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High Density Multi Port GigE Ethernet/IP Tester
(mTOP™ HD-PacketExpert™ 12/24 ports)

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12/24 Ports GigE Testing using HD-PacketExpert™ mTOP™ Rackmount

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Overview

GL offers high density variant using mTOP™ 1U/2U rack mount enclosures within which PacketExpert™ 10GX USB units are stacked to provide high density GigE ports form factor solution for testing GigE switches, routers and network conditions.

The sleek design of PacketExpert™ 10GX (PXN100) portable hardware allows multiple units to be easily placed in a mTOP™ 1U/2U rack mount enclosure (MT001, MT002, MT003, MT004) to provide high density GigE ports form factor solution (MT001 + PXN100).  It is a compact with reduced power requirements appliance for high performance and optionally can include 12-port user-configurable TTL trigger ports as an important enhancement. A single PacketExpert™ mTOP™ test solution (MT001 + PXN100) with stacked rack units greatly reduces the licensing costs per device. It is a perfect ethernet test tool for customers who require multi-port testing but are constrained by lab space. For more details on mTOP™ rack-based platform, refer to Test Tools in Rack Based Platforms.

The HD-PacketExpert™ can be easily deployed and securely fixed to an equipment rack, and provides extraordinary scalability to test Switches, Routers and Networks end-to-end.  Following are the High Density variants in 1U and 2U mTOP™ rack units –

  • PacketExpert SA (PXN112) is a 12-Port PacketExpert™ w/ Embedded Single Board Computer (SBC). SBC Specs: Intel Core i3, Win10 Pro 64-bit OS, USB 3.0 Hub, Min 128GB Hard drive, 8G Memory. 19" 1U Rackmount enclosure includes 12-Port PacketExpert™ 10GX w/ MT001 and 3x PXN100 units.
  • PacketExpert SA (PXN124) is a 24-Port PacketExpert™ w/ Embedded Single Board Computer (SBC). SBC Specs: Intel Core i3, Win10 Pro 64-bit OS, USB 3.0 Hub, Min 128GB Hard drive, 8G Memory. 19" 2U Rackmount enclosure includes 24-Port PacketExpert™ 10GX w/ MT001, MT002 and 6x PXN100 units.

HD-PacketExpert™ provides the important functionalities such as Wire speed BERTRFC 2544 TestingSmart LoopbackExpertSAMRecord and PlaybackPacketBroker, WAN Link Emulation, Multi Stream Traffic Generator and Analyzer, and ExpertTCP.


Applications

  • Bit error‐rate test (BERT) is for long‐term service integrity testing
  • Testing Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Q-in-Q (Stacked VLAN) enabled Networks
  • End to end testing of network paths, and network devices like Ethernet Switches/Router for QoS parameters
  • In-depth troubleshooting of the Carrier network in the event of network failures or impairments
  • SLA Benchmark Testing with RFC2544 Tests
  • Smart Loopback mode for single‐ended testing scenarios

Key Features

  • High density Ethernet Ports with 12 or 24 ports. mTOP can be stacked with multiple PacketExpert devices to handle large number of ports. Includes all necessary PC hardware with Windows® OS
  • Wire-speed BERT, Selective-Port and Smart Loopback, RFC 2544, ExpertSAM, Record and Playback, PacketBroker, Multi Stream Traffic Generator and Analyzer, ExpertTCP, and WAN Link Emulation.
  • Layer 1, Framed Ethernet (Layer 2), Stacked MPLS (Layer 2.5), IP (Layer 3), and UDP (Layer 4)
  • User selectable Electrical and/or Optical interface for 4x 1G ports and optical only 2x 10G ports allowing mixed technology testing.
  • Generate and capture Ethernet traffic on Electrical (up to 10/100/1000 Mbps) and Optical (1/10 Gbps) interfaces
  • All interfaces can run simultaneously and independently
  • Rack mountable, high density, multi-device support.
  • Stack multiple rack units to handle large number of ports.
  • Stacked rack units greatly reduce the licensing costs per device
  • Detailed frame statistics in tabular format for all the ports
  • Command line Interface (CLI)to access all the functionalities remotely such as using TCL, Python, C# and MAPS™ CLI Client/Server architecture.
  • Real-time results are presented per port and all-port basis in both tabular as well as graphical formats.
  • Consolidated detailed test result reports for all the ports on all the devices in PDF and CSV file formats.

