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Bench Testing Switch Configurations

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I am in the process of bench testing some switch configurations such as Link Aggregation and Rapid Spanning Tree, using Alcatel 7800 Switches.

I think I know what I will do, i just can't find the software for it! I will have Laptop A connected to Switch A and another Laptop B connected to Switch B. I will then implement the various configurations such as link aggregation and rapid spanning tree. While I am doing this Laptop A will run some sort of Frame generating software with Laptop B analyzing the results of these sent frames. I can then see if the actual configurations are working correctly (which I know they will anyway!).

I would also like to test the bandwidth of the switches when I have implemented the Link Aggregation, is there software available that I can do this for?

I can't seem to find the appropriate software anywhere for these tasks.
Does anyone have any suggestions for the software, or know of any alternative testing methods?

Any help would be appreciated!

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