Samtest Virtual Probe (vProbe)
A virtual test entity that enables addressing various aspects of performance management across the lifecycle of business-critical Ethernet services delivered using NFV, cloud and SDN-based infrastructure. vProbes can be easily spun on various measurement nodes, either as distributed (at customer premise) or centralized (at the aggregation node). Work on commercial off the shelf (COTS) x86-based servers or as virtualized test functions on any virtualization-capable network elements, including switches, routers and demarcations devices. Using virtual probes reduces the investment in hardware and the associated truck-roll while testing. It also provides flexibility to easily scale up or scale down the test topologies in the field.