Brocade Flow Optimizer (BFO) 2.0 is now available. This is the first release that incorporates Workflow Composer, and it continues the progression of supporting new platforms, as well as new visibility options and match actions.
Key enhancements include new SLX and VDX support, IP blacklisting, and improved VXLAN visibility. At this point, all Brocade data center platforms (MLX, SLX, and VDX) are supported by Flow Optimizer.
The following table summarizes the new features available today.
Table 1: Summary of New Enhancements
Support for IP blacklisting
Configure an IP blacklist: a list of source IP addresses to be mitigated immediately upon detection. When traces of the affected addresses are found in samples, the flows are dropped. .
Rapid mitigation of unwanted flows.
Supports Extended VXLAN Headers
Brocade Flow Optimizer extends support to receiveextended VXLAN headers from SLX devices. These fields are supported:
More flexible isolation of flows to be acted upon.
sFlow monitoring for additional SLX 9140 and SLX 9240 devices
Support for new hardware
All SLX platforms are now recognized and supported.
Support OpenFlow actions for SLX 9850and SLX 9540 devices
Brocade Flow Optimizer adds support of OpenFlowactions for SLX 9850 devices.
Ability to rearrange and optimize flows on SLX 9850.
Migration support enhancements
Flow Optimizer supports migration of data from Flow Optimizer 1.4.0 to Flow Optimizer 2.0.0.
Straightforward upgrade from a previous release.
IPv6 Arbitrary bitmask support
When creating a custom profile or user-defined flow, you can provide an IPv6 address with an arbitrary bitmask in the source anddestination fields of Layer 3 network attributes.
Enhanced flexibility in adding and learning programmed flows.
Workflow Composer integration for large flow mitigation on VDX
Flow Optimizer extends support for the mitigation of traffic on VDX devices
Can enable/disable flows on VDX.
Download Flow Optimizer 2.0 today. Use the “FREE Trial” option on the Flow Optimizer product page to access the latest version of software.
Contact your Brocade representative for additional information. For instance, you can ask your Systems Engineering representative to give you a live demo.