Gambit Communications® Network Simulation

Gambit Communications® is a provider of tools for simulating servers, networking and storage devices.

Network management software

MIMIC Simulator for testing your network management software.

Network Management Apps

MIMIC Simulator for testing your network management software. SNMP Simulation.

MIMIC Web Simulator

Create a large virtual lab with Gambit Communications.

IOS Simulator

IOS based apps Using MIMIC Simulator.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

SNMP – The Most Renowned Protocol for Network Management

Simple Network Management protocol or SNMP, is a renowned protocol for network management. It’s utilized for gathering info and configuring network devices like hubs, printers, routers and switches on an IP (internet protocol) network. Microsoft windows 2003 server offers SNMP agent software which works with 3rd party SNMP management application to observe the status of managed applications and devices.

SNMP background:

Developed in the year of 1988 to supply network-device-monitoring competence for TCP or IP-based networks, Simple Network Management protocol (SNMP) was accepted as an Internet standard in the year of 1990 by the IAB (Internet Architecture Board) and has been used widely since that time. More lately, IPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange) based networks have supplementary support for Simple Network Management Protocol. At present, most of the network device retailers’ supply SNMP support in their stuffs.

mimic3 Automating network managements:
Bigger networks with larger amount of nodes are complicated to handle without good number of staffs to scrutinize each computer system. SNMP, which is used widely in LANS (local area networks), allows you to scrutinize network nodes from an administration host. Users can scrutinize network devices like servers, printers, workstations, hubs and bridges, and also services like DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) or WINS (Windows Internet Name Service).

SNMP Agent:
Well, the agent is a type of program that’s packaged inside the network component. Allowing the agent enables it to accumulate the management information record from the devices close by and makes it accessible to the SNMP manager, when it’s asked for. However, these agents can be specific or standard to a retailer. Some of the key functions of SNMP agent’s are:

• Accumulate management information regarding its local surroundings.

• Stores & retrieves management info as classified in the MIB

• Acts like a substitute for some non SNMP viable network node.

• Signals a happening to the SNMP manager

Fundamental commands of SNMP:
The straightforwardness in information exchange has made SNMP as widely approved protocol. Few of the basic commands of SNMP are the following:

• GET – The GET command is a request propelled by the SNMP manager to the controlled device. It’s performed to recover 1 or more values from the controlled equipment.

• GET BULK – The GET BULK command is utilized to recover large data from big MIB table.

• SET: This command is utilized by the SNMP manager to assign or modify the worth of the managed equipment.

MIMIC SNMP Simulator:
MIMIC SNMP Simulator creates a network of up to 100,000 SNMP-manageable devices. You can create any SNMP-based device with any number of public or private MIBs to run a large variety of device configurations with your SNMP management application. It lets you generate thousands of traps to simulate disaster scenarios. 

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Simulation of Network Now Will Be Extremely Easy With MIMIC NetFlow Simulator!

Network simulation is a method where a program replicates the action of a network either by measuring the interaction amid the diverse network entities using arithmetical formulas, or capturing & playing back interpretation from a manufacture network. The act of the network as well as various services & applications it supports could then be examined within a test lab. Various characters of the surrounding could also be customized in an organized approach to evaluate how the network might act under diverse conditions.

What is network simulator?
Network simulator is an application or software that forecasts the action of a computer network. In network simulators, typically the computer network is replicated with applications, links, devices, etc. and then the performance is evaluated. Normally, the user can then modify the simulator to meet their exact analysis requirements. Typically simulators come with support for most of the renowned networks and protocols in use nowadays. Uses of Network simulator:
Network simulator truly serves a diversity of needs. There is always a time and cost concerns in establishing a complete test bed comprising multiple networked routers, data links and computers. Network simulators are considerably fast and affordable. They remove those concerns. Network simulators are especially helpful in enabling researchers to examine latest networking protocols or transformations to active protocols in a reproducible and controlled environment.

With the assistance of a good network simulator, user can design hierarchical networks utilizing different kinds of nodes such as bridges, computers, routers, hubs, mobile units, links, etc. various kinds of WAN (Wide Area Network) technologies such as IP, ATM, TCP and LAN (Local Area Network) technologies like token, rings, Ethernet can all be simulated via a god simulator.

MIMIC NetFlow simulator:
There are a wide range of network simulators available today, but not all are as effective as they promise to. However, the MIMIC NetFlow Simulator, industry's first integrated simulation tool supporting NetFlow and SNMP, allows developers to perform real world, integrated device simulations. MIMIC NetFlow Simulator generates a variety of flows and enables you to fully test your monitoring or collector applications. Since you have a complete control over generated flowsets you can easily verify that your graphing application is correctly displaying the values and your collector correctly collects precisely generated flow sets.

If you are interested in creating your test lab with devices and topology, MIMIC Simulator Suite allows you to create SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, IPMI, Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, Telnet/SSH and now Web based devices. Simulation of complicated network is now extremely easy and effortless with MIMIC NetFlow Simulator.

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