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eggPlant Network v1.8 Quick Start Guide

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Using a supported web browser, navigate to https://<ip address>. Log in with the default administrative username of admin and password admin.

Below you'll see a representation of the emulator interface with labels to indicate functionality:

Quick reference guide to using the emulator for eggPlant Network

Basic Configuration and Starting an Emulation

There are two ways to quickly get an emulation running:

  • Load a predefined emulation by using the Load an Emulation menu item:
    1. Select the predefined emulation from the list.
    2. Select the ports for this emulation.
    3. Click Emulation Control, then click the Start button at the top of the page.
  • Use the Configuration option to set up your locations and network links, and configure their characteristics:
    1. Click the Configuration menu item and select the ports that you would like to use.
    2. Select either Point to Point or Dual Hop.
    3. Click one of the end points, such as the building icon, and provide the location details.
    4. Click the first link, give it a name, and select the link characteristics. Optionally change the default latency and loss parameters.
    5. Click Emulation Control, then click the Start button at the top of the page.

Updating and Stopping an Emulation

It’s possible to change the configuration settings and update a running emulation.

  1. Click the Configuration menu item and update the bandwidth, latency, or loss parameters.
  2. Click the Emulation Control menu item, then click the Update button at the top of the page. The new settings will be applied.

To Stop an emulation, click the Emulation Control menu item, then click the Stop button at the top of the page.

Saving or Clearing Your Configuration

If you have created your own configuration and would like to save it for later use, click the Configuration menu item and select the Save As Configuration button at the top of the page. Your emulation now appears in the list of available emulations on the Load An Emulation page.

To start again, click on the Configuration menu item and select the Clear Configuration button at the top of the page. All configuration settings are cleared.

Advanced Configuration

Use the Advanced Configuration menu item to choose a different loss or latency function or apply other impedances to the link . It’s important to note that the Advanced Configuration options override the impedances set on the Configuration page.

For more in-depth information about using the eggPlant Network Emulator, see eggPlant Network Emulator User and Administration Guide.

 

This topic was last updated on January 05, 2017, at 10:09:38 AM.