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LanTraffic V2 - Enhanced Edition - Software


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Description

LanTraffic V2 is a traffic generator for IP networks using different protocols:

  • UDP (User Datagram Protocol)
  • TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)
  • ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol)
  • SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) * NEW

OS supported (32-bit and 64-bit platforms):

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64-bit)

NIC: up to 10Gbps (traffic generation up to 4.5 and 5Gbps with LanTraffic V2 Enhanced Edition and a server equipment with OS server)

LanTraffic V2 uses the Microsoft Windows TCP/IP stack (Winsock2 interface), and is independent of any transmission or telecom line. Any transmission link managed by the Windows operating system can be used: LAN (Ethernet, Token-ring, hyperlan...), WLAN, WAN (modem, ISDN, ATM, ADSL, FTTx, satellite...), remote access, PLC, mobile or cellular networks.

The add-on software named "Automation Tool for LanTraffic V2" enables automatic operations, thus allowing for example to run test campaigns automatically starting at a predefined time. Various testing configurations can be implemented using several PCs running LanTraffic V2.



The user may configure many different parameters to shape and control traffic by using the powerful internal traffic generator, and manage 32 simultaneous connections per PC running LanTraffic V2. Parameters may be set individually for each connection to generate various traffic load patterns, and each receiving connection can be configured to absorb or echo the received traffic. Statistics and throughput graphics provide a clear view of active connections and throughputs per connection.

LanTraffic V2 is composed of two parts: Sender and Receiver


System features

The Sender generates up to 16 simultaneous connections (Unicast, Multicast or Broadcast - for UDP) with TCP, UDP, ICMP or SCTP protocol. The connections can be established in two different testing modes:

  • Unitary Mode: you can select the traffic generator data source and configure packets size and inter packet delay for each connection. LanTraffic V2 offers three different data sources:
    • Automatic data generator by using mathematical laws,
    • Packets generator: many parameters can be defined (number of packets to send, inter packet delay, packet contents and more…)
    • File: selection of a file to send.
  • Automatic Mode (for UDP and TCP connections): you can select one mathematical law for connections starting time, and then select a second mathematical law for data volume to be sent.

For each connection, the following statistics are displayed by the Sender and can be saved into a file:

  • Sent throughput (2)
  • Received throughput (1)(2)
  • Sent packet throughput (2)
  • Received packet throughput (1)(2)
  • Sent data volume (2)
  • Received data volume (volume of data sent by the remote) (1)(2)
  • Sent packets
  • Received data volume (volume of data sent by the remote) (1)(2)
  • Received packets (packets sent by the remote) (1)
  • Data volume to send (2)
  • Remaining volume of data to send (2)
  • Sequence numbering errors (1)
  • RTT mean (Round Trip Time) (1)
  • Jitter (1)(2)

The Receiver receives traffic (up to 16 simultaneous connections) and operates five different working modes: Absorber, Absorber File, Generator, Echoer and Echoer File. With SCTP protocol, only the Absorber and Absorber File working modes are available. SCTP cannot be used on both Sender and Receiver parts at the same time. For each connection, the following statistics are displayed by the Receiver and can be saved into a file:

  • Sent throughput (1)
  • Received throughput
  • Sent packet throughput
  • Received packet throughput
  • Sent data volume (1)
  • Received data volume (volume of data sent by the remote)
  • Sent packets (1)
  • Received packets (packets sent by the remote)
  • Data volume to send (1)
  • Remaining volume of data to send (1)
  • Sequence numbering errors
  • Data not echoed (1)
  • Jitter

LanTraffic V2 offers also a powerful graphical object to display the throughputs for the Sender and Receiver parts.This allows to view the throughputs during time for each connection or for all connections.

Specification

The add-on software Automation Tool for LanTraffic V2 allows you to edit scenarios, carry out scenarios, set the LanTraffic V2 parameters and pilot LanTraffic V2 automatically on the same PC.

A scenario is a succession of commands and instructions. A command is used to set parameters and/or activate a function of LanTraffic V2. For example the Set and Start connection(s) command helps to set parameters for IP connections and to start the traffic on these connections. With such command you specify the IP address, port number, protocol, packet size, inter packet delay, duration, etc. and you start the traffic generation for these connections. An instruction is used by the Automation Tool to create an internal process. For example, the Wait Date/Time instruction suspends the scenario execution up to the specified date and time before to continue.

By using the Automation Tool for LanTraffic V2 you can:
  • Set automatically the parameters of LanTraffic V2,
  • Start and stop IP connections based on timers,
  • Execute the scheduled operations in accordance with your own timing,
  • Make repetitive tests operations automatically,
  • Simplify the tests reproduction,
  • And more…

Applications

  • Network bandwidth management
  • Generation of UDP, TCP, ICMP and SCTP traffic with many different load profiles
  • Applications testing that require guaranteed bandwidth
  • Testing of the impact of applications and equipments on the network (e.g. Voice over IP, Video, fax, multimedia, and more...)
  • Traffic statistics viewing
  • And more...

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