With a capacity of 80 Gbps, the Netropy 10G4 Network Emulator can simulate four separate 10 Gbps full-duplex links. Each of the four 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 8 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 10G4 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.
- Latency & Jitter
- Packet Loss
- Other impairments
Netropy 10G4 Capacity
- Four 10 Gbps Emulation Engines
- 15 separate links per Emulation Engine (60 links total)
- Packets assigned to individual link by any combination of IP address, VLAN, MPLS label, port number, or any other packet field
- Aggregate 80 Gbps capacity at full line rate
- Eight 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports
- Modular redundant power supply
Easy to Use
The Netropy 10G4 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.
The Netropy 10G4 simulates up to 15 separate WAN links through each of four 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 four 10 Gbps Emulation Engines to simulate four 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 at full line rate for all packet sizes.
Latency up to 20 sec.
Emulate delay and jitter of 10 seconds or more in each direction, in increments of 0.01 ms, with a constant, normal, exponential, or uniform distribution.
Packet Loss, Corruption, and Outage
Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss, or a bit error rate. Test the effect of data corruption on voice and video applications. Check how applications recover from network outages.
Capture and Replay Live Network Conditions
Record the delay and loss of the live network as they vary second-by-second and replay them through the Netropy emulator 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.
Graph or download up to 24 hours of throughput and other link statistics to visualize and troubleshoot application performance.
Install each emulation engine as either a bridge or router for easy integration with any test configuration.
The Netropy 10G4 has eight dual rate 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports to connect to any type of 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Ethernet network.
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 engine to prevent configuration changes by any other user. Set user passwords on the device or take advantage of an LDAP server.
Test with confidence - the high-precision Netropy Emulation Engine ensures accurate and reproducible results.
The Netropy Emulation Engine monitors internal processing and buffering resources to guarantee testing validity.
Redundant Power Supply
A modular redundant power supply helps guarantee uninterrupted operation.
Emulate four 10 Gbps networks at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.
With the ability to simulate up to 15 separate WAN links in each of four 10 Gbps separate Emulation Engines, the Netropy 10G4 has a myriad of uses:
Emulate Four 10 Gbps Links
With an aggregate capacity of 80 Gbps and four pairs of SFP+ ports, the 10G4 can simulate four separate 10 Gbps full-duplex links. Each of the four 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.
- View applications as they will be seen by different end users
- Verify the operation of application servers with concurrent users
Run separate tests side-by-side to:
- View the effects of different conditions on application responsiveness
- Compare products from different vendors
- Tune application settings
- Analyze the benefits of acceleration and optimization products
Isolate individual applications
Segregate traffic from individual devices and apply impairments to specific applications
Complete a matrix of conditions by running multiple tests in parallel
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.
|Ports||8x 10GbE SFP+ 1/10 Gbps autonegotiate|
|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
Any arbitrary field specified by layer, offset, length, and mask
|Bandwidth||100 bps to 10 Gbps in 1 bps increments|
|Latency & jitter||0 ms – 10,000 ms or greater in each direction in 0.01 ms increments;
constant, uniform, exponential, 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; network outage
|Queuing and Prioritization||RED or tail drop 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
|Max. Aggregate Throughput||80 Gbps|
|Maximum Packet Rate||119 million packets per second aggregate (full line rate)
29.76 million packets per second per port
|Maximum Frame Size||9 KB|
|Interfaces||1x Gigabit Ethernet
1x RS-232 serial console
|Security||SSL / SSH|
|Environmental and Physical Specifications|
|Power Supply||Redundant power supply|
|AC Input Voltage||Auto ranging 100 VAC to 240 VAC|
|AC Input Frequency||50 to 60 Hz|
|Power Draw||228 Watts|
17.3" W x 21.6" D x 3.5" H (2 RU)
44 cm W x 54 cm D x 8.8 cm H (2 RU)
25" W x 31" D x 12" H
64 cm W x 78 cm D x 30 cm H
39 lbs. (18 kg)
55 lbs. (25 kg)
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, UL|
|Warranty & Support|
|Hardware Warranty||Included with product license|
|Support and Maintenance||Included with product license|
|Product License||1 year: N10G4-R1YR
3 years: N10G4-R3YR