Team Green has arrived in Dallas with their annual technology and user summit - Engage 2016. This conference is primarily an opportunity for users to come and interface with trainers, engineers, and product developers as they share tips, tricks, use cases, and new features on the NETSCOUT products.
This is my first Engage conference, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect upon walking through the door. On the website they posted the session titles and speakers, so at least I had an idea on the topic breadth that would be covered, but as for the size and scope of the conference overall, that would be new. (By the way, if you are at Engage and want to stop by my session - Advanced Troubleshooting Across SNMP, NetFlow, and Packet with TruView - I’ll be teaching in the Sanger room on Thursday at 3:10pm, stop on by!)
nGenius Packet Flow Switch 3901
The first step in analyzing packets is collecting them properly. That can save a ton of headache once analysis time comes. So, I ducked into the hands on lab session to get my hands dirty on the Packet Flow Switch. Overall, I thought it was a nice interface and overall made sense as a packet broker. Compared to other visibility switches I have used in the past, one of which was acquired by NETSCOUT not long ago, the configuration had some things in common such as naming conventions and filter creation. The connection mapping and port grouping was less intuitive, but I’m sure after repeated use it would get easier.
I’ll post more as the week goes on. Sorry there weren't many tech sessions the first day.
For now, just a quick pick from the keynote - go OptiView XG!
By for now!