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.