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.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

MIMIC IOS Simulator- The Most Productive and Effective Tool For IT

MIMIC simulator is a product suite consisting of network simulation software for network engineers. The simulator has several components which are related to simulation of managed networks and data centers.The MIMIC IOS simulator is meant to solve a classical simulation problem.
With it is ability to fully support Cisco IOS software and SNMPV1, V2, V2c, V3, the MIMIC IOS simulator is the most integrated tool in the market. You can simulate up to 100,000 devices in a single workstation and an unlimited number of devices can be simulated by distributing it over multiple workstations. With the simulator, you can access devices using telnet, SSH and SNMP. When changes are made using one protocol, they are reflected in other.

MIMIC IOS simulator includes with many ready to go simulations for Cisco devices which include the 3640, 7206, 6260, 6500 and works seamlessly with Cisco Prime Infrastructure, GSR manager, Cisco works 2000 and other network management applications. If you want to test your networking applications, you can use hundreds of simulated Cisco IOS commands. Also with the MIMIC CLI/IOS recorder you are can record any command and simulate it.

The IOS simulator simulates the following components to approximate a Cisco device. First it can simulate the telnet using a standard server thus allowing users to log into simulations in order to control the behavior and configuration of the simulations. A device which is telnet-enabled can be simulated using MIMIC. If you want a secure access, SSH version 1.5 and 2.0 are supported by the simulator. There is also support for remote logging, where SYSLOG messages are sent to a SYSLOG server.

MIMIC Simulator can simulate the entire network. The configurations are run-time customizable. MIMIC responds to queries on an of its configured IP addresses so it is as if the NMS application is talking to an actual device. The simulator also includes MIMIC Recorder where the behavior of the device on a network is simulated by capturing a snapshot of the device in operation. From here the simulation can then easily replay the entire network.

The simulator also includes MIMIC Compiler. With this, you can import any SMI compliant MIB and then extend it to the set of defined devise to support proprietary equipment. The working principle of the SNMP simulation is that the SNMP protocol is an interface that can be simulated upon request.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

How to test if SNMP devices are responding correctly

Debugging and troubleshooting SNMP can be challenging and awkward. Here you get a guide on how SNMP Test is done. You will master the tools which are required for the simulation process. Get a better understanding of how SNMP works and most important ensure that a device replies to your problems correctly. To ensure that all the concepts are grasped and solution reached, one has to understand the difference between a trap and informs.

A Trap which is applicable to SNMP is an unknowledgeable communication of some condition unlike to an Inform which is applicable to SNMP in an acknowledgeable trap. When both traps and informs are generically interlinked, a response is received.

There are several applications which exist for executing query. Some have a graphic user interface while others have command line tools. Command line tools are recommended if you are using Microsoft windows. Otherwise you can consider downloading a ready package and install a version matching your type of operating system. After downloading and installing the SNMP Tool, you open a command prompt and then navigate to the folder where the SNMP tool is located.

How to create a SNMP Query using SNMP walk.

Creating a SNMP query is easy and straight forward. First to get a community string, which is a default tool in most SNMP enabled devices. Sometimes you may change the administration system tools which are used to configure the device.

The SNMP Version protocol version which is used in the modern devices include the “2C” and “1”versions. From the SNMP version, there is IP address of the device then finally the SNMP OID value that you may wish to read.

With SNMP tools, managers and agents can easily communicate with one another because they say the same understanding of data which is being exchanged and use the same mechanism to exchange data in the SNMP Protocol. To ensure that there is interoperability, an agent must go through test to check if its data matches the SNMP Protocol.

You can get renowned SNMP Test tools that automatically exercises SNMP V1, v2C, and V3 agents’ tests. Most SNMP agents implement one or more standard and can be privately tested. The performance of the tests measure depends on the ability to handle a stream of request, one after another and its ability to handle a set of requests all at once.

There are benefits when using SNMP Test tool. You can reduce development, testing and support cost by detection of errors before deployment and there is an increased customer satisfaction with these tools.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

How to simulate a network using SNMP Simulator?

A SNMP Simulator is a type of computer simulation which is used to simulate a network management protocol interface. This simulator works as an interface to a Network Management or Monitoring application software. It is totally different from the network simulation process which usually models the behavior of a network. The SNMP simulator acts as interlink for different networks. It works the same way as the flight simulator which allows a pilot to believe he is flying the plane.

The SNMP simulator in the same way it fools network application software to believe it that it talking to real devices using the SNMP protocol. This simulator is used in development, testing and training of Network Management system.

For those who are working as Information Technology personnel and you are looking after a system to virtually build network simulation devices without involving hardware, then SNMP Simulator is the best options. It allows you to solve problem of virtual simulation. These tools are capable simulating several SNMP agents on a single host using a multi-netting network system. You can also use the system to retrieve existing tools and modify runtime by using user defined rules to get individual simulated agent responses.

To simulate network devices using SNMP Simulator takes the following steps.

Firstly, when you are ready to simulate a network using SNMP simulator, you have to check the system requirements and tools. In most cases SNMP simulator require a 32 and 64 bit operating system. It can be a flavor of Lunix like RedHat Enterprise, Debian and SuSE using i386 and x64 architectures or a Windows OS. Whenever you are installing the simulator, you must do a mandatory check of RAM, Disk space, and TCP/IP Network connection. The simulator requires RAM depending on the number of SNMP simulator agents you want to simulate. A disk space of at least 300MB is also a minimum requirement.

