Service insertion


Service insertion is supported on the following switches:

  • HPE 2930 Switch
  • HPE 3810 Switch
  • HPE 5400 Switch
  • HPE 5400R Switch

Service Insertion is supported in v1-compatible mode.

Service Insertion is transparently inserting an external service into a traffic flow or into the traffic processing pipeline:

  • Flows are re-directed to a service for inspection and then reinjected to the forwarding pipeline

  • Possible services include IPS, Network Protector SDN Application, web filtering, and traffic analyzers

Service Insertion is handled by the ASIC via a tunnel or Fast Path, and does not incur any CPU processing overhead.

Inspection Service

Additional information on how to use Service Insertion and configure tunnels for your network can be found in the Service Insertion Guide.