Gambit Communications adds IPMI Simulator to its MIMIC Suite
First integrated Simulator for Intelligent Platform Management Interface



Nashua, NH – July 24, 2006 Gambit Communications, the leading network simulation tools provider, today announced the release of MIMIC® Simulator version 8.00. It includes the industry's first integrated simulator for Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). IPMI is a recent standard for server management promoted by Dell, HP, Intel and NEC.

MIMIC supports SNMPv1, v2, v2c and v3, and DHCP, TFTP and ToD, Cisco IOS, TL1 and Cable Modem Simulation capabilities. The IPMI Simulator extends the simulation capabilities of high-end IPMI-managed servers.

MIMIC 8.00 new features include:

  • Support for a new protocol, IPMI. With this version of MIMIC you'll be able to simulate 10,000 IPMI-capable high-end server systems.
  • IPMI Recorder - Just like other simulator in MIMIC Suite, this includes IPMI conversation recording and play-back (simulate) capabilities.
  • Complete IPv6 support for Windows XP, 2003. It was already supported on Unix (Solaris/Linux).
  • Support for the latest Tcl/Tk 8.4.13 scripting environment
  • Addition of many Cisco IOS command support to make simulation of Cisco devices closer to the real device
  • New simulated devices and networks in the library
  • Additional performance enhancements
  • About MIMIC

    MIMIC provides an inexpensive way for enterprises, device vendors, management software developers and outsourcers to evaluate, test, demo, develop, train and certify management applications without purchasing equipment and maintaining labs for those functions. MIMIC has the ability to simulate up to 10,000 devices from one workstation. MIMIC simulations can be distributed over multiple platforms for enterprise simulation testing of even larger environments. MIMIC includes user-friendly wizards for importing new MIBs, recording large networks, creating device simulations and network topologies, and provides full support for SNMP(v1, v2, v3), DHCP, TFTP, RMON(1, 2) as well as Telnet/Cisco IOS.


    About Gambit Communications, Inc.

    Founded in 1995, Gambit Communications is a leader in network simulation tools that enhance the productivity of management software developers and enterprise users while lowering their costs. MIMIC Simulator is a modular family of simulators used by leading networking vendors for use in applications from development and testing to operator training and disaster simulations. Gambit Communications’ portfolio of over 350 customers includes: Bank One, Goldman Sachs, VISA, Shell, US Army, US Air Force, CA, HP, Cisco, Intel, AT&T, MCI, Nortel, Alcatel, Marconi, Lucent, BMC, InfoVista, and Ericsson. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit


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