Observer nTAPs : Observer nTAPs : FAQ : Can I daisy chain an Aggregator TAP?
Can I daisy chain an Aggregator TAP?
Yes, you can daisy chain TAPs, but it is not recommended because of the negotiation time and latency introduced by the TAP. Although the latency is very small, if the packets do not reach their destination fast enough and the receiving device has a low MTU (maximum transmission unit), the receiving device could restart the negotiation process. For more details, see Not seeing traffic at the analyzer from the TAP.
If you experience issues daisy chaining Aggregator TAPs to more than two analyzers, and you are certain your MTU on the receiving devices is high enough, contact VIAVI Support for assistance.