With a capacity of 40 Gbps, the Netropy 10G2 Network Emulator can simulate two separate 10 Gbps full-duplex links. Each of the two Emulation Engines also offers the ability to filter packets onto 15 separate virtual WAN links with their own bandwidth, latency, and loss conditions, making it easy to simulate a large number of high-speed links using a single emulation device.

The 4 SFP+ ports offer 1/10 Gbps dual rate capability, supporting both 10 Gbps SFP+ and 1 Gbps SFP for easy installation onto any type of 1 or 10 Gbps network.

The Netropy 10G2 is configured and managed through an intuitive, browser-based interface for easy operation, or through a comprehensive command line interface for integration with test automation tools.


Emulates

  • •  Bandwidth
  • •  Latency & jitter
  • •  Packet loss
  • •  Congestion
  • •  Other impairments
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Netropy 10G2 Capacity

  • •  Two 10 Gbps Emulation Engines
  • •  15 separate links per Emulation Engine (30 links total)
  • •  Packets assigned to individual link by any combination of IP address, VLAN, MPLS label, port number, or any other packet field.
  • •  40 Gbps aggregate capacity
  • •  Four 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports

Easy to Use

The Netropy 10G2 Network Emulator is quick to install, intuitive to configure, and easy to operate. The Netropy GUI provides the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard web browser.


Multiple Links

The Netropy 10G2 simulates up to 15 separate WAN links through each of two 10 Gbps Emulation Engines, making it easy to simulate large numbers of gigabit or other high-speed links through a single pair of ports. Packets are assigned to individual links by IP source and destination address range (IPv4 or IPv6), VLAN, MAC address, MPLS label, application port number, or any other packet field.


Multiple Emulation Engines

Take advantage of two 10 Gbps Emulation Engines to simulate two 10 Gbps links or large numbers of lower speed links. Each emulation engine is separately managed, making it easy for the device to be shared between users or projects.


Bandwidths up to 10 Gbps

Accurately simulate links from 100 bits per second up to 10 Gbps. Also available in a 1 Gbps version for users who need to emulate many lower speeds links or want the flexibility to upgrade to 10 Gbps later.


Latency up to 10 sec.

Emulate delay and jitter up to 10 seconds, in increments of 0.01 ms, with a constant, normal, or uniform distribution.


Packet Loss and Corruption

Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss, or a bit error rate. Test the effect of data corruption on voice and video applications.


Capture and Replay Live Network Conditions

Capture live network conditions with the Netropy Recorder and replay them through the Netropy Network Emulator to reproduce the dynamic delay and loss characteristics of the production network in a repeatable test environment.


Replay PCAP Files as Background Traffic

Test how applications run over a congested network without costly traffic generators or a rack full of client machines using Netropy's unique background utilization feature that replays PCAP files as background traffic. Each PCAP stream can replicated to simulate large numbers of users or scaled to adjust the timing and bandwidth usage.


Data Visualization

Graph or download up to 24 hours of throughput and other link statistics to visualize and troubleshoot application performance.


Bridging/Routing

Install each emulation engine as either a bridge or router for easy integration with any test configuration.


SFP+ Interfaces

The Netropy 10G2 has four dual rate 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports to connect to any type of 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Ethernet network. The interfaces support any standard 10 Gbps SFP+, 1 Gbps SFP, or 1/10 Gbps dual-rate SFP+ transceiver, as well as 1 or 10 Gbps direct attach cables.


Automated Testing

Automate testing using the comprehensive command line interface.


User Controls and Security

Use SSL or SSH for secure access to the Netropy interface. Individual users can lock their Emulation Engine to prevent configuration changes by any other user. Set user passwords on the device or take advantage of an LDAP server.


Unsurpassed Precision

Test with confidence - the high-precision Netropy Emulation Engine ensures accurate and reproducible results.


Self Monitoring

The Netropy Emulation Engine monitors internal processing and buffering resources to guarantee testing validity.


Priced Right

Emulate two 10 Gbps networks at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions. Also available in a 1 Gbps version for users who need to emulate multiple 1 Gbps networks, connect to a 10 Gbps infrastructure, or want future expandability at a lower cost.


Everything You Need

Apposite makes buying easy by including everything in one low price. No additional hardware (except standard SFP+ or SFP transceivers), software, or training required.

With the ability to simulate up to 15 separate WAN links in each of two 10 Gbps separate Emulation Engines, the Netropy 10G2 has a myriad of uses:

Emulate Two 10 Gbps Links

With an aggregate capacity of 40 Gbps and two pairs of SFP+ ports, the 10G2 can simulate two separate 10 Gbps full-duplex links. Each of the two Emulation Engines is managed separately with its own dedicated pair of ports, making it easy to share the device between separate tests or different users.