To install the system, the process is simple and easy to follow. Having acquired a licensed software download, you unzip the file and run it. You are simply required to copy the content to installation directory and then follow the installation process.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Stimulating Network Devices Using SNMP Simulator

A Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Simulator is a type of a networking device simulation used to create a large virtual network. The SNMP simulator acts as an interface of a system for a Network Management Application software. It is different from network emulators which models the behavior of a network.

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The SNMP simulator works as interlink. Take an example of a flight simulator which allows a pilot to believe he is flying a plane; the SNMP Simulator works the same way. It fools network applications into believing it is talking through the SNMP protocol to real devices. These types of simulators have several uses which include development, testing, support and training of network management system.

If you are an IT personnel, and you are looking to build a duplicate of your production network without buying additional hardware, SNMP Simulator is your solution. For those who are evaluating network management applications, SNMP simulation will help. There are tools that are capable of simulating multiple SNMP agents on a single host using multi-netting. Simulator make it easy to record the existing network and duplicate it. That simulated network then can be modified or multiplied as needed.

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When you are looking to simulate a network using an SNMP Simulator, the first step is to check the system requirements. SNMP Agent Simulator requires a 32 and 64 bit Windows or Linux distributions like Fedora, SuSE, RedHat and Debian etc. using i386 and x64 architectures. More CPUS, memory and disk space you have better the performance you will get. Then follow the simple installation steps and you are ready to get started. Typically the simulator include many ready simulated devices so you can already put it to use

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

How to analyze Internet Traffic using NetFlow

Net Flow is a technology that was introduced for Cisco routers to provide a way to collect IP network traffic while entering or exiting an interface. A network administrator can determine several things such as the source and destination of traffic, causes of congestion, and the class of service by analyzing the data provided by NetFlow. A typical NetFlow monitoring setup has three components which include flow exporters, flow collectors, and analysis application.


The flow exporter aggregates packets into NetFlows and exports flow records to one or more flow collectors. NetFlow collectors recive, store and pre-process flow data received from a flow exporter. Analysis of the received flow data is done by analysis console application in the context of intrusion detection or traffic profiling.

There can be an another component, NetFlow Simulator, which can generate various type of flow that a typical router can send out. It make it easier to create different conditions such as intrusion or de-duplication. The generated flows can be sent to the collector and analysis applications to make sure they can detect the issues and handle the large scale.

What are Network flows?

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Network flows are defined in many different ways. There are versions of definitions, but Cisco Standard NetFlow version five defines a network flow as a unidirectional sequence of packets that shares source IP address, destination IP address, Ingress interface (SNMP index), IP protocol, IP type of service, and destination of port for UDP or TCP, and a source Port for UDP. This also applies for MPLS and enternet flows. There are other versions of NetFlow also, version 9 and 10 (IPFIX).

Why have NetFlow analyzers?

NetFlow analyzers leverage flow technologies and provide a complete traffic analytics tool. Thus giving real-time visibility into the network bandwidth performance. Thousands of networks across the globe have been optimized by Network analyzers which are primarily bandwidth monitoring tool thus giving networks and traffic patterns a holistic view. A NetFlow Analyzer is a unified solution that collects, analyzes and reports the bandwidth usage and who is using it. Having a NetFlow analyzer in a web simulator all interfaces worldwide will be optimized.

NetFlow analyzers always undergo development. Some of the new features include monitoring wireless networks along with the wired devices and all view details regarding access points and their associated clients. Also, it provides an in-depth reporting on application traffic, QoS and bandwidth consumption. This improves the quality of wireless communications with effective bandwidth management, faster troubleshooting and ensure the bandwidth business critical application is enhanced.

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Simulating a Bad Network Connection using an IOS simulator

Network simulation is a technique where a program models the behavior of network elements by getting the interaction between different network hosts using mathematical formulas. It can also be capturing and playing back observations from a production network. After simulation of the network is done, the network applications and services can interest with simulated devices in a test lab. Here various attributed of the environment are modified in a controlled manner to assess how the network would behave under various pathological conditions.

Network simulators
The behavior of a computer network is predicted by a network simulator. They are used where communication networks are complex and makes it expensive from time and budget point of view. A network simulator models devices, interfaces and links. Its performance can be easily analyzed.

What is an IOS Simulator?
An IOS simulator is an application used to test management application against network full of Cisco devices. It typically fully supports Cisco IOS® software and SNMPv1, v2, v2c, v3. You can simulate a large network with up to 100,000 devices in a single workstation, and an unlimited number of devices by distributing the simulator over multiple workstations. You can access devices using Telnet, SSH and SNMP. Changes made using one protocol is reflected in other.

You can test applications using hundreds of simulated Cisco IOS commands. Along with that simulator’s CLI/IOS Recorder allows you to record any command and simulate it. That way, you can simulate virtually any command and any device.

You can use the simulator for testing of management application or training for a certification.

You can also use it for your capacity planning and preaparing for disastrous network conditions.

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