Course outline

Gigamon® Visibility Fabric™ Overview and Advanced Implementation Bundle

Categories: Gigamon, Guaranteed To Run™


Duration: 4 Days

This four-day, hands-on boot camp is a combination of Gigamon® Visibility Fabric™ Overview and Configuration (GVFOC) and Gigamon® Visibility Fabric™ Advanced Implementation (GVFAI). Through this boot camp you will learn the key features of Gigamon® devices and the value of properly incorporating a Visibility Fabric™ into your network monitoring system.

Learn how to leverage the advanced processing capabilities of the GigaSMART® engine to summarize and generate NetFlow statistics from incoming traffic streams. Offloading NetFlow Generation to the out-of-band Gigamon Visibility Fabric eliminates the risk of expending expensive production network resources in generating these analytics.

With increasing demands for agility and automation in the IT infrastructure and with ever-changing threat patterns in the network traffic, there is a critical need to automatically detect, react, and respond to these threats while also integrating visibility into IT operations management. This course will teach you how to use Gigamon's technology to gain visibility into your network traffic to prevent these threats.

This course includes extensive lab exercises that will show you how to use most of the capabilities or features available from any H Series node as well as introduce you to the CLI and GUI interfaces. These capabilities and features are present without any additional licenses or special line cards. Theses labs emulate typical working environment where you will add, remove, and modify configurations rather than simply create them.

Note: This course has replaced Gigamon Visibility Fabric Overview and Configuration with Extended Labs(GVFOCL)

  • Describe the Visibility Fabric architecture
  • Describe the Gigamon products used to create a Visibility Fabric
  • Define Visibility Fabric features and applicable usage
  • Deploy a GigaVUE® H Series appliance
  • Deploy Gigamon Fabric Manager, GigaVUE-FM
  • Perform initial setup configuration of GigaVUE H Series appliance
  • Configure Gigamon Fabric Manager to manage H-Series Node
  • Describe clustering of Gigamon Nodes
  • Describe packet distribution in the Visibility Fabric
  • Configure Flow Mapping® using GigaVUE-FM Fabric Manager
  • Describe the scope of GigaSMART features
  • Perform configuration of select GigaSMART features
  • Implement GigaVUE-VM in a VMware environment
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts
  • Familiarity with network monitoring tools
  • System Administrators
  • Systems Engineers

Module 1: Gigamon solution overview

  • Adoption trends
  • Key value propositions
  • Product family overview

Module 2: Planning and first use

  • Selecting traffic sources
  • Initial setup of GigaVUE H Series

Module 3: Packet distribution

  • Aggregate, replicate, filter
  • Flow Mapping
  • Pass-all, port pair, tool-mirror

Module 4: GigaSMART overview

  • De-duplication
  • Packet slicing
  • Time stamping
  • Data masking
  • Source port labeling
  • Header stripping
  • Tunneling
  • Adaptive Packet Filtering
  • GTP correlation
  • NetFlow generation
  • FlowVUE®
  • SSL decryption
  • Load Balancing

Module 5: Introduction to managing a Visibility Fabric

  • GigaVUE-FM (Fabric Manager)

Module 6: System maintenance and troubleshooting

  • User Accounts
  • Backup and Restore
  • Upgrading and Licensing
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting

Module 7: Implementing GigaVUE clusters

  • Cluster design
  • Clustering configuration
  • Troubleshooting

Module 8: Advanced Flow Map logic

  • Case studies 1 and 2

Module 9: Using Mapping templates

  • Flow Map templates

Module 10: Exploring and configuring GigaSMART features, part 1

  • De-duplication
  • Packet slicing
  • Time stamping
  • Data masking
  • Source port labeling
  • Header stripping

Module 11: Exploring and configuring GigaSMART features, part 2

  • APF
  • ASF
  • GTP Correlation
  • Tunneling
  • Load Balancing

Module 12: Exploring and configuring GigaSMART features, part 3

  • Tunneling
  • NetFlow Generation
  • FlowVUE
  • SSL Decryption

Module 13: Security and inline monitoring implementation

  • GigaSecure
  • Inline Bypass
  • Advanced Inline Bypass

Module 14: GigaVUE-VM installation and mapping

  • Connecting to vCenter
  • Deploying GigaVue-VM
  • Installation Best Practices
  • Virtual Rules Configuration


  • Online help
  • Port behavior setup
  • Pass-all configuration
  • Adding a VLAN tag to ingress traffic
  • Simple flow map configuration
  • More complex flow map configuration with rule prioritization
  • Shared collector configuration
  • User-Defined Attribute (UDA) filter
  • Tool mirror
  • Replication and egress filtering
  • Hybrid ports
  • Tool GigaStream
  • Configure Port-Pairs to operate like a TAP
  • Remove all configurations from the GigaVUE node
  • GigaSMART Service:
    • Tunneling
    • Header Stripping
    • Packet Slicing
    • Masking
    • Source ID
  • GigaSMART Application:
    • De-duplication
    • Load Balancing
    • Adaptive Packet Filtering
    • Application Session Filtering
    • NetFlow Generation
    • FlowVUE®
    • GTP Correlation
    • SSL Decryption
  • Inline Bypass Configuration
  • Guaranteed to Run™. This ensures you will attend the instructor led class or live online class you want as scheduled without any disruptive cancellations*. You book the training you need, get back to focusing on your job and are sure your training requirements will be met saving time, money and ensuring peace of mind.
  • This schedule icon the schedule indicates that this date/time will be conducted as Instructor Led Training (ILT) or a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) depending on the indicated class availablity.
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