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)

Buying a Vulcan test solution entitles you to  3 years’ software updates, 3 years’ hardware warranty, plus free tech support for the product lifetime. We call this the Xena Value Pack and its one of the reasons why Xena is consistently named the industry’s price/performance leader. Below are the new features in the latest release.

New Features in Release 86

Vulcan Release 86 (Vul-86) contains two new major features:

Synthetic Traffic Library: Adding to our ‘Load’ and ‘Application’ libraries, the Synthetic Traffic Library consists of more than 50 pre-configured https scenarios with TLS certificates and “close-to-real” session setup in terms of size and traffic distribution.

The Synthetic Traffic Library is ideal for application-based distribution or load balancing analysis, providing traffic signatures recognized by most DPI engines. You can add multiple application to your testcase, scale them in terms of sessions and allowed BW to emulate complex traffic scenarios.

Vulcan Automation: This uses a high-level configuration language, utilizing a well proven test execution engine. The test execution engine controls every aspect of the test phases: equipment configuration, test execution, statistics collection and validates the test outcome against a chained list of passing criteria. The input format is schema-supported YAML enabling, as you type both keyword completion and validation. The configuration consists of a Testplan and multiple Testcases allowing a high degree of reuse.

Vulcan Automation is executed from the command line. This allows easy integration with existing QA tools, as well as a standalone platform for doing scheduled automated test execution.

Documentation

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