IP Network / WAN Emulator-100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 4 x 1 Gbps
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The IPNetSim™ is an "unbelievably" important and simple to use tool that simulates an entire IP Network in one box. Simulate delay, jitter,
packet loss, packet errors, bandwidth restrictions, and more. Every "lab" should have one.
IPNetSim™ simulates IP networks. IPNetSim™ simulates all the conditions encountered in a real-time such as network latency, network
delay variation (jitter), bandwidth, congestion, packet errors, bit errors and other network impairments. Impairments can be independently applied to either
or both directions.
IPNetSim™ models are available at varying capacities from 100 Mbps copper or SFP, 1 Gbps 8 Gbps Copper or SFP, or up to 40 Gbps with Dual Rate 1 Gbps/10 Gbps SFP+ interfaces.
The IPNetSim™ with the 1Gbps (IPN400) configuration offers 8 Gigabit Ethernet port (8 RJ-45 copper, 8 SFP, or 4 of each), with an Max. Aggregate Throughput of 8, making it ideal for both multi-link configurations and multi-user labs. The compact 1U-sized appliance includes both copper and modular fiber/copper Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
The new IPNetSim™ IPN600 series (IPN601 -1 Gbps Model / IPN610 - 10 Gbps Model ) offers 1 or 10 Gbps dual rate capability with four dual rate
1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, supporting both 10 Gbps SFP+ and 1 Gbps SFP. With a capacity of up to 4 or 40 Gbps, the IPNetSim™ IPN600 series Network
Emulator can simulate two separate 10 Gbps (or 4 Gbps) full-duplex links.
For more information visit IPNetSim™ IPN600 series page.
GL also provides handheld variation of IPNetSim™, IPNetSim™ Handheld, which is a portable battery operated instrument that can simulate the real-time IP and Carrier Ethernet network dynamics by means of hardware controlled packet delay, loss, jitter, errors, bandwidth limitations, congestion, and duplication. IPNetSim™ Handheld offers to manage network behaviors of up to 1 Gbps rates with accuracy always better than 1ms. It is equipped with hardware based impairments generator, and dual GbE ports.
For more information visit IPNetSim™ Handheld page.
The IPNetSim™ emulates a WAN (wide area network) link between two local networks. It can be used to test IP end point devices such as Gateways,
IADs, IP phones, Soft phones, and so on for voice, fax, data, or multimedia transmission over IP.
The IPNetSim™ offers an efficient and economical way to emulate terrestrial, wireless, internet, satellite, or private network links to validate and
troubleshoot networks and applications under a spectrum of real-world conditions. Through an intuitive, browser-based graphical interface, you can install
the IPNetSim™ and begin testing within minutes.
Emulate the bandwidth, delay, and loss characteristics of T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, ATM, xDSL, Frame Relay, and dial-up modems. Use IPNetSim™ to determine how much bandwidth you need to keep your applications running smoothly, and the most cost-efficient WAN technology to meet your performance requirements.
Mobile wireless networks offer great convenience for professionals on the road and fixed wireless can be a boon for disperses communities, but performance
may not match terrestrial options. Use IPNetSim™ to find out if wireless solutions fit your needs.
Use IPNetSim™ to find out beforehand conditions of e-commerce connections when the Internet is busy or the quality of IP calls and plan for appropriate counter measures.
With latency in excess of 500 ms and bit error rates as high as 1x10-6, satellite networks can create havoc for protocols and applications. The IPNetSim™ is especially designed to accommodate the long delays and high error rates of satellite networks, and includes the ability to simulate bit errors in addition to packet loss.
- Easy to Use-no software, plug and play-No software required to install. Just plug in the Ethernet cables and specify the link
conditions for emulation. The Ajax-based GUI combines the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard Web browser interface.
- Remote access via Ethernet management port
- Bandwidths up to 1 Gbps - With IPN400, emulate WAN bandwidths up to 1 Gbps in each direction per link to an aggregate of 8 Gbps at full line rate.
- Multiple Links - With the ability to emulate 8 separate, independent links, the IPN400 is a compact and cost-effective alternative to multiple WAN emulation appliances. Independent pairs of Ethernet interfaces for each link make configuration of multiple links as easy as a single link.
