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SierraNet M648

The SierraNet M648 Ethernet and Fibre Channel test platform provides best in class analysis, jamming and generation for traffic capture and manipulation for testing application and link characteristics. SierraNet M648 is the latest in the line of industry leading test and measurement tools from Teledyne LeCroy, designed for today’s high-speed storage and communications fabrics. SierraNet M648 supports examination and modification of Ethernet and Fibre Channel links utilizing both Pulse Amplitude Modulation 4 (PAM4) and legacy Non-Return to Zero (NRZ) technologies.

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SierraNet M648  The SierraNet M648 Ethernet and Fibre Channel test platform provides best in class analysis, jamming and generation for traffic capture and manipulation for testing application and link characteristics. SierraNet M648 is the latest in the line of industry leading test and measurement tools from Teledyne LeCroy, designed for today’s high-speed storage and communications fabrics. SierraNet M648 supports examination and modification of Ethernet and Fibre Channel links utilizing both Pulse Amplitude Modulation 4 (PAM4) and legacy Non-Return to Zero (NRZ) technologies.
SierraNet T328  The SierraNet T328 system provides for analysis of 10/25/40/50/100Gbps Ethernet and Gen 6 (32GFC) Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification for developers & protocol test engineers in LAN, SAN, NAS and other Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. Available with eight SFP28 FlexPorts™ for maximum configuration and utility, the SierraNet T328 includes an easy to use, customizable software interface, large capture buffers, and the most advanced T.A.P4 capture, triggering and filtering capabilities in the industry.
SierraNet M328  The SierraNet M328™ system provides for analysis and jamming of 10/25/40/50/100Gbps Ethernet and Gen 6 (32GFC) Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification for developers & protocol test engineers in LAN, SAN, NAS and other Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. Available with eight SFP28 FlexPorts™ for maximum configuration and utility, the SierraNet M328 includes an easy to use, customizable software interface, large capture buffers, and the most advanced capture, triggering, impairment and filtering capabilities in the industry.
SierraNet M168  The SierraNet M168 is the most cost effective, advanced and fully integrated analysis and jamming platform for 10Gbps Ethernet and 16G Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification systems available for developers and protocol test engineers. The SierraNet M168 supports 100% recording of all Fibre Channel and Ethernet related traffic at full line rates on all ports while maintaining the link integrity through non-retimed pass-through probe technology.

NVMe/oF adoption is rapidly increasing and full NVMe specification conformance over Ethernet networks or Fibre Channel fabrics requires the ability to validate transactions over all transports.

Below you will find a list of SierraNet Ethernet and Fibre Channel analyzer platforms that support NVMe along with a short description to help you determine, which would be best fit your requirement. All the SierraNet analyzers listed below support NVMe/oF analysis, debug and validation over both Ethernet and Fibre Channel transports. The accompanying Net Protocol Suite software includes support for the latest revisions of NVMe/oF specifications.

Customers should select the platform that best fits the needs of their current products as well as those of upcoming products. The flagship SierraNet M648 platform supports 10Gbe and 25GbE links as well as new 50GbE PAM4 Ethernet installations as well as 16/32GFC and new 64GFC fabrics.

Key Features
  • 2U form-factor with rack mount kits
  • Analyze PAM4 Native Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabrics
    • 50/100/200GbE PAM4
    • 64GFC PAM4
  • Fall-Back support for NRZ based links/speeds
    • 10/25/50/100GbE NRZ
    • 16/32GFC NRZ
  • Layer 1 analysis support for link layer negotiation analysis
  • Complete bi-directional capture of line rate traffic
  • API for automation of test routines
    • Python scripts for popular Linux OS environments
    • Post capture, comprehensive analysis capabilities with Verification Script Engine™
  • Deep memory buffers and pre-capture filtering for extended analysis needs
  • Advanced, multi-state triggering & filtering
  • Comprehensive, multi-condition Error Injection and Traffic Jamming capabilities
  • Standard 64GB recording buffers
  • Dynamic memory allocation
  • Extensive Ethernet and Fibre Channel protocols supported, including FCoE, NVMe-oF, RoCE and iSCSI
  • Multiple trace view formats
  • Seamless WireShark integration
  • USB 3.0 & Gigabit Ethernet Host Interfaces for fast upload and easy management

The SierraNet M648 family offers the most cost effective, advanced and fully integrated Ethernet and Fibre Channel data capture and protocol verification systems available for developers and protocol test engineers. The M648 protocol analysis systems provide engineers with 100% recording of all Fibre Channel and Ethernet related traffic at full line rates on all ports and offers the addition of error injection and traffic corruption with our InFusion™ tools for advanced validation and verification testing.

Flexibility to Meet Any Debug Challenge

The SierraNet M648 hardware platform and graphical user interface provides the highest level of performance and flexibility available in the market for legacy and todays’ emerging high-speed network and fabric deployments.

