I have ordered the Datacom Singlestream SS102 Link Aggregation Tap. I placed the order last Friday. On Monday, my supplier said that it could take more than two weeks to receive this product. I was surprised by the lead time required for this device. I was first told that it could take 4 weeks for the product to ship. I am in more of a hurry than that and was about to change to a different higher-cost product to pressure the supplier to have a quicker delivery. The conversation seemed to have worked.
My alternative choice was the Network Instruments nTap. However, it was almost a 50% premium over the Datacom solution. The link I need to monitor is not a high speed link so I really do not need the memory buffer that NI’s equipment offers. I was just willing to consider it if I could receive and implement the solution quicker.
I will let you know how the product works and any issues I encounter during implementation.
Thanks for your time. Let’s be good network citizens together & practice safe networking!