- Delay from 1 ms to 10 seconds - perfect for satellite delay modeling-Emulate latency in constant, normal or uniform distribution in either
direction starting from 1ms up to 10secs.
- Precise Error Insertion - Emulate bit error rates as low as 1x10-14. Specified loss can be packet loss rate, bit error rate,
- Congestion Emulation - Determine the effect of congestion on bandwidth and jitter-sensitive applications by specifying the background link
utilization and its burstiness.
- Jumbo Frames - Test with Ethernet frames of up to 9 KB.
- Unique Scheduler for modeling different error scenarios - IPNetSim™ Scheduler allows any combination of emulation parameters to
vary over time, making link outages, variable bandwidths links, route flapping, satellite rain fade, and wireless interference with high-flexibility. IPNetSim™
can automatically adjust to the link conditions between specified end states.
- Traffic Monitor for visibility into traffic flow through the box - Provides a visual display of the current traffic conditions, including throughput graphs, link statistics. Up to 24 hours of statistics can be downloaded for analysis.
- Unsurpassed precision - Simulates link bandwidth with microseconds resolution and performs bit error rate probability calculations
with 256-bit values to ensure correct, precise, and accurate error distribution
- Bridging or Routing Modes - IPNetSim™ can be configured as a bridge or router for easy integration with any test configuration.
- Command Line Interface for Automated testing - Series of tests can be run using IPNetSim™ scheduler or the command line interface,
which makes IPNetSim™ ideal for automated product testing.
- Match real link behaviour - adjustable framing overhead allows accurate emulation of any layer. Queuing delay can be modeled
with queues set in packets, bytes, or milliseconds to match actual WAN hardware
- Advanced emulation parameter - Verify that applications and networking equipment properly handle anomalous packet reordering
and duplication conditions without inducing stability or performance problems. Adjust the framing overhead and maximum queue depth to match real link
- Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet interfaces - Connect using either RJ-45 copper or modular fiber/SFP Gigabit Ethernet for convenient installation on copper or fiber-based networks.
- Network Validations:
You have to choose between terrestrial wireless, satellite, and other WAN technologies to connect between offices across the globe. The cost trade-offs
are easy to quantify, however, the parameters such as delay, jitter, and loss affect performance of critical applications. Estimating the bandwidth required to
keep applications running can be known by emulating the links in the lab with different conditions and demonstrating performance to all decision makers
before the choice is made.
- Equipment Testing:
Use IPNetSim™ to find out if addition of equipments such as accelerator, compression device, traffic shaper, cache, or application proxy can improve
the performance of the network before you purchase.
Use IPNetSim™ in the lab to pinpoint the cause in the application failure and validate solutions without disrupting the production network. With
record & playback feature of IPNetSim™, one can capture the conditions & reproduce the delay / loss characteristics of the live link in a repeatable test
- Application Testing/ QA Testing:
Use IPNetSim™ to test if the networking equipment, software, and client/server based applications works under any condition on a local network as
well as from a remote place located across the town or on the other side of the world before your users complain. With the ability to emulate 4 independent
links, the IPN400 allows 8 individual developers to use the device simultaneously, saving time & money.
- Website Performance:
See your website as your users experience and make sure its responsive. Verify that your e-commerce system does not leave your customers hanging
when their link goes slow
Voice over IP sounds perfect in demonstrations on the LAN, but quality diminishes with latency, jitter and packet loss. Test VoIP network using
IPNetSim™ under real-world conditions to verify if it meets the quality requirements before you deploy.
- Video and IPTV:
Use the IPNetSim™ to ensure a clear picture by testing video on IP networks by emulating the loss and congestion characteristics.
- Product Demonstrations:
Use IPNetSim™ to demonstrate your products on customer sites and trade show by simulating the actual network conditions. Avoid the hassles of
installing on a production network and eliminate surprises with a pre-configured test. The IPN400 allows you to run 8 tests in parallel to demonstrate
performance of WAN accelerators, load balancers, VPNs, and other networking equipment
- Product Benchmarking:
The IPN400 allows you to test 8 separate products in parallel through independent links, providing a direct comparison between competing solutions
for video, voice, and other networking applications.
