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SierraNet T328

The SierraNet T328 system provides for analysis of 10/25/40/50/100Gbps Ethernet and Gen 6 (32GFC) Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification for developers & protocol test engineers in LAN, SAN, NAS and other Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. Available with eight SFP28 FlexPorts™ for maximum configuration and utility, the SierraNet T328 includes an easy to use, customizable software interface, large capture buffers, and the most advanced T.A.P4 capture, triggering and filtering capabilities in the industry.

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SierraNet M648  The SierraNet M648 Ethernet and Fibre Channel test platform provides best in class analysis, jamming and generation for traffic capture and manipulation for testing application and link characteristics. SierraNet M648 is the latest in the line of industry leading test and measurement tools from Teledyne LeCroy, designed for today’s high-speed storage and communications fabrics. SierraNet M648 supports examination and modification of Ethernet and Fibre Channel links utilizing both Pulse Amplitude Modulation 4 (PAM4) and legacy Non-Return to Zero (NRZ) technologies.
SierraNet T328  The SierraNet T328 system provides for analysis of 10/25/40/50/100Gbps Ethernet and Gen 6 (32GFC) Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification for developers & protocol test engineers in LAN, SAN, NAS and other Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. Available with eight SFP28 FlexPorts™ for maximum configuration and utility, the SierraNet T328 includes an easy to use, customizable software interface, large capture buffers, and the most advanced T.A.P4 capture, triggering and filtering capabilities in the industry.
SierraNet M328  The SierraNet M328™ system provides for analysis and jamming of 10/25/40/50/100Gbps Ethernet and Gen 6 (32GFC) Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification for developers & protocol test engineers in LAN, SAN, NAS and other Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. Available with eight SFP28 FlexPorts™ for maximum configuration and utility, the SierraNet M328 includes an easy to use, customizable software interface, large capture buffers, and the most advanced capture, triggering, impairment and filtering capabilities in the industry.
SierraNet M168  The SierraNet M168 is the most cost effective, advanced and fully integrated analysis and jamming platform for 10Gbps Ethernet and 16G Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification systems available for developers and protocol test engineers. The SierraNet M168 supports 100% recording of all Fibre Channel and Ethernet related traffic at full line rates on all ports while maintaining the link integrity through non-retimed pass-through probe technology.

NVMe/oF adoption is rapidly increasing and full NVMe specification conformance over Ethernet networks or Fibre Channel fabrics requires the ability to validate transactions over all transports.

Below you will find a list of SierraNet Ethernet and Fibre Channel analyzer platforms that support NVMe along with a short description to help you determine, which would be best fit your requirement. All the SierraNet analyzers listed below support NVMe/oF analysis, debug and validation over both Ethernet and Fibre Channel transports. The accompanying Net Protocol Suite software includes support for the latest revisions of NVMe/oF specifications.

Customers should select the platform that best fits the needs of their current products as well as those of upcoming products. The flagship SierraNet M648 platform supports 10Gbe and 25GbE links as well as new 50GbE PAM4 Ethernet installations as well as 16/32GFC and new 64GFC fabrics.

Key Features
  • 1U form-factor with rack mount kits
  • Eight SFP+ FlexPorts, supporting 10/25/40/50/100Gbps Ethernet and up to 32/128G Fibre Channel over optical or copper connections
  • Advanced, multi-state triggering & filtering
  • Pass-through T.A.P3 probe technology (not re-timed)
  • Standard 32GB, 64GB or 128G recording buffers
  • Dynamic memory allocation
  • Extensive Ethernet protocols supported, including FCoE, NVMf, RoCE and iSCSI
  • Multiple trace view formats
  • Seamless WireShark integration
  • USB 3.0 & Gigabit Ethernet Host Interfaces for fast upload and easy management

The SierraNet T328 is the most cost effective, advanced and fully integrated Ethernet and Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification systems available for developers and protocol test engineers. The T328 protocol analysis systems provide engineers with 100% recording of all Fibre Channel and Ethernet related traffic at full line rates on all ports while maintaining the link integrity through non-retimed pass-through probe technology.

Flexibility to Meet Any Debug Challenge

The SierraNet T328 hardware platform and Net Protocol Suite™ user interface provides the highest level of performance and flexibility available in the market.

The SierraNet T328 employs Teledyne LeCroy’s leading FlexPort™ technology providing ultimate flexibility in analysis of traditional or converged Ethernet and Fibre Channel products in a single platform and the flexibility to add protocol specific features, functionality, and speed support at the time of purchase or later by simply adding more license keys.  Each FlexPort pair can probe both Ethernet and Fibre Channel links of speeds up to 25Gbps for Ethernet and/or 32G FC on copper or optical cabling and eliminates the need for separate “single function” blades, pods, or adapters found in some competitive products providing a highly compact, extremely flexible, multi-function protocol analyzer. The pairs may be aggregated to support higher density links, up to 100Gbps Ethernet and 128G Fibre Channel.

