Solutions for Conformance Testing to Help Achieve More On-Time Deployments: Overview
Developing new networking devices and software requires compliance to networking protocol specifications and standards, as well as interoperability with existing products. Enabling network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), service providers, and enterprises to validate compliance and conformance, Ixia's testing solution:
- Ensures compliance of product implementations to networking protocol specifications and standards, and field interoperability with other products
- Accelerates time to market by reducing design, prototyping, implementation, and testing times
- Ensures product security in field deployments by preventing incorrect protocol implementation
Conformance testing reduces costly engineering reworks by catching bugs early, reduces cost of field and engineering operations by preventing interoperability issues, and prepares for lab certifications by providing advance exposure to testing scenarios and methodologies.
Ixia's IxANVL Automated Network Validation Library (ANVL) is the industry standard for testing conformance of networks and devices to validate Internet protocol specifications. Developers and manufacturers of networking equipment and Internet devices rely on IxANVL to automatically validate protocol compliance and interoperability. Service providers and enterprises have chosen IxANVL for its ease-of-use, enhanced GUI, and flexible test automation capabilities. In addition, IxANVL offers a veritable universe of protocol libraries and utilities.
IxANVL is able to run on minimal hardware hardware – a PC with Linux or Windows operating system and an Ethernet card; however, it is particularly well-suited to operate on Ixia's powerful test and analysis platform via a VNIC (Virtual Network Interface Card) driver. This flexibility enables IxANVL to support all industry-standard test interfaces including 10/100/1G/10G Ethernet, ATM, Serial, Async, T1/E1, and POS. IxANVL provides conformance, negative, and regression testing on a vast selection of protocols including bridging, routing, PPP, TCP/IP, IPv6, IP storage, RMON, VPN, MPLS, VoIP, Metro Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, fiber channel over Ethernet, and multicast.