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Using on Vagrant

On a single host, you may use Vagrant to run sensor and receiver hosts easily:

Install Vagrant according to the official instructions. By default, Vagrant uses Virtualbox; you should install vagrant-libvirt, using vagrant plugin install vagrant-libvirt.

Start the two Vagrant VMs, receiver and sensor:

vagrant up

vagrant status
# Current machine states:
# receiver running (libvirt)
# sensor running (libvirt)

SSH to those VMs (in separate terminals) by using the following commands:

vagrant ssh receiver
vagrant ssh sensor

On each, enter the source code directory:

Receiver side

cd PacketStreamer
./packetstreamer receiver --config ./contrib/config/receiver-vagrant.yaml

Sensor side

cd PacketStreamer
sudo ./packetstreamer --config ./contrib/config/sensor-vagrant.yaml

Generate some live traffic

echo 'GET http://some_ip:80' | vegeta attack -rate 100 -duration 5m | tee results.bin | vegeta report