Chimera Quick Start Guide
This guide shows you how to:
- Add Chimera to a testbed
- Add/Configure Module(s) and Port(s)
- Configure Streams
- Read the Port Statistics
Add Chimera to a testbed
1. Open ValkyrieManager
2. Click the "Add Chassis" button (top left)
2. Enter IP address of Management port under “Chassis Address:” The default “Chassis Password” is xena
3. Use Options > Set Username to indicate who owns the port reservation:
Configure Chimera Test Module
- Description: In this field add a Module Description text
- Port Configuration: Choose the port speed
- Select the Port/s you want to use.
- Click “Reserve Used Ports”
- Check “Show Only Used Ports”
You will now see user1 listed as the owner of the port.
TIP: Right-click the ports, modules or chassis to see additional options e.g.:
Select the port(s) you want to configure and click “Resource Properties” tab:
1. Description: Here you can add a Port Description text.
Configure Port Impairments
Now you can use the Impairments Config tab to configure the parameters you want to test.
- Port Associations: If the Chimera port is connected to a Valkyrie port: Simultaneously select the Chimera port and the Valkyrie port and right click. You can then associate the ports. This will let you configure impairments under the Valkyrie port resource properties
- Emulate: Check to activate the Chimera port
- Bidirectional: Click to have same impairment settings in both directions
- Packet Drop: Activate packet drop by selecting “Random” and set drop probability
- Latency/Jitter: Activate latency by selecting “Constant” and set latency value
Traffic direction through the Chimera module. In the example below, you can see the receive statistical counters for port 0 and transmit statistical counters for port 1 on the same screen.