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.

Version Number:
Release Date:
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Part Number:
IxANVL 9.25 release includes addition of a new Test Suite, Infrastructure changes and Bug fixes since the previous release. 

The following is a brief description of New Test Suite in Traditional Networking/Non-Automotive-Ethernet Segment:
 1. ISIS-SR - A new test suite is added in 'Segment Routing Test Suites' family covering 'ISIS Segment Routing'. The test suite covers 37 test cases from RFC 8667

The following is a brief description of Infrastructure changes:
 1. Separate IxANVL windows installer is created for Automotive Test suites without including any crypto libraries 

Application Compatibility

NOTE: When you are using one or more of the applications below on a single chassis configuration, please use the correct application versions so they align to a common version of IxOS.


IxOS 9.00 EA




9.00 EA


9.00 EA


9.00 EA


5.10 EA


For additional product compatibility information please refer to the following online utility. An Ixia website account is required before accessing.    

IxANVL Workstation Requirements

CPU: 32-bit 2 GHz Pentium or better
RAM: 2GB or more 
Disk: 1.5GB free or more 

Windows OS: Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit 
                       Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
                       Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
                       Windows 2008 Server R2 standard 64-bit

                       Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit

                       Windows 2012 Server R2 standard 64-bit         

            NOTE: IxANVL supports the US English versions of the Windows OS. Although,
                  IxANVL may run on other versions of  Windows OS, they are not 
                  officially supported by Ixia. If you attempt to install or run 
                  IxANVL on any version of Windows OS other than the U.S. English 
                  versions, the IxANVL installation or operation may fail.

Linux OS: CentOS-6.5  (64 bit) with kernel 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64

DEPRECATED OS:  Windows 2003 Server (32 bit) 
                                  Windows XP Professional (32 bit) 
                                  Windows 2008 Server Enterprise SP2 (32-bit) 

Important Note: 
            Java has a known caveat that requires an extra rpm file, 
            xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-6.8.2-31.i386.rpm, that sometimes is not 
            installed by default on an RHE 5.0 machine. As the IxANVL installer
            is a Java-based application, it is required that this file be installed 
            in order to function normally. Please refer to the Linux installation
            notes below for a workaround to fix this problem.

Ixia Chassis OS: IxOS 9.00-EA    

Supported Test Interfaces

Network interface cards directly attached to a Linux or Windows PC

  •  Ethernet 10/100
  •  Gigabit Ethernet

Ixia Load Modules (port CPU required) accessed via Virtual Network Interface Card (VNIC)

10/100/1000 Ethernet Modules:

  • LM100TXS8
  • LM100STSXS2
  • LM1000STXS4
  • OLM1000STXS24
  • LM1000STXR4
  • LSM1000XMS12-01/LSM1000XMSR12-01
  • ALM1000T8
  • LSM1000XMV16-01/LSM1000XMV12-01/LSM1000XMV8-01/LSM1000XMV4-01
  • LSM1000XMVR16-01/LSM1000XMVR12-01/LSM1000XMVR8-01/LSM1000XMVR4-01
  • ASM1000XMV12X-01, non-Aggregate Mode
  • ELM1000ST2
  • LSM1000XMVDC16
  • LSM1000XMSP12
  • LSM1000XMVDC12, LSM1000XMVDC8, LSM1000XMVDC4

10G Modules:

  • LSM10G1-01/LSM10gL1-01
  • LSM10GXL6-01/LSM10GXL6-02
  • LSM10GXM3-01/LSM10GXMR3-01
  • MSM10G1-01
  • LSM10GXM3-01/LSM10GXMR3-01
  • LSM10GXM4-01/LSM10GXMR4-01
  • LSM10GXM8-01/LSM10GXMR8-01
  • LSM1000XMV8-01/LSM1000XMVR8-01
  • LSM1000XMV12-01/LSM1000XMVR12-01
  • LSM10GXM2XP-01/LSM10GXMR2-01
  • LSM10GXM4XP-01
  • LSM10GXM8XP-01
  • LSM10GXM8-01/LSM10GXM8S-01
  • LSM10GXM8NG-01
  • Acceleron
  • Novus10/1GE16DP

25G Modules:


40G/100G Modules:

  • HSE 40GE QSFP1-01
  • FlexFE40QP
  • LAVA AP40/100GE 2P

Novus ONE appliance 
Novus ONE PLUS appliance 
100G Modules:
 - NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 8-port QSFP28 100GE


POS/ATM Modules:

  • MSM2.5G1-1
  • MSM10G1-01
  • LM622MR

NOTE:  CE2.0 test suite has been tested on these cards - LM1000STXS4, 10GE LSM XM4 (IxYukon card family), 10/100/1000 ASM XMV12X (Whistler card family).

Ixia Licensing

IxANVL 9.25 ships with Ixia Licensing Utility 5.10 EA.

9.25 Binary Builds:

Release Notes [ click here ]

IxANVL and VNIC user guide CentOS 6.5

If you would like to upgrade your current IxANVL software, please send an email to our Support Department and be sure to include your registration number.


ANVL Source Code End User License Agreement

ANVL Binary End User License Agreement

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