Enabling Transmit Capability on Netscout InfiniStreamNG Interfaces with nGenius Packet Flow eXtender (PFX)
By default, InfiniStream monitor interfaces/ports operate in receive-only mode. However, nGenius Packet Flow eXtender (PFX) and tunnel termination features allow these ports to be enabled for transmit as well. This transmit capability is supported on the following InfiniStreamNG models:
- InfiniStream 1410H, 2395H, 2410H, 2695H, 4695H, 4795H, 4895H, 6695G, 9795G, 9802G, 9807G, and 9895G hardware appliances
- C-01410, C-02695, C-04895, C-06695, C-09895, C-09A02, C-09A07, and C-09A95 Certified InfiniStreamNG appliances
For PFX mode or to terminate tunnels: you must download and install a .pfx_enable file from My.NETSCOUT.com onto the InfiniStreamNG appliance. Until this file is present on the appliance, PFX options in the Agent Configuration Utility (localconsole) are not displayed and interfaces cannot be configured in PFX mode.
You must obtain and install the .pfx_enable file, AFTER upgrading the InfiniStreamNG appliance to v6.2.1…
With InfiniStreamNG as its foundation, PFX delivers the performance and scaling capabilities needed to process network traffic generated by millions of users, using hundreds of applications!