Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Features of MIMIC SNMP Agent Simulator

MIMIC Features

1. Multiple Agents in One Box MIMIC GUI with a hierarchical view
  • Simulate up to 20,000 SNMP agent instances on one computer.
  • Each agent instance has its own IP (or IPv6) addresses on any subnet.
  • Each SNMPv1 agent has independent read and write SNMP community strings.
  • Each SNMPv3 agent has independent USM and VACM parameters.
  • Each agent instance has its own notion of uptime, eg. one can be running for 100 days, while another has just started.
2. Customized SNMP Simulation Device categories
  • Select any subset of supported MIBs for each agent instance.
  • Use any of the 2000+ pre-compiled MIBs for devices from the leading networking companies.
  • Run any mix of the supplied actual device simulations from the device library, among them are Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, Marconi, Alcatel, 3Com and many more.
  • Build your own SNMP simulation.
3. Agent Instance Configuration
  • Configure each agent instance individually or collectively.
  • Control each MIB object instance of each agent instance independently or as relationships.
4. Extensible Environment
  • Add any MIB to the SNMP simulation by compiling it with the MIMIC Compiler
  • Create basic simulations of actual devices with the MIMIC Recorder
  • Extend the simulation with standard scripting languages.
  • Customize the simulations with a powerful simulation language.
5. Real-time Modifiable Simulations
  • Use the MIB browser to manipulate each MIB object simulation independently at run-time.
  • Configure the simulation via batch scripts for automated regression testing or hands-off product demonstration.
  • Pause simulations to investigate a particular problem, and resume at any point in time.
6. Configurable Trap Generation
  • Configure arrival rate, cutoff time, variable values, etc. on a per trap basis in real-time and generate trap storms.
  • Take snapshots with the Trap Wizard to replicate exact trap sequences.
7. Recording Environment
  • Take snapshots of real world scenarios and simulate them almost immediately.
  • Discover large networks with Discovery Wizard.
  • Create dynamic simulations over time with Snapshot Wizard.

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