NetIQ’s Chariot Goes Internet-Scale
- By Scott Bekker
announced the availability of its network testing tool, Chariot 4.0. Chariot
4.0 now supports Internet-scale testing with consoles available to test up to
10,000 connections, emulating the network traffic of hundreds of thousands of
Testing of all sizes is now simplified with Chariot 4.0’s
Visual Test Designer, which defines tests and sets up configurations
graphically using mouse clicks and drag-and-drop techniques. With Visual Test
Designer, a single graphic can be used to represent large groups of endpoint
computers, eliminating the need to define test connections individually.
Chariot determines the performance of multi-protocol
networks by running scripts that mimic a variety of applications, including
Web, VoIP, videoconferencing, e-mail, ERP, and others. Chariot conducts tests
that simulate actual network traffic, providing metrics on response time, throughput,
and jitter from the end-user’s perspective.
Chariot is used in most independent network testing labs.
New application emulation scripts shipping with Chariot include Microsoft
Exchange 2000, Active Directory, SQL Server, NetMeeting, Citrix, Oracle, and a
number of VoIP codecs. A script editor is built in to customize scripts, and an
optional Application Scanner is available that analyzes the network flows of
custom applications to automatically create test scripts. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.