“The SANBlaze VirtuaLUN has been an excellent tool for traffic generation and performance
testing at UNH-IOL plugfests for Fibre Channel and NVMe. We’re happy to use the VirtuaLUN as a resource in our lab for stressing systems when performing interoperability
testing.” — David Woolf, Engineering Manager – Datacenter, UNH-IOL
SANBlaze VirtuaLUN NVMe Initiator is the key piece of test
equipment for anyone needing to test NVMe target devices. The VirtuaLUN feature set provides a unique set of functions applicable in all aspects of a product lifecycle; from development to design
validation to test and QA. The ability to drive NVMe targets with a wide range of configurable attributes provides engineers with a flexible, scalable tool to simulate real disk and memory access
environments and issues. Development, qualification and certification test cycles can be highly automated, reducing time and surfacing issues and errors.
The VirtuaLUN provides full control and programmability of NVMe
parameters, providing unique storage test conditions for NVMe drive testing, development and certification. Additional support for updating and loading firmware, as well as support for secure
erase, provide support for further automation steps and processes. Initiator emulation delivers the ability to drive multiple channels of traffic, inject errors, send specific or custom op codes
in an easy to use, scriptable platform. Custom command generation and predefined tests provide simulated host environments. Auto connect and probe features quickly identify targets to test.
Features such as Read/Write/Compare testing, error injection and a custom command builder provide an environment to drive and test single or multiple NVMe target devices.
Drive pulls can be automated via integration of the Quarch™ NVMe
interposer card using REST API, scripting or Web based GUI. Performance testing during PCIe glitch insertion, data integrity during drive power margining and PCIe lane failure, controlled and
surprise removal can all be automated via SANBlaze / Quarch integration.
Test cases can be saved and restored with a single command. Tests
can be started via command line, scripted or via an easy to use Web based interface.
Drive Firmware Download
Set Queue Count and Depth
Read / Write and Compare Tests for traffic generation and data integrity
Dual Port/Multipath support
Easy to use Web based interface
Command line interface and scripting
T10 DIF support/error injection
Compression and Dedup Data Pattern
NVMe Drive testing
Subsystem Performance testing
Dual Path device testing
Storage software verification
SAN management software verification
Error handling testing
Failover and Multipath Simulation
DT5 SANBlaze SBExpress-DT5 Data Sheet July 20 2022