Aukua Network Impairment Emulator

Aukua Ethernet Network Impairment Emulators, also called WAN Emulators, are used by our customers to precisely recreate the delay, congestion, and packet or link impairments found in all real-world data and storage networks. Aukua Network Impairment Emulators are easy to use, provide a repeatable test methodology and directly help reduce risk and avoid business interruptions.

  • Validate voice, video, mobile, gaming or data application performance under real-world network delay and congestion scenarios.
  • Accurately predict end user experience before deploying a new cloud based service or migrating or relocating a datacenter.
  • Reduce mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) by realistically reproducing production network issues in the lab.
  • Validate device and system functionality with a wide variety of repeatable negative testing scenarios.
  • Supports 10M to 25GbE rates including the first and only to support IEEE 802.3bz 2.5G/5GBASE-T and Automotive Ethernet

Supported Interfaces

• 5000BASE-R, 2500BASE-R
• 5000BASE-X, 2500BASE-X, 1000BASE-X, 100BASE-FX
• 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T
Automotive Ethernet:
  10GBASE-T1, 5GBASE-T1, 2.5GBASE-T1,
  1000BASE-T1, 100BASE-T1 and optical 1000BASE-RH
• Fibre Channel support on SAN Delay Emulator


• Multi-path network impairment emulation
• Selective impairment control with powerful
   L2-L7 protocol filters
• Dynamic control of delay and impairments
• 100% line rate performance regardless of
   impairment and filter configurations
• Nanosecond precision delay control

Flexibility and Simplicity

• Delay, drop, corruption, link flap, reorder, packet jitter
   (PDV), FCS errors, bandwidth congestion control, more
• Intuitive browser-based user interface
• Comprehensive API for automation
• Optional Ethernet Inline Analyzer or
  Traffic Generator modes
• Optional Fibre Channel and Ethernet
  SAN Delay Emulator

Network Impairment Emulator inline connection injecting delay and impairments Aukua Network Impairment Emulator connects inline with the system under test and recreates real-world
multi-path network delays and impairments

Network Impairment Emulator HTML5 GUI HTML5 GUI (no client software to install)
Automation through RESTful API

Hardware Platforms


  Product Brief:  MGA2510 Network Impairment Emulator

  Product Brief:  XGA4250 Network Impairment Emulator

  Product Brief:  XGA4250 Fibre Channel and Ethernet SAN Delay Emulator

  Application Note:  Real-world Testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs

  Application Note:  Bullet-proof Fibre Channel Remote Replication Solutions

  Solution Brief:  Automotive Ethernet Testing

  Solution Brief:  Automotive Ethernet - Network Impairment Emulation

  Brochure:  Aukua Network Impairment Emulators

  Solution Brochure:  Aukua MGA2510 3-in-1 Ethernet Test and Monitoring System

  Solution Brochure:  Aukua XGA4250 3-in-1 Ethernet Test and Monitoring System