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<p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Abacus Overview and QuickStartCarl Lee Systems Engineer Thursday, May 19th, 2005</p> <p>1</p> <p>Cisco Account Team</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>http://spirent.dnsalias.com/</p> <p>2</p> <p>Spirent Campus - SCPEhttp://spirentcampus.com</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>3</p> <p>Agenda What is Abacus?</p> <p>What can it do?</p> <p>Abacus Product Family</p> <p>Abacus1 / Abacus2 / Abacus5000</p> <p>Abacus5000: Hardware</p> <p>Chassis / Modules / Interfaces</p> <p>Lab 1: Demo Mode Virtual System</p> <p>Getting Familiar with the GUI</p> <p>5 Easy Steps to Configuring a Test Example of a Converged Test </p> <p>PRI to SIP Call Analyzing Results</p> <p>Customer Specific Test Applications Lab 2: Peer to Peer SIP Testing</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>4</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Abacus 5000What can you do with the Abacus?</p> <p>5</p> <p>IP Telephony with Spirent AbacusSpirent provides a single-system solution to test the migration from legacy to converged networksSpirent Abacus 5000</p> <p>Key Test Areas</p> <p>Unique Attributes</p> <p>Interworking of legacy and converged networks Functional, conformance, interoperability, scalability, performance Voice quality, with or without the presence of data All essential IP Telephony and PSTN media types, protocols, andinterfaces in a single system</p> <p>Integrated, real-time results for all performance, conformance andfunctional tests</p> <p>Extremely high capacity with 100% voice quality coverageAnalyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>6</p> <p>Converged Networks: Abacus 5000STP PC Modem POTS xDSL Analog T1/E1 PRA PBX T1/E1 ISDN FR IP Ethernet TCP UDP PSDN</p> <p>SS7</p> <p>SS7 Server</p> <p>Soft Switch DSL Modem</p> <p>Wireless Router PC</p> <p>ATMSIPSIP Phone</p> <p>PSTN</p> <p>CAS E&amp;M</p> <p>Media GatewayPLMN</p> <p>H.248 / Megaco MGCPIAD</p> <p>IDT RDT</p> <p>GR303 or V.5 Cable</p> <p>IP Phone</p> <p>FAX Mobile Phone H.323 Terminal H.323 Video</p> <p>H.323PC H.323 Phone Modem Analog Phone PC PC</p> <p>LAN Wireless Router</p> <p>2W Analog</p> <p>FAX</p> <p>Abacus 5000Clear channel signaling, and Fax with T.30 and T.38Analyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>7</p> <p>What Can You Do with Abacus?Test these DUTs IP PBX Type of Tests Payload With these protocols Types Functional TestIP these PSTN Troubleshooting DUTsof Tests Voice Type CAS Payload WithSIP these interfaces Fax Interoperability IP PBX Functional Types SCCP Gigabit Ethernet PRI Modem Conformance (Skinny) Gateways Troubleshooting SS7 Tones Voice 1000Base-SX/LX Scalability H.323 NFAS IP 10/100/1000Base-T Phones Interoperability Video FAX V5 Voice quality MGCP Servers(FXO &amp; FXS) Conformance GR303 Modem With these interfaces Analog Megaco/H.2 48 Gigabit Ethernet Tones Firewalls Scalability T1/E1, T3/E3 NCS IAD1000Base-SX/LX Video Voice quality</p> <p>With these protocols IP PSTN</p> <p>Gateways IP Phones Servers Firewalls IAD</p> <p>CAS PRI (Skinny) SS7 H.323 NFAS V5 MGCP Megaco/H GR303 SIP SCCP.248</p> <p> Analog (FXO &amp; FXS) SIGTRAN T1/E1, T3/E3Analyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>10/100/1000Base-T SIP-T</p> <p>NCS SIP-T SIGTRAN8</p> <p>Abacus Product FamilySpirent Communications is first to market with an integrated IP Telephony and PSTN Telephony test system in a single platform. The Abacus Product Family provides a compelling value proposition by delivering integrated functionality for IP Telephony and traditional PSTN Telephony Abacus2TM</p> <p>Abacus1TMAnalyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>Abacus 50009</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Abacus 