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Has any one has an idea how to test Simple Network Management Protocol(SNMP) ..??
thanks in advance for your help..??
I have lots of ideas. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
What are you trying to test about it?
Hi nice to hear from your side..
I m working for a product which handles authentication/authorization/billing for content downloading. It's a tlecom billing wireless product. The product handles Customer requests and delivers the responce.For handling this we are using a JAVA application and C too. I need to figure it out SNMP traps for handling status of the application and request handling.
SNMP traps are usually either "side effect" events where a system has become unstable or oversubscribed, or they are scheduled events where a system reports it's status to an SNMP management system on a regular basis. So I am confused by your desire to load test SNMP directly. If you load test the app which generates a trap, then this would be a controlled, but natural, occurance of the trap based upon the design considerations of the application.
Can you performance test SNMP directly? Sure. Is it useful? Are you likely to change your SNMP management architecture if the system fails to handle your expecations? It could have been a multi-million dollar decision to deploy your existing infrastructure and someone is likely to push back. And just what are your expectations? SNMP environments are not designed to handle high volume events with a high degree of concurrance.
But, if you still want to test it here's how I would do it. First, make sure you have a load testing tool that supports a sockets interface and you have a license for the same. Next, find a way to manually issue a trap from the application in question: use a protocol analyzer to record the information related to the trap. Take the information from the protocol analyzer presented in frame form and re-assemble it into flow/stream form. Some protocol analyzers will do this for you (such as Ethereal - Ethereal.com. Next build your load test script with the contents of the reassembled streams. If you have a license for SNMP development tools you could also take advantage of the ability to create an SNMP client from scratch in a library which can integrate with your load test tool (DLL Virtual User....).
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