Multi-device Capability

Applications 1U HD-PacketExpert™
(12 ports)
2U HD-PacketExpert™
(24 ports)

All Port BERT
(Ports 1G: #1, #2, #3, #4 in each Device)
(Ports 10G: #1, #2 in each Device)

1G: 12 ports
10G: 6 ports

1G: 24 ports
10G: 12 ports

BERT/Loopback
(1G: BERT on Ports #1 & #3; Loopback on ports #2 & #4 in each Device)
(10G: BERT on Port#1; Loopback on Port#2)

1G: 6 ports Bert, 6 ports Loopback
10G: 3 ports Bert, 3 ports Loopback

1G: 12 ports Bert, 12 ports Loopback
10G: 6 ports Bert, 6 ports Loopback

RFC 2544
(1G/10G: Ports #1 & #2 in each Device)

6 ports

12 ports

IPLinkSim
(1G/10G: Ports #1 & #2 in each Device)

6 ports

12 ports

IPNetSim
(1G/10G: Ports #1, & #2 in each Device)

6 ports

12 ports

ExpertSAM
(1G/10G: Port #1 in each Device)

3 ports

6 ports

Record and Playback
(1G/10G: Ports #1, #2 in each Device)
Record Only
(1G/10G: Ports #1 & #2 in each Device)
Playback Only
(10G: Ports #1, & #2 in each Device)
(1G: Ports #1, #2, #3, #4 in each Device)

6 ports
6 ports
10G: 6 ports
1G: 12 ports

12 ports
12 ports
10G: 12 ports
1G: 24 ports

PacketBroker
(Ports #1, #2, #3, #4 in each Device)

12 ports

24 ports

Multi Stream Traffic Generator and Analyzer
(1G/10G: Port #1; Loopback on Port #2 in each Device)

3 ports MTGA, 
3 ports Loopback

6 ports MTGA, 
6 ports Loopback

Hardware Platforms

PacketExpert SA (PXN112) is a 12-Port PacketExpert™ w/ Embedded Single Board Computer (SBC). SBC Specs: Intel Core i3, Win10 Pro 64-bit OS, USB 3.0 Hub, Min 128GB Hard drive, 8G Memory. 19" 1U Rackmount enclosure includes 12-Port PacketExpert™ 10GX w/ MT001 and 3x PXN100 units. PacketExpert SA (PXN124) is a 24-Port PacketExpert™ w/ Embedded Single Board Computer (SBC). SBC Specs: Intel Core i3, Win10 Pro 64-bit OS, USB 3.0 Hub, Min 128GB Hard drive, 8G Memory. 19" 2U Rackmount enclosure includes 24-Port PacketExpert™ 10GX w/ MT001, MT002 and 6x PXN100 units.


1U mTOP™ with SBC connected
(MT001 + PXN100) – Front Panel View

Two-stacked 1U mTOP™
(MT001 + MT002) – Front Panel View

 

Two-stacked 1U mTOP™ with SBC connected
to w/o SBC rack

(MT001 + MT002) – Back Panel View

Specifications


Front and Back Panel View of mTOP™ HD-PacketExpert™ 

Interface:

12 Total Ethernet ports (HD-PacketExpert-12)
mTOP™ System (embedded SBC, 3x PXN100)

PacketExpert™ 10GX (PXN100) interfaces–
6 x 1G Base-X Optical OR 10/100/1000 Base-T Electrical
6 x 10G Base-SR, -LR -ER Optical only

24 Total Ethernet Ports (HD-PacketExpert-24)
mTOP™ 1 System (embedded SBC, 3x PXN100)
mTOP™ 2 System (w/o SBC, 3x PXN100)

12 x 1G Base-X Optical OR 10/100/1000 Base-T Electrical
12 x 10G Base-SR, -LR -ER Optical only

Dimension:

Length: 16 Inches
Width: 19 Inches
Height: 2x 1U mTOP (HD-PacketExpert-24) or 
           1U mTOP (HD-PacketExpert-12)

Power Source:

ATX Power Supply

SBC specifications:

Intel Core i3 Equivalent, Windows® 10 64-bit Pro Operating System
USB 3.0 Hub, ATX Power Supply
240GB Hard drive, 8G Memory (Min)
Two miniDP ports (Optional VGA to mini DP interface cable)

Order information -

MT001
PXN100

Report Generation

HD-PacketExpert™ includes report generation option to generate consolidated CSV and PDF file format reports for all the 12/24 ports. The following sample CSV and PDF reports generated for ‘All ports BERT’ test includes Interface, BERT Statistics, Tx/Rx Statistics, Tx Configuration, and Rx Configuration details for each of the 12 /24 ports.



Screenshot of BERT Multi-device PDF Report


Screenshot of BERT Multi-device CSV Report
 
 
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