The IPNetSim™ is configured using a simple browser-based interface. Screen shots for the different configuration tabs are shown below:
This screen contains all of the link parameters that can be emulated with the IPNetSim™. Basic emulation parameters of Bandwidth, Delay,
and Loss are always visible.
Screen Shot of Link Emulation
Bridge / Route
Settings in this screen help the end user to use the IPNetSim™ function as a bridge or router.
The Monitor screen displays real-time transmission statistics and throughput graphs of the traffic over the emulated link. For each direction, there is a
table of statistics, graph of the transmission rate, and a table of average transmission rates. The currently running emulation parameters are also displayed.
Screen Shot of Monitor Statistics
Scheduler is used to configure dynamically changing emulation parameters or automate a series of separate tests. This can be configured with up to ten
separate sets of link conditions to run in series. The IPNetSim™ automatically transitions the link conditions between each stage using up to 1000
Screen Shot of Scheduler
IPNetSim™ Player work in conjunction with Recorder utility to record and report the delay and loss characteristics of a wide-area network link or
network path over time. The IPNetSim™ Player reads the recorded file and replays the captured conditions to reproduce the delay and loss
characteristics of the live link in a repeatable test environment.
Screen Shot of IPNetSim™ Player
The Recorder is a Windows-based utility that captures and records the delay and loss characteristics of a wide-area network link or network path over
time. The Recorder is designed for use in conjunction with the player functionality of the IPNetSim™ WAN emulator. The Recorder can probe the link
up to ten times per second and record up to 100,000 data points.
Screen Shot of Recorder
The IPNetSim™ is managed through a browser-based Internet Explorer version 6 or later, or Mozilla Firefox GUI over an Ethernet connection to a
dedicated management interface.
Initial configuration of the management interface requires either:
- PC running a supported web browser that can be configured and placed on the 10.0.0.0/255.0.0.0 network.
- PC with an RS-232 serial port running HyperTerminal or other terminal emulation software.
IPNetSim™ can be installed between two LAN segments as shown in the diagram. Depending on configuration, the IPNetSim™ acts as either
a transparent learning bridge or a router between the Ethernet segments connected to the LAN A and LAN B ports of the unit. Frames received on one port
are subjected to the emulated WAN conditions before being forwarded to the other port.
Emulation conditions are configured on the IPNetSim™ GUI and operate independently in each direction.
When functioning as a bridge, the IPNetSim™ is not limited to emulating IP networks, but can emulate any type of network so long as the traffic is
encapsulated in Ethernet. In addition to IP, the IPNetSim™ can be used with IPv6, IPX, AppleTalk, SCPS, and proprietary network and transport layer
IPNetSim™ - 100 Mbps of through bandwidth (Item No IPN010)
- 1 link rated to 100 Mbps full duplex
- 1 million packets per second
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet emulation (Copper or SFP)
IPNetSim™ 100 Mbps SFP Interface (IPN010)
IPNetSim™ 100 Mbps RJ45 Interface (IPN010)
IPNetSim™ - 1 Gbps of through bandwidth (Item No IPN100)
- 1 link rated for 1 Gbps
- 1 million packets per second
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (Copper or SFP)
- Different front panel configuration and enhanced capability
IPNetSim™ 1 Gbps Through Band Width (IPN100)
IPNetSim™ - 1 Gbps w/ 8 links through bandwidth (Item No IPN400)
IPNetSim™ 1Gbps Four Links Through Bandwidth (IPN400)
- Up to 8 separate links of 1 Gbps
- 12 million packets per second
- 8 x 10/100/1000 baseT Gigabit Ethernet (or) 8 x SFP Gigabit Ethernet
- Capable of emulating up to 8 separate links with an aggregate throughput of 8 Gbps.
