The PacketExpert™ Probe is a complete Ethernet testing solution which includes GL’s best selling PacketExpert™ 10GX with a Windows 10 PC in one single box. The PacketExpert™ Probe is designed for easy portability and field testing.
The PC interface on the rear panel includes - USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports, GigaBit Ethernet port, HDMI, along with 256 GB HDD, 8G memory, i3/i7 NUC, and Windows® 10 64-bit OS. External USB based Wi-Fi adaptor can be plugged to the USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel provides wireless connectivity. The tests and the configurations of the hardware can be controlled remotely using any browser-capable (Chrome, Edge, Firefox) devices such as desktops, table PCs MAC systems (Mac, iPhone, iPad) or PDAs.
The test tool supports multiple functionalities –
- Wire speed BERT
- Smart Loopback
- RFC 2544 Testing (Throughput, Latency, Frame Loss, and Back-to-Back Tests)
- PacketBroker (Packet capture, filtering, aggregation, and modification)
- Wirespeed Ethernet Packet Capture and Playback
- ExpertSAM™ (ITU-T Y.1564)
- Multi-Stream UDP/TCP Traffic Generator and Analyzer
- ExpertTCP™ (TCP Throughput Testing - RFC 6349)
Centralized Web Application controlling PacketExpert™ Probes
Test Automation with REST APIs
The PacketExpert™ Probe supports REST APIs as well as APIs for Python, C#, and Java.
Web service uses REST APIs which are based on URLs and the HTTP protocol and use browser compatible JSON for a data format. The clients directly communicate with the server and controls PacketExpert™ Probe using high-level REST APIs. APIs uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. Web server receives the HTTP requests from clients and executes the tasks as per the request and sends back the response to the client in JSON format.
Different clients (Java, Python, C#,…..) can connect to single PacketExpert™ Probe (Web server) to run any functions (BERT, Loopback, RFC2544, Record Playback, WAN Emulation, Multi-stream Traffic Generation and Analysis), using the REST APIs, permitting complex real-time test scenarios.