GPA-8P Installation
1. Take the appliance and all other components out of the packing materials.
3. Install SFP transceivers1 into the open slots on the back of the capture card(s).
4. If you are connecting to SPAN/mirror ports of a network switch: connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from the SPAN/mirror ports on your switch to the SFP transceivers on the capture card.
5. If you are connecting to a network TAP (sold separately):
 
Figure 36: Connecting the TAP to the network device, switch, and analyzer
 
a. Connect the TX port from your server, firewall, router, or switch to the Link A port on the TAP.
b. Connect the TX port from your other switch to the Link B port on the TAP.
c. Use two analyzer cables to connect the analyzer port on the TAP to the SFP transceivers in the capture card.
d. If you have more than one TAP to connect, repeat the process for each TAP.
6. Ensure the time zone settings match your environment.
7. Double-click the Observer icon on the Desktop to start Observer.
 
 
 
Your hardware appliance is installed and on your network.
 

1 SFP, SFP+, QSFP+, and QSFP28 transceivers are sold separately.