- Plus all the above features of 1 Gbps (Item No IPN100)
IPNetSim™ Models - Comparison Table
||IPNetSim™ 6XX (NEW)
|Emulated WAN links (per port pair)
|Port pairs per unit
|IPN601 1G: 2
IPN610 10G: 2
2 x 10/100/1000 baseT Gigabit Ethernet (Copper or SFP)
8 x 10/100/1000 baseT Gigabit Ethernet or 8 x SFP Gigabit Ethernet
4 x SFP+
(1/10 Gbps auto-negotiate)
||1,000,000 to 12,000,000 packets
|17,000,000 packets per seconds
Source and destination IP address
Source and Dest. IPv6 address
VLAN ID and PCP value
TCP/UDP port numbers
Any arbitrary packet field
||300 bps to 1 Gbps
||300 bps to 10 Gbps
|Latency & Jitter
||0 ms-10,000 ms in 0.1 ms increments
Constant, uniform, normal distributions
|Packet Loss Models
||Random, Periodic, Burst, BER
Tail drop, RED
Random early detection (RED), also known as random early discard or random early drop
||FIFO, Strict Priority, Round Robin
|Access link rate control
||In-bound and out-bound
|Live condition capture and replay
|MTU and Fragmentation
||Previous 10 minutes
||24 hours reviewable with pan and zoom controls
|Self-monitoring indicators and warnings
|SSL and SSH secure access
|Multiple users with configuration locking
||IPNetSim™ - 100 Mbps of through bandwidth (Item No IPN010)
IPNetSim™ - 1 Gbps of through bandwidth (Item No IPN100)
|IPNetSim™ - 1 Gbps w/ 4 links through bandwidth (Item No)
|Max. Emulation Rate
up to 100 Mbps full duplex ( IPN010)
Up to 1 Gbps full duplex (IPN100)
|Up to 1 Gbps full duplex per link
|Max. Packet Rate
||From 1 million packets per second
||12 million packets per second
||1 link ||4 links
|Primary Emulation Settings
||300 bps - Max. rate in 1 bps increments
||0 ms-10 sec. in 0.1 ms increments; constant, uniform, normal distributions
|Packet Loss Rate
||0-100% in increments of 0.0001%
||0-100% in increments of 0.1%
|Bit Error Rate
||Rates to 1x10-14
|Additional Emulation Parameters
||Bit error rate, packet reordering, packet duplication, queue depth, framing overhead.
IPNetSim™ scheduler for emulation of dynamic WAN conditions
|Warranty and Support
|Support and Maintenance
||1 year, including all firmware upgrades
||2 x Gigabit Ethernet (Copper or SFP)
8 x 10/100/1000 baseT Gigabit Ethernet or
8 x SFP Gigabit Ethernet
||1 x 10/100/1000 baseT Copper Gigabit Ethernet
1x RS-232c serial console
|Environmental and Physical Specifications
|AC Input Voltage
||Auto ranging 100 VAC to 240 VAC
|AC Input Frequency
||50 to 60 Hz
||47 to 63 Hz
|AC Input Current (Max)
4.0 A Max.
0.4 A Typical
|1.1 A Max
|Maximum Power Draw
17" W x 10.9" D x 1.75" H (1 RU)
431 mm W x 277 mm D x 43.5 mm H (1 RU)
17" W x 18 " D x 1.75" H (1 RU)
431 mm W x 277 mm D x 43.5 mm H (1 RU)
8.5 lbs. (3.9 kg)
13 lbs. (6 kg)
16 lbs. (8 kg)
21 lbs. (10 kg)
Operating : 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage: -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
||FCC Class A, CE, RoHS
- Who uses the IPNetSim™?
The IPNetSim™ is designed for anyone who needs an accurate, easy-to-use, cost-effective way to simulate WAN conditions, including:
- Corporate IT Managers
- Application and equipment developers
- Military network developers
- Sales and SE professionals
- Networking equipment resellers and system integrators
- Q/A teams
- Test labs
- Can the IPNetSim™ emulate long delays?
Yes. The IPNetSim™ was designed with satellite and other long latency conditions in mind and can handle delays of up to 10 seconds in
- Can the IPNetSim™ emulate individual end nodes?
No. The IPNetSim™ emulates the WAN link itself. It is not a traffic generator.
- How does the IPNetSim™ differs from competing WAN emulation solutions?
Until now, there were only two alternatives: high-end WAN emulators and freeware. High-end WAN emulators offer a wide array of features,
but their prices puts them out of range of most users while their complexity make them difficult to use. Although freeware has no upfront cost, the
time wasted in installation and configuration of the source code makes them unproductive, and the resulting systems are constrained in precision
The IPNetSim™ is the culmination of a mission to offer the precision and performance of a high-end WAN emulator without the cost,
designed to be far easier to use than anything else available.
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