I am looking for a free downloadable MS Windows based multicast testing tool which uses multicast streams from source to the listeners connected across the MPLS service Provider test Lab.
Thanks in advance,
From my experience, IPERF is a good tool for testing throughput. Perhaps this tool could be used for testing multicast too but seems a lot of extra work just to see if multicast is functional across the network as Cisco IOS has ping built-in on each router/switch. Also from my experience, I believe IPerf requires a host PC and is mostly command line. It's your call through.
Ping does works very well to test multicast throughout the entire multicast enabled domain.
If you need assistance setting this up to work, just let me know!! I use ping for testing all the time as-well-as wireshark.
Also, I use VLC version 2.0 Twoflower to stream and receive videos and this also works very well.
I do have issues with T1 circuits as I cannot seem to get MPEG4 videos or VLC is not correctly converting or it is just my limited understanding of Video itself. I know for MPEG3, I need at least 2.4Mbps of bandwidth and I thought MPEG4 could be supported on less than 1.544Mbps - hopefully will figure this out soon.
My setup is MPLS Hub and Spoke. I control the Hubs, Spokes, and all the MPLS cloud so I am able to test most any scenario.
Perhaps we could collaborate on multicast over MPLS????
Also, I use Sparse mode throughout the entire Hub/Spoke/MPLS domain.
Let me know.
Hi Anil ,
I saw that iperf has multicast capabilities, so you might give it a try.