Frequently Asked Questions

How many devices can I create at one time using bulk device option?

At one shot, you can create upto 10,000 devices. 

How many virtual network can I simulate at one time?

In Bevywise IoT Simulator, you can create any number of virtual network with multiple virtual devices in each network. However you will be able to run only one network with multiple virtual devices at a time. Based on the license you will be able to run the simulator to run in multiple machines for large simulations.

Is there any option to simulate IoT security?

Our IoT Simulator is based on MQTT protocol. You can connect your virtual device with TLS/SSL and device level authentication to test the security in  MQTT protocol.

Is there any way to simulate an IoT device during development?

User who is planning to develop real time IoT sensor, can create a  virtual device and implement their payload into the virtual device and publish it to any MQTT manager application.

Is Bevywise IoT simulator suitable to simulate IoT protocols like MQTT?

Yes. Bevywise IoT simulator is based on MQTT protocol. It supports all QoS  levels, WILL & Retain Messages, MQTT Authentication & Clean Session as MQTT Specifications.

Will your simulation tool allow me to simulate anything that I want?

Bevywise IoT Simulator will allow user to test all MQTT features.

How can I add a new virtual client?

You can add a new virtual client through the user interface. You can refer  help documentation for further details. 

What are the modifications can I do at runtime?

You can do almost all operations like adding devices, configuration  messages, starting & stopping devices and all. You can use python  interceptor to write your own algorithm.

Can I integrate the Simulator with our Test Automation?

Yes, you can customize the REST API based on your need. Refer RestAPI documentation for more details.

Can I configure the device response?

Yes, you can create an alert based on the published message. Behaviour simulation helps in creating an automatic response which will respond to the subscriber based on the received message and topics.

Is there any option to store a simulated network and reuse them?

Yes, all the simulated network details will be stored in MySQL or SQLITE. 

How can I create a large amount of devices?

You can create a large amount of devices via Templates. The bulk creation option in IoT simulator will help you create thousands of devices using templates within minutes.

What are the authentication methods supported to test Microsoft Azure Application?

Microsoft Azure will allow client only via TLS / SSL connection. The three  methods to connect to azure IoT over TLS / SSL is SAS Token Method, Self signed certificates, CA Certificate

Can I use the IOT Simulator to test AWS IOT Core ?

Yes. IoT simulator will allow you to create a specific network for AWS IoT core.