We promise to do our very best to avoid the usual Taps vs SPAN discussion in this live event. But what we will discuss is the following.
- Taps are part of a well-planned visibility architecture.
- Taps should be as easy as set and forget.
- Taps are placed inline in the network but they are passive and only make a copy of the data, i.e. they don’t divert the main traffic flow.
- Bypass switches are similar to taps but different from taps as they actually divert the data but also provide fail-over mechanisms for network survivability.
- A virtual tap is a software version of the standard tap except that this can be loaded onto virtualized servers to capture east-west data in the virtual data center.
- Some best practices for tap placement
- Use taps where you can to ensure that you get the best data possible as fast as possible
- Tap your network ingress and egress points
- Tap any known choke points
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