Systems Announces GTX Version 4.2:
Industryís First Multi-Protocol Analyzer for SANs
GTX Analyzer system is a combined hardware and software
solution that collects and analyzes information on Fibre
Channel, iSCSI and InfiniBand links. The hardware can either
be placed directly inline on a link or non-intrusively
monitor the link using Finisar Optical Taps. An integrated
suite of software including SANMetrics, TraceView, Trace
Control and Performance Monitor delivers both real-time
display and expert post processing functions. The Trace
Control software can be configured to wait for a specific
condition or begin capture immediately. After information is
captured, it can be displayed, examined and processed using
several different methods.
The integrated GTX-Performance Monitor continuously collects
and graphically reports real-time performance metrics and
data errors, independent of the data capture process. It
allows users to view a display of Mbytes/sec, kilo
frames/sec & physical layer errors of the traffic from
each direction of the link. Error indicators show red for
current errors and yellow for previous errors.
Parameters for triggering and real-time capture filtering
need to be defined to acquire specific segments of traffic.
Finisar's GTX-Trace Control has integrated search and
display filter terms into a traffic library containing
predefined and user-defined templates for frames, ordered
sets and errors. Finisarís GTX-Trace Controller has
hundreds of filter terms in a traffic library containing
pre-defined and user-defined templates for frames, ordered
sets and errors. These templates are also used to define
simple of multi-level trigger events, including timeouts and
GTX-SANMetrics offers the market's only intelligent Fibre
Channel and Gigabit Ethernet protocol analysis software.
It's expert-level analysis and debugging facilities are
unsurpassed and unrivaled in the SAN analysis industry.
Itís Engine processes, rebuilds, and analyzes transactions
for all protocol levels (Fibre Channel, FCP-SCSI, iSCSI,
TCP). GTX-SANMetrics sorts through millions of events to
identify performance, upper layer protocol, logical and
physical layer issues which allows the user to easily
identify trouble events and quickly jump to the event in
TraceView. The analysis provided by GTXSANMetrics takes only
minutes whereas in standard trace viewing software, the same
task could take days. For the first time, engineers are free
to concentrate on problems, not data.
GTX Analyzer Hardware Platform Options
GTX Rackmount (GTX-RX) I deal
for design and development engineers the Rackmount analyzer
comes with up to 16 ports, BERTs, Jammers or Generators and
deep trace capture capabilities.
GTX Tower (GTX-W) The
newest addition to the GTX family provides the latest
Pentium 4, 2.2GHz system with 1Gb DDR memory and the ability
to accommodate up to 6 GTX product family cards.
GTX Portable (GTX-P) This
Dolch-based analyzer offers full data capture capabilities
in a portable platform that accommodates up to 4 cards.
Ensures both accurate data collection and transparency on
GTX Notebook (GTX-N) Ideal
for Field Service and Application Engineers, the notebook
analyzer puts the power of the desktop GTX into a portable
platform that meets airline size regulations.