Gigamon makes modular hardware technology that examines traffic in-line, based on administrator-defined parameters (from servers down to the applications), and spits that data out to a variety of traffic management tools--intrusion detection systems, application monitors, and so on--where more specific analysis takes place.
At Interop, Gigamon announced GigaVUE-VM, so administrators can look at the same traffic flows, but this time between virtual machines--again, setup and defined down to the application (including custom applications). GigaVUE-VM supports VMware's vMotion, so it continues to collect the traffic, even as virtual machines move.
By the way, the new technology supports only VMware at this point, but GigaVUE-VM will support more hypervisors in due time.
For a deeper look at GigaVUE-VM's architecture, and a demonstration of how it works, watch the video embedded below.