How to view the capture card properties
Viewing the Gen3 capture card properties allows you to verify what you think is happening at the card level (such as SFP activity, link speed, auto-negotiation) is actually happening. Additionally, configuration changes to the card can be made here.
Tip! These settings can be viewed remotely using Windows RDP or an equivalent remote desktop application. You might find this useful for checking SFP and link states when physical access to the GigaStor is not feasible.
Some benefits of viewing the Gen3 capture card properties include:
Verifying if an SFP...
is present and in which port.
is active or idle.
is operating at the speed you expect.
Verifying the board’s...
hardware acceleration (HA) status.
auto-negotiation settings per port.
ID string that also contains the firmware version.
PCIe lane speed1.
power range (good /bad)
operating temperature (good/bad)
Seeing configurable options for...
per port auto-negotiation.
Tip! Be sure to disable auto-negotiation for TAP connections, and enable auto-negotiation for SPAN connections.
To view the Gen3 capture card properties:
1. In your version of Windows, open Device Manager.
2. In the tree on the right, expand Viavi Solutions Inc. Capture Adapters.
3. Right-click the capture card entry and choose Properties.
 
The Gen3 capture card device properties window is now visible.
 
 
 
Figure 100: Gen3 capture card properties
 
 
See Capture card device properties for more explanation of the capture card properties in Windows Device Manager.
 

1 PCIe lane speed is reported per lane, and the Gen3 capture card uses multiple lanes together.