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Introduction
Introduction
About LiveWire
Congratulations on your purchase of LiveWire™! LiveWire appliances uniquely combine flow-based reporting using deep packet inspection (DPI) with high-speed, packet capture and storage. LiveWire is designed to work with LiveAction’s LiveNX, an innovative network performance visualization and analytics solution. LiveWire provides visibility in areas where flow-based data is typically not readily available, and is optimized for data center visibility.
Because LiveWire starts with packet data, it is able to provide a unique, and extended, set of flow-based monitoring data called LiveFlow. LiveFlow is extended IPFIX data and is exported to LiveNX, where the complete network topology is visualized. LiveNX stores monitoring data for both long-term reporting and real-time alerting. Regardless of the depth of LiveFlow data, there are inevitably times when packets are required for detailed, root-cause analysis. Since LiveWire is also storing all of the packets while simultaneously generating LiveFlow, issues identified on real-time LiveNX dashboards can easily be analyzed in detail, down to the packet level, by simply identifying an alert or a flow that needs further investigation. LiveWire comes in a variety of platforms to provide visibility from the network edge (small, numerous branch offices) to the data center. See Exporting Data to LiveNX for the additional tasks you must perform in order to export LiveFlow data from LiveWire to LiveNX. Please also refer to the LiveNX documentation for more information on using the LiveFlow data exported to LiveNX.
LiveWire is available in the following configurations:
 
LiveWire Edge
LiveWire Core
LiveWire PowerCore
Chassis
Mini Network Appliance
1U
2U
Processor

Base Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
Cores
Thread
Intel® Atom® C3758

2.2 GHz

8
1 x Intel® Xeon® Bronze 3106

1.70 GHz

8
8
2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6126

2.6 GHz
3.7 GHz
12
24
Memory
16 GB
32 GB
192 GB
Expansion Slots
N/A
1 x 16 FH/HL
 
NOTE: A total of one capture adapter can be added to the LiveWire Core.
64 TB / 128 TB Configuration:
1 x 16 FH/FL
2 x 8 FH/FL
1 x 8 FH/HL
 
96 TB Configuration:
1 x 8 FH/FL
1 x 8 FH/HL
3 x 16 FH/FL
1 x 16 LP/HL
 
NOTE: A total of three capture adapters can be added to the LiveWire PowerCore.
Integrated Network Interfaces
• Mini-USB console port
• Management port
• Three Ethernet ports
• Two bridge ports
4 x 1GBASE-T
iDRAC
4 x 1GBASE-T
iDRAC
Storage-OS
Included as part of Storage-Data
Included as part of Storage-Data
2 x 2 TB NLSAS (4 TB)
or
2 x 1.8 TB SAS (3.6 TB)
Storage-Data
1 TB SSD
4 x 4 TB NLSAS (16 TB)
16 x 8 TB NLSAS (128 TB)
or
16 x 4 TB NLSAS (64 TB)
or
12 x 8 TB NLSAS (96 TB)
Capture Adapter Options
(High performance network analysis cards)
N/A
1G Capture Adapter (4-port)
 
NOTE: A total of one capture adapter can be added to the LiveWire Core.
1G Capture Adapter (4-port)
10G Capture Adapter
(2- or 4-port)
40G Capture Adapter
(2-port)
100G Capture Adapter
(2-port)
 
NOTE: A total of three capture adapters can be added to the LiveWire PowerCore.
Additional
 
 
PERC H840 Adapter (used only for storage subsystem)
NOTE: In this guide, references to ‘LiveWire’ refer to the complete collection of LiveWire configurations described in the table above. When necessary, references to a specific LiveWire configuration are specified to note any differences between configurations.