NetOS Network Slice Assurance with Hawkeye

by Paul Cooper |




NetOS® Network Slice Assurance with Ixia Hawkeye


Zeetta’s NetOS® advanced multi-tenant dynamic network slicing and monitoring platform enables new capabilities to configure, provision, manage and optimize end-to-end virtual network slices.

By deploying Ixia Hawkeye™ proactive monitoring with the NetOS platform, network operators gain valuable capabilities for real-time, on-demand visibility to network and application performance in network slices, and across physical network infrastructure.

With NetOS and Hawkeye™, managed service providers are able to offer innovative and differentiating network services and applications. The result is more available, reliable and valuable services for customers, while providers gain business agility, maximize their investment in IT infrastructure, and reduce network operating expenditures.

This Solution Brief describes a Case Study at Ashton Gate Stadium where Zeetta created the Event Application – a web-based application built on top of NetOS that enables staff to schedule customer events, and automatically schedule the network slicing that enabled dedicated IT resources for those events.

The Event Application uses Ixia’s Hawkeye™ to verify the network configuration and validate that the network slice meets event requirements.

Tests executed include verifying Wi-Fi connectivity, verifying VLAN’s, measuring throughput from an end user perspective – within the network slice and to the Internet – and testing to ensure services such as VoIP (e.g. for Skype) will work properly for customers.

Hawkeye™ tests will also be run at periodically during the event to continually assess network performance. Test results outside of approved thresholds trigger notifications to the IT team for immediate troubleshooting, fault isolation and correction.

The Event Application has successfully enabled Ashton Gate to better align their IT investments and operations with business objectives. Customers get a dedicated slice of the network that meets their expectations, while event participants enjoy a reliable end user experience.

You can download the Solution Brief hereNetwork-Slice-Assurance-Hawkeye-Zeetta


Zeetta Networks is a software company offering Open Networking solutions that enhance the connected-user experience by extracting greater efficiency and agility from a network, opening up new opportunities for enterprises, smart cities and network operators to share and manage their network infrastructure more effectively.

Our main product, NetOS, is a flexible and cost-effective solution that allows versatile, scalable, on-demand IT networks to be created and managed for enterprises, smart cities and network operators. NetOS provides multiple tenants with their own network slices, giving them full control and visibility whilst being decoupled from the operator’s physical network. It provides automated and flexible service delivery with greater efficiency and resiliency for operator and tenant, with programmable network infrastructure APIs, significantly increasing productivity for network service delivery and management.

For more information about Zeetta visit or call: +44 117 903 1100.

Ixia, a Keysight Business (NYSE:KEYS), provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at