Xena Software


XenaManager or Xena OpenAutomation (XOA) are used to control the Xena chassis and test modules.


XenaManager is a Windows desktop application provided for ad-hoc test execution, and remote management of test equipment located in multiple locations. Key features include:

  • Ethernet Traffic Generation & Physical Layer testing
  • Used for functional and performance testing of all Ethernet speeds up to 800Gbps
  • Easy management of ports and traffic streams shaped to match any real-world scenario
  • Packet editor with support for both protocol and byte-level packet definitions
  • Automatic protocol decoding of incoming packets
  • Supports multiple Xena chassis shared by multiple users in different locations down to the port level via TCP/IP

Xena OpenAutomation (XOA)

XOA is an open-source test automation framework for use with Xena’s traffic generators and network emulation solution.

Fast, easy to use and extremely flexible, XOA features a Python API that runs on any OS.

XOA includes numerous convenient features for harnessing legacy Xena and 3rd party automation and scripting processes, extensive documentation and can be freely downloaded from GitHub.

XOA CLI, a command-line-interface scripting API with hundreds of scriptable parameters to make test automation easier.

Unified UI and Automation Workflow

XenaManager combined with XOA enables a smooth & efficient integrated workflow – all the way from engineering bring-up to QA regressions.

XenaManager system and test setup can be directly used as a foundation for further test automation in XOA, which provides a very efficient workflow.

Xena Test Suite Desktop Applications

Xena Test Suite Desktop Applications (for Windows) include automated test suites for RFC 2544, Y.1564, RFC 2889 and RFC 3918 testing.

Xena2544 provides comprehensive support for all four test types specified in RFC2544. It also offers the flexibility to selectively enable one or more test types based on your requirements. Xena2544 accommodates various network topologies and supports traffic flow in both Layer 2 and Layer 3, catering to both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. Learn More

Xena2889 is designed for performance benchmarking of Layer 2 LAN switches, aligning with the guidelines outlined in RFC 2889. It offers a comprehensive test suite, excluding the “Dribble Bit Errors” and “Alignment Errors” tests specified in the RFC. Xena2889 provides a valuable tool for assessing and measuring the performance of Layer 2 LAN switches in a convenient and efficient manner. Learn More

Xena3918 serves as a valuable tool for conducting RFC3918 IP Multicast Benchmarking testing with one or multiple Xena test chassis. With Xena3918, users gain access to an intuitive port configuration panel that simplifies the process of adding or removing ports, as well as assigning IP addresses and port roles. Learn More

Xena1564 is a feature-rich application that offers comprehensive support for both the configuration and performance test types defined in Y.1564 for Ethernet Service Validation. The intuitive graphical user interface provided by Xena1564 simplifies the process of connecting one or more Xena chassis for conducting Layer 2 and Layer 3 tests. This user-friendly interface enhances the testing experience, allowing for efficient and accurate configuration and performance assessment. Learn More