IXIA Net Optics iBypass 2

Ixia Net Optics iBypass 2

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Copper 10/100/1000 Intelligent Bypass Switch

Ixia iBypass 2 is an intelligent bypass switch that provides protection on the full duplex traffic streams connected to the monitoring tools. The iBypass 2 augments network monitoring capability through the use of millisecond resolution heartbeat packets, SNMP Traps, field upgradable software, and an easy-to-use Web UI.

Fail-Safe Inline Deployment The iBypass 2 is a solution that protects full duplex network links from unexpected outages. Configurable heartbeat packets are sent from the iBypass 2 through the inline security tool in one, or both directions, to monitor the health of the tool.

With millisecond heartbeat packet resolution the iBypass 2 provides fast and accurate fault condition monitoring. The iBypass 2 supports four operational modes Tap, Fail Open, Fail Closed, and Forced Bypass On to meet any deployment need. The design of the iBypass 2 makes it possible to deploy up to two Bypass Switches in 1U of rack space.

User Security and Flexibility The iBypass 2 has many authentication security features that meet current compliance standards and requirements. Remote management security is ensured with Role Based User Access (RBAC), 1024bit SSL encryption (for HTTPS and SSHv2), an IP Access List, and SNMPv2c / SNMPv3. The iBypass 2 can be managed remotely via the Web UI, SNMP management platforms, and SSH or locally via the serial console. All network statistics and settings can be modified in any of the management mediums.

Centralized Management The iBypass 2 is fully integrated with the Ixia' Indigo Management Platform, a centralized management system for Ixia solutions. Indigo's easy-to-use graphical user interface makes configuring and monitoring, of large deployments of, iBypass 2 simple, secure and easily manageable.

Network Intelligence Each iBypass 2 comes with the Remote Monitoring (RMON) statistics and Pro Push capabilities, which provides the ability to push RMON traffic statistics to network management systems. This enables the iBypass 2 to provide greater visibility into the network while simplifying your deployment options.

Passive, Secure Technology

  • One millisecond Heartbeat interval resolution
  • Protects network availability when deploying inline tools
  • Six functional modes – from Fail Closed to Tap Mode
  • Bi-Directional Heartbeats
  • SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 supported
  • SNMP traps indicate status changes for system, link, power, and
  • threshold
  • Audit Logs collect user and system changes
  • RMON Statistical Counters
  • LCD displays size and time of peak traffic

Ease of Use

  • Full configuration access through the user-friendly Web UI, CLI,
  • and SNMP interfaces
  • Remote management through SSHv2, Web UI (HTTPS) and SNMP
  • Browsers
  • Field upgradable software and firmware
  • Pro Push Support
  • Field-replaceable fans and power supply
  • View size and time of the peak traffic
  • View status for power, link, activity, and utilization alarms



Operating Temperature: 0˚C to 40˚C
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing
Storage Temperature: -10ºC to 70ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing
Dimensions: 1.35” high x 11.0” deep x 8.75” wide
Weight: 2.15 lbs
AC Power Supply Input: 100-240VAC, 0.5A, 47-63Hz
Output: 3.3A @ 12VDC
(8) Link LEDs
(1) LCD
Power LEDs
Threshold Alarm LEDs


Serial Console: 1 x DB9
Management: 1 x RJ45 - Cat5e Port
Device Management
Web UI (HTTPS), Serial Console, SSHv2, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3
Network Ports
2 x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45
2 x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45


Fully RoHS compliant
Regulatory Certifications: UL, CB, CE, FCC, KCC, VCCI, ANZS, C-Tick

Data Sheet

Ixia Net Optics iBypass 2 Data Sheet

Ixia Net Optics iBypass 2

Install Guide

Ixia Net Optics iBypass 2 Install Sheet

Ixia Net Optics iBypass 2