Alloy Computer Products NuDOG-MPT Network Card User Manual

NuDOG-MPT
User’s Manual
V 1.0.0
August 29, 2007
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CONTENTS
1. Introduction................................................................................................................ 1
1.1 Specifications........................................................................................................1
1.2 Function Description.............................................................................................1
2. Software Installation and Uninstallation....................................................................2
2.1 Installation.............................................................................................................2
2.2 Uninstallation........................................................................................................3
3. Main Window ............................................................................................................4
3.1 Table Description ..................................................................................................4
3.2 Interface Description.............................................................................................5
3.2.1 Result Status.................................................................................................5
3.2.2 Enforcement Buttons ...................................................................................5
3.2.3 Model Name.................................................................................................6
3.2.4 Configurations of Task.................................................................................6
3.2.5 Time .............................................................................................................7
3.2.6 Iteration Setting............................................................................................7
3.2.7 Memo ...........................................................................................................7
3.2.8 Counter Window ..........................................................................................8
3.2.9 Task Table ....................................................................................................8
3.2.10 LED Panel..................................................................................................9
4. Function Setting.........................................................................................................9
4.1 New Model............................................................................................................9
4.1.1 Configuration Setup ...................................................................................10
4.1.2 Task Setting................................................................................................10
4.1.3 Task Ping....................................................................................................16
4.1.4 Environment Setting ..................................................................................17
4.2 Load Model.........................................................................................................19
4.3 Modify Model .....................................................................................................20
4.4 Modify Configuration .........................................................................................21
5. Testing......................................................................................................................23
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1. Introduction
NuDOG-MPT makes NuDOG an accurate and efficient Ethernet tester for batch tasks.
Various packet generation and reception testing items could be set for pre-defined
testing modules. The utility of NuDOG-MPT is easy to load testing models. All simple
and visualized results and detailed testing logs are available to access based on
requirements. NuDOG-MPT is a powerful and convenient tool to apply on NuDOG for
batch tests.
1.1 Specifications
Item
Description
Platform
NuDOG
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP
Pre-built
Tx/Rx Forwarding, Flow Control, Broadcast, Filter, CRC Error,
Ping
Report
Test report in text format
Configuration
Text file and GUI
1.2 Function Description
Pre-built tests in the program include Forwarding, Flow Control, Broadcast, Filter,
CRC Error and Ping tests.
Test Item
Test Name
FW_10H (10M Half Duplex)
FW_10F (10M Full Duplex)
Forwarding Test
FW_100H (100M Half Duplex)
FW_100F (100M Full Duplex)
FC_10F_100F (10M Full ↔100M Full)
Flow Control Test
FC_100F_10F (100M Full ↔10M Full)
BC_10H
Broadcast Test
BC_10F
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BC_100H
BC_100F
FT_10H
FT_10F
Filter Test
FT_100H
FT_100F
CRC_10H
CRC_10F
CRC Error Test
CRC_100H
CRC_100F
Ping (A→B)
Ping (B→A)
Ping Test
Ping (A→N)
Ping (B→N)
2. Software Installation and Uninstallation
2.1 Installation
Double click NuDOG-MPT_setup.exe
.
Start NuDOG-MPT installation.
Read License Agreement carefully before
Click Next to continue next step.
selecting to accept all terms and then
click Next for next step.
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Input user’s information.
Confirm and review installation settings.
Then click Next for next step.
Click Install for next step.
NuDOG-MPT Installation is in progress.
NuDOG-MPT has been Installed
successfully. Click Finish to exit the
Wizard.
2.2 Uninstallation
If applications do not work properly, it may be necessary to uninstall them. Or before
updating a new version of the software, the previous version must be uninstalled first.
There are two ways to uninstall NuDOG-MPT: Start Menu or Control Panel.
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Start Menu: Click on Windows Start menu → Programs → Xtramus →
NuDOG → NuDOG-MPT → Uninstall NuDOG-MPT.
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Control Panel: Activate the Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs →
NuDOG-MPT → Change/Remove.
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3. Main Window
The main window of the user interface is illustrated below. The top-level menu
includes the following major parts: Setting, View and Help.
3.1 Table Description
The choices for the Setting Menu are described in the table below:
Menu Choice
Usage
Modify Model
Open a dialog to modify configurations of an existing model.
New Model
Create configuration of a new model.
