Monday, December 3, 2007

Ixia Load Module Scales to More than 11 Million Routes Across 800 Emulated Routers

A single port on Ixia's XMV16 LAN Services Module -- running its IxNetwork test software -- has scaled to 11,582,100 routes across 800 emulated routers, according to an independent comprehensive test conducted by Isocore at its Internetworking Lab. The goal of the test was to verify the scalability and stability of the XMV16 module's control plane. The module's scalability was validated in what Isocore calls a "testing the tester environment, in which a major manufacturer's carrier-class router was used as a device under test (DUT).

Isocore conducted a multiprotocol scenario where four routing protocols -- OSPFv2, OSPFv3, BGP, and BGP4+ -- were enabled on a single test port. Isocore performed the test using its unique carrier multiservice, single-port scaling, benchmarking methodology. Ixia's XMV16 LAN Services Module operated in its Optixia XM2 field-proven, multiservice test chassis.

Ixia said the Isocore test results validate the scalability and stability of its XMV16 modules. Each of the module's 16 test ports supports wire-speed layer 2-3 traffic generation and analysis, high performance routing/bridging protocol emulation, and high performance layer 4-7 application traffic generation and subscriber emulation. A single Optixia XM12 chassis fully populated with XMV16 modules provides 192 Gigabit Ethernet test ports in 10 units of rack space.