TCP Throughput Testing

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) turns the “best effort” nature of IP networks into reliable communication services. Tests are however needed to ensure optimal performance. This Application Note describes how to make RFC 6349 based TCP throughput tests with the Xena Networks layer 4-7 test solution VulcanBay controlled by VulcanManager. In addition VulcanBay supports extreme RFC 6349 stress load testing establishing millions of concurrent TCP connections, giving network operators valuable information on how many users the network can handle, highlighting capacity bottlenecks.