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LiveWire: LiveWire User Guide
Introduction
Introduction
About LiveWire
Congratulations on your purchase of LiveWire™! LiveWire appliances uniquely combine flow-based reporting using deep packet inspection (DPI) with high-speed, packet capture and storage. LiveWire is designed to work with LiveAction’s LiveNX, an innovative network performance visualization and analytics solution. LiveWire provides visibility in areas where flow-based data is typically not readily available, and is optimized for data center visibility.
Because LiveWire starts with packet data, it is able to provide a unique, and extended, set of flow-based monitoring data called LiveFlow. LiveFlow is extended IPFIX data and is exported to LiveNX, where the complete network topology is visualized. LiveNX stores monitoring data for both long-term reporting and real-time alerting. Regardless of the depth of LiveFlow data, there are inevitably times when packets are required for detailed, root-cause analysis. Since LiveWire is also storing all of the packets while simultaneously generating LiveFlow, issues identified on real-time LiveNX dashboards can easily be analyzed in detail, down to the packet level, by simply identifying an alert or a flow that needs further investigation. LiveWire comes in a variety of platforms to provide visibility from the network edge (small, numerous branch offices) to the data center. See Chapter 3, Exporting Data to LiveNX for the additional tasks you must perform in order to export LiveFlow data from LiveWire to LiveNX. Please also refer to the LiveNX documentation for more information on using the LiveFlow data exported to LiveNX.
LiveWire is available in the following configurations:
 
LiveWire Edge
LiveWire Core
LiveWire PowerCore
Chassis
Mini Network Appliance
1U
2U
CPU


Speed
Turbo
Cores
HT
Quad-core 2.4 GHz Intel Atom processor

2.4 Ghz
Intel® Xeon® Silver 4208


2.1 GHz

8 C
16 HT
Intel® Xeon®
2x6126 Gold

2.6 GHz
3.7 GHz
12 C
24 HT
Memory
16 GB
32 GB
192 GB
Available Slots
N/A
1x FH/HL x8
1x HH/HL x8
1x FH/FL x16
2x FH/FL x8
2x HH/HL x8
Integrated Network Interfaces
• Serial port (with RJ45 physical connection)
• Management port
• Three Ethernet ports
• Two bridge ports
4x 1GBASE-T
iDRAC
4x 1GBASE-T
iDRAC
Storage-OS
Included as part of Storage-Data
Included as part of Storage-Data
2x 2 TB NLSAS (3.5")
Storage-Data
1 TB SSD
4x4 TB SAS (16 TB)
16x8 TB SAS (128 TB)
or
16x4 TB SAS (64 TB)
Capture Adapter Options
(High performance network analysis cards)
N/A
1G Capture Adapter (4-port)
1G Capture Adapter (4-port)
10G Capture Adapter
(2- or 4-port)
40G Capture Adapter
(2-port)
100G Capture Adapter
(2-port)
Additional
 
 
PERC H840 Adapter (used only for storage subsystem)
NOTE: In this User Guide, references to ‘LiveWire’ refer to the complete collection of LiveWire configurations described in the table above. When necessary, references to a specific LiveWire configuration are specified to note any differences between configurations.