flow generating tool

Chuck Reynolds creynolds at tsieda.com
Mon Sep 26 14:50:50 UTC 2011

We have quite a number of companies using hardware from companies like Ixia
and Spirent - the key is to use tools that makes it easy to setup a testing
methodology without hiring a support staff. 

You can contact me directly for more information and how others like Cisco,
At&T, Vodafone and many more are doing this sort of testing. 


creynolds at tsieda.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Vlad Galu [mailto:galu at packetdam.com] 
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 10:31 AM
To: Jason Leschnik
Cc: George Jones; nanog at nanog.org; Naiden Dimitrov
Subject: Re: flow generating tool

On Sep 26, 2011, at 4:02 PM, Jason Leschnik wrote:
> Does anyone follow a network performance testing methodology, using
> from companies like ixia/spirent?
> I know that basic testing is typically done for validation of configs, but
> assume other issues would make themselves apparent when pushed to these
> higher loads.
> thoughts/comments?
> Thanks

It really depends on the product you are testing. If forwarding performance
is what you want to measure, you would do it with various routing table
sizes (starting small and ending with a global table). Packet size is also
something you should look at.

We could provide better suggestions if you tell us what your product is.

Vlad Galu
galu at packetdam.com

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