Service insertion


Service insertion is supported on the following switches:

  • Aruba 3810 Switch
  • Aruba 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 redirected 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 processor processing overhead.

Figure 28: Inspection Service