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XenaScale

XenaScale is a scalable Gigabit TCP test chassis that provides outstanding performance for stateful traffic load inspection and analysis with characterisation of Ethernet devices in network infrastructure environments. XenaScale supports 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for comprehensive testing of layer 4-7 applications.



How well does your network infrastructure handle extreme TCP performance?

XenaScale offers stateful end-to-end testing of network devices such as switches, firewalls, routers, NAT routers, proxies, load balancers, bandwidth managers and more. The platform is also ideal for assessing the performance of your entire network infrastructure with TCP connections.

Using XenaScale, developers of Ethernet-based network applications can assess parameters such as connection setup and teardown rates, packet forwarding rates and other critical network characteristics. This is achieved by generating a large number of connection-oriented data to help identify performance bottlenecks. The platform is also ideal to quickly check network performance and can reveal important details.

TCP-based application developers can offer their services e.g. over Web and FTP using this solution to check TCP connection performance and protection against TCP SYN attacks. Furthermore, XenaScale allows you to establish a plurality of HTTP "GET" connections to check web server performance at application level.

XenaConnect is a free application for ad hoc test execution and remote management of test devices. It supports multi-site management in distributed environments. Xena also offers an open scripting API interface (XenaScripting) for easy test automation and allows browser-based management of test devices via the XenaWeb tool.

Flexible and Scalable

Thanks to the flexible license model, XenaScale can be upgraded for a more powerful application by purchasing a license. This option reduces subsequent CAPEX costs and helps you make the most of your budget. The XenaScale test solution can be extended according to your requirements, lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Performance:

  • 24 million Concurrent Connections (CC)*
  • 10.38 million Connections Per Second (CPS)**
  • Capture Buffer: 4 million x 128 byte buffers / 200,000 full-size buffers

* 24M TCP Clients and 24M TCP Servers on one XenaScale
** Measured at 1M CC per 10G port

Physical Specifications

  • 6 Slots
  • 3.5” (H) x 19” (W) x 17.6” (D) (9 x 43.7 x 44cm)
  • 50 lbs (22.7 kg) with no test modules installed

Power

  • AC Voltage: 100-240V
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Max. Power: 76W
  • Max. Current: 0.8A with 120V supply, and 0.4A with 240V supply

XenaScale Product Numbers:

XS240-I12SFP+

  • 12 x 10 GigE SR/LR/DAC (or 1000M optical/copper)

XS240-I4SFP+I2QSFP+

  • 2 x 40 GigE SR/LR/DAC and
  • 4 x 10 GigE SR/LR/DAC

Software-Enabled Capacity Upgrades

  • XS-P40-20G – Add 2 x 10G test ports mit 4 Packet Engines
  • XS-P80-40G – Add 1 x 40G test ports mit 8 Packet Engines

  XenaScale Testmodule

XenaScale - Top Features

  • Wire-speed stateful TCP traffic generation and analysis
  • Stateful TCP traffic load generation for millions of connections
  • Configuration and tuning of Ethernet, IP and TCP header fields for advanced traffic scenarios
  • Stateful TCP connection blasting
  • HTTP get / put / head / post - Blasting
  • Extensive live stats and test reports
  • Mixed mode chassis with both L2-3 modules and L4-7 interfaces
  • 1G - 10G Ethernet interfaces
  • High port density – up to 12 x 10 GigE
  • Configurable allocation of processing resources to Ethernet test ports
  • Free XenaConnect software makes basic testing quick and easy
  • Wire-speed traffic capture with programmable filter and trigger criteria
  • Switched and routed network topologies, TCP proxy and NAT support
  • Up to 96GB Capture Buffers (XenaScale)
  • Export packet capture to industry standard pcap/Wireshark
  • Incl. free traffic generation and analysis software included (XenaConnect)

XenaScripting – automated Command Line Interface (CLI) scripting from any scripting tool environment such as Tcl, Python, Perl, VBA, Ruby, Bash and Java

XenaAppliance

XenaAppliance is an extremely powerful Gigabit TCP tester for stateful traffic loads. It can analyse and evaluate Ethernet devices and network infrastructures. This ultra-compact "all-in-one" chassis supports 10 Gigabit and layer 4-7 1 Gigabit interfaces and can also be equipped with a 1G or 10G Layer 2-3 test module. This is easily achieved through this portable Layer 2-7 tester.

