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Rack-mounted appliance installation

Technical specifications and installation instructions for all rack-mounted GigaStor appliances.


Getting started

A GigaStor probe is a hardware device with many terabytes of storage space to capture, store, and analyze your network traffic.


Deploying Probes in Your Network

Decide how you will best place your probe hardware for maximum visibility. Also learn about the network ports that must be opened on your firewall to allow the probes to operate correctly.


GigaStor RAID Wiping and Rebuilding

You can delete and rebuild the RAID using the GigaStor Control Panel, the RAID controller card software, and Windows. You can also set up RAID notifications.


Gen3 Capture Card

The Gen3 capture card is a GigaStor appliance exclusive. Learn about its features, configuration options, supported SFP/SFP+ media types, and more.



Learn how to determine if your GigaStor Control Panel is experiencing issues and what you can do to fix common issues.


Backups and Restoring

Multiple portions of the GigaStor appliance can be backed up and restored. If necessary, you can also use the Gigastor System Restore kit to re-image your entire GigaStor to factory settings.


GigaStor documentation changes


Release notes

Release notes are available for current and previous versions of the Observer Platform.