Remote Ethernet/IP Testing with PacketExpert™
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - Apr 15, 2020 - GL Communications Inc., a global leader in telecom test and measurement solutions, addressed the press regarding their remote ethernet/IP testing.
“Engineers that manage large Ethernet/IP networks must find ways to remotely test and monitor their networks for performance. GL Communications offers PacketExpert™ as a comprehensive Ethernet/IP testing solution with convenient remote access capabilities. PacketExpert™ can be deployed at a remote site and at a local site for an end-to-end network test”, said Vijay Kulkarni, CEO - GL Communications.
Network tests include:
- RFC 2544 (throughput, loss, latency statistics)
- RFC 6349 (TCP throughput)
- ITU-T Y.1564 (Verify service level agreements such as bandwidth)
- Bit error rate testing
- Multi-stream traffic generation
He further added, “The PacketExpert™ at the remote site can be left in ‘loopback mode’, i.e. all incoming packets are sent back to the source. The engineer can conveniently leave the remote PacketExpert™ in loopback mode indefinitely and collect all relevant statistics at the local end”.
“If the network engineer wishes to remotely access PacketExpert™, they can do so through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). PacketExpert™ is connected to a PC on a management network. This test PC runs Windows 8/10 with RDP enabled and can therefore be easily accessed remotely”.
Additionally, PacketExpert™ can be accessed through a command line interface. The remotely deployed PacketExpert™ can run a server and listen for instructions via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Python, C# and TCL APIs are supported. The command line interface allows the engineer to fully automate the testing process.
PacketExpert™ supports many remote access methods including:
- Remote Desktop Protocol
- Command line interface
- Web browser access (coming soon)
These remote access methods save the network engineer valuable time and money by eliminating the need to physically visit the remote site repeatedly.