Application Notes

Here you will find the application notes for Xena’s Gigabit Ethernet test solutions.

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Application Notes


Optical multi-speed splitting
An invaluable guide that describes how Xena 100GE and 40GE test modules support multiple port speeds depending on different transceivers and, in some cases, splitter cables.

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VSPerf RFC 2544 Throughput
How to benchmark and characterize virtual switch throughput performance for telco Network Functionality Virtualization (NFV) use cases - under the project VSPerf - using Xena2544.

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Measuring Network Convergence
Xena testers can identify disruption periods down to 1 microsecond on every port. This enables very accurate testing of network re-convergence time, which simplifies the testing of resiliencies technologies such as Automatic Protection Switching, Spanning and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocols (STP/RSTP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Fast Re-Route (FRR). This application note explains how to do this.

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Wholesale Ethernet Service Testing
The Xena testers enable wholesale Ethernet service providers to cost-efficiently perform service activation for enterprise customers by providing a highly scalable gigabit Ethernet test platform ideal for installation in network edge central office locations.

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Network Interface Options with CFP based Ethernet testers
Explains how Xena’s 100/40/10 Gbps Ethernet testers can provide network interfaces for each of these speeds.

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Testing 100 Gbps Ethernet
Analyzes the challenges of testing 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet. As with any new technology, the key to success is testing, and 40/100G Ethernet presents new issues to the development cycle.

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Evaluating 1588v2 performance
Describes a test plan for evaluating the performance of 1588v2 Boundary clocks (BCs) and 1588v2 Transparent clocks (TCs) based on solutions from Calnex and Xena Networks.

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Demonstrating and testing synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) networks
Outlines how Xena’s Advanced Timing test modules can be used to demonstrate network synchronization, and to perform go/no-go testing of SyncE networks.

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Measuring Frame Delay Variation
Describes how FDV is measured accurately and in real time with Xena Networks testers.

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Evaluating Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) Performance
Outlines scenarios for verifying the performance of Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) in Mobile backhaul networks

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Testing at 100% load with line rate speed compensation
Illustrates how to compensate for small differences in line rates between the Xena tester and the DUT/NUT

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Testing Minimum Inter Frame Gap (IFG)
Explains how to stress test the minimum IFG spacing.

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Central Office Testing
Examines the characteristics of an Ethernet tester in the central office environment.

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Stress Testing Switches and Routers
A step-by-step illustration of how to perform a simple stress test on a Layer-2 switch device.

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DDOS Testing with XenaManager-2G
A step-by-step guide to simulating a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack using XenaManager-2G.

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