PerfectStorm 40/10GE

Specifications

 

PerfectStorm Fusion

PS40GE2NG

PerfectStorm

PS40GE2

Ixia Applications Support

IxOS

Yes

Yes

IxExplorer

No

No

IxLoad

Yes

Yes

IxNetwork

No

No

BreakingPoint

Yes

No

TCL API

Yes

Yes

Hardware, Load Module Specifications

Physical Interfaces

  • 2-port, 40GE QSFP+ (native)
  • 8-port, 10GE SFP+ via fan-out cable

Transceiver Support

QSFP+, 40GBASE-SR4 (pluggable transceivers)

Memory

64GB

64GB

Hardware Encryption Offload

Yes

Yes

Hardware-Based Traffic Capture (available in BreakingPoint)

1GB per 40GE interface

256 MB per 10GE interface

N/A

Software-Based Traffic Capture Buffer (available in IxLoad) Maximum between 2GB or 2 Million packets, per interface Maximum between 2GB or 2 Million packets, per interface

FPGA Offload

Yes

Yes

IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP

Hardware checksum generation

Load Module Dimensions

16" (L) x 12.00" (W) x 1.3" (H)

406 mm (L) x 305 mm (W) x 33 mm (H)

Operating Temperature Range

41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), ambient air

Chassis Capacity

Cards per Chassis

12

12

Port Density per XGS12 Chassis

24-port, 40GE QSFP+

24-port, 40GE QSFP+

Chassis Compatibility

XGS12 & XGS2

XGS12 & XGS2

XGS12 Chassis Bundles

  • XGS12-HS (940-0006)
  • XGS12-HSL (940-0016)
  • XGS2-HS (940-0012)
  • XGS2-HSL (940-0014) ​​​​​
  • XGS12-HS (940-0006)
  • XGS12-HSL (940-0016)
  • XGS12-SD (940-0011)
  • XGS2-HS (940-0012)
  • XGS2-HSL (940-0014)
  • XGS2-SD (940-0010)

PerfectStorm, BreakingPoint Performance

Per-blade performance numbers provided in back-to-back using a single blade.

Performance Metric

PerfectStorm Fusion

PS40GE2NG

XGS12 chassis

w/ 12 blades

Applications Throughput

80Gbps

960Gbps

TCP Connections per Second

2M

24M

Applications Concurrent Flows

60 Million

720 Million

SSL Bandwidth

20Gbps

240Gbps

SSL Connection Rates

200,000

2.4 Million

SSL Concurrent Flows

1 Million

12 Million

Applications Throughput over SCTP

14Gbps

168Gbps

Applications Throughput over IPsec

25Gbps

300Gbps

IPsec, Concurrent Tunnels

500,000

6 Million

IPsec, Tunnel Setup Rates

2,000

12,000

Applications Throughput over GTP

40Gbps

480Gbps

GTP, UE Attachment Rate (per second)

450K

5.4M

GTP, Tunnels

3M

36M

PerfectStorm, BreakingPoint Test Components

BreakingPoint

PerfectStorm Fusion (PS40GE2NG)

Test Components

  • Application Simulator
  • Session Sender
  • Security
  • Security NP
  • Recreate
  • Stack Scrambler

PerfectStorm, BreakingPoint Mobility

BreakingPoint

PerfectStorm Fusion (PS40GE2NG)

Mobility (3G/4G)

Interfaces Supported

  • S1-U (eNodeB and SGW sides)
  • S1-MME (eNodeB side)
  • SGi (PDN side)
  • S5/8 (SGW and PGW sides)
  • S11 (MME and SGW sides)
  • Gn (SSGN and GGSN sides)

Wireless Protocols Supported

  • S1AP
  • GTP-C v1, GTP-C v2, GTP-U v1
  • SCTP (over UDP or IP)

3G/4G Operational Modes

  • eNodeBs + UEs
  • PDN
  • MME
  • SGW + PGW + PDN
  • eNodeBs + UEs + MME, SGW + PGW + PDN
  • SGSN + UEs
  • GGSN + PDN
  • UE/eNB/MME/SGW
  • PGW/PDN
  • UE/eNB vs. MME/SGW/PGW/PDN

 

PerfectStorm Performance with IxLoad

Per-blade performance numbers provided in back-to-back using a single blade.

