Network traffic simulator

Dave Bell me at
Tue May 24 21:55:46 UTC 2016

I've used Spirent in the past. They do a hardware option, as well as a VM.
Lots of things supported like BGP, and PPP.


On 24 May 2016 at 21:31, Jason Lixfeld <jason+nanog at> wrote:

> 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.
> [1]
> [2]
> > 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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