Finalizing the project

Creating a frame

In this step, we will create a data frame of a particular size.

  • For this test, we will use the default frame size → 1024
  • Later, you can adapt the size of the frames as needed as well as manually add MAC and IP addresses.
  • This is not recommended at this stage in order to run a basic test.
  • Click on 'Frame' → 'New' 
  • You will see 'Frame_1'


Frame Blasting Flow configuration

The purpose of this article is to help new users of the ByteBlower system get started in an easy and efficient manner. When first setting up your ByteBlower, an example project is provided in order to gain familiarity with the GUI. In the following sections, we will guide you step-by-step through the process of:

  1. Downloading the example project 'Quick Self-Test'.
  2. Running the 'Quick Self-Test' by explaining how to connect the ports and giving a brief look at the various parameters that are used.
  3. Troubleshooting - What to do if the test does not work as expected.

 By the end of this article, we hope that you have had a successful first interaction with the ByteBlower GUI!

In this step, we will create a frame blasting flow to simulate the speed of the data frame.

  • Frame blasting flows create a repeating flow of frames with a size determined in the previous step (1024).
  • This frame blasting flow (UDP) is an easy way to simulate traffic.
  • The physical load is the speed of the throughput. The speed in this demonstration is set at 838.4 kbps.
  • You can adapt this to match the speed you expect from your system.
  • The frame rate and interval are automatically calculated based on your choice of the physical load.
  • Click on 'Frame Blasting' → 'New'
  • A standard Frame blasting flow is created
  • The throughput (physical load) is 838.4 kbps. This can be increased/decreased as the user requires.


Create a flow

The flow is the traffic that will be sent by the ByteBlower server. Here we can define the source and destination of the generated traffic.

  • Once a frame blast has been made, the next step is to create a data flow from the source to the destination.
  • Select the source and destination ports. 
  • In this demonstration we will send the frames downstream (DS) from the server (source) to the wireless device (destination).


Create a Scenario

We need to define the scenario for the flow created in the previous step. This means that we can choose the duration of the test as well as when the test starts (at time =0 or later). We will keep it simple and start the test at time =0 with a duration of 10 seconds.

  • Click on the 'Scenario' tab → Select 10 seconds for the duration.
  • This is the final step in creating a test.
  • The scenario will run the flow that was created in the previous step.
  • Click 'New' → Click 'Duration' & input the duration of the test.
  • In this demonstration 
    • Start time = 0s
    • Duration = 10

Next: 📄 Running the test with an Endpoint