5000Chassis and Modules</p> <p>10</p> <p>Abacus5000: Hardware - Chassis</p> <p>Abacus 5000 3 Slot Rack Mountable System 13 Slot Rack Mountable System 4 Slot Portable System</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>11</p> <p>Abacus5000: Hardware Modular Cards</p> <p> Abacus5000 Card Types</p> <p>Analog</p> <p> ECG3 and XCG3</p> <p>TDM</p> <p> PCG3 4/14/28 and TCG3</p> <p>IP</p> <p> ICG3, CTM5000, and ACT-5000</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>12</p> <p>Abacus5000: Hardware Analog</p> <p> Abacus5000 Card Types</p> <p>Analog</p> <p> ECG3 XCG3</p> <p>Interface Type</p> <p> FXO FXS</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>13</p> <p>Abacus5000: Hardware PCM</p> <p> Abacus5000 Card Types</p> <p>PCM</p> <p> PCG3 </p> <p>4 Circuit 14 Circuit</p> <p>28 Circuit</p> <p> TCG3</p> <p>Interface Type</p> <p> DS1 - T1 / E1 DS3 - T3 / E3 / G.747</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>14</p> <p>Abacus5000: Hardware IP</p> <p> Abacus5000 Card Types</p> <p>IP</p> <p> ICG3 CTM-5000 ACT-5000</p> <p>Interface Type</p> <p> 10/100/1000Base-T 1000Base-SX/LX</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>15</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Abacus 5000Lab 1: Demo Mode Virtual System</p> <p>16</p> <p>Lab 1: Demo Mode</p> <p> Launch Application</p> <p>Start Menu</p> <p> Programs</p> <p>Abacus 5000</p> <p> 3.0 Abacus Demo</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>17</p> <p>Lab 1: Demo Mode</p> <p> Create a Virtual System</p> <p>View | System Information</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>18</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Abacus 50005 Easy Steps to Running a test</p> <p>19</p> <p>5 Easy Steps to configure and run a test using the Abacus 5000</p> <p>5</p> <p>1</p> <p>2</p> <p>3</p> <p>4</p> <p>1. Protocol Selection - Circuit type, Channel type, Protocol Type 2. Phone Numbers - Phone numbers for call routing 3. Channel and Path Confirmation - Path confirmation type, Tone levels, Switch and Terminating Side variances</p> <p>4. Partition and Timing - Scripts to run on each group, and Call time parameters5. Starting and Stopping a TestAnalyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>20</p> <p>Step 1A. Protocol Selection: Card</p> <p> Slot # inchassis</p> <p> Type of Card(*ICG3, *PCG3, ECG3)</p> <p> Signalling(SIP, H323, CAS, *ISDN, GR-303, SS7, V5.1, V5.2)</p> <p> Physical (*ICG,*T1, E1)Analyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>*Blue italicized word indicates selected option used in this example21</p> <p>Step 1A. Protocol Selection: Card Continued Side (Subscriber,Exchange, Switch)</p> <p> Law (u-law, A-law) Line (B8ZS, HDB3,AMI)</p> <p> Framing (ESF, D4,2 Frame, 16 Frame, 16 Frame CRC)</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>22</p> <p>Step 1B. Protocol Selection: Channels</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>23</p> <p>Step 1C. Protocol Selection: ICG Configure ICG Setting </p> <p>Channel Quantity (Number of Channels to be tested) 23 Ethernet Mode to match the SUT (Auto, Full 1000, Full 100, Full 10, Half 100, Half 10). The following are valid settings Abacus SUT Auto Auto Auto HD HD HD FD FD Subnet Mask of Host 255.255.255.0 IP Address of on Host 192.168.1.192 IP Address of Gateway on Host if present 192.168.1.124</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Step 2A. Phone Numbers: PRI T1 Ex</p> <p>1.</p> <p>Own Phone Numbers</p> <p>2.