Spirent TestCenter Scales to 768 100G Interfaces

Independent test to validate the performance and scalability of H3C's data center core switch

Data centers keep growing in two ways: They’re larger, with more servers connected than ever before, and they’re faster, with server NIC speeds of 10 gigabits and higher now common For the core switches that tie everything together, one requirement stands out above all else: Scale to unprecedented heights

That’s exactly what H3C has done with its S12516X-AF data center core switch, setting a new world record by demonstrating the highest bandwidth capacity for a single switch with 768 100G Ethernet interfaces.

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Providing visibility from the data plane plus enabling tool chaining as part of an advanced health check methodology is explained in this video. Based on the PFS4204 (or what was once the VSS vBroker 420) this same methodology can also be used with the PFS2204 (or VSS vBroker220). Architecting and deploying this solution can be done with the help of PlexNet. 


One of the most common problems is rogue DHCP servers. This occurs when someone connects to a 2nd DHCP server, commonly found on a home router, to the network. This can be very difficult to troubleshoot, since it requires tracking down the offending device.

REVEALED: 3 dangerous myths about DDoS attacks

The findings of the latest annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) by Arbor Networks® show that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to be popular with attackers, and are increasing in size, frequency and complexity.

With the increasing reliance on wireless and now Wave-2 IEEE 802.11ac there is a good migration checklist for organisations.

Issues typically start out with ‘the network is slow’!

It then becomes the responsibility of the network team to either prove or disprove this assumption and then provide a meaningful response to that comment.
TruView can provide the answers to where the problem lies. 

For most network teams it then the response falls into the category of MTTI - Mean Time to Innocence!

TruView is a live 24/7 monitoring solution continually updating the ’state of the environment’ and answers can usually be found within a couple of minutes.

Whilst TruView can generate reports on any screen on the system in a daily, weekly or monthly cycle the true power comes with the real-time data.

NEW! CyberFlood™ v16.4.0 Released

The Smarter way to test Applications & Security

CyberFlood is a powerful, easy-to-use test platform that generates thousands of different realistic application traffic scenarios, attacks, malware, and advanced fuzzing to test the performance, scalability and security of today’s application-aware network infrastructures. With v16.4.0 we have added new platform support and a number of exciting features increasing use case coverage and value for our customers.

NEW! Avalanche Commander v4.7.1 Released

The Smarter way to test Applications & Security

Spirent is pleased to announce Avalanche Commander v4.71 is now available for immediate download from the Spirent Customer Service Center –

Announcing the AirCheck™ G2 v1.1.1 Maintenance Release

A new maintenance release for the AirCheck G2 is now available. This is version 1.1.1, and includes some important maintenance fixes that are described in the release notes. There is also an update provided for the AirCheck G2 Manager that incorporates the same fixes.

AirCheck G2 firmware, AirCheck G2 software, and release notes for this upgrade are all now live on the website. 

Download a copy of the NEW UC&C performance management for Dummies book!

This Dummies book is your essential pocket guide for those looking to assure the availability and quality of their Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) services.

About PlexNet

PlexNet is a dynamic company providing technical services and solutions to the Australian ICT marketplace.

The company’s founders have over 36 years of combined technical and sales experience. This ensures PlexNet is more than able to meet the needs of its current and prospective clients.

Over the last 15 years we have worked closely with many vendors and technology solutions and this experience defines what PlexNet is today. The demands of the IT and data communications industry across the Australian and global marketplace are constantly changing and we are fully cognisant of these changes and welcome the challenges they present

With major global partners such as NETSCOUT and Spirent Communications, and well supported by a number of other partners, PlexNet has an unparalleled solution and skill set.

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