Aticara PcapStorm Overview
Aticara PcapStorm is a completely virtualized and software based replay tool that can run on any commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware. PcapStorm is designed by QA and Network Engineers who had a hard time replaying large pcaps, which are regularly received from the field to reproduce customer’s issues in the lab..
We are completely software based which can be installed on popular hypervisors on commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware. It can replay large size pcap with thousands of flows, empowering QA engineers to replicate customer issues in the lab quickly.
Aticara can also be used for amplifying a single flow into millions of flows for load testing the DUT.
Pcap Replay Challenges
Traffic replay is a traditional and effective technique used to emulate real word traffic. Since the recorded traffic used for replay has various protocols, packet sizes, Inter Frame Gap (IFG), Inter Burst Gap (IBG). Recorded traffic has been used for ages to reproduce customer issues in the lab.
There are a lot of open source replay tools available e.g. Tcpreplay, tcpliveplay, and tons of very expensive FPGA based commercial tools.
But still QA Engineers and Network Engineers find it a nightmare to replay voluminous network capture they receive from their customers to replicate crash or bug in the lab.