The changing nature of the networking industry has created challenges for network quality assurance teams. Technology advances are occurring at an ever-accelerating pace. At the same time, the pressures to bring new and innovative products to the market – faster and with higher quality and performance – continue.
These innovative products and solutions, in turn, require new and more advanced testing techniques. New testing requirements can often take longer to develop, execute and analyze. QA organizations are searching for solutions to their testing challenges in every aspect of the testing process. One of the areas in which these groups struggle the most is in designing and maintaining custom test automation.
Customized testing tools need to evolve as fast as the products being tested. Testing with multi-vendor test technologies requires integration, which often requires the development or extension of a home-grown automation framework. As a result, test teams must spend a greater amount of time building and maintaining automation frameworks.
Veryx ATTEST Test Platform provides network equipment manufacturers and network service providers a comprehensive range of solutions for conformance, functional and performance testing of equipment and networks.
Veryx ATTEST is an integrated testing framework enables testers reduce time taken to test. Veryx ATTEST has many tester-friendly features such as flexible DUT control, CLI/ GUI-based access, easy debugging and detailed reporting.
Figure 1: ATTEST Overview
Veryx ATTEST 6.x Test Framework supports a flexible and distributed environment catering to diverse test lab requirements for today’s dynamic conditions. ATTEST significantly speeds-up the testing cycles and accelerates product development. Its unique design results in minimal time for set-up and enables efficient use of time and resources.
ATTEST Clients provide intuitive access of ATTEST 6.x Framework Servers executing on ATTEST hardware platforms.
Veryx ATTEST-CATS (Comprehensive Automated Test Solution) consist of ATTEST-XP and ATTEST-CTS ready- to-run automated test suites for a wide range of Ethernet and IP applications:
ATTEST test suites are based on the Veryx ATTEST Framework – a powerful environment that makes testing and debugging faster and easier. Test scripts are written in industry standard Tcl/Tk.
ATTEST test solutions are provided on customized hardware platforms with the required number of Ethernet test interfaces.
The powerful features which make ATTEST, a compelling tool that Network Equipment Manufacturers and Network Service providers can rely on to speed-up their testing are:
Figure 2: ATTEST Features
|Higher Testing Productivity||
1) Requires very minimal setup time
2) Ensures portability of test suites
3) The highly automated framework helps to verify implementations faster
1) Test Engineers can start using the product almost immediately.
2) Enables testers to verify multiple test environments.
3) Reduces “time required to test” and enhancing “time to market”.
|Intelligent Testing||Takes away the testing and execution load from the test engineer.||Allows the test engineer to fully focus on identifying and fixing any test failures.|
|Effective Test Management||Enables QA Engineers with up to-the-minute status at any time during testing and without having to go through exhaustive log reports.||Helps optimize costly test resources by facilitating scheduling of selected tests at pre-defined timeframes.|
|Zero Touch Execution||
1) Easy Test Reporting that clearly provides the Pass/Fail/Abort result.
2) Test execution details are logged for a more detailed analysis
1) The Test Progress can be easily reviewed on screen.
2) In the event of a test failing, the detailed logs can be reviewed for problem isolation and debugging.
|24×7 Testing Capability||Supports 24*7 regression testing requirements by enabling the option to schedule for any desired time of the day.||Helps optimize test lab resources and facilities execution during non-working hours, week-ends and holidays.|
|Result||Provides detailed test logs and packet sequences with ability to drill-down to the extent of individual decoded packets.||Easy Viewing and analyzing test results using the ATTEST Client|
|Schedule batch execution||Schedules tests to execute a group of test cases in fully automated manner.||Reduces the load from the tester.|
|Reporting||Provides a comprehensive report on the comparison of test cycles||Easy analysis and management of the test process.|
Veryx hardware platforms give customers the necessary flexibility and support they need for their Ethernet-based testing requirements Veryx’s hardware provides an attractive alternative to other test platforms that are currently in the market. Veryx provides fixed and flexible systems with or without wire-speed traffic generation support, with Ethernet port speeds of 1G, 10G and soon will add support for 40G and 100G. Hardware options include:
Veryx conformance tests are supported on compact, fan less, low-noise platforms that can be used from the desktop.
Figure 3: VT400