To ensure better Industry-readiness of an industry leader’s networking equipment, Alumnus created and deployed a custom toolset to automate the regression testing process. Tens of thousands of tests covering functional scenarios, non-functional, conformance and performance testing were automated to allow 24-hour test execution with real-time monitoring.
For example, network protocol conformance and performance testing included unicast and multicast routing, wireless/ wireline/ internet performance within NAT and firewall constraints. It was also conducted within acceptable limits of CPU/Memory usage as well as power consumption. Firewall and security included secure-boot, VLAN, Virtual Bridge and microservices isolation, QoS for IMIX traffic, QoE of Media Streaming (unicast and multicast), QoE of VoIP calls, WAN optimization, Vulnerability Assessment and more.
Design and build cycle were reduced by clustering the scenarios and faults, and determining the commonalities/ specificities between them. The reporting system, apart from being detailed for each step and module accelerated root-cause analyses/ debugging/ bug-fixing. A low-code interface was also provided to developers/ QA team to quickly accommodate tests into this automation framework for newer features or feature upgrades.
Eclipse, Notepad++, VS 2010, FFmpeg, Iperf, Dialogic, DSLAM, Wireshark, Java, PHP, TCL, C#, IGMP, MLD, SIP, PPPoE, DHCP, xDSL, Telnet, SSH