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Test Lab Switch | Tap | Aggregation | Filtering | Traffic Statistics | Pack Generation | Replication | Rate Conversion | Network Impairment | PFS | Packet Flow Switch | Laas | Test Lab Automation | Cyber Security Test

Improving Efficiency, Speed, and Performance in Network and Application Test Labs.

The need to optimize test lab operations
With the fast-paced demands of network and application technologies, you need to improve the efficiency, speed, and performance of your test lab to be prepared to meet today’s requirements, as well as those in the future.

Improve network and application test lab efficiency, speed, and performance
NetScout provides flexible test optimization products to meet the demands of high-performance test labs today and into the future.

NetScout layer 1-4 products for test optimization
Utilizing unique layer 1-4 functionality in a centralized platform, the NetScout nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch and TestStream Management Software help users improve their network and application test lab efficiency, speed, and performance.

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NetScout understands the challenges test lab professionals face in maintaining today’s complex high-performance test lab environments. Let us show you how our test optimization products enable improved efficiency, speed, and performance of your test lab.

See also: TestStream

nGenius 3900 series Packet Flow Switch

nGenius 3900 series
PFS scales from 16 to 576 ports per chassis, and provides flexible port speeds ranging from 10Mbps to over 100Gbps.
Netscout Teststream Management software TestStream Management Software allows you to manage up to 32 nGenius 3900 series PFS switches from a single instance, offering simple drag-and-drop provisioning of layer 1 connectivity and layer 2-4 optimization functions.

Netscout onpath-2900-series

NETSCOUT LAYER 1-ONLY PRODUCTS FOR TEST OPTIMIZATION:
Our ONPATH 2900 series packet flow switch with Horizon Management Software offers traditional layer 1 switching with scalability to over 4,000 ports of connectivity.

Horizon Management Software is a Linux-based server software providing management of your layer 1 PFS systems securely

Horizon Management Software is a Linux-based server software providing management of your layer 1 PFS systems securely, from virtually anywhere in the world.

Improve network and application test lab efficiency, speed, and performance
NETSCOUT’S test lab automation infrastructure solutions help users improve their network and application test lab efficiency, speed, and performance. Our TestStream Management Software and nGenius 3900 Series Packet Flow Switch family deliver highly scalable and intelligent solutions offering a unique combination of Layer 1 functionality with the addition of Layer 2-4 features, all offered in a single platform. We enable you to increase the utilization of existing tools and devices under test, reduce the time required to set up and test, and decrease the need for new tools, improving overall lab performance.

Functions of an Optimized Test lab solution from NETSCOUT include:

  • Packet Generation: Flexible packet generation across 1/10/40/100G interfaces provides initial testing or background load for complex test scenarios.
  • Impairment: Simulate real-world network conditions in a test lab environment. Test streams can be manipulated to introduce realistic network anomalies that are not otherwise available without additional tools.
  • Traffic Statistics: Collecting statistics on individual interfaces provides a third-party view to corroborate metrics shown by test tools and DUTs. Statistics are available in real time and collected for post-test analysis.
  • Filtering: Based on user selectable criteria, test streams are routed at a packet level based on layer-2-4 header fields. Packets can be routed to specific interfaces or dropped to simulate error conditions.
  • Aggregation: Creates a single test stream by combining multiple input sources. Combining test streams from application-specific test tools presents a more realistic scenario to the DUT.
  • Rate Conversion: Enables you to connect test tools to DUTs regardless of the interface speed. This functionality increases interoperability and greatly extends the lifespan and utilization of 1/10/40/100G test tools.
  • Replication: Allows users to create multiple test streams from a single input source. These replicated streams can be directed to multiple interfaces to increase load on one or more DUTs.
  • TAP: Passive tapping helps test engineers diagnose problems that occur during test execution. By delivering real-time packet streams to analysis tools, users can analyze and identify problem conditions without disrupting the test traffic flow.
  • Switch: Physical layer switching automates network topology moves, adds, and changes. Connected ports pass unaltered traffic at line rate with no protocol dependencies, optimizing lab operation in a number of ways, including test tool sharing, remote control, and test lab automation.

NETSCOUT’s Test Lab Automation Infrastructure Solutions enable you to improve the efficiency, speed, and performance in your network and application test labs.

Unique Layer 1-4 Functionality in a Single Platform

With NetScout Test Optimization solution positioned between test tools and devices under test, customers can use the above functions in powerful combinations to maximize test tool usage and increase test efficiency. Figure 1 shows an example using 1G and 10G test tools to test 10G and 100G DUTs using NetScout Rate Conversion and Aggregation functionality. This can dramatically increase the utilization and extend the life cycle of your existing 1G and 10G tools. This example also employs userselectable filters on L2-4 packet headers as well as Tap functionality, enabling users to direct filtered test streams to specialized tools for in-depth analysis. Additionally, Traffic Statistics functions allow for real-time and historical statistical analysis on all interfaces.

This unique ability to combine multiple Layer 2-4 functions in a single Layer 1 switch platform delivers a new class of end-to-end solutions for true test optimization.

NetScout solution for testing 10G and 100G DUTs using 1G and 10G tools; combines Rate Conversion and Aggregation along with Filtering and Tapping.

Figure 1: A NetScout solution for testing 10G and 100G DUTs using 1G and 10G tools; combines
Rate Conversion and Aggregation along with Filtering and Tapping.

Videos :



Test Optimization Solutions: Improving Efficiency, Speed, and Performance in Network and Application Test Labs - Overview

nGenius 3900 Series Packet Flow Switch and TestStream Management Software - Data Sheet

Netscout Implementing Cyber and Security Test Labs - Solution Brief

Netscout Implementing High Performance Test Labs - Solution Brief

Netscout Implementing Test Lab Automation - Solution Brief

Netscout Implementing Lab as a Service (LaaS) - Solution brief

Economic Benefit of NetScout Network Infrastructure for Test Automation and Testing as a Service (TaaS) Applications - Case Study

NetScout Increases Utilization & Reduces Costs for Large Network Equipment Manufacturer of Carrier IP Switching Systems - Case Study

NetScout Helps Business Continuity Services Provider Meet Managed Hosting Requirements; Facilitates Disaster Recovery and Cloud Networking - Case Study

Leading Network Equipment Manufacturer Dramatically Increases Equipment Utilization and Reduces Costs - Case Study
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