Exit
Exit NuDOG-MPT window
The choices for the View Menu are described in the table below:
Menu Choice
Usage
Show Current Log
Open the log file of the last test.
Show Current Config
Open the configuration file of the loaded model.
Show Current Folder
Open the folder of the loaded model.
Show NuDOG
Information
Show the system version of NuDOG device.
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The choices for the Help Menu are described in the table below:
Menu Choice
Usage
Read Me
Open an introduction file about settings.
About NuDOG-MPT
Show information of NuDOG-MPT version.
3.2 Interface Description
3.2.1 Result Status
The LED indicators of Result Status in the main window are described in the table
below.
Item
Description
Pass
Frame Loss
Frame Exceed
Receives Error: CRC Error, Checksum Error, Alignment Error, Dribble Error,
Oversize Frame, and Undersize Frame.
Frame Loss and Receives Error Frames
Frame Exceed and Receive Error Frames
3.2.2 Enforcement Buttons
The control buttons in the main window are described in the table below.
Item
Description
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Loads settings of the model corresponding to DUT.
Reloads the same model if the parameters have been modified.
Connects to NuDOG.
Starts testing.
Stops testing.
Exits the program.
First, click
button to open an .ini file. Click
button to run the
test.
3.2.3 Model Name
Go to Setting menu and click New Model to bring out the window below.
Input a name to create a new model, than click OK button to exit.
3.2.4 Configurations of Task
Showing information of current parameters for Frame test including server address,
frame length, frame count, frame gap, and for Ping test including direction, source IP
and destination IP.
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3.2.5 Time
Time table displays the clock (the current time), what time the test starts and finishes,
and the total time the test takes.
3.2.6 Iteration Setting
Input the total number of times the test to be run, including total loop, loop for current,
pass time and fail time.
3.2.7 Memo
Memo box on the upper right corner shows step by step as each process carries out.
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3.2.8 Counter Window
This table shows detailed transmit and receive counters and any error for Port A and
Port B during every task.
3.2.9 Task Table
The lower middle table shows which Task selected to be tested, and for each test loop,
every relative task with Start (what time to start the test), End (what time to end the
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test), Time Used (how much time totally used), and Remark states the task result in
Pass, Fail or Stopped.
3.2.10 LED Panel
LED panel on the lower right shows every task result.
Gray light means frame is not chosen to be tested or not tested yet; green light means
frame tests pass; red light means frame tests fail.
4. Function Setting
4.1 New Model
Go to Toolbar to select Setting> New Model. Create and type in a new model name
and then click OK to bring out the Window below.
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4.1.1 Configuration Setup
Configuration Setup includes two settings, Environment and Tasks.
Environment refers to the surroundings and conditions of the configuration settings
while Tasks refers to which task(s) selected to be tested.
Task Setting contains two parts. The upper half is Test Scenarios and Task
Selected. The lower half covers 3 tabs: Transmit (transmitting parameters), Media
Type and Learning and Other.
4.1.2 Task Setting
4.1.2.1 Test Scenarios
All pre-built tests (total of 16) are provided in this test scenario. Click mouse on any
desired test(s) and use
or
button to add or countermand the tests
needed to be performed.
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4.1.2.2 Task Selected #
The column of Task Selected # shows what tests are chosen to be tested in order.
or Down button
Click the desired test and then click Up button
arrange the selected tasks in order. Click Reset
to
button to clear all tasks
selected.
When the settings complete, make sure to click Apply button
to enable all
to save settings and go to the next
the settings and then click Save button
step.
4.1.2.3 Transmit
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In Transmit tab, the main purpose is to edit frame settings to transmit. More details
are elaborated below.
There are two options for frame length: Random
and Fixed.
The bytes of frame length range from 60 to 1514
without CRC.
There are eight types of frame pattern to choose
from: 7 pre-set ones and Random as left display.
Scroll down to click mouse to complete choosing.
Set up the numbers of frame count in bit-time in
this task.
Set up frame gap in bit-time for the task.
In order to send packets every certain period of
time, choose ON for duration.
Assign the number of seconds to determine the
interval to send packets.
Assign
time
limit
in
seconds
for
every
transmission.
These four additional settings help to enforce advanced frame functions. Transmit by
Sequence refers to transmit frames one by one, Enable X-Trailer Check enables
data integrity checking with X-trailer and it is the checksum computed on the contents
of the frame. Enable Trigger is to add a trigger in the Tx frames, and Enable Pause
Control enables the “flow control”.
