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Ixia Scales Troubleshooting with IxNetwork 7

Monitoring and troubleshooting networks is a task that is becoming increasingly difficult as speed, bandwidth and new protocols continue to emerge. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, Ixia has released its IxNetwork 7 solution providing increased scalability.

Usually when you give a person to scale more, you lose the ability to drill down," Asim Rasheed, Technical Marketing Engineer at Ixia explained to EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet.

For example, if an enterprise network has 100,000 sessions, if one of those sessions is down the network administrator has to dig through all that data to find the one particular session that has trouble.

"In the real world, you need to be able to figure out where the problems are very quickly," Rasheed said. "So when large networks deploy they need to emulate real world scenarios."

IxNetwork has the concept of scenario testing that lets an administrator see an entire network footprint which can be helpful for network configuration. There is also a new component know as the Next Generation Protocol Framework which provides the ability to drill down into per session level information.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
Ixia IxNetwork 7 Aims to Improve Network Troubleshooting

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.