As your company's network and applications becomes increasingly more complex, network performance becomes mission critical. New applications such as VoIP, video, and enterprise applications introduce potential network bottlenecks which must be isolated and corrected. IxChariot is the industry's leading network assessment tool allowing you to troubleshoot your networks and applications and get your company's network back on track - and the IxChariot that you already own is the perfect tool for the job.
With the frequency of changes to your network, the flexibility and availability of your network assessment tools is essential. IxChariot's floating pair licenses allow you to use your end-point pairs in variable quantities, in more places, and by more simultaneous users.>
IxChariot is used by thousands of enterprises and government agencies worldwide to measure the performance and reliability of their networks with confidence.
IxChariot is the industry's leading test tool for simulating real-world applications to predict device and system performance under realistic load conditions. Comprised of the IxChariot Console, Performance Endpoints and IxProfile, the IxChariot product family offers thorough network performance assessment and device testing by simulating hundreds of protocols across thousands of network endpoints. IxChariot provides the ability to confidently assess the performance characteristics of any application running on wired and wireless networks
- Over 150 application scripts simulating Enterprise, Triple-Play and Internet traffic
- Real-world application behavior at the transport layer (Layer 4)
- Creation of separate control and data-plane activity using Application Groups.
- Tailored scripting capabilities using IxProfile and IxChariot's SDK
- Create sophisticated traffic patterns with and without QoS for IPv4 and IPv6
- Measure throughput, jitter, packet loss, end-to-end delay, MOS and MDI
- Seamless correlation of IP stats with 802.11 client statistics such as RSSI
- Measure the impact of new technologies such as VoIP, IPv6, and multicast video
- Embed custom payloads to test specific data content across the network
- Troubleshoot critical performance issues on network segments and devices
- Measure IPTV channel 'zap' times
- Test high BDP networks such as satellite links and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Leverage Ixia's hardware test platform to create wire-speed Layer 2-3 traffic running in conjunction with application traffic patterns created by IxChariot®
The Concept of Pairs in IxChariot
IxChariot tests use endpoints (unobtrusive software agents) installed at the source and destination points of a test. An IxChariot traffic pair is the two endpoints needed for one traffic session. For example, when simulating a client server test session, the IxChariot console will assign the client machine and the server machine as test participants. Each machine will have an endpoint installed -- hence a pair of endpoints. IxChariot’s documentation also refers to a pair of endpoints as an endpoint pair.
NOTE: IxChariot can assign multiple test endpoints to a single IP address. In other words, it is not necessary have 20 individual PC's in order to construct a test using 10 endpoint pairs. For example, you can run 10 tests between only two PCs by establishing 10 endpoints on each PC.
IxChariot's pair count describes both the number of simultaneous traffic sessions in a test, and the size of the license purchased. IxChariot licenses come in various pair count – a 10-pair license, 50-pair license, and so on. An IxChariot test consists of one to n pairs, where n is the number of designated licenses.
NOTE: Regardless of whether a test is unicast or multicast, it requires at least one endpoint pair. In multicast scenarios (one transmitting endpoint to multiple receiving endpoints) the licensed pair count must equal the number of receiving endpoints.
||Supports up to 100,000 connections (endpoint pairs) representing hundreds of thousands of end-users
- TCP, UDP, RTP, IPX, SPX
IPv4, IPv6, IP Multicast
VoIP (G.711, G.723, G.726, G.729)
|Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, 2003 Server or Vista
Minimum hardware: Pentium III, 512 MB RAM, 500 MB disk space
- Microsoft Windows: 3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, XP for Tablet PC, 2003 Server, Vista, XP/2003 on Itanium, XP/2003/Vista on 64-Bit EM64T/AMD64
- Windows CE/Mobile for ARM/Xscale® and x86
- Linux (x86, x86_64, ia64, ARM, PPC, MIPS and Lexra)
- Sun Solaris (x86 and SPARC)
- IBM AIX, MVS, OS/2
- Novell Netware
- Compaq Tru64 UNIX
- SCO UnixWare
- SGI IRIX
- Ixia platform (CPU-based load modules)
- Active Directory
- Lotus Notes
- Microsoft Exchange
- Microsoft RDP/Terminal Services
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Online gaming - FPS and RTS
- FTP (active/passive)
- Yahoo IM
- MSN Messenger