The SierraNet M648 provides ultimate flexibility in analysis and verification of traditional or converged Ethernet and Fibre Channel products in a single platform and the flexibility to add protocol specific features, functionality, and speed support at the time of purchase or later by the addition of license keys.

Each FlexPort SFP28 pair can probe both Ethernet and Fibre Channel links of speeds up to 50Gbps/link for Ethernet and/or 64G FC/link on copper or optical cabling and eliminates the need for separate "single function" blades, pods, or adapters found in some competitive products providing a highly compact, extremely flexible, multi-function protocol analyzer.

The SFP28 pairs may be aggregated to support 100Gbps Ethernet links, and the integrated QSFP-DD connections support all Ethernet rates – 50GbE, 100GbE and 200GbE link traffic – for both analysis and jamming applications.

In addition to FlexPort technology, the SierraNet M648's sophisticated analysis and jamming software, the Net Protocol Suite, provides unmatched flexibility with customized data displays that easily identify and navigate to specific events of interest quickly. Decoding in the Net Protocol Suite's multiple trace views provide superior visibility for troubleshooting low level to application layer issues, decode per the supported specifications and their associated encoding schemes, and the zero-time search and filter capabilities easily find Ethernet and Fibre Channel events in a contextual and intuitive way. In a multi-protocol environment, Teledyne LeCroy's CrossSync™ can synchronize and correlate traces with our other leading protocol analysis tools, such as the PCI Express Summit analyzers, to understand how traffic, stimulus, and/or errors propagate across bridges or adapters.

 

2U “Zero” Brand Aluminum Carry Case
Rack Mount Rail Kit for SierraNet Platforms
SierraNet Functional License Options

 

The Teledyne LeCroy InFusion™ (Jammer) Error Injector and Traffic Modifier tool allows users to verify real‐world fault handling for both Ethernet network and Fibre Channel fabric systems.  InFusion is only available for SierraNet platforms enabled with Digital Retimed circuitry and sits unobtrusively in the data path on a live system to programmatically alter or corrupt traffic. InFusion is the ideal tool for stress‐testing systems using actual workloads and devices.

SierraNet InFusion supports Ethernet link speeds from 10GbE up to 100GbE and Fibre Channel links up to 32 Gbps, depending on the capabilities of the licensed SierraNet platform. InFusion monitors traffic from both directions in real‐time and through the use of customer defined parameters, replaces or modifies any bit, ordered‐set, checksum or other parameters with those specified for the test case.

InFusion can change traffic when it detects a specific sequence or reaches a designated time interval, yet it requires no complicated scripts, programming, or simulation tools. InFusion can monitor traffic in both directions and act on events occurring in either direction of the communications link. InFusion can even modify bi-directional traffic within a given test scenario, either from the Originator or from the Responder. InFusion is specifically designed to verify recovery characteristics within a subsystem. An easy, user friendly menu interface with icons and hyperlinks allows you to create specific test Scenarios in just minutes.

Once an InFusion session starts, the system automatically handles protocol handshaking between devices. InFusion transmits a faithful copy of the original data stream down to the CRC value which, if needed, it recalculates. InFusion allows test engineers to systematically verify error recovery in ways not possible with other test platforms.

Key Features:
  • Error Injection: Injects CRC, disparity, PCS encoding (8b/10b, 64/66b, etc) framing, and coding errors.
  • Break Link Recovery: Programmatically breaks the connection to test link recovery.
  • Value Replacement: Monitors the link for specific values, patterns, or ordered‐sets (as low as bit level) and replace with user‐defined values. You can replace values on every occurrence, after a specified number of occurrences, or after a specified time interval.
  • Packet Drop: Removes individual ordered‐sets or frames from the stream to verify retry behavior.
  • Packet Delay: Capture and individual frame and re-inset into the data stream to verify out-of-order reassembly.
  • Ordered‐set Manipulation: Replaces handshaking and flow control ordered‐sets to help validate robustness of a design.
  • Traffic Monitoring: Operates as a traffic monitor, collecting statistical data on user‐specified parameters. In this mode, data passes unchanged in both directions.
  • Menu‐Driven Interface: Allows easy set‐up of test Scenarios.

With respect to traffic modification, in the Link Layer you can modify ordered‐sets, CRC, scrambled data, and connection Events. You cannot modify clock skew management and signal integrity. InFusion consists of a hardware device that connects to the line under test and a Windows‐based software application used to create and download test scripts to the device. You also can use the software application to configure and control the device across an Ethernet or USB link. InFusion test scripts are called Scenarios. Scenarios determine how the hardware device monitors and modifies line traffic. In order to create and download Scenarios the Teledyne LeCroy Net Protocol Suite application must be used. For the InFusion connections, the device is connected between the PHYs of the originator and responder.