In addition to FlexPort technology, the SierraNet T328’s new sophisticated analysis software, the Net Protocol Suite, provides unmatched flexibility with customized data displays that easily identify and navigate to specific events of interest quickly.  Decoding in the Net Protocol Suite’s multiple trace views provide superior visibility for troubleshooting low level to application layer issues, decode per the supported specifications and their associated encoding schemes, and the zero-time search and filter capabilities easily find Ethernet and Fibre Channel events in a contextual and intuitive way.  In a multi-protocol environment, Teledyne LeCroy’s CrossSync™ can synchronize and correlate traces with our other leading protocol analysis tools, such as the PCI Express Gen3 Summit analyzers, to understand how traffic, stimulus, and/or errors propagate across bridges or adapters.

Versatile, Cost-effective Platform

The SierraNet T328 platform is Compact, Portable, and Light Weight. The SierraNet is currently the Smallest (1U) and lightest (9.5lbs) Fibre Channel and Ethernet protocol analyzer platform in the market, saving valuable real estate and rack space in customer labs and is the best portable solution for engineers on the move.  SierraNet provides users the lowest cost of ownership per engineer, and the lack of maintenance or support fees for subsequent years of operation means strained budgets are not tapped just to keep up with evolving specifications and advancements.

Performance

The SierraNet T328 offers the fastest and most convenient access to the data that engineers need with either a USB3.0 or GE interface.  As USB is Plug and Play, this is particularly useful when capturing large amounts of data is necessary, but a quick connection to the analyzer is required, such as at a customer site.  In addition to the performance and ease-of-use of the USB3.0 interface, a Gigabit Ethernet Host Interface is also standard on the SierraNet platforms, and the IP Address set-up menus on the front panel eliminate the time and complexity required to configure an analyzer via a null-modem cable and hyper-terminal interface used on competitive products.

The SierraNet T328 also offers the best Time-Stamp Resolution in the market. The SierraNet family has been enhanced with a 1ns time-stamp resolution/accuracy, setting a new industry standard for trace analysis and for timing measurements required for testing high performance SAN products, particularly where latency is a key metric of success.

Additionally, the SierraNet family’s Advanced State Machines are easy to use and help Engineers Trigger, Filter, and Inject errors with surgical precision with up to 4 sequencers and up to 24 states per sequencer to concisely target areas of interest and save precious time. When the user can not accurately define the conditions associated with a problem and needs to capture a broad swath of traffic to identify a cause of an issue, the SierraNet can also dynamically assign the largest and most flexible recording memory in the industry to one port or spread the memory use across all eight ports based on the traffic profile.

 

Host Requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 (R2) and Windows Server 2012; The latest Service Pack available for the associated Windows OS in use is required; 
(The 64-bit Windows version of the Operating System is recommended as this will allow more RAM use over 32-bit installations)
Hard drive with at least 200 MB of free space for the installation of the software and additional space for storing recorded data; display with resolution of at least 1024 x 768 with at least 16-bit color depth; USB2.0 port and/or 100/1000Mbps Ethernet network interface.
  For optimal performance, please refer to our recommended configurations. 
   
Connectivity: A Gigabit (1000Mbps) Ethernet link is recommended for used with the SierraNet analyzers. At minimum the host machine should have either a 100/1000Mbps Ethernet connection to the network or a USB 2.0 port.  If multiple analyzers are daisy chained and connected to the same host machine, one Ethernet connection or one USB port is required for each analyzer.
   
Recording Memory Size:  Up to 128 GB
   
Data Rates Supported:  8, 16  and 32Gb/s Fibre Channel
10/25/40/50/100Gb/s Ethernet
   
No. of Ports Supported:  8 SFP28 FlexPorts
   
Cascade Capability  Up to 64 ports (8 SierraNet systems)
   
Host Interface: USB3.0 and 10/100/1000baseT Ethernet
   
Front Panel Connectors: 8 SFP28 FlexPorts
  External Trigger IN/OUT
  Front Panel Indicators
  LEDs (Speed, Link, Status) for each TX & RX pair, Status LCD Panel, Power LED
   
Front Panel Controls: Power ON/OFF, Menu Navigation and Selection Wheel
   
Rear Panel Connectors: AC Power, Expansion/CrossSync Port
   
Included Accessories: AC Power Cord, USB2.0 and USB 3.0 cables, Ethernet patch cable, 1-set QSFP28 to SFP28 DAC cables
   
Dimensions (H x W x D):  Chassis: 44 x 432 x 358 mm (1.75” x 17” x 14.1”)
  With Bumpers: 52 x 455 x 367 mm (2” x 17.9” x 14.5”)
   
Weight: 4.3 Kg (9.5 lbs.)
   
Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 100W
   
Environmental: Operating: 0 to 55o C (32 to 131o F)
  Non-operating: -20 to 80 o C (-4 to 176 o F)
  Humidity: 10 to 90% RH (non-condensing)
1U Zero Carrying Case
Rack Mount Rail Kit for SierraNet Platforms
SierraNet Memory License Upgrades
SierraNet T328 PAM4 Auto-Negotiation and Training Upgrade