</p> <p>Addresses of channels associated with selected tab Available for subscriber, exchange, or switch channels One phone number is associated with each channel on Abacus 5000 Sequential, 4155551001 Destination numbers that will be dialed by the associated channels Available for subscriber or exchange channels One phone number is associated with each channel on Abacus 5000 File, Trunkgateway.phn (Phone Book)25</p> <p>External Phone Numbers</p> <p> Analyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>Step 2A. Phone Numbers: PRI T1 Ex Continued1. Select Phone Book type:Sequential or File</p> <p>Sequential Phone Numbers -- specify start numberFile --Used for nonsequential phone numbers, multiple area code, special IP Addressing.</p> <p>2. Defines how each number appliesto each line</p> <p>Each channel Separate phone number for each Channel Each Circuit Same phone number for entire circuit (Hunt Group)</p> <p>3. Put checkmark if duplicate phonenumbers allowed in files (e.g., for ACD groups)</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>26</p> <p>Step 2B. Phone Numbers: SIP</p> <p>Own Phone Numbers</p> <p>Addresses for Abacus SIP endpoints associated with selected tab Sequential user name 4085551001Analyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>External Phone Numbers Addresses that each SIP endpoint will call during a test Sequential user name 4155551001same IP, 192.168.1.19327</p> <p>Step 3. Channels: Path Confirmation Checks for continuity of speech path Five methods of Path Confirmation provide choice of schemes for each interface (Select one scheme) Tones 3-tone 404 Hz, 1004 Hz, 2804 Hz Resilient Measures Minor Interruptions in Test Tone Digital (PRBS) 2 11 -1 = 2047 Pattern, 2 15 -1 = 32767 Pattern QoS PSQM / PSQM+ (ITU P.861) PESQ / PESQ-LQ (ITU P.862) Estimated MOS, JMOS, and R-Factor Packet Voice (Wav Files) Video (H.261 and H.263) Fax and ModemAnalyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>28</p> <p>Step 3A. Channels: Path Confirmation, PRI T1 or SIP, BasicAvailable Options None Physical Address Tones 3-tone 404 Hz, 1004 Hz, 2804 Hz Resilient Measures Minor Interruptions in Test Tone Digital PRBS (Pseudo Random Bit Sequence) 211 -1 = 2047 Pattern 215 -1 = 32767 PatternNote: In this example no options are selected on the Basic tab. Options are selected on Advanced tab.TM</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>Select Apply to all after selection is made29</p> <p>Step 3A. Channels: Path Confirmation, PRI T1 or SIP, Advanced -- ContinuedSelect Voice QOS Measurement Method QOS, PSQM Select wave file to be sent f_nice Select wave file to be sent Simplex (one direction at a time) or Duplex (both directions at the same time)</p> <p>Packet available only on ICG</p> <p>Select Apply to all after selection is madeAnalyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>30</p> <p>Step 3B. Channels: Tones, PRI T1 or SIP</p> <p> Determines the criteria that tones sent from the SUT must meet in order for Abacus to recognize them Determines the signal characteristics of tones sent by Abacus to the System Under Test Default values are selectedAnalyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>31</p> <p>Step 3D. Channels: QOS</p> <p>Specifies Threshold for PSQM and PESQ Measurement 4.0, 1.0</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>32</p> <p>Step 4A. Partition and Timing: Association ContinuedChannel configurationis how the channels of a set are assigned in terms of originate and terminate channels</p> <p>OriginateChannels are designated by O</p> <p>TerminateChannels are designated by T</p> <p> SIP Side alloriginate</p> <p>PRI T1 allterminate</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>33</p> <p>Step 4B. Partition and Timing: Timing and Scripts</p> <p>Timing Parameters</p> <p>ST: Start 10s SS: Start to Start 3s CL: Call Length 60s IC: Inter-Call 20s CC: Call to Call 80s BHCA: Busy Hour CallAttempts</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>34</p> <p>Step 4B. Partition and Timing: Timing and Scripts Continued</p> <p>Abacus Help provides details for partition and timing setup.