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Protocol Tools

Ixia IxChariot

Pre-Deployment Live Network Application Assessment Tool, Application Performance and Security Resilience Solutions to validate, secure, and optimize physical and virtual networks. Threat Inteligence Testing, IP, LTE

Applications only perform as well as the networks upon which they run. Challenging real-time business services such as voice over IP (VoIP), unified communications (UC) and streaming video can be seriously impacted by bottlenecks and other hard-to-pinpoint issues in the network.

Ixia IxChariot XR200 Active Monitoring Probe for the IxChariot Product Line

To ensure performance, IxChariot provides IT professionals with an industry-leading solution for assessing and troubleshooting networks and applications before and after deployment. Trusted by thousands of enterprises and government agencies worldwide, IxChariot equips users to confidently assess the performance and reliability of applications running on wired, wireless, and virtual data centers.

 /IxChariot Pre-Deployment and Live Network and Application Assessment Tool

The solution consists of an IxChariot Server and performance endpoints distributed throughout multiple sites and data centers, end-user PCs, and mobile devices. Real-world applications are simulated to predict device, system, and network performance under realistic load conditions.

Version 9.0: "IxChariot Anywhere"

The latest version of IxChariot can be run from the cloud with the main console hosted from a single site or data center and accessed publicly by teams at multiple locations. Patented Ixia technology allows endpoints to traverse company firewalls to deliver a seamless and elegant solution for assessing performance between private and cloud networks—without compromising security.

Highlights include:

  • Network diagnostics captured virtually anywhere
  • Provides increasingly high ROI as more users leverage the tool to meet a wider range of business and technology challenges
  • Simulates various protocols and applications in a distributed network across thousands of endpoints
  • Designed specifically for IT teams
  • Verifies SLAs with instant end-to-end assessment
  • Measures device performance over Wi-Fi
  • Validates hypervisor performance
  • Assessments can be conducted from any standard web browser

Run Endpoints Anywhere – LAN, Cloud, Public

  • Supports private endpoints running on devices/servers behind enterprise firewalls
  • Public points of presence running on any Cloud provider (AWS EC2, Rackspace, Azure)
  • Endpoints auto-register and maintain heartbeat to the console/registration service

/Ixia IxChariot Run Endpoints Anywhere – LAN Cloud Public

 

 Performance Endpoints run on “Everything”

  • Endpoints are ready to run several off the shelf small board PCs
  • Support for Raspberry Pi B+, BeagleBone Black, and others
  • Runs on virtual servers, real – Windows, Mac, Linux

 

 Ixia IxChariot Performance Endpoints run on Everything

Centrally Manage Endpoints

  • Endpoints automatically register to the console
  • Supports endpoints that are private “behind a firewall” or publicly deployed
  • Quickly check with endpoints are available for use

 Ixia IxChariot Centrally Manage Endpoints

 Assess Performance of NFV/Virtual Infrastructure

  • 100% software Performance Endpoints run on any hypervisor that supports Linux or Windows guest O/S
  • Validate the performance of VM-to-VM traffic; throughput, latency, and loss for a various TCP and UDP apps
  • Create ad-hoc traffic topologies between different servers in the VM infrastructure

Securely Access and Run Tests from Any Browser

  • Web-based platform, uses HTLM5 for access from any modern browser; multi-user access

 Ixia IxChariot Securely Access and Run Tests from Any Browser

 Application Emulation

  • Configure mixes of applications based on number of users or based on generated throughput
  • Ready to run nearly 100 popular applications

 Ixia IxChariot Application Emulation

Voice over IP Call Emulation and Quality Assessment

  • Create real bi-directional peer-to-peer call flows across the network
  • Select from codec G711, G729, AMR codec, and others
  • Assess true voice quality with MOS, R-value, and impact of delay, jitter, and packet loss on calls flows
  • Scale to hundreds of real-time conversations without effort

 Ixia IxChariot Voice over IP Call Emulation and Quality Assessment


Interactive Real-Time Statistics

  • Inject real traffic into the network to measure the impact of new applications
  • View test results in real-time; measure all critical network metrics including up/down bitrate, loss, jitter, delay

Ixia IxChariot Interactive Real-Time Statistics


100% Software Performance Endpoints

  • 100% software Performance Endpoints run on any hypervisor that supports Linux or Windows guest O/S
  • Validate the performance of VM-to-VM traffic; throughput, latency, and loss for a various TCP and UDP apps
  • Create ad-hoc traffic topologies between different servers in the VM infrastructure

Ixia IxChariot 100% Software Performance Endpoints

Industry's Leading Pre-Deployment and Live Network and Application Assessment Tool

