Networking concepts are difficult to explain, even through careful description and well thought out examples. One useful teaching method is enabling the networking professional to visualize how networks work by using a software tool that simulates network functions. The Network Simulation Experiments Manual provides just such a tool by allowing the reader to download free, easy-to-install OPNET software. This software provides a virtual environment for modeling, analyzing, and predicting the performance of IT infrastructures, including applications, servers, and networking technologies. The book also goes a step further by providing detailed experiments on core networking topologies for use in this simulation environment. Each experiment is also accompanied by review questions, a lab report, and exercises.
Comes with directions for downloading free, easy-to-install software based on that used by thousands of commercial and government organizations worldwide
Useful experimentation for professionals in the workplace who are interested in learning and demonstrating the capability of evaluating different commercial networking products
*The experiments in this manual are closely tied to Peterson/Davie: Computer Networks, fourth edition (a best-selling Morgan Kaufmann title), making it a perfect companion book.