APIC EM and TRex collaboration is a representive example on how a softeware based traffic generator can adapt
to the needs of the network in almost zero time.
Using APIC EM controller for configuring your network might impose a challenge on how to test a complex topology.
This has led the APIC EM team to request TRex dev team to provide a way to test a more complex topology.
Let's take a look at the following topology:
We wish to test this toplogy with a range of clients communicating with a range of servers.
Testing this kind of a network topology requires a way to divide the range of the clients to the clusters by providing:
1. Different VLANs for both directions
2. Different MAC addresses for each cluster
3. A way to direct different amount of traffic to each cluster
In TRex we were able to adapt to the need in less than two weeks !
The solution is based on a well known standards such as YAML format for configuration: