Network traffic simulator

Jason Lixfeld jason+nanog at
Tue May 24 20:31:11 UTC 2016

I’m in the process of building a box using MoonGen [1] and a supported Intel 82599 6 port SFP+ NIC [2] that is coming in at just under US$3800 all-in.  Supposed to be able to drive at least the entire card at line rate for that price and have enough CPU and memory slots free to fill the box up with as many of these NICs as it will take if need be.


> On May 24, 2016, at 8:17 AM, Mitchell Lewis <mitchell at> wrote:
> Hi,I am looking to validate the performance specs of a core router. I am looking for a network traffic simulator which can simulate 40 gbps of traffic. I am looking for a simulator with sfp+ ports.
> I am interested in any input as to brands to look at, build one myself etc.
> Thanks,Mitchell 

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