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Veryx ATTEST Data Center testing solutions

Ethernet becoming ubiquitous, today we have an emergence of a new breed of Layer2/3 switches which are intended to be situated at the "top of rack" for server aggregation at the edge of the data center. These new data center switches supporting high density of ports provide the necessary speed for handling the data.

These switches typically support Gigabit interfaces towards the servers and 10Gigabit in the uplinks for aggregated traffic or the switch could have all its ports supporting 10Gigabit rates.

Their ability to handle all the incoming traffic and forward them suitably based on Layer 2 and Layer 3 information is a key requirement. The secured access support is provided with suitable Access Control Lists (ACLs) and aggregated data handling towards the servers is done with the help of Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). Redundancy in provided using Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol and routing protocols such as OSPF, BGP bring in the ability to route the packet at Layer 3 level.


ATTEST-XP
(Functional testing)
ATTEST-CTS
(Conformance testing)
IPv4

DHCP, VRRP

IPv4, DHCP, IGMP, RIP, OSPF, PIM-SM/DM

IPv6

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IPv6-Host, IPv6-Router, IPv6-Tunnel, IPv6, OSPFv3, PIM-SM/DMv6, RIPng

Layer 2

STP, RSTP, MSTP, VLAN, LACP, IGMP Snooping

STP, RSTP, MSTP, MVRP, VLAN, LACP, LLDP, IGMP Snooping




Example Data Center network


Veryx ATTEST Data Center Ethernet test suites support data center bridging capability exchange (DCBX) verification.

ATTEST IPv4 test suites provide Conformance and Functional verification for features such as IPv4 forwarding, addressing (DHCP) and unicast routing (RIP, OSPF) 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 (RIPng, OSPFv3) 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, MSTP), VLAN and Link Aggregation.