Service insertion


Service insertion is supported on the following switches:

  • Aruba 2930 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.

Figure 27: Inspection Service

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