NetropyVE

Network Emulation for VMWare and AWS Environments

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Introducing Netropy Virtual Edition (VE), a Software Version of Apposite's Network Emulation Appliances

Powerful, Flexible Network Emulation in the Cloud

NetropyVE works on leading hypervisors VMware vSphere and KVM, and coming soon on cloud platforms AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Assign a unique WAN access profile to every instance and mimic expected bandwidth limits, latency, loss, and other network conditions to see how well applications perform.

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Optimize Application Performance Before You Launch

With NetropyVE you can recreate realistic network conditions in virtualized or cloud environments.

Deliver a better user experience by benchmarking, troubleshooting, and optimizing the performance of your critical applications before you deploy.

Easy to Configure and Use

NetropyVE makes it possible to install WAN emulation between virtual resources. The easy to use GUI provides the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard web browser. 

Automate testing with CLI or configure via browser.

Emulate Any Complex Network Scenario in the Cloud

Scalability: Route multiple VMs through a single NetropyVE instance. 

Packet Filtering: Assign packets to different links by IP address, VLAN, or any other packet identifier.

Bandwidths up to 1 Gbps: Precisely emulate links up to 1 Gbps.

Latency up to 20 sec.: Emulate delay and jitter of 10 seconds or more in each direction, in increments of 0.01 ms.

Loss and Corruption: Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss to test the effects of corruption on voice and video applications.

Capture and Replay: Record the delay and loss characteristics of a production network as they vary second-by-second and replay them through the Netropy emulator. 

Background Utilization: Test how applications perform over a congested network with the background utilization and PCAP replay features.

Traffic Monitoring: View and download up to 24 hours of throughput graphs and link statistics.

Automation: Automate testing with the comprehensive command line interface (CLI).

Cost-effective: Get the functionality and performance you need at a price you can afford.

Requirements: NetropyVE requires EXSI 5.5 and above, 2 VCPUs, and 8 Gigabytes of ram. The virtual machine itself only takes up 1G of hard drive space.

Scalability: Route multiple VMs through a single NetropyVE instance. 

Packet Filtering: Assign packets to different links by IP address, VLAN, or any other packet identifier.

Bandwidths up to 1 Gbps: Precisely emulate links up to 1 Gbps.

Latency up to 20 sec.: Emulate delay and jitter of 10 seconds or more in each direction, in increments of 0.01 ms.

Loss and Corruption: Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss to test the effects of corruption on voice and video applications.

Capture and Replay: Record the delay and loss characteristics of a production network as they vary second-by-second and replay them through the Netropy emulator.

Background Utilization: Test how applications perform over a congested network with the background utilization and PCAP replay features.

Traffic Monitoring: View and download up to 24 hours of throughput graphs and link statistics.

Automation: Automate testing with the comprehensive command line interface (CLI).

Cost-effective: Get the functionality and performance you need at a price you can afford.

Requirements: NetropyVE requires EXSI 5.5 and above, 2 VCPUs, and 8 Gigabytes of ram. The virtual machine itself only takes up 1G of hard drive space.

Capacity
Test Ports
2 1-Gig ethernet (virtual network adapters)
Max. Agg. Throughput
2 Gbps
Emulation Engines
1 @ 1 Gigabit
Maximum Packet Rate
Processor Dependent
Maximum Frame Size
9 KB
Emulation Capabilities
Maximum Packet Rate
IP source & destination address range (IPv4 or IPv6), VLAN, TCP or UDP port number, IP ToS,
MAC address, MPLS label, or any other packet contents
Bandwidth
1 Gbps in 1bps increments
Delay
0 ms – 10, 000 ms or greater in each direction in 0.01 ms increments; constant, uniform, normal distributions;
replay recorded loss, accumulate & burst
Loss & Corruption
random, burst, periodic, BER, Gilbert-Elliott, or recorded loss; data corruption; network outage
Background Utilization
0 – 100% in increments of 0.1%; PCAP replay
Queuing & Prioritization
RED or tail drop queue management; priority or round robin queuing
Additional Parameters
Packet Reordering, Packet Duplication, MTU and Fragmentation, Queue Depth, Framing Overhead
Interfaces
Management
1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x RS-232 serial console
Power Supply
N/A
Security
SSL and SSH for secure management; per-user locking of engine configuration
Warranty & Support
Hardware Warranty
N/A
Support & Maintenance
Support is included with product license and software maintenance
Ordering Information
Part Number
NVE
Product License 1-Yr
NVE-1YR
Product License 3-Yr
NVE-3YR

Disclaimer: NetropyVE performance is dependent on the hypervisor host