Product MenuOverview Network Emulator II – Ethernet Ixia’s Network Emulator II is a precision test instrument for 10GbE, 1GbE and 100MbE Ethernet impairment. The device allows users to accurately emulate the real network conditions that occur over live production LAN/WAN networks. This testing is critical in the validation and performance testing of new hardware, protocols and applications. The Network Emulator II allows testing to occur in a controlled lab environment with repeatable and predictable impairments. Ixia’s Network Emulators offer a rich feature set to emulate realistic and worst case network conditions in the lab to determine how products, protocols and applications behave before failures in production networks. Benefits Test Datacenter backup in a real life environment Test delay’s effect on the network and application performance Determine how applications will perform when distributed across datacenters Cause outage and degrade scenarios triggering fail-over protection Combine with IxNetwork, IxLoad and BPS test systems to create a complete test environment that includes real-world impairments Features Industry’s highest port count Ethernet FPGA emulator with 8 Ethernet ports Supports 10GbE, 1GbE and 100MbE Ethernet impairment FPGA hardware-based architecture provides maximum precision and accuracy Dual banks with 4 ports each and dedicated FPGA processors per bank ensuring high performance Fibre Channel 16G, 8G, 4G and 2G also supported with additional software licenses Flexible Resource Management enables allocation of resources as needed Flexible Resource Management allows the allocation of memory as needed by the user who can either select the automatic allocation or manually allocate memory as required. Flexible Resource Management also allows the allocation of profiles providing users the needed flexibility in allocation of profiles Flexible Resource Management enables bandwidth flexibility enabling 10G on 4 ports at line rate or 8 ports sharing bandwidth of 11G per bank Configuration of any port to either Ethernet or Fibre Channel (with additional licenses) and speed supported Precisely emulates delays and impairment that exist in Ethernet networks Stresses systems with controlled bit errors and frame drops Dynamically increase impairments to test failure recovery mechanisms Transparent to any higher layer L2/7 protocols Optical media physical layer clock transparency for SyncE support Test automation via RESTful Web API, allowing control by TCL and languages such as Python Specifications Feature Details Ports 8 FPGA ports, divided into two banks of 4 ports each All ports support 10GbE, 1GbE and 100MbE All ports support Fibre Channel with additional licensing Each bank may run a different speed and choice of Ethernet or Fibre Channel protocol License only what is needed, allowing for efficient cost Flexible Resource Management provides performance when you need itFull 100% line rate support for 8 ports of 1G Full 100% line rate support for 4 ports of 10G (2 ports per bank) Full 100% line rate support for 4 ports of 10G and 4 ports of 1G (each bank must run 2 ports of each speed) 8 ports of 10GbE can be utilized when sharing bandwidth of 11G per bank Note: Each line to be impaired requires 2 ports Traffic Selection Classifier pattern matching allows selection of specific trafficStandard filters available such as MAC, IP, VLAN, etc… Custom Byte Offset also available Up to 32 bytes for matching 32 Classifier Profiles Per Bank with Flexible Allocation Flexible Resource Management provides the user the ability to allocate resources in the required manner Each line to be impaired requires a port pair Ports 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7&8 are paired and traffic flow is between port pairs Flexible Resource Management allows Profiles to be configured from the Profile Pool as needed allowing for the most efficient use of system resources32 Profiles per bank allocated as needed by the user 1 default profile is allocated to each port Flexible Resource Management allows allocation from the Profile Pool enabling up to 15 profile per port, per traffic direction allowing 30 profiles per bidirectional traffic flow FPGA hardware driven implementation ensures accuracy and repeatable testing Network Profiles support emulating multiple “network clouds” per interface. Emulate different paths through a network or different classes of service. Each profile is defined by any combination of VLAN tag, MPLS label, MAC/IP address (IPv4, IPv6), TCP/UDP port or any data within Ethernet frame Define bandwidth, delay and impairments per profile Classify up to any 32 bytes within an Ethernet frame Delay Emulate delay occurring during transmission through an Ethernet network Fully transparent pass-through operation for fiber where delayed output is logically identical to input signal Delay at 100% line rate 10GbE 1GbE 100MbE Max Delay at Line Rate 2 seconds 20 seconds 30 seconds Max Delay at Limited Line Rate 30 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds Resolution (Min Delay Increment) 6.4 ns 64 ns 640 ns When line rate is less than 100%, Delay can be increased to a maximum 30 seconds dependent on the actual line rate and memory allocation Packet Delay Variation Introduce frame or packet delay variation (jitter) Impairment distribution: Gaussian, Periodic, Uniform or Custom Timing transparent pass-through operation: Physical medium clock is maintained between ingress and egress port Packet Drop Packet Drop impairment allowing single or multiple packets to be dropped Variable by Periodic, Poisson, Uniform and Gaussian distributions. Packet Duplication Packet Duplication impairment allows single or multiple packets to be duplicated Variable by Periodic, Poisson, Uniform and Gaussian distributions. Line BER Capable of injecting bit-errors at rates 5x10-4 to 5x10-17 , which allow errors from one in every 1000 bits to once every several years Error distributions of periodic, uniform, Gaussian, and Poisson 1-bit to 64K-bit error burst – invert, PRBS, all ones, or all zeros Laser Impair Emulate loss of signal, loss of frame under user, or program control Statistics Robust statistics support with customizable flow based overview Filter Libraries Filter Libraries allow you to customize the emulator for your specific protocol requirements.Advanced Protocol Filter Suite provides a growing list of filters including PPP, PTP, RSVP, IP, FCoE, FIP, OSPF, MPEG and many others Customer Byte Offset functionality allows User Interface Remote monitoring and control via 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ethernet port Intuitive and interactive web GUI interface RESTful API allows test automation and complete control of all functionality The following browsers and versions are supportedInternet Explorer version 9 or higher Mozilla Firefox version 24 or higher Chassis Rack mount and desktop mounting hardware included 1U rack mountable Dimensions: 1U - 1.73 x 17.3 x 10” (4.6 x 43.9 x 25.4 cm) Weight: 9 lb. (4.08 kg) ThermalOperating temperature: 0° to 40° C (32 to 104° F) Operating humidity: 10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing Storage temperature: –40°C to 70°C (-40 to 158 F) Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing Input power (internal AC/DC converter) Input voltage: 100-240VAC Input frequency: 47-63Hz Max. power consumption: 100W (typical), 175 (max) Regulatory Approvals CE UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition FCC Class A ROHS compliant UL File #: E255262 Transceivers supported SFP and SFP+ form factors Copper SFP Resources Data Sheet Ethernet Network Emulator Fibre Channel Network Emulator Case Study Anue Network Emulation: Remote Storage and Disaster Recovery Performance Validation AXA Technologies’ Proof of Concept Succeeds Network Emulation Instills Confidence for Major Data Center RelocationStrategic migration of major data center to new location 1,000 miles away Solution Brief Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Network Emulation – The Missing Link to Realistic Network and Application Testing White Paper Network Applications: Ensuring Performance and QoE with Network EmulationWith the proliferation of enterprise applications and increased complexity of systems and networks, it can be difficult to know how an application will perform on any given network, and to identify the actual cause of performance issues when they arise. Testing Enterprise WAN ApplicationsPoor enterprise application performance can cripple day-to-day business, affecting revenues directly through lost sales and indirectly through decreased productivity.