The Gigabit Ethernet application accelerates service deployment via:
- Targeted applications that efficiently measure critical network parameters , including Throughput, Latency, Frame Loss, Connectivity, and Errored Frame Rate
- Unsurpassed ease-of-use, allowing users to perform all relevant tests including RFC 2544 by loading automated, preconfigured settings or by defining all parameters individually
- Professional, comprehensive reporting of all settings and test results in standard .pdf file format at the touch of a button
90% of a network's life is spent in service, so troubleshooting and maintenance capabilities are critical. The CMA5000a GigE 2 Application lets you decrease troubleshooting time and cost and increase network uptime through its ability to quickly identify the root cause of network impairments. Its unique Channel Statistics capability provides a multitude of important statistics for each IP Address, Ethernet Address, VLAN ID, and MPLS label in the network to pinpoint problematic devices. Auto-negotiation and auto-detection capabilities allow important network parameters such as connectivity, link activity utilization, valid frame transmission, and errored frames to be viewed immediately and automatically. Measurement results can be displayed in both a detailed tabular (statistical) and an intuitive graphical format. Thresholds may be set for all measurements to provide a quick, visual indication of pass/fail test status and the source of any failure.
The CMA5000a GigE 2 Application also facilitates the fast, efficient link certification of 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps Ethernet service. A Ping application quickly and easily verifies connectivity and configuration. A Traffic Generation application provides end-to-end testing by having one CMA5000a generate Ethernet traffic, up to full line rate, while a receiving network station or CMA5000a monitors the traffic at the far end of the link under test. The Monitor with Traffic Generation application can be used both to generate and to receive Ethernet traffic, so all traffic sent and received can be simultaneously viewed on one display.
The CMA5000a GigE 2 Application complies with the data communications industry's RFC 2544 Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices by performing Throughput, Frame Loss, Latency, and Back-to-Back Frame (burstabiltiy) tests. Its full line-rate traffic generation and shaping for 10/100/1000 BASE-T, 1000 BASE-SX, 1000 BASE-LX, and 1000 BASE-EX networks allows for accurate verification of Quality of Service.