Spirent conducts record-breaking Ethernet test

Spirent Communications, Plc (LSE: SPT), a provider of Ethernet test and measurement, has supported New H3C in the industry´s highest density 100G data center switch test ever conducted, the company said.

The test, completed by Spirent Communications and the New H3C Group and moderated by independent test lab Network Test, tested the line-rate forwarding capacity and hyper-scale IP route announcement capacity of the H3C S12500X-AF chassis full of 100G ports with a density of 768 100G ports per chassis.

The test was conducted using Spirent TestCenter® and the Spirent N11U chassis, Spirent´s flagship network performance test solution. The Spirent N11U chassis included the high density dX3 12-port 100G test modules capable of verifying next-generation data center architectures and routers. Spirent TestCenter generated 100G line-rate transaction traffic of various frame lengths, and provided packet loss, latency, jitter, frame sequence, code errors and FCS error analytics to reflect the quality of transmission in real time.

The Spirent dX3 quint-speed test module supports twelve 100G or 40G ports per slot, or twenty five 50G ports, or forty eight 25G or 10G ports per slot. It also supports key interface features such as FEC, Auto-negotiation and Link Training. It can be used to verify data plane Quality of Service (QoS) for hyper-dense network devices at line-rate, and to test complex routing, data center and access protocols on switches and routers.

Spirent Communications provides verification, assessment, analytics, and device intelligence solutions.

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