Network traffic simulator

Spencer Ryan sryan at
Wed May 25 07:19:28 UTC 2016

Yeah. We run all of our IXIA gear 24/7 in automated feature/regression
testing. We are looking into high density layer 1 packet switches so we can
automate physical topology changes as well.
On May 25, 2016 3:14 AM, "Saku Ytti" <saku at> wrote:

Ugh. In all cases below, where it says Agilent it should say IXIA.

> Many times in QoS testing you'd have EF, AF, BE
> traffic, and you have expectation how many percentage in given
> situation should given class drop, doing this in Agilent is a chore.
> Agilent probably has best in the breed network with emulation
> capabilities. And focus generally seems to be in protocol
> testing/development where network emulation is tremendously useful.
> As the platforms are very expensive, not many SPs are using them, so
> they're not getting input from SPs what the boxes should be doing.
> This market is very poorly tapped, there is large demand in the market
> for proper testing equipment but it's just priced out of reach. I
> believe Spirent and Agilent should sell the hardware at-cost, then
> sell timed licenses, where maybe 1000h license would be today's full
> cost. Large segment of this market might not use box at all in some
> year and would generally only require modest hours from it.
> Bit harder to justify the cost with low use, compared to vendors who
> run them automated 24/7.


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