Instant performance assessment of complex networks from pre- to post-deployment.

Problem: making sure network and application deployment are efficient.

Organizations add new business services to their networks all the time. Voice over IP (VoIP), unified communications, streaming video—they are all services that can provide a competitive edge. But whether a company’s network is capable of supporting a new service is a question too often left to chance. To avoid blunders, an organization needs to qualify the network, assess its performance, and predict the quality of experience of a newly deployed service.


Solution: Application performance assessments from pre- to post-deployment

IxChariot™ instantly assesses and troubleshoots networks and applications before and after deployment. This powerful assessment tool uses software agents—Performance Endpoints—to simulate application traffic and deliver key performance metrics to a central console for easy management. The result is a fully instrumented system for confidently assessing the performance and reliability of applications running on a wide variety of networks, including wired, wireless, and virtual data centers. Pre-deployment, IT can run what-if scenarios to predict an application’s impact on the network. After deployment, on-demand network diagnostics are carried out in an instant.






Supports up to 100,000 connections (endpoint pairs) representing hundreds of thousands of end-users


TCP, UDP, RTP, IPv4, IPv6, IP Multicast, VoIP (G.711, G.723, G.726, G.729)


  • Supported on IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Handles test failures in error-prone networks, including Wi-Fi for management
  • Supports in-band and out-of-band management and traffic paths
  • IxChariot Anywhere: endpoints communicate to console and automatic detection of NAT/FW
  • Supported on IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Handles test failures in error prone networks, including Wi- Fi for management
  • Supports in-band and out-of- band mgmt. and traffic paths


API Support

  • Python
  • TCL
  • C

System Requirements (Server)

  • OVA deployment: VMware ESXi 5.x or newer, VMWare Player 6.x or newer
  • Minimal VM provisioning: 1GB RAM, 1 VCPU
  • Support for multiple simultaneous tests and user sessions
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000 Server, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, 2012 Server
  • Minimum hardware: Pentium III, 512MB RAM, 500MB disk space

Performance Endpoints

  • Microsoft Windows: 2008 R2, 2012, 7, 8

· Linux (x86, x86_64)

  • Several others, look for “Endpoint Library” on Ixia support site

Mobile Device Endpoints

  • Android – on Google Play Store
  • IOS – on Apple Store
  • Search for “endpoint” in appstores

XR2000 and XRPi2 Hardware Endpoint

  • Supported, turnkey hardware endpoints
  • Look on Ixia Website for full specifications

Supported Test Types

  • Throughput TCP and UDP
  • VoIP, video, streaming traffic


Key features

Serves industry leaders and experts, including Wi-Fi Alliance
Instantly assesses network performance, including wireless performance and geo-location
Performance Endpoints run on mobile, PC, Mac or in any hypervisor or cloud provider
Allows for central management of any platform via Performance Endpoints
Delivers full application emulation and key performance metrics, including throughput, packet loss, jitter, delay, MOS, and application latency
Trusted tool for both private virtual and public cloud infrastructures