eggPlant Network Quick Start Guide (v2.1)

Note: This page describes settings for eggPlant Network version 2.1. See this topic in eggPlant Network version 1.8 or eggPlant Network version 3.0.

Version 2 of the web GUI uses ExtJs 6 (which has the same browser support as ExtJs 5). The following browsers are supported:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and later (Standards Mode only)
  • Firefox 12 and later (Windows and Mac)
  • Safari 6 and later
  • Google Chrome 18 and later (Windows and Mac)
  • Opera 12 and later (Windows and Mac)
  • Microsoft Edge


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:

eggPlant Network quick start diagram

Basic Configuration and Starting an Emulation

There are two ways to quickly get an emulation running:

  1. Load a predefined emulation by using the Load an Emulation menu item.
    • Select the predefined emulation from the list.
    • Select the ports for this emulation.
    • Click Emulation > Ports X and Y > Setup & Control and click Start above the end points and links diagram.
  2. Click Emulation > Ports X and Y > Setup & Control and create your own scenario.
    • Select either Point-to-Point or Dual-Hop. Click one of the end points to set up your locations, and provide the location details.
    • Click the first link, give it a name, and select the link characteristics. Optionally, change the default latency and loss parameters.
    • Click Start button above the link diagram.

Updating and Stopping an Emulation

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

  1. Click on the Link and update the bandwidth, latency or loss parameters.
  2. Either click OK & Update in the Link Properties dialog, or click OK to return to the link diagram, then click Update. The new settings will be applied.

To stop an emulation, select the Emulation Control menu and click Stop 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 Save As at the top of the page. Your emulation will now appear in the list of available emulations on the Load An Emulation page.

To start again, click Emulation > Ports X and Y > Setup & Control and click Clear at the top of the page. All configuration settings are cleared.

Advanced configuration

From the Link Properties dialog, select Advanced to bring up the advanced settings dialog. Choose a different loss or latency function or apply other impedances to the link. Note: Advanced options override any impedances set on the Basic page.


This topic was last updated on May 25, 2017, at 03:47:02 PM.