network engineers troubleshooting unfamiliar infrastructure to reduce the time it takes to understand network issues by instantly displaying network topology and problems.

The new version of OptiView XG also includes in-line testing that eliminates the need for an external tap or span port when observing conversations between client and application servers. This delivers fast and exact insights into real time traffic flows, and visibility into client/server conversations without the need for packet capture and port spanning.

If detailed packet analysis is required, the in-line function captures all full line-rate speed, ensuring complete analysis. In addition, the product’s existing network virtualisation feature has been enhanced, increasing visibility into new virtualised architecture, which improves workflow in data centre environments.

According to Tony Fortunato, senior network performance specialist at The Technology Firm, a network design, implementation and troubleshooting consultancy, having a clear view of who is plugged into what in the network is a constant challenge for network engineers, wherein they have to mentally visualise connections, making the discovery process more complicated.

With the introduction of OptiView XG v9 network analysis tablets, the Network Navigator draws a line to the server or other device, which allows them to logically and physically follow the connections and drill down further for additional details.

Tony adds that the OptiView XG v9 essentially allows them to start troubleshooting during the discovery phase, which dramatically accelerates their ability to fix problems and reduces troubleshooting time by at least 50%.

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