Vulcan

Stateful Ethernet Traffic Generation and Analysis

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About VULCAN

Vulcan makes it easy to generate stateful traffic over Ethernet and then analyze how firewalls, wireline & wireless networks, NICs, packet brokers, NAT routers, bandwidth-shapers and so on perform in a wide range of real-world scenarios.

Vulcan is available in two chassis: the high-performance VulcanBay which supports testing up to 40GE with 24 million Concurrent Connections (CC) or 6 million Connections Per Second (CPS) and 7 million Transactions Per Second (TPS). Or the smaller VulcanCompact which can test up to 10GE with 14 million TCP Concurrent Connections (CC), 5 million TCP Connections Per Second (CPS) and 2.8 million Transactions Per Second (TPS) and 500,000 Concurrent TLS Sessions.

VulcanManager is a free Windows-based application used for configuring, generating and analyzing stateful Ethernet traffic up to 40Gbps. VulcanManager supports TLS 1.2 performance testing e.g. handshakes per second, TLS throughput, concurrent TLS connections, etc., with different cipher suites and certificate key sizes on a DUT that decrypts traffic on one side and encrypts on the other.

Also included is VulcanAppMix, a library of application traffic and protocols in pcap format that makes it easy to set up large-scale realistic traffic from various applications, using pre-defined and customizable mix templates.

Used to configure and generate

Stateful traffic over Ethernet at speeds up to 40GE

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Software

VulcanManager

VulcanManager is user-friendly Windows-based client used to configure, generate and analyze stateful traffic over Ethernet at speeds up to 40GE. You can easily use it to customize payload and connection profiles, and do PCAP application emulation.

VulcanManager supports TLS 1.2 performance testing (e.g. handshakes per second, TLS throughput, concurrent TLS connections etc.) with different cipher suites and certificate key sizes on a DUT that decrypts traffic on one side and encrypts on the other.

VulcanAppMix

VulcanAppMix (VAM) is a library of application traffic and protocols in pcap format. VAM makes it easy to set up large-scale realistic traffic from various applications, using pre-defined and customizable mix templates. Up to 200 pre-defined application scenarios can be played simultaneously, each covering a one-client-to-multiple-servers communications scenario that can be scaled up to millions of connections with real-world traffic.

Chassis – Two options

VulcanBay is a 19” rack-mountable chassis comes in three port configurations: 12x10GE ports, 12x25GE ports or a combination of 8x25GE + 2x40GE ports. Speeds are enabled by purchasing the relevant licenses.

High Performance Testing:

Vulcan delivers blistering performance and capacity when generating realistic traffic at 1GE, 2.5GE, 5GE, 10GE, 25GE & 40GE:

  • 28 million Concurrent Connections (CC)*
  • 10 million Connections Per Second (CPS)**
  • 800,000 Concurrent TLS Sessions
  • Capture capacity: 40 million x 128 bytes buffers / 4 million full-size buffers
  • 5.7 million Transactions Per Second (TPS)***

Dimensions
17.2″ (437mm)
3.5″ (89mm)
17.7″ (450mm)
Weight: 42lbs (19 kg)

* 28M TCP Clients and 28M TCP Servers on one VulcanBay
** Measured at 1M CC per 10G port
*** Measured at 10 transactions per connection

There are 3 versions of the VulcanCompact – two for testing 10GE and 1GE, and a third for testing either 25GE & 10GE or 10GE & 1GE (depending on the transceiver used). All three are provided with perpetual licenses for the port speeds and analyzing TLS traffic.

  • 14 million Concurrent Connections (CC)
  • 5 million Connections Per Second (CPS)
  • 2.8 million Transactions Per Second (TPS)
  • 500,000 Concurrent TLS Sessions

Dimensions
– W: 19” (48.26cm)
– H: 1.75” (4.45cm)
– D: 9.8” (25cm)
– Weight: 10lbs (4.5kg)

Latest Features in Release 84

Vulcan solutions are sold with 3 years’ free software updates, 3 years’ hardware warranty, plus free tech support for the product lifetime – all reasons why Xena is consistently named the industry’s price/performance leader.

NEW FEATURES

  • To make it easier to create and configure multiple subnets, we have added the ability to edit IPv4 subnet grids.
  • TCP stack configuration of Initial Congestion Window ICWND.
  • TCP stack configuration of initial value of ssthresh (slow start threshold).
  • Introduced configurable continuing test after port sync has been lost.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed TCP window size announcement wrong when window scaling is disabled
  • Fixed TCP ssthresh not set to ½ of CWND after fast re-transmit
  • Fixed bug in payload editor, when adding fixed sized increment, random payload patterns
  • Improved test controller error state handling

Coming Soon

Here are some of the new features we’ll be adding to Vulcan in the coming months.

Test Suites and Test Objectives

Build test suites with a set of predefined and easily configurable test objectives to achieve automated performance, capacity and responsiveness measurements of your device under test.
Each test in the test suite will perform scan or search for a well defined objective and present results in a comprehensive report.

DOCUMENTATION

All the documentation about Vulcan products

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