Important Information

On August 12th, 2022, many of Keysight’s Network Test, Network Visibility, & Edge to Core (NAS/formerly Ixia) products will migrate to a new license structure.

CRITICAL: If you perform licensing operations after August 12th, 2022, without upgrading the licensing software to the latest version, licenses may not register properly, and some features may be missing. This could impact testing and result in downtime.

For details, click here.

LoadCore - 3.4.1

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
3.4.1
Build Number:
3.4.1
Release Date:
Monday, August 15, 2022
Part Number:
750-1194-04
LoadCore 3.4.1 is a licensing only patch release. 
There will be a licensing backend system change happening on August 12th. 
You may keep using the product ‘as is’ provided you do not activate/deactivate any licenses. 
Any license operation post Aug/12 will need this product update, which is applicable only on top of LoadCore 3.4 or the updated LoadCore-Licensing server deployed using the below provided image.
As mentioned in LC 3.4 release notes, legacy license server (versions 1.3, 1.6) is now obsolete.
 

LoadCore - 3.4

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
3.4
Build Number:
3.4.0.3490.268
Release Date:
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Part Number:
750-1194-03

LoadCore 3.4 introduces CoreSim topology for ORAN testing, having the entire 5G core simulated in a box. New nodes support includes simulation and isolation for SEPP nodes, DNS server and CHF in full core topology. We further expanded our 5G procedures support to 5G LAN, Ethernet PDU sessions and I-RAT mobilities with N26. On the traffic side we enhanced our support for building call models, optimising per UE throughput and adding MOS measurement for VoNR and VoLTE.
Please note that support for Legacy License Server is now deprecated and all users need to switch to either External License server or Embedded License Server.

LoadCore - 3.2

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
3.2
Build Number:
3.2.0.3391.277
Release Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Part Number:
750-1194-01

With LoadCore 3.2 release we are introducing a whole new level of application traffic richness, by enabling hundreds of predefined application flows. 
LoadCore VoNR offering is further expanded through 3GPP IPsec support, Video calls, SIP over UDP transport and many more. 
Control plane wise, LoadCore 3.2 brings in support for more SBA nodes (SCP, NEF), 4G nodes (SGW), TSN on control plane and many other new procedures and enhancements to existing procedures. 
Further cloud evolution is enabled through AWS EKS support, embedded licesning and application traffic support for containers.

LoadCore - 3.0

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
3.0
Build Number:
3.0.0.3304.184
Release Date:
Friday, December 17, 2021
Part Number:
750-1194-01

 

LoadCore 3.0 brings forth new 5G nodes: SCP and NEF, interfaces: N14 and various other enhancements on NEF and gNB simulations.
In terms of application traffic, besides various enhancements on QUIC and VoNR, this release adds support for VoNR video calls.
LoadCore 3.0 marks the first release of per UE statistics.
It also includes the SCAS test suite for AMF & UDM, and the advanced 5G Core debug tools.

LoadCore - 2.3

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
2.3
Build Number:
2.3.0.3272.252
Release Date:
Friday, October 29, 2021
Part Number:
750-1120-08

LoadCore 2.3 brings a lot of new features and functionality on both control plane and user plane, the highlights being continued 4G enhancements like idle mode I-RAT mobility and Option 3x.

On the application traffic side, this release brings improved user plane throughput for both application traffic and stateless UDP, with single UE throughput matching multiple UE throughput.

Another highlight of this release is the QUIC transport for Video OTT.

LoadCore - 2.2.1

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
2.2.1
Build Number:
2.2.1.349
Release Date:
Monday, September 20, 2021
Part Number:
750-1120-07
 
LoadCore 2.2.1 is an update release for LoadCore 2.2. It brings in support for QUIC transport for Video OTT client and many other enhancements in the area of Application Traffic. 
It also contains various infrastructure, Voice, Video OTT and control plane fixes and improvements.

 

LoadCore - 2.2

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
2.2
Build Number:
2.2.0.881
Release Date:
Friday, August 6, 2021
Part Number:
750-1120-06

 LoadCore 2.2 brings a lot of depth in the area of 4G and 5G protocols, consisting into a lot of new nodes, procedures and enhancements in the gNB simulator, UPF isolation topology and Full core topology. 
 Throughput for single UE scenarios was greatly improved for Stateless UDP traffic generator to exceed 10 Gbps. 
 This release continues the foray into cloud environments, by supporting the Google Anthos instances. 
 More than 150 preconfigured tests are now available for customers that want to approach functional testing of the various nodes in the 5G Core.

LoadCore - 2.1.1

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
2.1.1
Build Number:
2.1.1.349
Release Date:
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Part Number:
750-1120-04
 
LoadCore 2.1.1 is an update release for LoadCore 2.1. It enhances the iRAT handover and EPS fallback support by adding MME node simulation, multiple PDU sessions support and multiple dedicated QoS flows support.
It also contains various Voice, Video OTT and control plane fixes and improvements.

