10Gbps Traffic Test Systems

Nathan Ward nanog at daork.net
Wed Jan 20 17:54:11 CST 2010


I have used Ixia, Spirent AX/4000, Spirent Testcenter and Spirent Smartbits for 1-10GE testing, they've all been able to do the things you ask for - they are quite basic features and any 10GE "router tester" unit will do what you want.

In addition, you should demand much higher than 10Kpps, you should be able to fit roughly 120Mpps of TCP SYN packets in to a 10GE ethernet pipe.

On 21/01/2010, at 11:04 AM, Brad Fleming wrote:

> I am in the market for 10Gbps traffic testers.
> 
> Here are some of the things I'd like to have:
> 1) Mixed packet sizes
> 2) Ramp TCP sessions up/down quickly
> 3) Many source and destination IPs
> 4) Ability to ramp traffic up and down
> 5) Simulate targeted SYN floods
> 6) 10,000+ packets per second
> 
> We'll use these devices to test throughput and resource utilization on routers and firewalls/security systems. We'll also test and prove candidate QoS configurations (ie: DSCP41 still works well even when DSCP11 is saturating links).
> 
> The catch is that I work for a charitable, non-profit with limited resources. I understand you can't have steak on a sardine budget; I'm just trying to find suggestions on a testing platform for "thrifty" customers! We do not have any existing testing systems other than iPerf on a Mac Mini.
> 
> Any suggestions, either on-list or off, are welcome and appreciated.
> 
> Brad Fleming
> 
> 
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