The Fusion L1 can tap any port and forward it to dedicated monitoring and capture infrastructure. The Fusion L2+ can additionally append timestamps or replace frame checksums (FCS) with timestamps.
These packets can then be captured to disk at the edge of the network using a Fusion x86 module, ExaNIC adapter or a 3rd party device such (e.g. a Corvil appliance). The ExaLINK Fusion L2+ supports GPS, PPS and PTP receivers for timing synchronization and can generate PPS timing signals to synchronize with other devices (e.g. An ExaNIC or other ExaLINK Fusion)
Network traceability is vital for diagnostics, debugging, monitoring, and compliance. Exablaze provides a variety of solutions that perform high quality network capture using our free and open source Exact Capture software.
For host based capture solutions, the full range of ExaNIC network adaptors provide packet capture with hardware timestamping. The ExaNIC X10, X40 devices provide capture at 6.5ns resolution while, ExaNIC GM and X25 provide 4ns resolution. The ExaNIC HPT provides capture at 0.25ns (250ps) resolution.
The ExaLINK Fusion x86 CPU module provides capture in the heart of the network while simultaneously acting as a Layer 1 patch panel, as a Layer 1.5 aggregator and/or as a Layer 2+ Switch. The ExaLINK Fusion HPT timestamps packets at 0.07ns (70ps) resolution and the x86 CPU module can save this to its permanent internal permanent storage (a PCIe NVME M.2 that can sustain drive at sustained data rates of up to 10Gbs per second). These features make the Fusion x86 the perfect device for critical network packet capture operations.
All ExaLINK Fusion and ExaNIC products support PPS, and PTP time synchronization, and the ExaLINK Fusion and ExaNIC GM support GPS input as well.