Accessing the Tap Aggregation Screen

The tap aggregation screen configures internal fabric and provides a summary of all ports and groups configured in tap aggregation clusters.

Figure 1. Tap Aggregation Screen

This screen provides the following information:

  • Cluster drop-down menu - Select the desired cluster to switch among various tap aggregation clusters.

  • Table menu - Select the desired table. Available options are:

    • External Ports - Manages external ports. See External Ports Table Type.

    • Group Table - Displays an overview of all groups created in the tap aggregation cluster.

      Figure 2. Groups Overview
    • Internal Fabric - Configures internal fabric. See Configuring Internal Fabric

  • Tap Interfaces column - Lists all configured tap ports.

    Note: Clicking on the interface link displays the Interface Overview screen. Clicking on the device link displays the Device Overview screen.
  • Bitrate In column - The bitrate of incoming packets.

  • Aggregation Groups column - Lists all aggregation groups.

  • Tool Interfaces column - Lists all configured tap ports.

    Note: Clicking on the interface link displays the Interface Overview screen. Clicking on the device link displays the Device Overview screen.
  • Bitrate Out column - The bitrate of outgoing packets.

  • Export to CSV - Click to download the appropriate table contents to your local drive.

Cluster Management

Adding and Removing Devices

Click the Manage Devices button to open the Device Tags screen where you can add or remove devices from a cluster. See Assigning devices to a Tap Aggregation Cluster.

Managing Tap and Tool Ports

Click the Manage Ports button to open the Manage Ports pop-up window.

Figure 3. Manage Ports Pop-Up Window

This screen provides the following functionalities:

  • View all current tap and tool ports

  • Add or remove multiple tap and tool ports

Note: Click Apply Changes to save configuration changes.

Saving Running-Configuration

Click the Save Running Configs button to save the running-configuration of all devices in the cluster as startup configuration.

The system displays the Save Running Configs pop-up window.

Figure 4. Save Running Configs Pop-Up Window
Note: Click Save to confirm running-configuration changes.

Verifying Running-Configuration

Click the Configuration Status button to verify that all devices in the cluster are configured correctly.

The system displays the Verify Running Configs screen which lists verification results of each rule that the application checks for. Click Verify Configuration to verify all current configurations.

Figure 5. Verify Running Configs Pop-Up Window

In case of an error, click Fix Configuration to resolve the configuration error(s).

Figure 6. Running configuration errors

The system computes all commands required to fix the current configuration and applies the correct configuration on devices in the Tap Aggregation cluster.

Note: Click Export to CSV to download the table in csv format to your local drive.

ACLs and Tap Ports Management

Perform the following steps to manage ACLs and Tap Ports:

  1. Select a tap port by clicking on a row in the Tap Interfaces table.
    The system displays the appropriate tap port’s configuration and metrics in the right panel.
    Figure 7. Tap Port’s Configuration and Metrics Panel
  2. On the right panel, perform the following steps to execute specified functionalities:

Creating an ACL

  1. Click the + Add Match Statement button.
    The system displays a Match Statement Card #1 pane.
  2. Select Create ACL from the Match ACL drop-down menu.
    The system displays the Create ACL pop-up window.
    Figure 8. Create ACL Pop-Up Window
  3. Provide the required information in the corresponding entities:
    • Name

    • Description

    • ACL Type

  4. Click Create ACL.
    The system confirms when configuration changes are applied successfully.

Modifying an ACL

  1. Click the Add Match Statement button.
    The system displays a Match Statement Card #1 pane.
  2. Select the edit icon next to the required ACL from the Match ACL drop-down menu.
    The system displays the Manage ACL pop-up window.
    Figure 9. Manage ACL Pop-Up Window
  3. Update required changes.
  4. Click Apply Changes to confirm updated changes.
    Note: Click Delete ACL to delete the appropriate ACL.

Modifying Traffic Steering

  1. Click the Add Match Statement button.
    The system displays a Match Statement Card #1 pane.
  2. Select the required options from Match ACL and Set Groups drop-down menu.
  3. Click Apply Changes.

Modifying Default Groups

Select required group(s) from the multi-purpose Default Groups widget.

Tool Ports Management

Perform the following steps to add or remove groups from the tool port:

  1. Select a tool port by clicking on a row in the Tool Interfaces table.
    The system displays the appropriate tool port s configuration and metrics in the right panel.
    Figure 10. Tool Port's Configuration and Metrics Panel
  2. Select required group(s) from the multi-select Group Membership drop-down menu.
  3. Click Apply Changes.

Groups Management

Select the required port from either Tap Interfaces or Tool Interfaces pane to initiate modifying group membership in the right panel.

Modifying Group Membership

Perform the following steps to modify group membership:
  1. Select the required group from the Aggregation Groups pane.
    The system displays the appropriate group’s configuration and metrics in the right panel.
  2. Click the Modify Membership button.
    The system displays the Manage Group Membership pop-up window.
    Figure 11. Manage Group Membership Pop-Up Window
  3. Choose required ports.
  4. Click Apply Changes.
    Note: The system configures selected ports and deconfigures unselected ports that were previously selected.