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Meet Chimera – a 5-speed 100GE Network Impairment Emulator

Chimera is a 5-speed 100GE network impairment emulator that makes it easy to introduce consistent, accurate, well-defined and repeatable impairments to traffic between the DUTs in the lab. This makes it ideal for:

  • Benchmarking
  • Stress testing/ Negative testing
  • “What-if” testing
  • Regression testing

Chimera can be used a “standalone” solution for emulating various forms of impairment e.g. packet manipulation, latency, jitter, bandwidth control and shaping.

Alternatively, Chimera supports seamless integration with ValkyrieManager and VulcanManager. This makes it quick and easy to add impairment to any traffic being generated by these platforms.

For example you can use Vulcan and Chimera together to test layer 4 goodput when “line” between two DUTs are affected by latency, packet loss and other impairments

All rates from 10GE to 100GE are supported in a single 2-slot test module. This Chimera test module can be installed directly into a ValkyrieBay chassis, or it can be deployed as a ChimeraCompact which is a small, easy-to-transport 1U chassis.


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