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nGenius TestStream Management Software

Test Lab Switch | Multiple Tool Ports | Access Lab | Lab and Tool Management | L1 Switching | Network Impairment | IP Routing Lab | Laas | Taas | Test Lab Automation | Cyber Security Test

Meet the demands of complex test lab environments
Meet the demands of complex test lab environments Today’s rapidly evolving, complex test lab environments are placing significant demands on your organization. You need to simultaneously improve resource utilization and reduce test cycle time, while saving on capital and operational expenditures. Lack of centralized lab management Traditional solutions don’t allow for remote management of test lab infrastructure. With no centralized management, there is a decided lack of controls and audit trails, adding to the complexity for test lab professionals.

Lack of centralized lab management
Traditional solutions don’t allow for remote management of test lab infrastructure. With no centralized management, there is a decided lack of controls and audit trails, adding to the complexity for test lab professionals.

See also Test Lab Automation

Netscout functions of an optimised system layer 1 to 4

Increase efficiency, speed, and performance of test labs


NETSCOUT’s TestStream Management Software for nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch provides an easy-to-use drag-and-drop user interface to define and manage topologies using layer 1 matrix switching and to apply layer 2-4 functions enabling increased efficiency, speed, and performance of test labs.

Our solution can help you meet the demands of today’s high-performance test labs, as well as prepare you for whatever the future brings. The nGenius 3900 Series Packet Flow Switch (PFS) optimizes test.

Products you can trust NETSCOUT understands the challenges test lab professionals face in today’s evolving, complex test lab environments. Let us show you how our TestStream Management Software enables improved efficiency, speed, and performance of test labs.

 

Netscout TestStream ntuitive Layer 1-4 Functionality – Simple Operation

Netscout TestStream ntuitive Layer 1-4 Functionality – Simple Operation

System Dashboard – High Scalability

Netscout Teststream System Dashboard – High Scalability

Traffic Statistics – Integrated Intelligence

Netscout Teststream Traffic Statistics – Integrated Intelligence

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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