The Network Layer

Using the tests mapped to this layer, SDX administrators can:

  • Periodically check whether/not the SDX appliance is available over the network;
  • Measure the responsiveness of the appliance over the network;
  • Monitor the NICs supported by the appliance, observe the level of traffic received / transmitted by each interface, and identify which NIC is consuming the maximum bandwidth;
  • Measure the throughput of the appliance and initiate investigations if throughput is poor;


Figure 2 : The tests mapped to the Network layer