Small Form-Factor Visibility Fabric Node



Built upon the success and functionality of the GigaVUE® H Series, the GigaVUE-HB1 represents the first fixed-configuration Visibility Fabric node within the series. At just 1RU, the small form-factor fabric node can extend traffic visibility to more remote portions of the network running critical applications that require monitoring.

The GigaVUE-HB1 easily handles traffic with up to four (4) 10Gb ports and sixteen (16) 1Gb ports available for any combination of monitoring and tool ports. Although designed as an entry-level fabric node, the GigaVUE-HB1 includes GigaSMART intelligence. Optional GigaSMART functions from de-duplication to tunneling create a robust distributed monitoring solution anywhere space is at a premium. Combining the power of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric architecture and the flexibility of the GigaSMART packet processing engine, vital traffic and packet flows can be replicated onsite at remote locations, filtered, sliced and tunneled back to a centralized monitoring location.

The GigaVUE-HB1 is ideal for deployments at distributed processing centers, regional distributed sites for electrical power grids, oil and gas refineries and cell sites, or even isolated wiring closets containing critical server processing. The GigaVUE-HB1 is suitable for situations where critical server processing is taking place in isolated wiring closets or in Managed Service Provider deployments where Visibility as a Service is required. Since the GigaVUE-HB1 operates on the same code base, it can be clustered together with other GigaVUE H Series nodes for a powerful Visibility Fabric architecture.

Features & Benefits

  • Intelligent GigaVUE H Series Flow Mapping® filtering capabilities for a powerful mapping engine
  • Optional GigaSMART® advanced packet modification including de-duplication for tool optimization, masking to address compliance concerns, and tunneling for extended visibility
  • Supports both 1Gb and 10Gb connections in a low profile 1RU chassis suitable for smaller environments
  • Clustering capability of up to four fabric nodes for a scalable monitoring infrastructure


  • Remote locations where traffic needs to be masked, sliced, or de-duplicated prior to being tunneled back to a centralized monitoring facility
  • Organizations with distributed processing centers or regional operations like distributed cell sites, power grids, or oil and gas refineries
  • Environments requiring visibility where space is at a premium like isolated wiring closets running critical servers
  • Managed service providers looking to offer Visibility as a Service (VaaS)