Course outline

Riverbed SteelCentral with Gigamon® Out-of-Band Deployment

Categories: Gigamon, Guaranteed To Run™


Duration: 2 Days

This 2-day, hands-on course covers the essential information and develops the key skills you need to integrate Riverbed SteelCentral products for network performance management with a Gigamon® Visibility Platform in an out of band deployment.

  • Describe today’s visibility and network performance monitoring challenges
  • Understand Gigamon solutions that enable network traffic access and visibility
  • Learn to architect Riverbed SteelCentral solutions to monitor network performance
  • Design and deploy a solution for visibility and monitoring using a joint solution of Riverbed SteelCentral and Gigamon products
  • Good understanding of networking
  • Familiarity with network performance analysis and monitoring tools
  • Understanding of network management and troubleshooting within a network architecture
  • Familiarity with Gigamon® Visibility Fabric™
  • Familiarity and/or experience with
    • GigaVUE Series product family
    • GigaVUE-VM and GigaVUE-FM
    • Riverbed SteelCentral products
  • Solution Architects
  • Pre-Sales Engineers
  • Security Professionals
  • Network/System Administrators
  • Network/System Engineers
  • Implementation Professionals

Module 1: Visibility Design Concepts

  • Pervasive Visibility
  • Challenges to Visibility
  • Performance Challenges
  • Understanding Traffic Sources
  • Monitoring Tools and Moore’s Law
  • Basic Monitoring Challenges

Module 2: Gigamon Visibility Platform

  • Architecture and Components
  • Understanding Flow-Mapping
  • Packet Sharing
  • Deploying for Out-of-Band Tools
  • Deploying for Redundancy
  • Deploying for Asymmetric Routing
  • GigaSMART Overview
    • HidePacket Transformation
  • GigaVUE-HC2 Product Overview

Module 3: Gigamon Deployment Architectures

  • Centralizing Tools
    • Remote / Branch office
    • Tool Rails
    • Lights-out Operation
  • Deploying Gigamon Visibility Platform in Clusters
  • Scaling to Accommodate High Traffic Volume
    • Accommodating Traffic Volumes: Filtering
    • Accommodating Traffic Volumes: Load Sharing
    • Accommodating Traffic Volumes: Load Balancing
  • Scaling to Accommodate for Low Traffic Volume

Module 4: Introducing Riverbed SteelCentral & NetProfiler

  • SteelCentral Network Monitoring Overview
    • SteelCentral solution overview
    • Network instrumentation
    • Host groups & definitions
    • Asset discovery & inventory
    • Reporting & performance metrics
    • Interactive dashboards
  • Deploying SteelCentral Products
    • SteelCentral deployment planning
    • Sizing & specifications
  • SteelCentral NetShark, SteelCentral Packet Analyzer & AppResponse
    • Introduction & installation
    • Integrating with SteelCentral Packet Analyzer
    • Transaction analysis
    • Wireshark packet analysis

Module 5: Riverbed SteelCentral with Gigamon out-of-band Deployment

  • Solution Overview
  • Use Cases
  • Architectural Overview
    • Components and Version Compatibility
    • Network architecture
  • Riverbed SteelCentral NetShark & Packet Analyzer Configuration
  • Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse Configuration
  • GigaVUE-HC2 Configuration


  • Designing a visibility architecture with Gigamon solutions
  • Designing a visibility architecture with Riverbed SteelCentral management platform.
  • Designing a visibility architecture with Riverbed SteelCentral Performance Management tools
  • Cisco FirePOWER configuration for a joint out of band deployment solution
  • Gigamon configuration for a joint inline deployment solution
  • Testing and verification of a joint inline deployment solution using Riverbed SteelCentral and Gigamon

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