Performance Metric

PerfectStorm PS40GE2

PerfectStorm PS40GE2NG

XGS12 chassis

with 12 blades

Applications Throughput

64Gbps

64Gbps

768Gbps

HTTP Throughput

40Gbps /

76Gbps

40Gbps /

76Gbps

480Gbps /

912Gbps

HTTP Connections per Second

1.5M

1.5M

18M

HTTP Concurrent Connections

30M

30M

360M

SSL Throughput

20Gbps

20Gbps

240Gbps

SSL Connection Rates

200,000

200,000

2.4 Million

SSL Concurrent Flows

1 Million

1 Million

12 Million

IPsec, Concurrent Tunnels

500,000

500,000

6 Million

IPsec, Tunnel Setup Rates

10,000

10,000

120,000

IxLoad, Application Support

IxLoad Application Support

PerfectStorm (PS10GE8 and PS10GE8NG)

Application Delivery

  • AppLibrary
  • TCP Plugin
  • Application Replay
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS
  • FTP
  • SMTP
  • POP3
  • DNS
  • TFTP
  • IMAP
  • Stateless Peer

Video Delivery

  • VoD (RTSP, QoE)
  • RTSP (RTP/TCP)
  • IPTV Multicast IPv4
  • Silverlight
  • Adobe HDS
  • AHLS
  • Flash Player
  • MPEG DASH
  • Video Quality

VoIP

  • Advanced SIP
  • SIP Cloud/SIP Proxy
  • RTP/RTCP
  • SRTP & TLS
  • Audio, Voice, Video
  • Video Telepresence
  • MSRP
  • Voice Quality / Video Quality

IPsec

  • IKEv1, IKEv2, IPsec Suites B
  • IPsec Quick Tests

Storage

  • CIFSv1
  • SMB 2.1
  • SMB 3.0
  • iSCSI
  • NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1

Stack Manager

  • Static ARP
  • GratARP
  • IPv4 / IPv6
  • PPP
  • L2TP
  • DNS
  • DHCPv4
  • DHCPv6
  • IPv6 SLAAC
  • 6rd
  • DSLite
  • 802.1x
  • WebAuth
  • EAPoUDP
Key Features
  • Unified applications and security test platform, with support for BreakingPoint and IxLoad software
  • Massive scale under realistic traffic conditions
  • Hardware-based acceleration for SSL and IPsec
  • Multi-user environment leverages the per-port user ownership model for all ports on the test modules installed into the chassis
  • Native 40GE QSFP+interfaces with support for 4 x10GE SFP+ per port via fanout cables
  • Resource aggregation

PerfectStorm is a highly modular hardware test platform enabling equipment providers, service providers and enterprises the ability to create real-world, high-stress conditions and user behavior to push new equipment and networks to their limits.

Equipped with powerful multi-core, multi-threaded network processors, PerfectStorm 40 GbE is designed to satisfy the testing needs of manufacturers needing speed flexibility in their testing resources. Networking equipment manufacturers building new equipment or service providers and large enterprises integrating this them benefit from testing and verifying performance and functionality prior to deployment.

The PerfectStorm 40GE load module features two ports capable of functioning as two 40G ports (40G mode) or eight 10G ports (10G mode). The advanced aggregation capabilities of the PerfectStorm family allow each blades to operate in different modes providing maximum flexibility and performance.

A single, integrated test system equipped with twelve PerfectStorm blades allows control of application traffic to a terabit of throughput, up to 720 million concurrent connections, and TCP connections rates of up to 24 Million. The hardware-based acceleration supports massive encryption levels with up to 240Gbps of SSL traffic and 480Gbps of IPsec traffic per system. PerfectStorm utilizes inline field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for enhanced accuracy pertaining to latency measurements with a resolution of 10ns.

Whether battle-testing IT infrastructures, training cyber warriors, tuning systems and policies, or transforming security processes, PerfectStorm creates realistic environments of network attack and network loading.