The Industry's First 100GbE Network Emulator For 25/40/50/100Gbps Speeds


The Netropy 100G is the most diverse network emulation tool available for validating the performance of 100GbE network equipment and the industry's first testing appliance capable of emulating 25/40/50/100Gbps WAN links (Quad 25Gbps channels, QSFP28 Optics). The 100G comes with two QSFP28 100GbE emulation ports and can handle an aggregate throughput of 150Gbps. The 100G allows users to quickly deploy test networks and emulate impairments like latency, loss, and congestion through an intuitive, web-based GUI.

Validating the performance of 100GbE network infrastructures, devices, and storage mechanisms that handle mission-critical business applications is essential to deployment success. With the ability to configure and test multiple if/then scenarios under real-world conditions, the Netropy 100G provides a fast, easy, and accurate way to evaluate the effects of network impairments before going live and identify and address issues before it's too late.



Emulates

  • Bandwidth
  • Latency & Jitter
  • Packet Loss
  • Congestion
  • Other impairments

Netropy 100G Capacity

  • One 100 Gbps Emulation Engine, up to 15 separate WAN links
  • Packets assigned to individual link by any combination of IP address, VLAN, MPLS label, port number, or any other packet field
  • 100 Gbps aggregate capacity
  • Two QSFP28 100GbE ports
  • Modular redundant power supply
 
Easy to Use

The Netropy 100G 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 100G simulates up to 15 separate WAN links, 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.


Bandwidths up to 150 Gbps

Accurately simulate links from 100 bits per second up to 90 Gbps at full line rate in one direction, or up to 75 Gbps in both directions (for a total of 150 Gbps), 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.


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 100G comes with two QSFP28 ports for 100 Gbps connectivity. An SFP+ adapter is also available to connect to 1 Gbps and 10G networks for flexibility to connect to any type of high-speed network.


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 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.


Redundant Power Supply

A modular redundant power supply helps guarantee uninterrupted operation.


Priced Right

Emulate 100 Gbps networks at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.

With the ability to simulate one 100 Gbps link or up to 15 separate WAN links, the Netropy 100G has a myriad of uses:

Emulate 100 Gbps Links

The 100G is capable of 90 Gbps in one direction or 75 Gbps in both directions (for a total of 150 Gbps).


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

Side-by-side benchmarking

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


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.

100G GUI

Netropy main configuration and monitoring window.


Path Configuration

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


Classifier Configuration

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
Ports 2x QSFP28 100 GbE
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 100 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
Capacity
Emulation Engines 1
Max. Aggregate Throughput 150 Gbps
Maximum Packet Rate 32 million packets per second aggregate (with 64 byte packets)
16 million packets per second per port (with 64 byte packets)
Maximum Frame Size 9 KB
Management
Interfaces 1x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000baseT)
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
Dimensions  
  Product


  Shipping

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
Weight
  Product
  Shipping

37 lbs. (17 kg)
52 lbs. (24 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, UL
Warranty & Support
Hardware Warranty Included with product license
Support and Maintenance Included with product license
Ordering Information
Part Number N100G-100G
Product License 1 year: N100G-R1YR
3 years: N100G-R3YR