Check the boxes to activate the corresponding functions.
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4.1.2.4 Media Type
Change Media Type allows changing media type in Nway or in Force. Or simply
select OFF to stay with the default.
Assign duration in seconds to wait for media type being changed. The time may vary
with DUT type.
There are three types for link status. OFF is to run the tasks without checking the link
status, ON is to check if the link status is normal and then run the tasks, ON/Alarm
means to check if the link status is normal and an error window as below would
appear if not.
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In LED Check Setting, check the box of Enable LED Check Reminder to activate
the four default settings. A message window will pop up every time before test to
inquire about LED indicators being accurate.
4.1.2.5 Learning and Other
Select Learning and Other tab to set up Learning parameters and VLAN Tag setting.
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In Learning Setting, check the box of Enable Learning to set up Frame Count,
Frame Gap and Tx Pkt Timeout for sending learning packets before task.
Halt on Error determines whether the test should be carried on or stopped when an
error occurs.
Allow Frame Loss determines the number of frame loss allowed to establish test
criterion.
In VALN Setting, check the box of Enable VLAN Tag to enables to set up VLAN Tag
as the four listed items.
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4.1.3 Task Ping
When Ping task is selected, the lower half appears the settings for Ping. The
connection directions are available from Port A to Port B, from Port B to Port A, or
from Port A or B to a connected switch or a network device.
4.1.3.1 VLAN Setting
Check the box of Enable VLAN Tag to activate and input the numbers.
4.1.3.2 IP Addresses, SubMask and Gateway
Set up Port A and Port B’s IP addresses. Port A’s DIP (B) is the same as Port B’s SIP
(B), and so is Port A’s SIP (A) as Port B’s DIP (A).
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4.1.4 Environment Setting
Environment setting includes Log File Setting, Check Link Wait Time and Check
Result Wait Time to apply to the configuration.
Assign Prefix and Suffix in Log File Setting. Prefix refers to put a header (default:
Report) in a log filename. Time stamp indicates the time recorded for saving the log
file, Serial number is the initial sequence number of a DUT, and Bar code is the
barcode of a DUT.
After the configuration settings are applied and saved, the tasks can be started. A
window will pop up as below if Serial Number is chosen in Suffix. Input a number
(0~9,999,999,999) and the number increases by one automatically in the same
model.
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A window as below will pop up if Bar code is chosen in Suffix. Input the bar code of the
DUT in blank and click OK to exit.
Assign the number of seconds to wait before checking the link status.
Assign the number of seconds to wait to check with the result.
When modify the settings through this dialog and save new settings. The new
configurations will not be applied until clicking the Reload button
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File name config is usually set as default for a new file name. Remember to save the
config file after renewing a model.
4.2 Load Model
Load the model corresponding to DUT before test. Click the Open button
to open a *.ini file.
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4.3 Modify Model
After loading a model, Click Setting on the top menu and choose Modify Model. Its
main purpose is to bring out existing configuration files to choose and to modify
previous frame settings. As the same with New Model, there are two sections in
Configuration Setup: Environment and Tasks.
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In Task Setting, there are Test Scenarios and Task Selected #.
4.4 Modify Configuration
When the test is finished, the result is saved in
a log file. Click Show Current Log to read the
log information in notepad.
There are two parts in log files: SUMMARY and
DETAIL.
Summary shows all information including model name, version, start time, use and
end time, and all the tasks performed. In Detail, it shows every task name, time used,
setting parameters (including frame count, frame gap, frame length, loss and pause
control or count, direction, source IP and destination IP for Ping), result (performance
test and link check), and final result status (including port, Tx frame, Rx frame, pause,
CRC error, checksum error, Alignment error, undersize, oversize and trigger or Tx/ Rx
request/ reply for Ping).
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Show Current Config is to open a notepad for
the current configuration file (*.ini) of a loaded
model to show its environment and detailed
parameters of each task.
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Click Show Current Folder to open the current
folder, which saves log files in the same model.
to bring out the window for the list of *.log files.
Click Open button
Task results are directly footnoted in file names.
5. Testing
After all the settings and configurations are modified, click Start button
in the
middle on the main window for the program to run tasks.
If all the tasks complete and pass, the window of PASS will pop up as follows:
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However, if any of the tasks fails, then the window of FAIL will pop up.
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