DOCUMENTATION 》 TOFFEE-Mocha WAN emulator Lab deployment and topology guide

Typical TOFFEE-Mocha WAN simulator lab setup
This is the most simplest lab setup which you can do.

  • Scenario 1: You can connect two LAN networks via TOFFEE-Mocha. This will emulate two branch office networks connected via WAN or Internet.
  • Scenario 2: In other case you can connect two test PCs connected via TOFFEE-Mocha. This will be a test setup to test TOFFEE-Mocha itself. This gives an opportunity to test, understand and learn TOFFEE-Mocha features in real-time.

The advantage of this setup is that you can do bulk traffic tests such as large file-downloads, bulk large packet ping tests via TOFFEE-Mocha and do research and analysis. You can test your TCP acceleration and TCP optimization parameters if you had set in your LAN networks or test PCs. TOFFEE-Mocha delay feature helps you to slow-down the network speed and you can see realtime analysis of networking parameters in slow motion.

NOTE: For more details regarding TOFFEE-Mocha test-cases and test-results kindly refer: TEST CASES :: TEST RESULTS :: Raspberry Pi WAN Emulator TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.14-1-rpi2

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN simulator lab test setup [CDN]

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN simulator lab setup with WAN Network or with Internet
In this case assume you have Internet or WAN link termination with limited resources you can build a TOFFEE-Mocha WAN emulator. This scenario helps you to get a minimal setup with just two systems (i.e TOFFEE-Mocha device and a test PC). This is needed sometimes to do quick tests which does not need elaborate setup as discussed above. This also helps you to start learning quickly about TOFFEE-Mocha if you are new using TOFFEE-Mocha, new in terms of learning networking concepts, a student, or building a basic home lab with a test WAN emulator.

In situations like this, I highly recommend you to choose a Raspberry Pi based TOFFEE-Mocha device. This will save the space, energy and gives you a ready to use WAN emulator device in a tiny package. Once a Raspberry Pi TOFFEE-Mocha device is configured, you no longer need any keyboard, mouse and monitor in most cases.

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN simulator lab test setup with WAN Network

Setting up a WAN Emulator (TOFFEE-Mocha) within VirtualBox:
You can also setup a complete TOFFEE-Mocha based VM setup as shown in the picture below. As an example in this case it is deployed within VirtualBox. You can follow similar steps and setup within any VM platform such VMware, QEMU, etc. For more details kindly refer this detailed video article HERE.

Setting up a TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulator within a Linux VirtualBox VM

TOFFEE WAN Optimization lab test setup via TOFFEE-Mocha WAN simulator:
In this case assume you have to build a test TOFFEE WAN optimization setup in your lab. In that case if you need a WAN emulator to test efficiency of TOFFEE WAN optimization, you can choose to use a TOFFEE-Mocha WAN emulator in between two TOFFEE devices as shown below. Once your complete setup is done, you can test end to end network performance (i.e Site-A <> Site-B) with and without TOFFEE WAN optimization.

By adjusting various parameters in TOFFEE-Mocha you can simulate Mobile networks such as 3G, 4G, etc. You can simulate Satellite networks such as inflight WiFi, Marine networks, defence networks, Satellite Personal Communication Networks (S-PCNs) and so on.

TOFFEE WAN Optimization lab test setup via TOFFEE-Mocha WAN simulator [CDN]

Suggested Topics:

TOFFEE-Mocha - WAN Emulator


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TOFFEE Benchmarks :: TOFFEE-1.1.28 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is the TOFFEE WAN Optimization benchmarks of the TOFFEE version: TOFFEE-1.1.28. This is the current TOFFEE development version till date (2-Jul-2016). This is a HPC TOFFEE variant meant for high-end custom build servers and high-end desktops (i.e High Performance Computing a.k.a HPC). TOFFEE built this way often needs customized kernel compilation and build such as processor specific and hardware specific tune-ups since it is highly CPU intensive (if not offloaded via Hardware Accelerator Cards).

Timelapse Screen Capture of TOFFEE-DataCenter Network Acceleration - with new RRDtool graph support ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Timelapse Screen Capture of TOFFEE-DataCenter Network Acceleration - with new RRDtool graph support

Building my own CDN - Minify Script files - Update: 23-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
One of the suggestions Google PageSpeed Insights tool suggested for The TOFFEE Project website is to minify the css and java script files. Minify Script files: When you read online about minification of your web script files, often they highlight file size savings and thus resulting faster download time and better website performance.

TEST CASES :: TEST RESULTS :: TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.32 asymmetric constant packet delay feature ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 16-June-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
I started TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development on 1-June-2016. I took the existing TOFFEE components as a base. Although the TOFFEE-Mocha is entirely an independent fresh Open-Source WAN Emulation solution. Ever since I am in the process of defining and inventing features. So far I come up with the most important feature which is expected to be present in any WAN Emulation software is the packet delay option.

Tracking Live Network Application Data - in a WAN Acceleration (WAN Optimization) Device ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE-Mocha :: WAN Emulator ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE-Mocha :: Linux Open-Source WAN Emulator

TOFFEE-Mocha Documentation :: TOFFEE-Mocha - Jitter feature ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) optimized Satellite (inflight/marine/defense) ISP Networks ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE Optimized Satellite ISP Network: TOFFEE/TOFFEE-DataCenter can be used to optimize Satellite Networks (Satellite based Internet Networks, VoIP, Data, private leased-links) as shown. Ground station transponders can be connected via array of TOFFEE Devices and in the remote CPE can have dedicated or inbuilt TOFFEE with which you can establish a WAN Optimized Satellite Network Tunnel as shown.

TOFFEE Data-Center WAN Optimization deployment in Big Data Analytics ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Featured Educational Video:
Youtubeで見る - [16129//1] 294 - VRF - Virtual Routing and Forwarding - Introduction ↗

TOFFEE DataCenter WAN Optimization - Google Hangouts demo and VOIP Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE DataCenter WAN Optimization - Google Hangouts demo and VOIP Optimization

TOFFEE-Mocha Documentation :: TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.14-1-rpi2 - Raspberry Pi WAN Emulator ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

WAN Optimization iPhone and Android - Mobile App ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Why TOFFEE is forked from TrafficSqueezer ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TrafficSqueezer is an open-source WAN Optimization project. TrafficSqueezer is mainly a research project which is started around mid-2006. It is initially started as a research (or prototype) code even before it is officially registered in But this code is just primitive user-space raw socket modules. This is later refined and a pre-alpha version is created. Followed by which Alpha release. This prototype code is moved from user-space to Linux Kernel (Kernel Space) and then the journey begin in terms of making a serious WAN Optimization solution. Once the pre-beta and beta releases are complete the mainstream series is started.

TOFFEE-Butterscotch a TOFFEE for Home/SOHO Internet/WAN bandwidth ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE-Butterscotch a TOFFEE for Home/SOHO Internet/WAN bandwidth

Research :: Optimization of network data (WAN Optimization) at various levels:
Network File level network data WAN Optimization

Learn Linux Systems Software and Kernel Programming:
Linux, Kernel, Networking and Systems-Software online classes [CDN]

Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards:
TOFFEE Architecture with Compression and Decompression Accelerator Card [CDN]

TOFFEE-DataCenter on a Dell Server - Intel Xeon E5645 CPU:
TOFFEE-DataCenter screenshots on a Dual CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz - Dell Server