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LANforge ICE Network Emulator

LANforge ICE is a network emulator. It can add impairments in a controlled and reproducible manner to aid in testing applications and network equipment that must operate over a network. LANforge supports many impairments: latency, bandwidth, jitter, packet loss, packet reordering and more. It can act as a layer-2 pass-through device for easy insertion into the system under test. It also supports 802.1Q VLANs, router emulation, bridges and other network elements for more advanced emulation needs. Emulation speeds range from 10bps to 5Gbps, and some systems support more than 48 concurrent emulations.

Some users may want to simulate an entire LAN or WAN network. LANforge ICE supports this with it's Netsmith feature. Netsmith is a click-and-drag virtual network builder. It supports Bridges (switches) including spanning tree protocol, as well as OSPF, BGP, RIP and multicast routers. IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols are supported, and the bridge will handle any Ethernet frame. LANforge is running real router and bridge software, so it can exchange messages with external equipment to populate routes and set up spanning trees. A screenshot from a Netsmith virtual router & emulation setup is found here.

LANforge ICE Use Cases

Standard Features

Advanced Features

Management & Platform Support

Deployment Options

Virtual Network Builder

LANforge Netsmith is a drag-and-drop virtual network builder. It can support virtual routers, emulated network links, bridges (switches), virtual and physical interfaces, and more. When using routers, it supports static, OSPF, BGP, Multicast (IGMP, PIM) and other protocols for IPv4 and IPv6. LANforge FIRE stateful traffic generating connections and LANforge ICE network emulations are easily placed in the virtual networks. The virtual routers can connect to external routers and other network elements for easy integration into your network.

LANforge ICEcap Network Probe Feature Highlights

LANforge ICE Systems

LANforge ICE is often customized to a customer's speficications. In particular all of the LANforge FIRE Network Traffic Generation feature set is available. Some standard systems are listed below, but please contact sales@candelatech.com to discuss your requirements in detail and for a customized quote.

Appliance:
CT920
One network appliance supporting 0-45 Mbps WAN emulation. A separate machine running the LANforge GUI manages the appliance. HTML PDF
Appliance:
CT922
One network appliance supporting 0-155 Mbps WAN emulation. A separate machine running the LANforge GUI manages the appliance. HTML PDF
Gigabit Rackmount:
CT963
A 1U rackmount appliance supporting 0-1 Gbps WAN emulation that is managed locally or with a separate machine. (GigE Fibre interface available.) HTML PDF
10 Gigabit:
CT966
A 1U 64-bit rackmount appliance supporting 0-5 Gbps WAN emulation that is managed locally or with a separate machine. 12 GB RAM included to support higher latencies. Dual port 10 Gigabit Fibre NIC installed. (10 GigE copper interfaces available.) HTML PDF
48-WAN Emulator:
CT970-48
A 1U high-end rackmount appliance and one managed ethernet switch combined to support 48 unique WAN emulations. May be managed locally or with a separate machine. Great for testing MMOG and game testing in QA test houses! HTML PDF

More LANforge ICE Resources


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LANforge-ICE Related Screen Shots

WanLinks Tab


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WanLink Display


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Create/Modify WanLink Window


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LANforge on Microsoft Windows

LANforge supports Microsoft Windows operating systems, but Linux is still the preferred platform for advanced features and higher stability, performance, and precision.

Some features currently NOT supported on Windows:


LANforge on Solaris

LANforge support for Solaris operating systems has returned, but Linux is still the preferred platform for advanced features and higher stability, performance, and precision.

Some features currently NOT supported on Solaris:


Additional Feature Upgrades

Unless otherwise noted in the product description, these features usually cost extra:


Candela Technologies Inc., 2026 Main Street, Suite A, P.O. Box 3285, Ferndale, WA 98248, USA
www.candelatech.com | sales@candelatech.com | +1 360 380 1618


Candela Technologies, Inc., 2026 Main Street, Suite A, P.O. Box 3285, Ferndale, WA 98248, USA
www.candelatech.com | sales@candelatech.com | +1 360 380 1618

Candela Technologies, 2026 Main Street, Suite A, P.O. Box 3285, Ferndale, WA 98248, USA
www.candelatech.com | sales@candelatech.com | +1 360 380 1618
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