Thursday, December 11, 2014

OpenNMS 14.0 discovers 1000 simulated devices

OpenNMS 14.0 has improved on the number of devices they can handle since
the last time we tested. OpenNMS running in a VM with a mere 9GB RAM can
now discover 1000 devices simulated in MIMIC Simulator.

 The next level is 10000 devices. Stay tuned...

Friday, November 14, 2014

EMC SMARTS discovers 10000+ phones simulated by MIMIC

EMC SMARTS management application took 5 minutes to discover
MIMIC Simulator simulation of a Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution
server with 10,000+ VOIP phones:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cisco Prime Collaboration manages simulated HCS instances

We have just released a demo video showing off-the-shelf
Cisco Prime Collaboration management application
managing VOIP endpoints in simulated instances of
Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution

MIMIC Web Simulator is simulating the CUCM, CUCXN
and CUP components presenting a virtual environment to PCA.

Friday, October 24, 2014

VMware vSphere simulated by MIMIC Web Simulator

We have released a new demo video of VMware vSphere Client managing a vSphere hypervisor simulated by MIMIC Web Simulator at

Monday, September 29, 2014

Zenoss collecting statistics from MIMIC Simulator

FYI, we are using Zenoss to collect interface statistics from the
Cisco 7513 simulated in MIMIC SNMP Simulator.

Monday, July 28, 2014

MIMIC Simulator Promotion

We are happy to announce a special promotion for our loyal
customers to upgrade their MIMIC Simulator license.

With this promotion, you can upgrade your current MIMIC Simulator
to any higher number of agent license at 50% of the cost.

For example, to upgrade -
MIMIC Professional (250 Agents) license:
To MIMIC Campus (500 Agents) - $2,500 (Normally $5,000)
To MIMIC Enterprise (1000 Agents) - $4,000 (Normally $8,000)

That is only $10 per device for 250 more devices or
$5.33 per device for 750 more devices.

Now you can upgrade your MIMIC Simulator up to 100,000 agents at a
much lower price. You can test the scalability of your management
application beyond previous limits.

This promotion is valid until September 15th, 2014.
Your MIMIC license needs to be under a valid support contract.

Please contact us at or (603) 889-5100.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MIMIC NetFlow Simulator recreates Smurf DDOS attack

FYI, we have recently posted a demo video to our video library to
show how MIMIC NetFlow Simulator generates flows simulating
a Smurf DDOS attack, with Plixer's Scrutinizer showing the problem.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OpenNMS discovers 500 simulated devices

MIMIC SNMP Simulator simulates 500 devices, and we discover them with
OpenNMS on a 4-CPU virtual machine with 12GB RAM, with this precise inventory

first router = 1
second level routers that connect to first router = 17
third level switches that connect to second level routers = 82
fourth level end systems of phones, Windows and printers = 400

A 16GB RAM VM is not enough for OpenNMS to discover 1000 simulated
devices.  With MIMIC, you can easily test scalability of your NMS

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dynamic IPMI simulation

FYI, we recently have added to our library this video to demonstrate
MIMIC IPMI Simulator changing a Cisco HCS simulation in real-time:

As anyone who has had to deal with static sensors, it is hard to change
them on demand. In the video, we are changing a temperature sensor
at deterministic points in time to specific values. Try that with a blow

Monday, May 12, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free SNMP Simulator

Gambit is happy to provide you a free copy of our enterprise class
MIMIC SNMP Simulator Single license. You will be able to simulate one
SNMP agent with all the features of the full version of MIMIC,
including MIB Compiler, device/network recorder, trap generation,
Wizards and Simulator.

This will give you a fully functional SNMP simulator right out of the box,
and you won't have to depend on other limited featured or open
sourced simulators anymore.
Feel free to fill out the form to download a copy -

MIMIC Simulator free download is available until end of year 2014.
This is available for new users of MIMIC only.

For a demo how to run MIMIC in a couple of minutes, see this
Youtube video .

Monday, April 28, 2014

Who to blame when your "smart" appliances do not work

Samsung recently had a data center outage, causing one frustrated
customer of their "smart" TV to reverse engineer why their TV would not
work despite a fully functioning Internet connection:

Having a single point of failure for your "smart" appliance may be just
an inconvenience in the case of TV service, but likely would have bigger
repercussions for energy, health, food, industrial and defense sectors.

MIMIC Web Simulator is particularly suited to simulate scenarios for
disaster recovery. Debug your web services applications before your
customers have to.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

OSPF network simulated with MIMIC SNMP Simulator

FYI, we have released a network in the MIMIC Network Library with 98 routers
connected by OSPF routing tables. To show interoperability with third-party software,
this simulated network was discovered by traversing the SNMP agents, and visualized
by the open-source OSPFVIZ tool, shown below.

Once you reduce distances from a selected node, you can visualize sub-areas, for
example this shows nodes at distance 3 and less from the top node:

This shows CA SPECTRUM topology of the same network:

And Avaya VPFM:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MIMIC controlling multiple simulators

With MIMIC, you can control an unlimited number of SNMP agent simulations
in different ways.

The attached picture shows different ways of MIMICView controlling
multiple MIMIC simulators (as indicated in each title bar):

1) top left, it controls the MIMICD running on localhost with 98 agents.
Notice they are all running (green), and some activity to one of the
agents (agent 76).

2) bottom left, it controls a MIMICD running on another box on same LAN.
Notice a different set of agents, all stopped (red).

3) top right, a MIMICView running on local system controls a MIMICD
running on AWS instance. Notice the different version 13.20, and different
agents in different states.

4) bottom right, a MIMICView running on AWS instance is displaying on
local X server.