LANforge Appliances come in many configurations from portable to rackmount.
10 and 40 Gig Rack Mount Appliances
LANforge 10 and 40 Gig Rack Mount Appliances are available in 1U or 2U configurations. These are excellent systems for testing high-performance networks and network components.
LANforge Fire IO
The CT510-10G is an excellent choice for testing high-performance File-IO servers, such as NFS, CIFS and iSCSI. The CT510-10G consists of a single 1U multicore-processor system with a dual 10 Gigabit Fiber NIC. The system can read at least 15Gbps of data if the file server is fast enough. The CT510-10G supports up to 2000 concurrent File-IO connections. Each connection can be NFSv3, NFSv4 or CIFS. At least 10 concurrent iSCSI connections are supported. NFSv3, NFSv4 and CIFS supports IPv6. Each connection appears as a unique PC to the file server, with it's own MAC, IP, routing table, and File-IO transport session(s). Additional systems can be clustered for increased traffic generation capacity.
LANforge Fire 1 Gig Portable
The small system above can be configured with 1 Gig or 10 gig NIC's Total throughput of the system backplane will be around 9 Gbps, depending on application.
LANforge FIRE Last-Mile Traffic Generator
This is an excellent choice for testing DSL, Cable-Modem and other configurations with many relatively low-speed endpoints generating traffic against a higher-speed core network. The 1U rackmount LANforge machine and a managed ethernet switch supporting 802.1Q VLANs to provide 48 ports of 10/100 ethernet traffic generation. The pictured system can generate and receive about 2Gbps (4Gbps total across the backplane) Much higher capacity systems are also available, as well as other quantities of ports, and additional systems can be clustered for increased traffic generation capacity.
LANforge VoIP 500 call pair appliance
This system supports SIP VOIP calls, including RTP data-stream generation. It can make 500 calls to itself (1000 VoIP soft phones) per chassis. Excellent for testing whether or not an existing infrastructure can handle increased VoIP call load, and can also be used to test SIP gateways and other infrastructure. The system uses the MAC-VLAN feature to allow one virtual interface per phone, so each phone can use a unique IP address and use standard SIP protocol ports. Normal LANforge-FIRE traffic generation features (Ethernet, UDP, TCP, HTTP, etc) is also supported by the system at no additional charge. The PESQ automated quality scoring module is included.
VOiP - Two Endpoint systems (Two Systems Shipped)
The LANForgeVW10A solution comes with a pair of low-power and affordable appliances each with a single 10/100 Ethernet port (and optional Wireless interface).
It is targeted at users who wish to have an inexpensive appliance solution for up to 10 SIP call pairs over WAN connections. Each VoIP end point can be configured with its own MAC and IP addressand Eis ecellent for testing SIP gateways, routers and QoS configurations. Alternatively, the pair of appliances can generate TCP/UDP network traffic around 40Mbps bi-directional.
LANforge Ice Affordable LAB systems
This stand-alone solution can generate up to 50 VoIP call pairs of SIP traffic and is ideal for LAB environments.. Alternatively, the appliance can generate network traffic better than 700Mbps bi-directional. Higher performance models available.
LANforge Ice 1 Gig Portable
This small system is capable of 1 Gig WAN emulation.
LANforge Ice 10 Gigabit System
a 1U rack-mount network emulator supporting speeds up to 9.8 Gbps (bi-directional) traffic load on up to four 10 G ports (1500 byte packets). Regardless of packet size, the maximum rate is about 1.6 million packets per second in each direction according to measured performance metrics.
LANforge RF Attenuator
Optionaly available is the LANforge RF Attenuator - this device can be used with LANforge Wi-Fire to attenuate (decrease) the RF signal between wireless devices. Get more information on attenuator
Traffic Generation and Features
LANforge WiFIRE can generate FTP, HTTP, VoIP (SIP, RTP, RTCP), TCP/IP, UDP/IP, Ethernet and custom payloads. It supports 802.1Q VLANs, and can also emulate hundreds of Ethernet interfaces with unique MAC and IP addresses, allowing a single LANforge machine to appear as an entire subnet of machines. LANforge run on Windows or Linux, with the most extensive feature set running on Linux. Click for a summary of traffic types or a full listing of features.
3 Radio Appliance
Two Radio Appliance
Single Radio Appliance
NIC Radio descriptions and Virtual Stations Supported
The WiFire uses a modified Wireless driver for the Atheros ath9k (a/b/g/n) chipset NICs and can support up to 200 stations per radio. Depending on the appliance configuration, a single appliance can support from 32 Virtual Stations to 600 Virtual Stations (Up to 200 per radio). Each of the Virtual Stations has its own IP address, IP port space, MAC address and routing table. The Virtual Stations may be configured with all of the virtual interfaces on the same subnet, or different subnets, depending on the testing requirements.
LANforge support for 802.11 ac utilizes the Qualcom-Atheros (QCA) ath10k linux driver and modified firmware. The NIC supports 3x3 MIMO, up to 1.3Gbps encoding rates, and up to 64 virtual stations per radio. The ath9k and ath10k NICs can be mixed on a single appliance.