Overview

Diameter is an authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) protocol for computer networks, and is an alternative to RADIUS.

The Valid8 Diameter Load Tester allows you to test Diameter clients and servers. It enables continuous testing through the network to report quality and find issues. Rules are set up in the tool to cycle through multiple network destinations according to the test plan. It reports on responses received and transaction time.

Features

  • Tests many sessions in parallel (scalable)

  • Measure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as number of simultaneous sessions and Busy Hour Call Attempts (BHCA)

  • Continuously test servers across networks according to configurable rules

  • Report on result and transaction time

  • Test interfaces including: Cx, Dx, Dh, Gq, Gx, Gy, Rf, Ro, Rx, Sh, Sp

  • Configurable Diameter message flows

  • Generate valid and invalid/negative messages and scenarios

  • Supports sending invalid responses including malformed, dropped and misordered packets

  • Alerts and notifications

  • Check parameters in messages from SUT and flag errors

Diameter Load Tester

What can it do?

The Diameter Load Tester solution is capable of simulating and testing several devices individually or in parallel:

It can simulate

PCEF

PCRF

PDG

SCF

HSS

SLF

AS

AF

PDF

OCS

Credit Control Client

Credit Control Server

It can test

PCRF

PDG

SCF

HSS

SLF

AS

AF

PDF

OCS

Credit Control Client

Credit Control Server

Specifications

Protocols

IETF RFC 3588 Diameter

IETF RFC 4005 Diameter Network Access Server Application

IETF RFC 4006 Credit Control

ETSI TS 129 228 V7.3.0 (Cx, Dx)

ETSI TS 129 229 V7.3.0 (Cx, Dx)

ETSI TS 129 328 V6.12.0 (Sh)

ETSI TS 129 329 V6.12.0 (Sh)

3GPP2 X.S0013-005-A (Cx)

3GPP2 X.S0013-006-A (Cx)

3GPP2 X.S0013-010-A (Sh)

3GPP2 X.S0013-011-A (Sh)

ETSI TS 129 209 V6.1.0 (Gq)

3GPP TS 29 212 Policy and Charging Control over Gx

Network Layer Capabilities and Security

IPv4, IPv6 (on request)

UDP, TCP, SCTP transport modes

DNS

DHCP

TLS 1.2, 1.1, 1.0

SSL 3.0

SRTP

Network delays and packet loss

Performance

Concurrent sessions: Up to 10,000 (Mini), 150 (Micro)

Scripts

Client side

Server side

Counters

Transaction Attempts

Transaction Successes

Transaction Failures

Timeouts

Measurements

Transactions per second (TPS)

Transaction setup time

Additional Details

Options

Integrated Diameter Load Tester, Micro Hardware

Integrated Diameter Load Tester, Mini Hardware

Related Solutions

Radius Load Tester

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