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Aukua MGA2510 v3.0.0 Released!


Greetings from Austin, TX! Aukua Systems has announced the immediate availability of Aukua MGA2510 v3.0.0! This is a major release with many new features for our Network Impairment Emulator as well as numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements and general UI improvements. See below for information on how to upgrade your MGA2510 to take advantage of the great new features and capabilities!!

Key New Features and Enhancements in v3.0.0:

Network Impairment Emulator

  • Multi-Path Network Impairment Emulation
Up to 16 Network Paths are available per Port which enable emulating multiple paths through a Network in terms of delay and impairments.Initial port speeds that support this functionality include: 
  • 1000BASE-X
  • 1000BASE-T SFP
  • 100BASE-TX SFP
  • 1000BASE-T1 (Automotive) 
  • 100BASE-T1 (Automotive)
10GbE and other speeds are scheduled to support this functionality in the next release! Independent control per Path and per Port enables real-time dynamic symmetric and asymmetric network impairment emulation!
  • Selective Impairments
A powerful Classifier is provided which allows users to direct specific packets through a Network Path of choice.This enables targeting specific packets for impairment for negative and functional testing.
Classify based on packet contents, packet size or even FCS error condition! 
For example, classify based on MAC/VLAN/IP addressing, port numbers, protocols, custom protocol offsets, and much more.
  • Network Path Stats 
Complete bandwidth, delay and impairment stats are provided per Network Path. In addition, the Stats Logging feature now includes Path stats along with the Port stats.
  • Bypass Path Feature
A unique feature which only the Aukua MGA2510 Network Impairment Emulator supports! Users can direct specific low-latency link-based protocols through this Path to avoid delay and impairments. 
  • A good example application is for Priority Flow Control (PFC) packets which do not function properly with even moderate amounts of delay.
  • Line Bit Error Insertion 
It is now possible to insert bit errors at the PCS layer for 1000BASE-X. Since these errors are at the PCS layer they occur over packets as well as over the inter-frame gap (IFG) data to emulate a ‘noisy line’. 
Support for 10GbE and other BASE-X and BASE-R rates is scheduled for the upcoming release!
  • Numerous other Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements

Inline Protocol Analyzer
  • Numerous Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements 
  • Other Enhancements of Note: 
    • MPLS Experimental Bits added to Filter Library 
EEE LPI stats now shown in inline EEE media conversion scenarios