SpeedTest

SpeedTest is a network tool that measures upload and download speed of a connection as well as latency.

NetBeez offers scheduled SpeedTests and the ability to conduct ad-hoc SpeedTests via the Agent Console.

Scheduled SpeedTest Tab

With NetBeez, SpeedTests can be configured and scheduled to run at a user-defined interval.  On the SpeedTest Tab under Tests, you can view existing SpeedTests or add a new one.

Scheduled SpeedTest Details

To view the details of a specific scheduled SpeedTest, click on the corresponding table entry on the SpeedTest Tab.  This will launch the Scheduled SpeedTest Details.

The Scheduled SpeedTest Details displays current and historical data about the test.  In the first panel, the visual slider displays aggregate performance data about the test over time and serves as a means to access information on past test runs.  For SpeedTests, the slider’s metrics include download speed (mbps), upload speed (mbps), and latency (ms).  Click on a test run to see more details.  This detail panel displays per-agent performance information about the selected test run.  Upon clicking on an agent from the list of agents in the test, an additional panel will open, which displays the historical data of that particular agent over time.

Setting Up a Scheduled SpeedTest

To create a new scheduled SpeedTest, click the Add Scheduled SpeedTest entry on the SpeedTest Tab.  Follow these steps to configure your test:

  1. Select the Source Agents.
  2. Configure the test:
    1. Select the test type from the following:
      1. Ookla: For this test type, optionally check the box if you would like to use a secure connection, and then select one of the following:
        1. Ookla Server ID:  Either enter the ID of a particular Ookla server or leave the field blank to automatically select the nearest Ookla server.
        2. Mini Server URL:  Select this option to use your own mini SpeedTest server.
      2. NDT: Enter the fully qualified domain name of an NDT server.
      3. Fast.com: This test measures the agent's download speed via Fast.com
  3. Schedule the test
    1. Use the scheduling interface to set at what times and how frequently the test will run.
      Note: Be sure to double check the schedule you have entered.
  4. Click Save 

 

Conducting a SpeedTest with the Agent Console

To run a SpeedTest via the Agent Console, just type speedtest-cli --simple at the prompt.

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Ad-Hoc SpeedTests

In addition to scheduled SpeedTests, the NetBeez dashboard also offers ad-hoc SpeedTests via the Ad-Hoc Testing Tab.

To run an ad-hoc SpeedTest:

  1. On the Ad-Hoc Testing Tab, select SpeedTest from the test options.
  2. Configure the test:
    1. Enter the name or IP address of the agent on which you would like to conduct the SpeedTest
    2. Select the test type from the following:
      1. Ookla: For this test type, optionally check the box if you would like to use a secure connection, and then select one of the following:
        1. Ookla Server ID:  Either enter the ID of a particular Ookla server or leave the field blank to automatically select the nearest Ookla server.
        2. Mini Server URL:  Select this option to use your own mini SpeedTest server.
      2. NDT: Enter the fully qualified domain name of an NDT server.
      3. Fast.com: This test measures the agent's download speed via Fast.com
    3. Click Run.  The test results will appear to the right.

 

 

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