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Bench Testing Switch Configurations

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Hi,

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!
Cheers
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