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Test Conductor 2.

10 EA New Features

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Test Conductor 2.10 New Feature Summary

IxNetwork Command Plug-in
Multi-chassis support in IxExplorer & IxNetwork-FT Plug-in
DUT MONITORING WITH EVENT TRIGGERS FROM MESSAGE
MATCHING
– Passive & Active
– Global Events
RESPONSE TEMPLATE ENHANCEMENTS
– Shared Response templates
– Repeating Response Blocks
– Direct return of a response into a variable
Parallel test execution on a single Test Conductor Agent
Tcl AutoGen test launching wrapper script
Shared Procedures by Reference
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IxNetwork Composer Plug-in

Load IxNetwork configurations using Composer plug-in
Same control over sequencing as in Event Sequencer in
IxNetwork
Combine with TC flexibility to configure the DUT
Combine with TC flow control for looping and setting
conditions
Access to protocol statistics, but not traffic statistics

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Multi-chassis support for IxE & IxN-FT

Default syntax is Chassis.Card.Port e.g. 2.1.2 1.1.1
Wildcards are supported e.g. 1.1.* 2.*.1 *.1.1 *.*.*
Parenthesis are optional, but always inserted by the wizard
When parenthesis are left out, then the wizard won’t pick them up, but the
command still works
If the chassis is left off, the default is 1 e.g. 3.1 = 1.3.1

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DUT Monitoring

Passive monitoring of continuous status
messaging coming from the DUT.
Set string patterns to be monitored
Each string pattern is associated with an event
The events tell TC what to do if the string is found
within the message stream of the DUT
– Ignore
– Stop the test
– Run a procedure

Monitoring can have a timeout or run until the test
completes
Monitoring can be done in a background thread
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Response Template Enhancements

Automatic Response Mapping
– Shared response libraries
– Automatic command assignment
– Device session support

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Response Template Enhancements

Repeating Response Blocks
– Mark the first block to find targets
– Returns a list of values, one for each block
– Freeform text or table regions

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Response Template Enhancements

Returning the entire response
– If no targets are defined, and a variable is specified

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Parallel test execution on an agent

Increase utilization of TC Agent
Instance Count Limit = absolute max (set by app)
Instances = user defined limit

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Tcl launcher script generation

Easily create integration
with other automation
framework

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External Shared Procedures

Reusable procedures shared across tests

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Alpha Program

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Test Conductor 2.0 Alpha Overview

Evaluation period runs from 4/1/09 – 4/14/09
EA release targeted to 4/20
Alpha participants include both internal and external
customers
Downloads available @ Ixia support web site starting 4/1
Feature availability
RT2 Features (14 Total) Demo Performance
IxNetwork Command Plug-in 3/16/2009 3/23/2009
DUT Session Monitoring 3/23/2009 3/31/2009
Global Custom Event Handling 3/9/2009 3/23/2009

Stand-alone composer mode execution licensing 3/9/2009 3/16/2009

Response templates automatic association by reference to commands 3/9/2009 3/16/2009
Associate response maps with device sessions 3/16/2009 3/23/2009
Repeating Response Blocks 3/23/2009 3/30/2009
Direct return of a response into a variable 3/9/2009 3/16/2009
Support multi-line variables in Tcl Shell 3/9/2009 3/16/2009
Multi-instance of test application on a single Test Conductor Agent 3/16/2009 3/23/2009
Tcl AutoGen test launching wrapper script 3/9/2009 3/16/2009
Shared Procedures by Reference 3/16/2009 3/23/2009
Multi-chassis support in IxExplorer 3/16/2009 3/23/2009
PPS command Support 3/9/2009 3/16/2009
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Test Conductor 2.0 Alpha Overview

Compatible test application versions:
RT2
Announcement 4/15/2009
dates
IxExplorer 5.20 GA Patch 1 5.30EA SP2
IxNetwork 5.30EA SP5 5.30EA SP5
IxLoad (Data) 4.20 EA + 4.20 EA +
4.10EA SP1 Patch 1 4.10EA SP1 Patch 1
(P2 if required) (P2 if required)
3.x (TBD)
IxANVL 7.55 EA 7.55 EA
IxAUTOMATE 6.50 EA SP1 6.60 EA
6.60 EA
IxCHARIOT 7.0 EA 7.0 EA
IxVOICE * IxOS N/A IxOS N/A
no IxOS dependency
* For IxChariot, IxLoad, Test
Conductor compat.
Licensing

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Alpha Customer Feedback Form

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Thank You

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