Posts Tagged ‘WANem’

Configure WANem via PowerShell

Written by Ingmar Verheij on June 11th, 2012. Posted in PowerShell

If you want to simulate a WAN connection (lower bandwidth, add delay, jitter, etc.) then WANem is a solution that is (relatively) easy to use and free.


Configuring the WAN emulator is done via a webpage, but unfortunately there are no API’s exposed to automate the configuration.

Since I needed to automate the configuration of the WAN emulator I wrote a PowerShell script. You can find the PowerShell scrip below.

No network on WANem (Citrix XenServer)

Written by Ingmar Verheij on October 20th, 2011. Posted in XenServer

Author : Ingmar Verheij


WANem is (as the name implies) a WAN emulator that’s available for free and therefor ideal to use in a lab environment. WANem is built on the Knoppix distribution and supplied as a bootable ISO or a virtual appliance. Unfortunately the virtual appliance is only provided for the VMware hypervisor.

I’ve got a lab built on the Citrix XenServer hypervisor and should therefore use the ISO. Installing (or actually booting) WANem is no rocket science, using it is a bit more complex. A guy named José Luis Gómez Ferrer de Couto has written an easy to understand  tutorial  (in Spanish) how to use WANem in Citrix XenServer.

Unfortunately there is a small pitfall on my Citrix XenServer 5.6 machine, the network is unreachable.