Estudi d'emuladors de xarxes
Tutor / director / evaluatorMeseguer Pallarès, Roc
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Network emulation allows replicating each one of the components of a network, as well as its behavior, under certain conditions, and according to the available resources and technologies. Nowadays, several network emulators are available which, responding to different needs, are presented as a real alternative to physical networks. This project contains a study of the main network emulators available today, including its current state, its architecture and its functionalities. The goal is to understand the technologies that make possible the emulation of networks, to differentiate between the different use cases and to explore its potential. We will use CORE emulator to illustrate and document different use cases, emphasizing in new services and proposing improvements in order to exploit the potential of the emulator in lesser-known facets. CORE is a complete emulator, but with a clear vocation for deploying small-scale networks using the GUI. Through the study and integration of different tools, the emulator can be an alternative to the deployment and configuration of large virtual networks, but it has certain limitations in scalability, user experience and incorporation of services based on OpenFlow, key protocol in current networks.