10Gb iPerf kit?

Jason Lixfeld jason at lixfeld.ca
Tue Nov 11 00:49:55 UTC 2014


I gotta wonder.  How reliable is iPerf over something like RFC2544 or Y.1564?  Especially at those speeds?

I just picked up a couple of Accedian’s RFC2544/Y.1564 boxes to use as loopbacks to our field Exfos.  We’ll probably wind up buying a few more Accedian boxes for the field where we don’t need to spend the money on an Exfo.

One of the Accedian boxes is arguably less than what you’d pay for a TB MBP and that Sonnet adapter.

> On Nov 10, 2014, at 7:38 PM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> why doesn't a tbird do this for you?
> 
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Randy Carpenter <rcarpen at network1.net> wrote:
>> 
>> I have not tried doing that myself, but the only thing that would even be possible that I know of is thunderbolt.
>> 
>> A new MacBook Pro and one of these maybe: http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpresssel_10gbeadapter.html
>> 
>> 
>> -Randy
>> 
>> 
>> ----- On Nov 10, 2014, at 7:26 PM, Daniel Rohan drohan at gmail.com wrote:
>> 
>>> We're looking for a semi-portable solution to validate 10Gb customer
>>> circuits and hitting walls surrounding PCI lanes and the amount of data
>>> laptops can push via their busses. We'd prefer to not have techs lugging
>>> around server equipment for these tests.
>>> 
>>> Anyone out there testing 10gbE with iPerf?  If so, what are you using?
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Dan



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