Some monitoring points have pairs of adjacent ports labeled ‘B/P’ or ‘bypass’. These are 2-port, bypass switches or bridges, and all they do is forward traffic from one port to the other, as if the network medium was uninterrupted.
The bypass continues to forward traffic even if the monitoring point loses power. This enables the monitoring point to be positioned inline, i.e., between two network devices, so that AppNeta Performance Manager (APM) monitoring has access the traffic you want to monitor/capture.
Bridges, although they have two ports, are configured as a single interface. One bridge, ‘bridge0’, is enabled by default.
- Log in to web admin.
- Click ‘network configuration’.
- Click ‘add new interface’.
- Make your changes.
- Restart networking.
- Use the interface resource in the admin API. To access the API you’ll need to complete monitoring point setup and then plug the monitoring point hostname into this url.