In Fusion Pro, you can use advanced virtual network adapter settings to limit the bandwidth, specify the acceptable packet loss percentage, and create network latency for incoming and outgoing data transfers for a virtual machine.

About this task

The advanced virtual network adapter settings allow you to simulate a network environment that differs from your own.

Procedure

  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Removable Devices in the Settings window, click Network Adapter.
  4. Expand Advanced options.
  5. Select incoming and outgoing bandwidth settings.

    This setting allows you to simulate network bandwidth.

    Option

    Description

    Limit incoming or outgoing data transfers to the data transfer rate for a specific network connection type

    Select the network connection type from the Bandwidth drop-down menu. The value in the Kbps text box changes to the data transfer rate, in kilobits per second, of the network connection type that you select. For example, if you select Leased Line T1 (1.544 Mbps), the value in the Kbps text box changes to 1544.

    Limit incoming or outgoing data transfers to a specific data transfer rate

    Select Custom and type the data transfer rate, in kilobits per second, in the Kbps text box.

  6. Enter the acceptable packet loss percentage for incoming and outgoing data transfers in the Packet Loss (%) text box.

    This setting allows you to simulate network packet loss. The default setting is 0.0%. The packet loss range is 0 to 100%.

  7. Enter numbers to set the latency in milliseconds for incoming and outgoing data transfers.

    This setting allows you to simulate network latency. The latency range is 0 to 2,000 ms.