Layer4-7 Testlösung

XenaAppliance offers stateful end-to-end network device testing including switches, firewalls, routers, NAT routers, proxies, load balancers, bandwidth managers and more. It’s ideal for evaluating TCP performance across your distributed network infrastructure.

Using XenaScale, developers of Ethernet-based network applications can assess parameters such as connection setup and teardown rates, packet forwarding rate and other critical network characteristics. This is achieved by generating a large number of connection-oriented data to help identify performance bottlenecks. The platform is also ideal to quickly check network performance and can reveal important details.

TCP-based application developers can offer their services e.g. over Web and FTP using this solution to check TCP connection performance and protection against TCP SYN attacks. Furthermore, XenaScale allows you to establish a plurality of HTTP "GET" connections to check web server performance at application level.

XenaConnect is a free application for ad hoc test execution and remote management of test devices. It supports multi-site management in distributed environments. Xena also offers an open scripting API interface (XenaScripting), for easy test automation and allows browser-based management of test devices via the XenaWeb tool.

XenaAppliance supports optical and copper interfaces for 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Layer 4-7 and Layer 2-3 testing providing everything in one compact device.

XenaAppliance - Top Features

  • Wire-speed stateful TCP traffic generation and analysis
  • Stateful TCP traffic load generation for millions of connections
  • Configuration and tuning of Ethernet, IP and TCP header fields for advanced traffic scenarios
  • Stateful TCP connection blasting
  • HTTP get/put/head/post blasting
  • Extensive live stats and test reports
  • Mixed mode chassis with both L2-3 modules and L4-7 interfaces
  • 1G - 10G Ethernet interfaces
  • High port density – up to 12 x 10 GigE
  • Configurable allocation of processing resources to Ethernet test ports
  • Free XenaConnect software makes basic testing quick and easy
  • Wire-speed traffic capture with programmable filter and trigger criteria
  • Switched and routed network topologies, TCP proxy and NAT support
  • Up to 96GB Capture Buffers (XenaScale)
  • Export packet capture to industry standard pcap/Wireshark
  • Incl. free traffic generation and analysis software included (XenaConnect)

XenaConnect

XenaConnect is a user-friendly application for managing Xena's Layer 4-7 Gigabit TCP test solutions. Using Xena Connect, you can carry out extensive tests with ease, including stress tests, analysis and evaluation of Ethernet network devices. It acts as the central management software for connection-oriented network data generation to assess your network infrastructure performance.


Screenshot XenaConnect

Key features

We offer a variety of software applications for testing according to IEEE and ITU-T, IEEE RFC 2544, RFC 2889, RFC 3918, and ITU-T Y.1564 standards. Xena’s test suites are available as GUI applications with the unique feature of supporting integration into test automation environments.

You can extend functionality using Xena Networks software applications. Xena provides a comprehensive suite of free software to extend the functionality of our test devices, including XenaManager. This is a GUI application for ad-hoc traffic generation and performance analysis within the Xena test environment. It supports multi-user environments as well as combined operation in GUI and scripting environments. XenaIntegrator is a complementary tool for use with XenaManager and this monitors, logs and displays performance measurement results in graph format, as well as automatic stream generation within large test environments



XenaConnect is a free Windows application for managing Xena's high-performance layer 4-7 test solutions - XenaScale and XenaAppliance. XenaConnect offers stateful end-to-end testing of network devices such as switches, firewalls, routers, NAT routers, proxies, load balancers, bandwidth managers and more. The software platform is ideal for checking TCP performance across your distributed network infrastructure.

