What information is available regarding traffic distribution algorithm for Proventia Network Security Controller?
Proventia Network Security Controller aggregates the 10GbE traffic to 1GbE ports for inspection by the Proventia GX Network Intrusion Prevention System line.
There is an internal switch that maps the 10GB traffic to various configurations of 1GB ports. All flows that start on a port pair (1GB segment) will be maintained on that 1GB segment. The distribution is based on a hashing algorithm that is based on source & Destination MAC address and IP address plus protocol and port number for 5-tuple enabled by default (L4_long_hash_en=1), disabled uses only source & Destination MAC address and IP address.
There is no active management of the traffic to load balance on the 1GB ports.
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Proventia Network Security Controller
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