Overview

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standard protocol defined by RFC 2131 (which obseletes RFCs 1541 and 1531) that allows a server to dynamically distribute IP addressing and configuration information to clients

The Valid8 DHCP Load Tester allows you to test DHCP 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

  • Configurable DHCP 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

DHCP Load Tester

What can it do?

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

It can simulate

Client

It can test

DHCP Servers

Specifications

Protocols

IETF RFC2131 - DHCP

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

Counters

Transaction Attempts

Transaction Successes

Transaction Failures

DHCP Discover Attempts

DHCP Discover Successes

DHCP Discover Failures

DHCP Request Attempts

DHCP Request Successes

DHCP Request Failures

Timeouts

Measurements

Transactions per second (TPS)

Transaction setup time

Additional Details

Options

Integrated DHCP Load Tester, Micro Hardware

Integrated DHCP Load Tester, Mini Hardware

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