</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>35</p> <p>Step 4B. Partition and Timing: Timing and Scripts Continued</p> <p> Default Scripts are provided A call B (SIP) and confirms for Call Length A script consists of one or more actions that are created or edited in the Scripts Management window Select Script to open Script Management window</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>36</p> <p>Step 5A. Starting and Stopping a Test: Set Test Duration</p> <p>Test Duration</p> <p> Continuous (until user stops) Run for Hours/ Minutes Run Until Date/ Time Run for X Number of Scripts</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>37</p> <p>Step 5B. Starting and Stopping a Test: Starting the TestAll Scripts and Parameters Compile when the test is started</p> <p>Start Test</p> <p>Successful Compilation; Start of Test</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>38</p> <p>Step 5C. Starting and Stopping a Test: Stopping the Test</p> <p>Stop Test</p> <p> Start time and date End time and date Test duration Script per channel counter Channels Status</p> <p>Test Status</p> <p>Immediate Stop</p> <p>After the test has stopped</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>39</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Abacus 5000Example: Converged PSTN to VoIP Call</p> <p>40</p> <p>IP Telephony Deployment Deployment and Inter-working </p> <p>PSTN Phone to PSTN phone over traditional PSTN Telephony</p> <p>PSTN Phone to PSTN phone via IP TelephonyPC/IP phone to PSTN Phone PC/IP phone to PC/IP phone</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>41</p> <p>Converged NetworksSTP PC Modem SS7 Server Soft Switch DSL Modem xDSL Analog T1/E1 PRA PBX CAS E&amp;M T1/E1 ISDN FR Wireless Router PC</p> <p>SS7</p> <p>POTS</p> <p>ATMPSTNIP Ethernet TCP UDP PSDN H.248 / Megaco MGCP IAD IDT RDT LAN PC H.323 Phone Modem Analog Phone PC PC Wireless Router</p> <p>SIP</p> <p>SIP Phone</p> <p>Media GatewayPLMN</p> <p>GR303 or V.5 Cable</p> <p>IP Phone</p> <p>FAX Mobile Phone H.323 Video</p> <p>H.323</p> <p>H.323 Terminal</p> <p>2W Analog</p> <p>FAX</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>42</p> <p>IP Telephony - Converged Network TestingExample: High Level Call Setup and Termination Procedure</p> <p>Dialed On Ring Digits# Hook Off Hook Dial Good Back Hello Bye Connect</p> <p>Configure Configure Notify</p> <p>Connect</p> <p>Voice Good On Off Hook Ring Conversation Disconnect Hello Bye Hook</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Signaling Path 43</p> <p>Example: Abacus Configured as a Subscriber and an Exchange</p> <p>Analog, Digital Line (T1/E1,T3/E3), Ethernet</p> <p>SUT</p> <p>Digital Line (T1/E1,T3/E3)</p> <p>Gateway</p> <p>Subscriber</p> <p>Exchange</p> <p>Analog, digital or IP Telephony DeviceAnalyze Assure AccelerateTM</p> <p>44</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>Abacus 5000Monitors and Results</p> <p>45</p> <p>Analyze: Audio Monitor</p> <p> Audio Monitor</p> <p>Tap into any bearer channel Streams to your PC Speakers Save to File</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>46</p> <p>Analyze: VoIP Signaling Monitor</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>47</p> <p>Analyze: Data Link Monitor</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>48</p> <p>Results: Statistics</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>49</p> <p>Results: Variances</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>50</p> <p>Results: Graphs</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>51</p> <p>Results: Formatted Report</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>52</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>Analyze</p> <p>Assure</p> <p>Accelerate</p> <p>TM</p> <p>53</p>