 

LoadCore - 2.1

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
2.1
Build Number:
2.1.0.936
Release Date:
Friday, April 23, 2021
Part Number:
750-1120-03

 LoadCore 2.1 continues the evolution of Keyisght's 5GC offering with support for a large variety of features like EPS fallback, 5G-EIR node and R16 upgrade across all previously supported nodes. 
 The user plane area is further enhanced with support for OTT and various improvements in the VoNR solution. 
 Last but not least LoadCore continues to push into cloud environments by being fully deployable into custom Kubernetes clusters.

LoadCore - 2.0.1

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
2.0.1
Build Number:
2.0.1.57
Release Date:
Friday, February 5, 2021
Part Number:
750-1120-02

 

LoadCore 2.0.1 is a patch release, that brings a few major new features: support for Application Traffic over Raw Sockets, Emergency Registration on NG-RAN, S6a support for full-core topology and various small enhancements and bug fixes.

LoadCore - 2.0

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
2.0
Build Number:
2.0.0.1078
Release Date:
Friday, December 18, 2020
Part Number:
750-1120-01

 

LoadCore 2.0, a major milestone in LoadCore's evolution, brings forth:

  • VoNR: the first release of our evolving fully flexible Voice engine
  • Multiple iRAT topologies addressing not only SP needs, but also NEMs looking into testing combo boxes (SPGW-C/SMF and SPGW-U/UPF)
  • Capability to test 4G Core form standalone UE/eNB-sim
  • More SBA nodes support (SMSF) and various enhancements to CHF, NRF simulations
  • Multiple MEC topologies in UI via UPF-isolation usecases: N9 interface, Uplink Classifier

LoadCore 2.0 continues the product's expansion into various virtual environments, with AWS, OpenShift and agent container support

LoadCore - 1.3

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
1.3
Build Number:
1.3.0.981
Release Date:
Friday, September 18, 2020
Part Number:
750-0988-06

LoadCore 1.3 continues the product's expansions into different virtual environments with the support of Microsoft's Azure cloud. It also brings lots of product infrastructure enhancements like packet capture downloads and results management.
 

Control-plane wise it brings support for IRAT handovers, new 5G nodes like NSSF and CHF and a wealth of new procedures, especially on the UPF Isolation and SBA Tester topologies.
 

This release further refines the product's user plane capabilities with the mapping of application traffic on PDU Sessions and QoS flows and enhanced performance with SR/IOV support.

LoadCore - 1.2.1

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
1.2.1
Build Number:
1.2.1.56
Release Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Part Number:
750-0988-03

 

 

Keysight's LoadCore test solution addresses critical 5G Core validation requirements for improved reliability and performance.

Using LoadCore's real-world subscriber modeling, testers have an intuitive UI to develop realistic test scenarios. From a single webUI-based application, engineers can perform capacity tests, detail a device's throughput, and model a wide variety of mobility scenarios.

Centered around realistic UE behavior simulation in various 5G deployments and validating complex scenarios for service-based architectures, a multitude of test topologies are available. Users can alternatively deploy full 5G Core topology or opt for node isolation, interface testing, or service validation.     

LoadCore 1.2.1 is a patch release, in order to use it one needs to have LoadCore 1.2 installed.

LoadCore - 1.2

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
1.2
Build Number:
1.2.0.363
Release Date:
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Part Number:
750-0988-04

 

 

Keysight's LoadCore test solution addresses critical 5G Core validation requirements for improved reliability and performance.

Using LoadCore's real-world subscriber modeling, testers have an intuitive UI to develop realistic test scenarios. From a single webUI-based application, engineers can perform capacity tests, detail a device's throughput, and model a wide variety of mobility scenarios.

Centered around realistic UE behavior simulation in various 5G deployments and validating complex scenarios for service-based architectures, a multitude of test topologies are available. Users can alternatively deploy full 5G Core topology or opt for node isolation, interface testing, or service validation.     

LoadCore - 1.1.2

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
1.1.2
Build Number:
1.1.2.68
Release Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Part Number:
750-0988-03

 

 

Keysight's LoadCore test solution addresses critical 5G Core validation requirements for improved reliability and performance.

Using LoadCore's real-world subscriber modeling, testers have an intuitive UI to develop realistic test scenarios. From a single webUI-based application, engineers can perform capacity tests, detail a device's throughput, and model a wide variety of mobility scenarios.

Centered around realistic UE behavior simulation in various 5G deployments and validating complex scenarios for service-based architectures, a multitude of test topologies are available. Users can alternatively deploy full 5G Core topology or opt for node isolation, interface testing, or service validation.     

LoadCore - 1.0

Product:
LoadCore
Version Number:
1.0
Build Number:
1.0.0.1780
Release Date:
Friday, December 20, 2019
Part Number:
750-0976-01

 

 

Keysight's LoadCore test solution addresses critical 5G Core validation requirements for improved reliability and performance.

Using LoadCore's real-world subscriber modeling, testers have an intuitive UI to develop realistic test scenarios. From a single webUI-based application, engineers can perform capacity tests, detail a device's throughput, and model a wide variety of mobility scenarios.

Centered around realistic UE behavior simulation in various 5G deployments and validating complex scenarios for service-based architectures, a multitude of test topologies are available. Users can alternatively deploy full 5G Core topology or opt for node isolation, interface testing, or service validation.