Ethernet Services Testing
The SmartClass Ethernet provides an economical 1 G Ethernet test set with optical and electrical interfaces that is an easy-to-use, entry-level Ethernet/IP tester for front-line technicians who support Metro Ethernet networks. The compact,rugged, and battery-operated SmartClass is ideal for technicians turning up Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) services in the field.
Technicians can use the SmartClass Ethernet for physical layer cable testing, Layer 2/3 (L2/L3) traffic generation, and full RFC2544 Ethernet testing. The tester serves as a simple loopback device to partner with other Ethernet testers in the JDSU portfolio
The SmartClass Ethernet now has Multiple Streams and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) options to allow policy testing in converged triple-play networks, and the Asymmetric RFC2544 option enables easy verification of services with different up and downstream data rates.
The SmartClass Ethernet is available in a simple L2-L4 loopback device configuration for other testers in the JDSU portfolio, such as the T-BERD®/MTS-8000, T-BERD®/MTS-6000A, FST-2802, HST-3000, QT-600, and SmartClass Ethernet. A far-end device, such as the T-BERD/MTS-6000A, can command the SmartClass Ethernet to apply a loop and then generate traffic toward it. Technicians can measure parameters, such as round-trip delay and throughput, on the far-end device using the SmartClass Ethernet to loop traffic back. The SmartClass Ethernet Loopback mode enables selected Ethernet traffic to be looped back from a live link, which enables technicians to loop back test traffic only, conduct loopback testing on a live network in the presence of non-test traffic.
Ethernet and IP Traffic Generation,Analysis, and Filtering
The SmartClass Ethernet offers a 1 G optical and a 10/100/1000 Mb/s electrical Ethernet port that can be optioned to provide Ethernet and IP traffic transmit capabilities. The Traffic Option lets technicians generate Ethernet or IP frames with configurable parameters, such as bandwidth utilization, frame length, and frame payload with varying traffic speeds and flow types. Configure IP packets with different destination IP addresses, source IP address, type of service (TOS)/ Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) field, and MPLS labels or virtual local area network (VLAN) tags. Use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server to assign the IP address of the tester to prevent IP address clashes.
The SmartClass Ethernet can transmit traffic to measure throughput of the network, latency, loss, jitter (RFC3393) and packet/frame errors—characteristics necessary to verify QoS is set to correctly deliver the Ethernet service according to the customer’s service level agreement, which can also prove network capability for transporting real-time applications such as IP voice and video traffic.
RFC2544 Automated Test
To verify that they are meeting SLAs,service providers often run a full suite of tests at turn-up known as the RFC2544, which are wrapped into an easy-to-use auto test on the SmartClass Ethernet. With one button press, technicians can configure the link with their saved settings and tests against customizable thresholds, thus performing the test the same way every time with consistent, repeatable results.
Physical Layer Diagnostics
On electrical Ethernet circuits, the SmartClass Ethernet can display the link speed, link status, cable status, media dependent interface/media dependent interface crossover (MDI/MDIX) type, and distance-to-fault with one button press. To verify connectivity on fiber links, it reports the power level of the optical signal. These features let technicians quickly identify physical layer problems.
All test results are safely stored within the SmartClass Ethernet unit and can be easily retrieved and turned into a report using JDSU Download Manager software, included with each unit. Save reports in an Excel® spreadsheet, text, or PDF format. Test reports graphically show end customers network performance test results or can document information about network performance for internal use.
Generates and measures L2/L3 traffic on up to 1G electrical or optical Ethernet interfaces with VLAN, Q-in-Q tags, or MPLS labels
RFC2544 proves acceptance for Ethernet service level agreements
MPLS Test checks for correct policing and prioritization in MPLS domains using the MPLS option
Physical Layer tests verify integrity of the physical layer to pass traffic before testing throughput
Ethernet Loopback completes the JDSU Ethernet field test portfolio
FCS errored frames ,runts, jabbers,undersized frames, OOS frames, lost frames, IP checksum errors, IP packet length errors,JDSU payload errors
Multiple Stream Results
Summary: status, sync, link active, errors
IP Config Status: IP source and destination, subnet mask, gateway addresses per stream Link Stats: bandwidth utilization, framerate, RX/TXL1 Mbps, RX/TXL2 Mbps, service disruption time
Total received and transmitted frames, pause, VLAN, Q-in-Q, unicast, multicast, broadcast, spanning tree frames, RX/TX framebytes, framelength (Bins), RX collisions, TX collisions,TX late collisions,TXdefers
FCS errored frames, runts, jabbers, undersized frames, lost frames,frameloss ratio, IP checksum errors, IP packet length errors, JDSU payload errors
Per Stream Results
Bandwidth utilization (Avg,Current,Min,Max), RX Acterna frames,L1 RX Mbps,L2 RX Mbps,delay(Current, Avg),packet jitter (Avg), lost frames,frameloss ratio
Link speed, link status,cable status, MDI/MDIX, distance to fault, pin mapping, pair length, polarity,skew
Optical power measurement (dBm)
4 AA field-replaceablebatteries (NiMH and Alkaline)
Battery operating time approx.4 hrs of typical usage
Supports sleep mode (instant-on, auto power off after2 hrs)
AC line operation via external adapter/charger
AC converter provides country Specific adaptor support (USA,UK, Australia,Europe)
Charging time, internal : 4 hrs from empty to full
TheSmart Class Ethernet supports Simplified Chinese ,English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
Permissible Ambient Temperature
Nominal range of use: 0 to +50°C
Storage and transport –10 to +60°C