Black Books

Black BookIxia's Black Books include a number of IP and wireless test methodologies that will help you become familiar with new technologies and to understand the key testing issues associated with them. The Black Books can be considered primers on technology and testing. They include test methodologies that can be used to verify device and system functionality and performance. The methodologies are universally applicable to any test equipment. Step by step instructions using Ixia's test platform and applications are used to demonstrate the test methodology. This ninth edition of the book includes some key technologies and test methodologies.

This black book provides an overview of 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and shows detailed methodology and procedures to measure the performance of 802.11ac access points (AP).

The advanced MPLS testing booklet provides concrete examples and detailed steps showing how to utilize Ixia IxNetwork Emulation software and applications to achieve functional or performance test objectives for some key MPLS protocols.

The focus of these test cases is to provide hands-on guidance on how to set up and execute a series of related tests that assess the impact on performance of a unified security device when enabling application and content aware features.

This black book provides several examples with detailed steps showing a user how to use Ixia applications and solutions to achieve comprehensive performance testing and validation for Audio Video Bridging.

This black book provides several examples with detailed steps showing a user how to use Ixia applications and solutions to achieve comprehensive performance and validation for Automotive Ethernet.

The tests in this book detail methodologies to verify the performance of Carrier Ethernet service enabling protocols. Subjects include Provider Bridges, Provider Backbone Bridges, Link OAM, Service OAM, E-LMI and Y.1564.

The tests in this booklet detail methodologies to verify the performance of converged data center networking technologies.

This document presents a thorough methodology for testing timing and synchronization over packet-based networks.

Network equipment manufacturers and communications chip developers started delivering products in 2010 for the emerging higher speed Ethernet (HSE) market. Carriers, Service Providers, and Large Enterprises are preparing for deployment of 40 and 100-Gigabit Ethernet-based (100 GE) services.

This book covers various technologies that will assist networks as they transition from IPv4 addressing to IPv6 infrastructure. Included in this document are pertinent use cases, recommendations, and guidelines in testing network equipment for IPv6 transition technologies.

This document presents a general overview of LTE technology market followed by key test scenarios for an eNode B base station. This Blackbook introduces the Ixia IxLoad LTE Access solution.

This document covers the Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology. The document presents a general overview of LTE technology market followed by a focused discussion on Evolved Packet Core (EPC) testing. It also includes multiple test cases based on Ixia's IxLoad application. LTE Access is detailed in its own black book.

This Black Book provides an introduction to the MPLS-TP technology, its motivation, and business drivers. It presents a summary of MPLS-TP key features and some of the typical implementation challenges. It then details common test scenarios along with step-by-step procedures by using Ixia IxNetwork to achieve the test objectives.

This Network Convergence Testing booklet provides various measuring techniques designed to characterize how quickly the DUT recovers from routes convergence or fail-over. It covers the relevant industry standards and explains how to apply them to obtain consistent benchmark test results.

This book provides use cases where network emulation is used to validate and verify the performance of services, applications, or devices under real world network conditions. Included in this document are pertinent use cases, recommendations, and guidelines for emulating real world networks in a lab test bed.

This book provides an overview of network security and covers test methodologies that can be used to assess the effectiveness and performance impact of IPS/IDS, UTMs, and new generation firewalls while they are attacked using threats that include DoS/DDoS, exploits based on known vulnerabilities, and malware.

This document provides baseline test execution plans for running common QoS testing scenarios. It offers a comprehensive set of recommendations and guidelines for running test cases against various QoS policy implementations.

The tests in this booklet describe detailed methodologies to verify the functionalities and performance of SDN implementations including OpenFlow.

This document outlines methodologies and best practices for the automation of key components in an end-to-end test automation solution for IP systems.

This Ultra Low Latency testing booklet provides several examples with detailed steps showing how to utilize Ixia IxNetwork emulation software and applications to achieve functional and performance test objectives for Ultra Low Latency testing. The introduction describes what parameters affect latency and how to measure them.

This Black Book series focuses on testing video delivery platforms used in IPTV and OTT services.

This booklet provides baseline test execution plans for running common VoIP testing scenarios.