Valkyrie

Stateless Ethernet traffic generation and analysis

Choose Valkyrie for Ethernet traffic generation and analysis

Valkyrie is used to configure and generate Layer 2-3 stateless Ethernet traffic at all speeds up to 800G and analyze how network devices and services perform in response. Valkyrie offers an extensive range of copper and optical Gigabit Ethernet test modules, making it ideal for lab-based data-plane test scenarios that don’t require routing protocols.

Hardware

Test Modules

Valkyrie offers 18 test modules which are divided into 4 groups based on which SerDes speeds they support:

ODIN

10Mbps > 10Gbps

Odin test modules can test:

10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1G, 2.5G, 5G & 10G using 10Gbps SerDes NRZ

LOKI

10Gbps > 100Gbps

Loki test modules can test:

10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G using 10Gbps or 25Gbps SerDes NRZ

THOR

10Gbps > 400Gbps

Thor test modules can test:

10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G using 10Gbps or 25Gbps SerDes NRZ

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50G, 100G, 200G & 400G using 56Gbps SerDes PAM4

FREYA

100Gbps > 800Gbps

Freya test modules can test:

100G, 200G, 400G and 800G using 112Gbps SerDes PAM4

Chassis

Valkyrie test modules can be mounted in either a modular 4U ValkyrieBay which has 12 slots, or the 1U ValkyrieCompact with one fixed slot.

The 4U ValkyrieBay offers greater flexibility and scalability. For example it can hold up to 6 x 800G or 144 x 10G ports. The 1U ValkyrieCompact however is easier to transport and suitable for desktop use.

Software

The chassis and test modules are controlled via ValkyrieManager, a Windows GUI client provided for ad-hoc test execution, and remote management of test equipment located in multiple locations.

Bundled together with ValkyrieManager are:

  • Standalone applications for automated RFC 2544, Y.1564, RFC 2889 and RFC 3918 testing.
  • ValkyrieCLI, a command-line-interface scripting API with hundreds of scriptable parameters to make test automation easier.
  • ValkyrieTimeSynch for enabling multiple Xena testers to synchronize their local time to each other.

Documentation

All the documentation about Valkyrie products

General

Software

DatasheetUser ManualStep by Step GuideReference ManualWebpage
ValkyrieManagerLinkLinkLinkN/ALink
Valkyrie2544LinkLinkLinkLinkLink
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ValkyrieTimeSynchLinkLinkN/AN/ALink

Hardware: Chassis

DatasheetQuick Start GuideQuick Installation GuideWebpage
ValkyrieBayLinkLinkLinkLink
ValkyrieCompactLinkLinkN/ALink

Hardware: Test Modules

DatasheetWebpage
Odin-1G-3S-6PLinkLink
Odin-5G-4S-6P-CULinkLink
Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1-RJ45LinkLink
Odin-1G-3S-6P-ELinkLink
Odin-10G-5S-6P-CULinkLink
C-Odin-10G-4S-2P-CombiLinkLink
Odin-10G-1S-6PLinkLink
Loki-100G-5S-2PLinkLink
Thor-100G-5S-4PLinkLink
Thor-400G-7S-1PLinkLink
Freya-800G-1S-1PLinkLink
Freya-800G-4S-1PLinkLink

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