Minimum IFG Testing

The Xena testers can verify traffic forwarding performance, protocol scalability and services delivering capabilities of switching and routing devices across the enterprise, metro/edge and core.

The test engineer can use the Xena tester to examine the robustness and behavior of the Device-Under-Test (DUT) / Network under Test (NUT) when loaded with traffic patterns violating the IEEE defined minimum spacing between Ethernet packets. This application note uses an example test setup with a HP Procurve 2900 24G switch to illustrate how to stress test the minimum IFG spacing.