Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

MIMIC SNMP Simulator on Windows 8

This screenshot shows MIMIC SNMP Simulator running on the recently
released Windows 8.

Monday, September 10, 2012

MIMIC simulates 10000 devices in VOIP network

Avaya Visualization Performance & Fault Manager (VPFM) discovered a simulated network of 10000 devices (routers, switches, VOIP phones) simulated by MIMIC SNMP Simulator:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cisco adds sFlow support

With recently announced Cisco support for sFlow it is now becoming a wide spread standard for network and data-center monitoring.

MIMIC NetFlow/SFlow Simulator simulates large network and data-center environments and is the only tool that can integrate SNMP and sFlow data to generate any type of traffic flow pattern.

Below we are simulating memcached statistics and displaying them in the Ganglia Monitoring System.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

General availability of Windows Server 2012

Microsoft today announced general availability of Windows Server 2012:

MIMIC SNMP Simulator 12.10 is fully supported on Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows 8, Fedora 17 and Oracle Solaris 11.

Monday, August 13, 2012

How long does it take to double a network of 5,000 devices?

With MIMIC SNMP Simulator it was very easy to double our 5,000
device demo network to 10,000 devices. Starting the devices took 25
minutes, discovery through EMC Smarts took several hours.

Friday, August 10, 2012

MIMIC simulates 5000 devices managed by EMC Smarts

This post demonstrates how EMC Smarts discovered a large network
simulated by MIMIC SNMP Simulator.

The network consists of 1 Cisco router that connects to 11 other Cisco routers,
each one of them is surrounded with 30 Cisco switches. Then each switch
is connected to Windows 2008 hosts for a total of 4646.

This was a hand created network by Gambit's engineers in MIMIC which took
about 10 minutes to add and start.

Then, in SMARTS, the first router was provided as a seed address with
appropriate discovery filter. It found almost all of the devices in the network
in a little more than one hour.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

MIMIC SNMP Simulator on Oracle Solaris 11 11/11

 FYI, we have tested that MIMIC SNMP Simulator runs on Oracle Solaris 11 11/11.

Friday, June 8, 2012

MIMIC SFLOW Simulator for data center monitoring

This video shows the use of MIMIC SNMP Simulator and sFlow Simulator for interoperating
with data center monitoring apps that collect sFlow statistics. By integrating the SNMP
Simulator with the sFlow module, any interesting scenario is easily created to verify
application functionality and performance.

Friday, May 4, 2012

MIMIC SNMP Simulator 12.00 Performance Report

"The goal of this report is to help you make a choice of operating system platform that best performs for MIMIC SNMP Simulator. We compare the 2 most popular choices – Windows and Linux, both on common hardware (a quad core Intel system) and on the Amazon (AWS) cloud.
Previous reports detailed comparisons between different versions of Linux and Windows. This is the latest performance report for MIMIC 12.00 on the best-performing Linux and Windows platforms. This latest test features current hardware (quad core Intel) and 1 Gb networking between MIMIC system and management system. We focus on 64-bit executable performance, since that is becoming the common case. It is also the first test that includes Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud instances to compare to natively running operating systems.

The report is available to our current customers.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tremors in your network

Afraid of tremors in your network? Just like earthquakes in the real world, network disruptions will have serious impact on your business. Test your network management for network earthquakes like in the real world.

The UCSD earthquake simulator has been in the news lately.  Just like an earthquake simulator lets you prepare for the worst earth tremors, MIMIC Simulator lets you prepare for the worst tremors in your network.

By allowing you to "shake" a simulation of your network elements, you can cost-effectively devise responses to outages. MIMIC SNMP Simulator can be quickly programmed to create disaster scenarios to gauge your management systems' response.

Monday, April 16, 2012

MIMIC Simulator verifies high frequency polling

High frequency polling matters for network performance management in financial services for SevOne.
Ensure that your management environment supports high frequency polling by testing against MIMIC Simulator.

MIMIC can simulate thousands of SNMP, NetFlow and sFlow based devices, and supports upwards of 25,000 requests per second on a common PC platform and thousands of flows per second. Cisco, SevOne, Lancope and many other NetFlow based management vendors use MIMIC for testing their applications.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New network for MIMIC 12.00

FYI, we have just released a new network for MIMIC SNMP Simulator 12.00
containing 20 IBM Blade switches. The discovered network from CA Spectrum
is below.

The same network discovered by CastleRock's SNMPc.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New MIMIC SNMP Simulator version 12.00

FYI, we are announcing immediate availability of MIMIC 12.00
with these new features:

- sFlow Simulator in addition to Netflow and IPFIX

- customize simulations without programming

- load agent configurations incrementally

- GUI improvements to make features more accessible

- training videos

- more MIBs, more simulations

For more details, see our press release.

Friday, February 17, 2012

MIMIC: unlimited number of networks

The power of simulation is that you can reconfigure your universe at will.
In this case we demonstrate reconfiguring 3 networks in a matter of 3 minutes
in MIMIC SNMP Simulator.

Imagine what it would take to do this in a physical environment!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Social Security Administration is looking for an NMS system

The Social Security Administration just issued a RFI for a
"Enterprise Network Monitoring and Event Correlation System".
From the requirements:

" ...
- Provide continuous availability monitoring of 20,000 devices polling
each device every 4 minutes or less.

- Monitor at least 700,000 network adapters for availability every 4
minutes and for performance problems every 15 minutes or less.

How can you assure that your solution satisfies the requirements of such
a large-scale installation? Run it in a simulated environment provided
by MIMIC Simulator.

MIMIC allows you to build a simulated network environment to exercise
any standards-based network management system. With protocol support
for SNMP, Telnet, SSH, Cisco IOS, SYSLOG, NetFlow, etc; point-and-click
snapshots of existing network infrastructure; recording and replication
of network elements, MIMIC can cost-effectively recreate networks with
tens of thousands of nodes for your testing and demos.