Procera Bypass Switch (PBS) is an active external bypass switch that adds an extra level of resilience to PacketLogic™ deployments that require exceptional availability. This enables even the most cautious network manager to deploy PacketLogic inline.
The use of configurable heartbeat pulses allows PBS not only to detect a link failure but also system failures where the heartbeat packet fails to pass. Heartbeat frequency as low as 10 ms allows instant fail-over in case of a failure. With PBS you can also manually switch to bypass mode for systems maintenance.
PBS is configured and administered via a serial communication console port. An intuitive web GUI (graphical user interface) makes setup and administration quick and easy. The PBS can also be administrated via CLI or SNMP and supports SNMP traps for failure notification.
PBS consists of a 1RU host system that can hold up to four PBS bypass modules. This enables one single PBS host system to manage the redundancy for one to four PacketLogic units. The PBS comes with redundant power supplies and can be ordered with either 48V DC or 90-240V AC. The stand-alone and external architecture of PBS enables it to manage installations with any PacketLogic system, i.e. from the entry-level PL5600, through PL7720, PL8720 all the way up to the PL10000 Series.