Scalability

Supports up to 100,000 connections (endpoint pairs) representing hundreds of thousands of end-users

Protocols

TCP, UDP, RTP, IPv4, IPv6

Management

  • Supported on IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Handles test failures in error prone networks including Wi-Fi for management
  • Supports in-band and out-of-band mgmt. and traffic paths

API Support

  • REST API
  • Python

System Requirements
(Server)

  • OVA deployment: VMware ESXi 5.x or newer, VMWare Player 6.x or newer
  • Minimal VM provisioning: 1Gb RAM, 1 VCPU
  • Support for multiple simultaneous tests and user sessions
 

Performance Endpoints

  • Requires IxChariot 9.0 version of performance endpoints – not compatible with older endpoint versions
  • Microsoft Windows: 2008 R2, 2012, 7, 8
  • Linux (x86, x86_64)
  • Several others, look for “Endpoint Library” on Ixia’s website

Mobile Device endpoints

  • Android – on Google Play Store
  • IOS – on Apple Store
  • Search for “endpoint”

XR2000 Hardware Endpoint

  • Supported
  • Upgrade to latest free 9.0 endpoints

Simulated Applications

  • AOL Instant Messenger
  • AOL Webmail
  • Bandwidth HTTP
  • Bandwidth Raw
  • BitTorrent Cisco EMIX
  • BitTorrent Enterprise
  • BitTorrent File Download
  • BitTorrent RMIX 5M
  • BitTorrent Service Provider
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Android
  • Facebook Android Chat Session
  • HTTPS Simulated Financial
  • IMAPv4-Advanced Financial
  • POP3-Advanced Financial
  • SMB Client File Download Financial
  • SMBv2 Auth Session Financial
  • SMBv2 File Download Financial
  • SMTP Email Financial
  • Flash Enterprise
  • FTP Small download
  • FTP Active mode
  • FTP Cisco EMIX
  • FTP Enterprise
  • Gnutella
  • Google Mail
  • Google Play LTE Mix
  • Google Play Search View and Download
  • Google Search
  • Google GTalk Chat
  • HTTP Audio
  • HTTP Cisco EMIX
  • HTTP Compressed
  • HTTP Enterprise
  • HTTP Flash Video
  • HTTP Flash Video Service Provider
  • HTTP GET - Android42 to Apache Server
  • HTTP GET - BlackBerry10 to Apache Server
  • HTTP GET - Chrome25 (Windows 7) to Apache Server
  • HTTP GET - Firefox19 (Windows 7) to Apache Server
  • HTTP GET - IE9 (Windows 7) to Apache Server
  • HTTP GET - Opera11 (Linux) to Apache Server
  • HTTP GET - Opera12 (OS X) to Apache Server
  • HTTP GET - Safari6 (OS X) to Apache Server
  • HTTP LTE Mix
  • HTTP Mobile Europe
  • HTTP Mobile North America
  • HTTP RMIX 30K
  • HTTP RMIX 130K
  • HTTP RMIX 25K
  • HTTP Service Provider
  • HTTP Text
  • HTTP Video
  • HTTP Video Enterprise
  • HTTPS LTE Mix
  • HTTPS Simulated
  • HTTPS Simulated Enterprise
  • HTTPS Simulated Service Provider
  • ICQ
  • IMAP Cisco EMIX
  • IMAP LTE Mix
  • IMAP RMIX 4K
  • IMAP RMIX 16K
  • IMAP RMIX 90K
  • iTunes Desktop App Store
  • Jabber Chat
  • MS-SQL Server
  • MySQL Database Update
  • Netflix Service Provider
  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle Enterprise
  • Outlook Web Access
  • Pandora LTE Mix
  • Pandora
  • POP3 LTE Mix
  • POP3 RMIX 4K
  • POP3 RMIX 16K
  • POP3 RMIX 90K
  • PostgreSQL
  • Raw Enterprise
  • Raw LTE mix
  • Raw Service Provider
  • Raw Wireless
  • RTMP
  • SMB Client File Download
  • SMB Enterprise
  • SMTP Cisco EMIX
  • SMTP Email
  • SMTP Enterprise
  • SMTP RMIX 4K
  • SMTP RMIX 16K
  • SMTP RMIX 90K
  • SSH
  • Twitter Json
  • Webex
  • Windows Live (MSN) Messenger v15
  • Yahoo IM Chat v10
  • Yahoo Mail
  • YouTube Enterprise
  • YouTube LTE Mix
  • YouTube Service Provider



Ixia ixChariot Improving Application Performance with Network Assessment and Diagnostics - Data Sheet
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