ByteBlower GUI version 2.3
Posted by Mathieu Strubbe, Last modified by Tom Ghyselinck on 06 April 2017 10:20 AM

GUI version 2.3 features a wide range of improvements. The most important ones are that you can now create VLAN Stacks (QinQ) and Frame Field Modifiers. The reports now feature new charts with Aggregate TCP Results. Also, the reporting engine has been improved a lot, so that reports of even huge, multi-day stability tests can now be generated very quickly. Below you will find an overview of all enhancements.

ByteBlower GUI 2.3 is no longer available for download. Please contact our support desk if you think you need this specific version.

WARNING: A 2.3.x GUI only works with a 2.1.x server or higher. To be able to use all new features, we advice to update the server to the latest 2.3.x version. See the server download page for information how to install this server version. GUI 2.x can be installed side by side with an 1.x GUI.

WARNING: On Mac OS X, the 2.3.x GUI needs to be installed on version 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.

Changelog 2.3.2

  • User Interface
    • The port view had a minor hickup when cutting a docked ByteBlower port. This has been resolved.
  • Runtime
    • Backwards compatibility with the past server releases is corrected. Especially on the 4100 ByteBlower models this can be noticeable.

Changelog 2.3.0

  • User Interface
    • VLAN Stacking. The VLAN View offers now the possibility to create VLAN Stacks (QinQ).
    • You can now enable a Frame Field Modifier on the payload of UDP Frames. Such a modifier can dynamically change a specific number of bytes in the UDP payload. Supported types : Incremental, Random and Unique.
    • In the Server View, interfaces now have the same name as the ones used in the API. (trunk-1-1, nontrunk-1, ...)
    • All default values are now also saved in the bbp project file. This will make it easier to maintain backward compatibility in future releases.
    • In the reports, the NAT table shows more details now about how the public ip address and port were discovered (ip => automatic discovery / manual, port => automatic discovery / port mapping)
    • Optimized updating of the Archive View.
    • Improved layout and background coloring of the Loss Preferences tab.
    • After a test is executed, the new item in the Archive View is now selected automatically.
  • Reporting
    • Featuring new charts, displaying the RX Aggregate TCP Throughput evolving over time for each ByteBlower port
    • Optimized reporting engine. Reports of even huge stability tests can now be generated very quickly.
    • Showing more info about active Port Forwarding.
    • HTML reports are now generated first. As soon as an HTML report is ready, it is displayed, while other reports like PDF, CSV, ... are being generated.
    • Showing all VLANs in each used stack. Marking the outer and inner ones.
    • When explicitly re-creating a report, but in the preferences no reports were marked, still create an HTML report.
    • Upgraded database library.
    • Preventing to generate multiple reports simultaneously.
    • Added warning when used ByteBlower servers need to be synchronized, to get aligned results over time.
  • Runtime
    • Improved memory management. Batches with hundreds of test Scenarios can now be executed without any problem.
    • Enhanced result database connection management.
    • The Realtime View is now cleaned up, and is hidden after a test finished.
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