Deployment Model: On-premise and SaaS
Technology: Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Orchestration
Publisher: Netrounds

Netrounds is a programmable test and service assurance solution using software-based and traffic-generating probes; the solution is delivered from the cloud as a SaaS solution or deployed on-premises in NFV environments.

  • Achieve assured, orchestrated and agile deliveries of network services — in line with the MEF’s Third Network vision and the Telco Transformation journey
  • Integrate fulfilment and assurance
  • Base decisions on end-users’ experience instead of passive network statistics
  • Automate deployment of remote active virtual Test Agent capabilities to eliminate expensive field efforts
  • Gain insight in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments

Netrounds consists of two core components:  

  1. The Netrounds Control Center acting Test Controller and Test Result Analysis Module
  2. Software-based Test Agents

The Control Center provides a consolidated GUI for operations staff, as well as a rich API for external OSS orchestrators, to remotely control Netrounds’ four classes of traffic-generating active Test Agents (also called Probes).

It is a powerful automation engine, and provides aggregated or detailed real-time result views and historic KPIs and SLA monitoring metrics.

The Test Agents acts like virtual end-users, and load the network as well as consume real services. They auto-connect to the control center once booted, from which they get their instructions and to which they report the KPIs/results.

Control center features:

  • User-friendly dashboard
  • Test automation template builder
  • Rich northbound API for automation
  • Coordination and control of the Test Agents involved in tests
  • Life cycle management of all distributed Test Agents
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Collaboration between different "tenants"
  • Result analysis
  • Alarms (snmp, mail) 
  • Test report generation (PDF)

Test Agents:

  • Active traffic generation (UDP, stateful TCP)
  • RFC 6349
  • Y.1564 Ethernet Service Actication
  • Y.1731 initiator
  • TWAMP initiator
  • Video service KPIs (multicast-based IPTV, and Over-The-Top)
  • QoS validation
  • SIP VoIP client
  • HTTP Get
  • DNS response times
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Metro Ethernet Forum Transparency Tests (Layer-2 Control Protocol Handling and more)
Office Facilities US & Canada, Asia-Pacific, European Markets
Support Model Direct to customer
Support Coverage Hours Extended Hours
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Version Verified Compatible Cisco Product Date Tested
2.15.0 Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) - Orchestration
  • Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) - NSO 4.1
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