How to perform speed conversion
Speed conversion creates network visibility for slower tools that cannot interface with faster networks, or where the physical connections are mismatched—like copper and optical. Perform speed conversion so existing tools can operate in these situations and others, such as combining multiple slower links into a single high speed interface.
Note: To edit the active layout (the layout currently in use), perform edits directly from the Ports page. Edits to the active layout take effect in real time.
Speed conversion follows the same process as connecting a network port to a tool port. There is absolutely no special configuration required to accomplish speed conversion; these steps are just provided for convenience.
To perform speed conversion:
1. Starting in the dashboard, click Ports.
The layout designer appears, where connections between network and tool ports can be created.
2. In the Layout list, select a layout.
3. Click the Actions list.
The Actions list is located near the top-right corner of the layout designer.
4. Click Edit.
5. Use a drag-and-drop operation to connect a network port to a tool port.
Successful connections are represented by lines between the ports and the appearance of an empty rule. The empty rule is a placeholder for introducing options such as filtering.
 
You successfully performed speed conversion and created network visibility for slower tools that cannot interface with faster networks, or where the physical connections are mismatched.