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Offloading And Troubleshooting

I’ve been talking about ‘Offloading’ since the introduction of Windows 7 and never surprised when the topic pops back up.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to review the impact offloading has on troubleshooting as well as share some of the behind the scenes set up information.

I start with how I configured my Network Critical SMARTNA-XL TAP/Packet Broker which is very important since we don’t want “garbage in”.

After the capture we have 2 traces, one from the client’s laptop and one from the SmartNA-XL monitor port that I will review. I cover why the client has huge packet sizes and the difference from the tap’s capture.

So in a nutshell this video has Packet Broker configuration, packet capture and some packet analysis, all under 10 minutes.



Tony Fortunato

Sr Network Performance Specialist

The Technology Firm

Getting things to work better - bit by bit-

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