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How to stress test the Lan?

By dennis ·
My manager wants a stress test performed on the Lan.
It is 10megabit shared. We have 20 buildings & trailers connected with multi-mode fiber and a 24 port Hub in each. We use Novell routers on our servers. We have some cat3 and cat5 buildings. Thefiber backbone pair only goes between servers & all they do is backup at night so it stays pretty quiet. There is a different fiber pair that all the plant traffic goes on between buildings. The plant fiber runs are upto 1/2 mile long. We have 300 PC's and a 12 servers.
I know we can OTDR stress & certify each pair of fiber @ $70 per hour. I know we can copy a big file accross the lan and figure the throughput, I did this & got 6.5 to 7 megabit. Would that be good enough?
Please give me somesuggestions and if you have a ballpark price would be fantastic, and is there any big companys that are good at doing this type of work?

Thanks, Dennis

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by erikdr In reply to How to stress test the La ...

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Look for Loadrunner.
Simulates the behaviour of 5,10,100 or whatever you like PC's on only one PC.
Run one instance in each segment, configure well, and you're in stresstest business!

Have fun,

<Erk> - The Netherlands

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by dennis In reply to How to stress test the La ...
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I have found some trial software form a company "Solar Winds" which is approved by Cisco I believe. It is fully funtional for 30 days and has a tool to do just what you are looking for. If you haven't already found a solution, .....its free.

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that's from not form.

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