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Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) Appliances

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Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) Virtual Appliances


The Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) offers multilayered visibility into the network. It empowers you to:

  • Optimize network resources
  • Troubleshoot performance issues
  • Deliver consistent performance levels

Cisco Prime NAM software includes capabilities such as:

  • Layers 4-7 visibility using Cisco Network-based Application Recognition 2 (NBAR2) natively in NAM
  • Interactive dashboards with intuitive workflows, contextual navigation, and one-click captures
  • Comprehensive traffic statistics, application, voice, and video performance metrics
  • Detailed troubleshooting with insightful packet captures, advanced filters, and error scan
  • Centralized management and reporting with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

These features help you:

  • Speed the deployment and improve the performance of business-critical applications
  • Accelerate problem resolution with quick access to critical network information
  • Validate use of control and optimization mechanisms, namely Differentiated Services
  • Extend visibility into virtual and cloud environments
  • Assess the impact of changes, such as server consolidation and VM migration, on performance

You can also achieve business benefits from Cisco Prime NAM, including:

  • Enhanced operational efficiency with rapid problem resolution and efficient use of network resources
  • Improved service levels with consistent performance visibility across the network
  • Lower total cost of ownership with a choice of cost-effective form factors
  • Ease of system integration with a standards-based northbound API (REST/XML)

The Cisco Prime NAM portfolio includes form-factor choices that can be deployed to meet diverse performance analysis needs in scalable multigigabit switching and routing environments. The Cisco Prime NAM product portfolio includes:

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM (NAM-NX1)

    This services module brings application-awareness and insights to your Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch. It provides an integrated, scalable, and flexible solution to help simplify services delivery in the dynamic data center.

  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series NAM (NAM-3)

    This services module, integrated in your Cisco Catalyst 6500 switch, delivers traffic monitoring, application performance analytics, and troubleshooting at 15 Gbps (or faster) traffic monitoring throughput.

  • Cisco Prime NAM Appliances (NAM 2420, NAM 2440, NAM 2304, NAM 2320)

    These next-generation, purpose-built appliances offer an optimal balance of processing, memory, storage, and I/O. They address high-performance monitoring needs in the campus, WAN edge, data center, and service provider networks.

  • Cisco Prime Virtual NAM

    The vNAM offers outstanding deployment flexibility. It brings application visibility and network analytics to critical observation points in the cloud and branch to help increase business agility.

  • Cisco Prime NAM for Nexus 1100 Series

    Integrated with the Cisco Nexus 1100 Series and Nexus 1010 Appliances, this virtual service blade extends visibility into the VM network with Cisco Nexus 1000V switch deployments.