You have to connect the monitoring point to your network using one of two methods. One method, out-of-band, involves configuring port mirroring in your network, where the monitoring point will be connected to the mirroring destination port. The other method, inline, involves using the monitoring point’s fail-to-wire bypass to connect the monitoring point inline with the aggregation point.

Inline setup

This method does not use port mirroring; instead it requires placing the monitoring point between the aggregation point you want to monitor and the downstream section of your network. The monitoring point should already be connected to AppNeta Performance Manager (APM), meaning one port is already connected to a switch. Then add the additional connections shown for your monitoring point model. The following monitoring point models support inline setup:

m25 inline
m30 inline
m35 inline
r40 inline
r45 inline
r400 1G inline

Out-of-band setup

This method requires you to configure port mirroring, where the source mirroring port is the aggregation point you want to monitor. Once that’s done, add the additional connections shown for your monitoring point models:

m22 out-of-band
m25 out-of-band
m30 out-of-band
m35 out-of-band
r40 out-of-band
r45 out-of-band
r400 1G oob
r400 10G oob