[Oisf-users] Can I reliably test the features of Suricata on a virtual machine?

Peter Manev petermanev at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 22:12:05 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Vincent Fang <vincent.y.fang at gmail.com>wrote:

> My setup is the host machine running Windows 7, with VMPlayer 4.0.4 and
> the guest OS Fedora 17 where Suricata is running in. Does anyone know if I
> can expect all the features of Suricata to work just the same if I had them
> running on two actual separate machines where one generates traffic and the
> other examines all the traffic on the network?
> Or are there any special cases that I need to be aware of?
> Vince
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my thoughts -
In terms of functionality - you can test most features (except
CUDA/Napatech/Myricom/DAG HW support and such).
In terms of speed - you are nowhere near of what you can accomplish on real
HW - but then it depends of how much traffic are you looking at....

Peter Manev
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