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Verification of functionality and performance of industrial networking equipment using Veryx ATTEST and professional services

Industrial Networking

Industrial environments are progressively being standardized with IP and Ethernet-based networks. Though the communication protocols used are predominantly the same as the ones used in enterprise networks, there are redundancy protocols such as MRP, PRP and Industrial Protocols such as Modbus/ TCP, Ethernet/ IP and IEC 61850 that are specific to industrial networks.

Industrial Ethernet Network

Figure 1 : Example of Industrial Ethernet Network

Veryx provides a unique range of specialized products to meet the test requirements of the industrial Network Equipment Manufacturers and complementing professional services to ensure the quality of their products and reduce the time-to-market.

Veryx Products Offerings

As Network Equipment Manufacturers continue to develop products using open platforms and third-party software, the availability of Veryx automated Functional Tests for verifying industrial networking protocols, provides the advantage of reduced testing time and shorter time-to-market with enhanced quality.

Veryx ATTEST Industrial Ethernet test suites provide Conformance and Functional Verification for protocols such as MRP Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) and Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) as defined by IEC 62439.

ATTEST IPv4 test suites provide Conformance and Functional Verification for features such as IPv4 forwarding, addressing (DHCP) and Unicast routing (BGP, RIP, OSPF, ISIS) and Multicast (IGMP, PIM-DM, PIM-SM).

ATTEST IPv6 test suites provide Conformance and Functional Verification for features such as IPv6 forwarding and tunneling, Unicast routing (BGP+, RIPng, OSPFv3, ISISv6) and Multicast (MLD, PIM-DMv6, PIM-SMv6).

ATTEST Layer 2 test suites provide Conformance and Functional Verification for features such as Spanning Tree (STP, RSTP, and MSTP), VLAN and Link Aggregation.

 Feature Veryx Products
Redundancy Media Ring Redundancy (MRP), Parallel Ring Redundancy (PRP), MSTP/ RSTP/ STP, LACP, VRRP
L2/ L3 Switching VLAN, GVRP, MVRP, MMRP, MPLS
Security 802.1X, NAT, IKEv1, IKEv2, IPSec
Diagnostics LLDP
Routing IPv4, IPv6, RIP, RIPng, OSPF, OSPFv3,BGP, BGP-4,ISIS, ISISv6, DHCP Server, DHCP Relay Agent
Multicast IGMP Snooping,IGMP, MLD, PIM-DM/ SM, PIM-DMv6/SMv6

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Veryx Professional Services

Veryx has nurtured a high-quality pool of resources with deep networking domain expertise gained through innovative product development in networking. Veryx offers these skills to customers as Professional Services to allow greater flexibility, faster time-to-market and better product quality.

Technology Labs

Veryx Technology Labs (VTL) offers a full-fledged network testing laboratory to enable network equipment providers to verify their implementations. Telecom vendors can now take advantage of our products and test- infrastructure to reduce their testing timelines. Through our Technology Labs Services options, Veryx provides its customers:

  • Exhaustive test library of over 20000 test cases
  • Flexible choices of test platforms and other test infrastructure
  • Independent test verification by expert Veryx test engineers
  • Options to rent the needed tests assets
  • Remote VPN-based secure access to VTL lab test setup
  • Flexible engagement models

The Labs are available in USA and other locations.

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Test Automation Solutions

Veryx Automation builds on this expertise, offering customers the ability to design their automation fabric in a manner suited to their testing, while optimizing existing features and flexibility. With a database of over 20,000 test cases, customers can quickly implement their automation environment with a proven, trusted and customer-focused partner.

Veryx provides a flexible range of options to suit varying customer needs:

  • Automated Test development on customers’ existing proprietary or third-party test frameworks
  • Automated Tests developed on the flexible and intuitively user-friendly ATTEST framework
  • Migration of Test framework and test suites from existing platforms to ATTEST-based framework
  • Integration with a wide variety of third-party traffic generators
  • Integration with customer equipment
  • Test case scripting in Tcl/Tk, Perl, Python, etc.

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Test-for-Hire

Veryx’s Test-for-Hire offering delivers significant efficiencies to embedded, networking and communication solution providers, by leveraging on its established test infrastructure, a ready-to-use, exhaustive library of tests, a well-equipped test lab and an expert testing team.

Veryx Test-for-Hire covers a full range of testing needs:

  • End-to-End testing
  • Functional testing
  • Security testing
  • Interaction testing
  • Interoperability test
  • Robustness test
  • Performance testing
  • User-Interface testing
  • Application testing

Veryx Test-for-Hire is customizable to suit your unique needs, enabling you to better manage the testing lifecycle of products, while delivering greater ROI and flexibility, without compromising quality.

The testing covered by Veryx Test-for-Hire offering include switches, routers, firewalls, Wireless and Network Management System, which are deployed for applications in industrial networks.

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Quick Test

Veryx Quick-Test Services provide fast turnaround times for single-cycle test verification requirements. By leveraging on its established ATTEST test infrastructure, a ready-to-use, exhaustive library of tests, a well-equipped test lab and an expert testing team, customer are assured of quick results at lower budgets.

Quick-Test is ideal for requirements such as:

  • Sanity testing
  • Regression testing
  • Test Audit
  • Benchmarking

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Test Consulting

Veryx’s expertise in developing efficient test solutions for its customers can be utilized to bring Test Consulting services to manufacturers of embedded, networking and communication equipment, as well as solution providers and large enterprises, who need to perform pre-deployment verification of their networks, improve their test efficiency and reduce overall testing budgets.

Test Consulting covers aspects such as:

  • Test Strategy Consultation and Planning
  • Independent Third-Party Testing
  • Test Case Development/Review
  • Test Automation

Veryx’s professional engineering team effectively complements and supplements the customer’s testing team. Veryx can work actively with customers to enhance their existing test suites/frames to include additional features. Veryx can help integrate third-party products into its Test Automation Framework or custom-build automation.

Veryx products and complementing professional services offer one-stop solutions to Industrial Network Equipment testing requirements.

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Resources

  • > Case Study - Test Automation for Industrial Network Management Software
  • > Case Study - Offshore development center for a global Industrial Ethernet solution provider
  • > Case Study - Extended QA testing to enhance productivity of a leading networking solution provider for industrial applications.