Emulate multi-site networks

Model a full enterprise network of regional, branch, and local offices, telecommuters, and partners, all connected to headquarters or centralized datacenter. Each 10 Gbps Emulation Engine can simulate up to 15 different links.

  1. View applications as they will be seen by different end users
  2. Verify the operation of application servers with concurrent users

Side-by-side benchmarking

Run separate tests side-by-side to:

  1. View the effects of different conditions on application responsiveness
  2. Compare products from different vendors
  3. Tune application settings
  4. Analyze the benefits of acceleration and optimization products

Isolate individual applications

Segregate traffic from individual devices and apply impairments to specific applications


Concurrent testing

Complete a matrix of conditions by running multiple tests in parallel

User Interface

Netropy advanced network emulators are quick to install and easy to operate. Configuration requires only a few simple steps through the intuitive, browser-based GUI.



Netropy main configuration and monitoring window.



Set the bandwidth, delay, loss, and other network conditions for each link in the Path Configuration window.



Direct packets onto individual links by IP address, VLAN, or other packet fields in the Classifier Configuration window.


Network design

Build "what-if" scenarios to choose between private lines, internet VPNs, and wireless and satellite networks to connect offices across the globe, and determine how much bandwidth to purchase to ensure critical applications perform as needed.


Application validation

See how applications will perform prior to roll-out and avoid unpleasant surprises and panic fixes later.


Vendor selection

Compare products from different vendors to select the one that works best on your network.


Tuning

Adjust application settings to optimize performance for different end users.


Optimization

Analyze the benefits of WAN acceleration products to optimize the existing infrastructure.


Troubleshooting

Pinpoint the cause of reported problems and complaints, then validate potential solutions without disrupting the production network.

Emulation Capabilities
Packet Classification IP source and destination address range
IPv6 source and destination address range
VLAN ID and PCP prioritization value
IP ToS: Precedence or DSCP value
TCP or UDP port number
MAC address
MPLS address
Any arbitrary field specified by layer, offset, length, and mask
Bandwidth 100 bps to max. license speed (1 Gbps or 10 Gbps) in 1 bps increments
Latency & jitter 0 ms – 10,000 ms. in 0.01 ms increments;
constant, uniform, normal distributions with or without reordering
accumulate & burst delay;
replay recorded latency from Netropy Recorder or file
Loss and Corruption random, burst, periodic, BER, Gilbert-Elliott, or recorded packet loss;
data corruption
Queuing and Prioritization RED, tail drop, and round robin queue management;
Priority or Round Robin queuing based on IP ToS or VLAN PCP value
Additional packet reordering, packet duplication, MTU and fragmentation,
frame overhead, separate inbound and outbound rate control
Capacity
Max. Link Emulation Speed Available in 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps versions. Emulate any speed up to licensed maximum.
Emulation Engines 2
Max. Aggregate Throughput 40 Gbps
Maximum Packet Rate 17,000,000 packets per second aggregate
4,250,000 packets per second per port
Maximum Frame Size 9 KB
Interfaces
Emulation 4x SFP+ Dual Rate 1/10 Gbps auto-negotiate
Use any standard 10 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, 1 Gbps SFP transceiver, 1/10 dual rate SFP+ transceiver, or 1 or 10 Gbps direct attach cables
Management 1x Gigabit Ethernet
1x RS-232 serial console
Environmental and Physical Specifications
Power Supply Single power supply standard, redundant power supply available as a separate option
AC Input Voltage Auto ranging 100 VAC to 240 VAC
AC Input Frequency 47 to 63 Hz
AC Input Current 2.0 A
Power Draw 240 Watts
Dimensions  
  Product


  Shipping

17.0" W x 22.75" D x 3.5" H (2 RU)
43 cm W x 58 cm D x 8.8 cm H (2 RU)

24.75" W x 30" D x 11" H
63 cm W x 77 cm D x 28 cm H
Weight
  Product
  Shipping

39 lbs. (18 kg)
51 lbs. (23 kg)
Temperature
  Operating
  Storage

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
-4° to 167°F (-20° to 75°C)
Humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Certifications FCC Class A, CE, RoHS
Warranty & Support
Hardware Warranty 1 year
Support and Maintenance 1 year, including all firmware upgrades
Ordering Information
Part Numbers 1 Gbps version: N10G2-1G
10 Gbps version: N10G2-10G
Accessories Redundant power supply: N10G2-PSU
SFP+ SR dual rate transceivers: SFPPLUS-SR10G