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The MIMIC MQTT Simulator creates a real-world test lab with thousands of IoT sensors and devices. MIMIC allows suppliers of MQTT sensors, devices, gateways and applications to design, develop and test their Brokers, Load balancers and clients using secured connections, in a virtual and scalable network environment. Using MIMIC, they can assure their customers that their applications will be able to handle the scales of connections, topics and varieties of messages to work properly when deployed across heterogeneous environments. They can also create a variety of benchmarks to show the scalability for sensors, volume of messages and topics.

With MIMIC MQTT Simulator you can create an IoT Smart City:
  • Simulate thousands of Publishers and Subscribers:
    • Each with their own IP address, Port, Client ID and Authentication
    • Each Publisher can publish to multiple, unique topics
    • Each Subscriber can subscribe to multiple, unique topics, including Wildcard topics
    • Each Publisher can be a Subscriber also.
  • Connect to Brokers, MQTT gateways, Load balancers and clients using secured connections using TLS.
  • Authenticate each simulated sensor with OAuth 2.0 server
  • Include Authenticated (with User Name/Password) messages for every connections.
  • Send messages with various QoS levels.
  • Send messages with various message length, different frequencies or malicious information to test the security.
  • Configure Connect and Re-Connect as needed.
  • Simulate faulty sensor network to verify robustness of subscriber application
  • Monitor the end-to-end delay (latency) for messages going from Publishers to Subscribers through the Broker.

MQTT - "light weight" messaging protocol over TCP/IP. It is designed for connections with remote locations where a "small code footprint" is required and/or network bandwidth is limited. The Publish-Subscribe messaging pattern requires a message broker. The broker is responsible for distributing messages to interested clients based on the topic of a message. With MIMIC MQTT Simulator you can send variety of messages to various brokers.

The most common uses of MQTT Simulator are:

  • Development and Testing: MQTT application developers can implement their products quickly and test reliably - specifically, the load testing of scalability against thousands of sensors.
  • Evaluation: By creating various heterogeneous environment of sensors and devices, it is easy to evaluate the suitability of applications with anticipated failure and growth scenarios, or qualify purchases before deployment.
  • Trade Shows: Marketing can setup powerful "live" demonstrations at trade shows.
  • Sales Demos: Sales can tailor presentations to the individual customer's environment.
  • Training Environments: Realistic training scenarios can explore all possible cases. Training environment can be portable rather than based on the classroom.
  1. MQTT simulator: MIMIC can simulate 100,000 MQTTv3.1 or MQTTv3.1.1 based sensors and devices. Each one can be started or stopped individually or in a group. Each one has it's own IP address, Port and version. Once started, the device starts sending and responding to the MQTT requests to/from any broker or application from anywhere in the network.
  2. MIMICShell: MQTT functionality can be controlled by MIMIC Command line interface.

    Supported Platforms: Windows®, Linux and Amazon Cloud. (details)

If you are interested in creating your test lab with devices and topology, MIMIC Simulator Suite allows you to create SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, NetFlow, sFlow, IPMI, Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, Telnet/SSH based devices. You can simulate as many as 100,000 devices in a lab. It includes MIMIC Recorder to record your production network and duplicate it in your test lab.