Friday, March 4, 2022

MIMIC MQTT Lab for Azure IoT Hub - get started in 5 minutes

 Available for immediate use is MIMIC MQTT Lab Azure to get started with Azure IoT Hub

in minutes, as shown in this 3-minute Youtube video

Start with #nocode, #loweffort, #lowcost, then graduate to more advanced IoT simulation

to develop, test, prototype, demo and train your Azure IoT application.

Generate predictable, customized telemetry graphed in Azure Time Series Insight in under

2 minutes

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Live, dynamic, immediate, 24/7, interactive Ubidots demo

 FYI, we have published a demo with MIMIC MQTT Lab for the Ubidots IoT platform that is

  1. live - real-time telemetry, no pre-canned videos;
  2. dynamic - things are changing all the time, GPS coordinates, telemetry;
  3. immediate - no need to sign up, etc. just open 2 web browser windows;
  4. predictable - telemetry looks deliberately artificial to show complete control;
  5. interactive - can change the telemetry in real-time;
  6. 24/7 - any time of day or night.

The demo shows asset tracking features for a fleet of vehicles: real-time telemetry updates the location

on the map. If the vehicle is going to fast or is stopped, the colors of the gauge widgets turn to yellow and red respectively.

To try it now, open 2 web browser windows side by side with the URLs to

eg. as in this Youtube video

 You can change the speed of vehicle 1 with the Demo menu. Allow a couple of seconds to see the impact in the dashboard.

UPDATE: You can now try the same demo for several more platforms:

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Self-service MQTT latency testing

We have created a SaaS lab at to test real-time round-trip latency to/from your internet-accessible MQTT broker.

This 4-minute Youtube video shows how easy it is by measuring latency for 3 publically accessible MQTT brokers. To add your own would be a minute more.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Self-service online MQTT Lab up to 10,000 sensors available on AWS Marketplace

We have recently added a 10k size for our online, self-service MQTT
labs on the AWS Marketplace, designed for development, testing,
proof-of-concept, training of large IoT applications. The affordable
prices are

Lab                                                   Hourly       Annual

MIMIC MQTT Lab - 10 sensors         $0.10        $ 300.00

MIMIC MQTT Lab - 100 sensors       $0.30        $ 600.00

MIMIC MQTT Lab - 1000 sensors     $0.90        $2000.00

MIMIC MQTT Lab - 10000 sensors   $1.80        $4000.00

(all + AWS usage fees)

For details check


For custom pricing (size, duration) contact us.

Here is a 2-minute video of 1000 sensors publishing to the EMQX broker
running in a separate EC2 instance:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Avoid IoT Project Failure with Better Simulators

MIMIC IoT Simulator is featured in this Intel article

"Proper network simulation is essential to a successful scale-up.
Rather than attempting to simulate physical hardware, Gambit simulates
the traffic that IoT devices generate when they communicate across
the network.
When end users can model their network and sensors, they can determine
resource requirements before deploying a single device.

Check out MIMIC IoT Simulator on the Intel Marketplace to
get your IoT Simulation on the right track.

Friday, March 13, 2020

MIMIC Simulator: Simulated heterogeneous network

When you want to test your network management application
customizations, nothing beats running against your production network.
But, when you cannot impact your production environment with your
experimentation, you need to run in a lab, with a facsimile of your network.
In that case, an SNMP Simulator like MIMIC Simulator allows you to record
parts of your network to simulate in your lab. Once everything works in the
lab, you can deploy changes on your production network.

For capacity planning or training, you might need sample networks that
represent features that you currently have not deployed, and are planning
to implement. In that case, a MIMIC SNMP Simulator can simulate the
network you need.

Figure 1 - Auvik

MIMIC ships with various sample networks, including this heterogeneous
network which represents a current, multi-vendor, multi-function, multi-site
environment containing many features to be managed.

The network has two interconnected sites of 25 devices in total, namely,
New York City and London. This network has a variety of devices from
different vendors. It contains Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Storage devices,
Wireless Controllers, Wireless Access Points, Phones, Printers and Windows
Servers from vendors Cisco, Juniper, Fortigate, PaloAlto, Aruba, NetApp, HP,
Avaya and Microsoft.

In our lab, the topology is mapped by various common NMS applications,
such as Auvik, Entuity, OpenNMS, Spectrum, etc.

Figure 2 - Entuity

New York has 13 devices starting with Cisco ASR-9000 as Edge router with
2 Firewalls connected to core router Cisco ASR-1000 that connects to the
inside network. London has 12 devices starting with Juniper MX960 as
Edge router with one Firewall connected to core router Juniper T4000 that
connects to the inside network.

Figure 3 - OpenNMS

This network can be customized with all other advanced MIMIC features,
such as
  • random interface statistics,
  • CPU/memory statistics,
  • SNMP link/down for root cause analysis,
  • CBQOS,
  • IPSLA,
  • IOS configuration management
  • NetFlow
  • Topology Wizard
For example, this network was augmented to 1000 agents:

Figure 4 - Augmented network

MIMIC Simulator accelerates testing and training by providing relevant, 
customizable, scalable, dynamic, reproducible network scenarios in your

Figure 5 - OpsRamp

Monday, January 13, 2020

WebNMS Simulation Toolkit: End of Life

WebNMS has announced end-of-life for the WebNMS Simulation Toolkit as
detailed on their site as of December 31, 2019.

For customers requiring the latest features of an SNMP simulator we offer half off
on an upgrade to the latest version of MIMIC Simulator (ie. 50% discount)
until March 31, 2020.

Take advantage of a first-class simulation environment geared towards large-scale,
custom, rapid development, testing, prototyping, demonstration of network management
applications. For more details, see the videos on our Youtube channel or contact us at .