Keysight Vision 7816

Vision 7816

Cost-effective rack-level visibility for ANY size data center

Keysight Vision 7816


  • Easy-to-use web-interface with point-and-click functionality. No command-line needed!
  • NetStack features built-in
  • Supports Keysight’s Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC) — a highly resilient and extremely easy to use SDN controller providing visibility management through a single pane of glass
  • Can be deployed in both inline and out-of-band monitoring modes simultaneously
  • Max 64 ports of 40/100GE | Max 128 ports of 10/25GE/50GE
  • 2RU

The Evolving Data Center

Data center design is evolving with the advent of software defined networking (SDN) which allows for completely software defined data centers (SDDC). We are seeing the rise of hyperscale, microscale and other high-density variations of data-centers emerging all at the same time. These technologies are barely defined, yet their growth over the next few years is predicted to be many multiples!

Though each serves a different purpose, a core component of these modern data centers is a building block, sometimes as small as a single rack, that includes the compute, storage and networking required to operate on its own — a containerized, independent unit. These individual blocks are great because one can be used on its own as the smallest microscale data center or thousands can be used together to create a hyperscale data center — and everything in between. Software plus hardware tailored for redundancy makes this both possible and cost-effective.
But, as data centers grow, the ability to see what is happening in the network diminishes. You need a cost-effective solution that operates like the building blocks, both capable of providing top-of-the rack visibility for a single unit and capable of scaling to thousands of racks with software defined visibility. Our Vision Edge 40 (E40), Vision Edge 100 (E100) and Vision 7816 are best-in-class, fully-featured network packet brokers that are ideal for the ANY size modern data center.


Versatile. Vision Edge.

Network Diagram

Our Vision Edge 40 (E40), Vision Edge 100 (E100) and Vision 7816, part of the Vision portfolio of network packet brokers, have the right features to handle the visibility requirements of a single rack, as well as that of a massive data center.

Vision Edge 40 (E40), Vision Edge 100 (E100) and Vision 7816

  • Cost-effective and can integrate seamlessly with into your existing environment — ideal for scale
  • Can be deployed rapidly and modified quickly with our easy-to-use web-interface, which makes configuration and re-configuration simple and hitless
  • Are ideal for expansion as they can be used standalone or with our turnkey Vision One or Vision X, as part of a Security Fabric
  • Are great for all visibility needs because they can be deployed inline or out-of-band – and even both simultaneously. Plus, they are multi-speed capable, to support evolving speeds!

Use in ANY Data Center

The Vision Edge network packet brokers (E40, E100 and 7816) can ensure the right data gets to the right tools in multiple data center configurations:

  • For top-of-the-rack visibility for a single site deployment with network and tools
  • In a leaf-spine architecture, aggregating across multiple racks in a smaller or microscale data center
  • In a distributed network, Vision Edge can be used with Vision ONE/X to form an Keysight’s IFC cluster, so tools at the data center can be used for multiple branch monitoring and security
  • With other Vision packet brokers (Vision X or Vision ONE) to leverage more advanced packet processing capabilities
  • In a hybrid monitoring environment with Keysight's CloudLens platform — visibility for public, private and hybrid cloud
Rack visibility

Vision 7816 Capabilities

DataE100 newVision 7816 is a Fully-Featured Network Packet Broker Which Makes it Great For Multiple Uses, Including Top-of-The-Rack Aggregation
Physical Specifications:

  • Capable of multi-speed — 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G networks
  • Each port is capable of any of the speeds, set independently
  • (64) QSFP28 front panel ports
  • Supports QSFP28 (for 100G) or QSFP+ (for 40G) transceivers
  • Massive density with (128) 10/25/50G ports via fan-out in 2U size
  • Hot swap redundant power supplies and fans
  • Available in AC and DC models

SecFab1 0Vision 7816 is versatile because it can be used as a standalone unit or as a software defined visibility solution in a software defined network (SDN) within a security fabric. With Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC), multiple Vision 7816 and/or other Vision network packet brokers can be managed through a single pane of glass with the cluster topology of your choice to optimize your tool deployment. With IFC, you get unified management of distributed architectures, role-based access and controls, and oversight of all ports from all Vision network packet brokers at once, allowing you configure an efficient, scalable visibility solution.

As part of a Security Fabric, Vision 7816 also provides the ability to leverage our turnkey Vision ONE and massively scalable Vision X, when your deployment is ready. With these network packet brokers and the visibility intelligence capabilities of PacketStack, SecureStack and AppStack, you can manipulate and mold traffic so your tools always get the right data. With Vision 7816, you can also monitor virtual traffic with Keysight's CloudLens platform for public, private and hybrid cloud visibility.

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Deploy both inline, out-of-band, or both simultaneously based on your security and monitoring needs.

Robust inline tool deployment enables users to deploy intrusion prevention systems (IPS), data loss prevention (DLP), and similar tools while assuring high service availability, even when parts of the system fail or become overloaded. Data from the network passes through a Vision 7816 network packet broker via a bypass switch for resilience. Vision 7816 sends the data to the IPS, DLP and other tools, which process the data and send back safe information via the Vision 7816 and bypass switch back into the network.

Process and monitor packet data with a variety of tools without affecting the network with an Out-of-Band (OOB) deployment. Data is passively copied from the network with Keysight's Taps and sent to Vision 7816 and other network packet brokers for filtering and processing. Relevant data is then sent to tools, at appropriate speeds, so the tools can operate efficiently. With only the right data being sent, false-positives are minimized and your team has improved relevance of alerts, for a quicker response to incidents.

SecFab1 0The Vision 7816 has a space-efficient 2RU design. To get the most out of the rack space used and to optimize data speeds for tools, Keysight offers a Fan-Out capability on Vision 7816. With fan-out, a 40G port can be used with a break-out to operate as 4 x 10G ports or a 100G port, can be used with a break-out to operate as 4 x 25G ports — this capability is ideal for tools that may have a lower throughput capacity. Combined with the load-balancing capability, you can ensure your tools are not overloaded and are operating at the optimal capacity.

Visibility Intelligence

Vision Edge network packet brokers have our Robust baseline NetStack capabilities including aggregation, replication, filtering and load balancing — all with three stages of filtering and Ixia's patented dynamic filter compiler. To be able to use our PacketStack, SecureStack and AppStack capabilities, the Vision Edge NPBs can be used with Vision ONE or Vision 7300 with Ixia Fabric Controller. 


Robust filtering, aggregation, replication, and more, with 3 stages of filtering (ingress, dynamic, and egress) and dynamic filter compiler


Intelligent packet filtering, manipulation, and transport with deduplication, header (protocol) stripping, packet trimming, and burst protection


Optimized handling for secure traffic with active SSL, passive SSL decryption, threat insights and data masking


Context-aware, signature-based application layer filtering with application identification, geolocation and tagging, and optional RegEx filtering


Visibility intelligence tailored for the mobile carrier evolved packet core with GTP and SIP correlation and load balancing


Marked data feed monitoring with gap detection, feed and channel health, high-resolution traffic statistics, and microburst detection

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