RFC2544 Testing Equipment

James Breeden James at arenalgroup.co
Tue May 30 15:26:21 UTC 2017

When we had to do this once in a blue moon, we just bought a pair of old Agilent Framescopes off ebay. They worked great but we had issues getting reporting out of them. They had RJ45 and SFP on them. 

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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces+james=arenalgroup.co at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Nick Olsen
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:23 AM
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Subject: RFC2544 Testing Equipment

 Greetings all,
 Looking for a good test set. Primary use will be testing L2 circuits (It'll technically be VPLS, But the test set will just see L2). Being able to test routed L3 would also be useful. Most of the sets I've seen are two sided, A "reflector" at the remote side, And the test set in hand run by the technician.
 Looking to test up to 1Gb/s at various packet sizes, Measure Packet loss, Jitter..etc. Primarily Copper, But if it had some form of optical port, I wouldn't complain. Outputting a report that we can provide to the customer would be useful, But isn't mandatory. Doesn't need anything fancy, Like MPLS awareness, VLAN ID's..etc. 

   Nick Olsen
 Sr. Network Engineer
 Florida High Speed Internet
 (321) 205-1100 x106



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