The XenaAppliance simulates millions of real-world end-user environments to test and validate infrastructure, a single device, or an entire system.

The XenaAppliance from Phoenix Datacom offers stateful end-to-end testing of network appliances such as switches, firewalls, routers, NAT routers, proxies, load-balancers and bandwidth shapers to name but a few.

The platform is also suitable to characterise entire network infrastructure performance for TCP.

This ultra-compact “all-in-one” chassis supports 10 and 1G L4-7 interfaces, and can also be equipped with 1G or 10G L2-3 test modules, making it a complete L2-7 test platform.

Developers of Ethernet-based network appliances can characterise their performance by measuring connection establishment and teardown rates, packet forwarding rate at large numbers of connections and identify performance bottlenecks. The platform is also ideal for rapid validation of performance or regression testing.

Developers of TCP-based application servers such as web- and FTP servers can measure TCP connection rates and verify robustness against TCP SYN attacks. HTTP get blasting can be used to verify web server performance and robustness.

XenaConnect is included for ad-hoc test execution and remote management of test equipment located in multiple locations. Xena also offers an open scripting API (XenaScripting) for automating testing from any scripting environment and browser-based operation via XenaWeb.

Key benefits include:

  • Stateful TCP traffic load generation with extreme performance – 4 million TCP connections

  • Supports dual-speed 1G & 10G SFP optical and copper Ethernet interfaces for L4-7 and L2-3 testing

  • Configuration and tuning of Ethernet, IP and TCP header fields for advanced traffic scenarios

  • Stateful TCP connection blasting

  • HTTP get/put/head/post blasting

  • Extensive live stats and test reports

  • Wire-speed traffic capture with programmable filter and trigger criteria

  • Switched and routed network topologies, TCP proxy and NAT support

  • Incl. free traffic generation and analysis software included (XenaConnect for L4-7 and XenaManager-2G for L2-3)

  • Xena L2-3 test applications (Xena2544, Xena2889, Xena1564 and Xena3918) also included free of charge.

  • XenaScripting – automated Command Line Interface (CLI) scripting from any scripting tool environment such as Tcl, Python, Perl, VBA, Ruby, Bash and Java.

Accessing your test equipment from remote locations

The XenaConnect software is included with the XenaAppliance at no extra cost. This allows you to remotely manage your test equipment located in multiple locations and perform automated tests from any scripting environment and browser-based operation.

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The XenaScale Layer 4-7 Test Platform can generate up to 24 million TCP connections, click here to find out more.

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