Xena1564 is a Windows desktop application that lets you analyze synchronous Ethernet and perform the Y.1564 methodology using one or more Xena test chassis.


Y.1564 is the ITU-T standard for turning up, installing and trouble-shooting Ethernet-based services. Formulated as an improvement over RFC2544, it is the only standard test methodology that allows for complete validation of Ethernet service-level agreement’s (SLAs) in a single test.

Xena1564 provides full support for both the configuration and performance test types described in Y.1564. It is installed together with XenaManager and uses the same terminology. The simple intuitive GUI makes it easy to connect one or more XenaCompact and/or XenaBay chassis for testing Layer 2 and Layer 3.

You can define multiple Ethernet services and organize them in a custom folder hierarchy. Xena1564 supports different network topologies and traffic flow directions, and can be used for either IPv4 or IPv6.

Via Xena1564, you can define the protocol layers supported by each UNI (Ethernet, Customer and Service VLANs, MPLS, IP and UDP) as well as defining either per-UNI or per-CoS bandwidth profiles for each UNI, plus you can specify CoS-to-DSCP mapping.

Test reports can be generated in both PDF and XML format and there are extensive configuration options for fine-tuning the tests.


  • Full configuration and performance testing according to Y.1564
  • Complete validation of Ethernet service-level agreements (SLAs) in a single test
  • Multiple protocols supported per UNI (Ethernet, Customer and Service VLANs, MPLS, IPv4, IPv6, and UDP)
  • Define Per-UNI or per-CoS bandwidth profiles, and specify CoS-to-DSCP mapping
  • Support for different network topologies and traffic flow directions

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  1. Committed Information Rate (CIR)

    Defines the maximum transmission rate for a service where the service is guaranteed certain performance objectives. These objectives are typically defined and enforced via SLAs.

  2. Excess Information Rate (EIR)

    Defines the maximum transmission rate above the committed information rate considered as excess traffic. This excess traffic is forwarded as capacity allows and is not subject to meeting any guaranteed performance objectives (best effort forwarding).

  3. Reporting

    Reports are available in PDF and .xml format

  4. Supported hardware

    All Xena testers and all port speeds from 10/100/1000M, 10G, 40G, and 100G.

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