Using XenaScale, developers of Ethernet-based network applications can assess parameters such as connection setup and teardown rates, packet forwarding rate and other critical network characteristics. This is achieved by generating a large number of connection-oriented data to help identify performance bottlenecks. The platform is also ideal to quickly check network performance and can reveal important details.

TCP-based application developers can offer their services e.g. over Web and FTP using this solution to check TCP connection performance and protection against TCP SYN attacks. Furthermore, XenaScale allows you to establish a plurality of HTTP "GET" connections to check web server performance at application level.

XenaConnect is a free application for ad hoc test execution and remote management of test devices. It supports multi-site management in distributed environments. Xena also offers an open scripting API interface (XenaScripting), for easy test automation and allows browser-based management of test devices via the XenaWeb tool.

Test applications

XenaConnect allows you to quickly generate millions of TCP flows with specific load profiles and configurable IP and TCP parameters. Real-time statistics and reports give you a quick overview of your network components’ performance so you can evaluate your network quality.

XenaConnect supports multi-user environments allowing you to flexibly assign port permissions on physical interfaces. Packet Engines (PEs) can be individually reserved and allocated to test scenarios for maximum operational performance.

Generate connection-oriented traffic

Using XenaConnect, you can easily customise TCP connections and modify MAC/ IP/TCP headers individually to customise the test environment to suit your needs. Traffic rates are specified as a percentage generated, where you can also freely control traffic generation according to your own test parameters, stating the speed, connections per second, etc. XenaConnect allows the TCP payload to be automatically generated (random incrementing) or you can modify it via a graphical editor. Payloads can be uploaded through a capture file.

Automatic reports

XenaConnect includes an automatic reporting feature, where performance results are easy to see and clearly displayed in a PDF document.

API scripting made easy

XenaScripting is a free text-based command line interface (CLI) API that provides you with a modern scripting environment for efficient test automation. A Python example can be seen on Xena's website or you can ask us to show you this.

Browser-based user interface

XenaWeb allows you to use test functions across different platforms using a centralised web-based management system and developers and engineers can carry out tests irrespective of the platform used and via any HTML5 browser.

Functional Specifications – XenaConnect

TCP Connection Generation

  • Open/close – for CPS and CC testing
  • Bulk data transfer – for emulation of raw TCP network traffic

TCP Application Behavior

  • Upload (client -> server)
  • Download (server -> client)
  • Bidirectional (server <-> client)

L4+ Emulation

  • HTTP GET/HEAD request/response
  • HTTP PUT/POST request/response
  • Custom HTTP header
  • Request/response protocol exchange with custom payload

TCP Payload

TCP Nutzlast (Payload)

  • Finite / Infinite lengths
  • Custom/increment/random

Bandwidth Specification

  • Per Connection Group
  • Loads specified in percentage of line rate

TCP Options and configuration

  • MSS, window scale, window size

MAC/IP/TCP configuration

  • Ethernet Adresse
  • VLAN ID/Priority
  • IP Adresse (src/dst)
  • IP DS/ECN
  • TCP Port (src/dst)

Control Protocols

  • ARP reply from hosts
  • ARP request for hosts/GW’s
  • ICMP Echo replies from hosts

Per Port Statistics

  • Runtime and post-run stats
  • Packets/bytes (Rx/Tx), packet/byte rates (Rx/Tx), FCS errors
  • Packet checksum errors (IP + TCP)
  • Protocol counters (IP, TCP, ARP, ICMP)

Per Connection Group statistics

  • Runtime and post-run stats
  • TCP state counters
  • TCP state rates
  • Total Rx/Tx packets/bytes
  • TCP Retransmissions counters
  • Packet size distribution
  • Histograms
  • Connection establishment/ teardown times (max/min/avg)

Netzwerk Topologien

  • Switched and routed networks
  • NAT Routing
  • TCP Proxy

Downloads

XenaScale PDF  
   XenaAppliance PDF      XenaConnect PDF

      XenaScale.pdf

             XenaAppliance.pdf

            XenaConnect.pdf

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