The Advanced Multi-Probe display shows side-by-side
snapshots of all local cards and sessions concurrently.
• Supports wired and wireless networks (LAN, 802.11
• Offers the full functionality of the Advanced Single
• Monitor multiple adapters over multiple topologies
• Speeds up problem solving with multi-session support
• Define individual levels of Probe access
• Built for high-capacity networks with industry’s first
4GB capture buffer
• Supports Ethernet (10/100/1000), 802.11 a/b/g, Token
Ring (4/16/100), Gigabit
• Runs on a standard, non-dedicated Windows 2000/XP/2003
PC and requires no
• Optimize packet capture, performance and receive additional
error information by
purchasing additional Ethernet NICs and ErrorTrak™
drivers, available from
• Must be installed on at least one remote system for
each remote network, segment
or switch to be monitored
• Run the Advanced Multi-Probe as an unattended service
for 24x7x365 data
Simultaneous monitoring for up to 64 network interfaces
The Advanced Multi-Probe supports up to 64 network interfaces concurrently.
These interfaces can be of the same topology (i.e. multiple Ethernets)
or of mixed topology (i.e. concurrent wired and wireless in one
system). You no longer need to purchase a separate system to monitor
wired and wireless networks – with one device you can do both.
For problem solving collaboration
Sometimes resolving a remote issue requires a group effort. With
problem solving collaboration, administrators can view the same
data in real-time as if they were in the same room. With the Advanced
Multi-Probe multiple users can access the same interface (up to
64 sessions) for data review and analysis.
Security level logins
User definable levels for different degrees of Probe
Advanced Multi-Probes offer multiple login levels, allowing an administrator
to define users or groups and what access is available to each (i.e.
capture/decode, statistics, trending, memory management, etc.).
Password protect data to prohibit unauthorized access
The Advanced Multi-Probe can report to up to 64 different Observer
consoles at one time. However, password protection ensures remote
network data is only shared with consoles you authorize.
Triple DES (Data Encryption Standard) Option
Since different networks require different levels of security, Advanced
Multi-Probes offer a variety of options for strong (3DES) and weak
encryption for the Probe-to-Console communication.
Capture data without consuming resources
When gathering real-time statistics, the Advanced Multi-Probe consumes
very few system resources. Additionaly, the Advanced Multi-Probe
keeps network traffic to a minimum with as few as two to three 64
byte packets per minute. In Packet Capture mode, Probes collect
packets in a local buffer, compress and encrypt the buffer and then
transfer captured packets to the Observer console only on demand.
Collect data anytime, unattended
The Advanced Multi-Probe can be configured to collect trending data,
perform captures and collect statistics completely unattended –
no connection to an Observer console is required. Collected information
can later by downloaded and viewed in an Observer console. This
is often used to keep a historical baseline of network or switch
conditions, or troll for a problem on a remote site without generating
a connection or unneeded network traffic.
Greater depth of network statistics collected and analyzed
The Advanced Multi-Probe provides full packet capture and decode
information, network trending and extensive statistics including
but not limited to:
• Bandwidth Statistics: Utilization, Top Talkers
• Wireless Statistics: Site Survey, Access Point Load
• Pair Statistics: Latency, Response Time, IP Pairs
View data from any location with Web access
Use the Web-based snapshot for a quick view of remote network conditions
from any browser. The snapshot is updated continuously with current
information and provides easy access to data when the Observer console
is not installed or unavailable.
The Advanced Multi Probe also includes an RMON Probe
The Network Instruments Advanced Multi Probe can be installed as
an Advanced Multi Probe or an RMON Probe. The RMON Probe offers
full compliance with RMON1, RMON2 and HCRMON standards and is compatible
with any RMON management console or collection facility. The Advanced
Multi Probe provides greater depth of network statistics, more analysis
features and support for WAN topologies. For more information please
review our white paper entitled “Advanced vs. RMON Probes usage
with Observer Products.”