Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a practical, hands-on reference for the most widely used computer network simulation software: OPNET. It explains how to use OPNET software packages for simulation and modeling of computer networks. The authors also provide a collection of laboratory projects, focusing on the most common simulation and modeling tasks performed by computer networking systems professionals and students who use OPNET software. The introductory labs demonstrate how to set up simulations, run them, and analyze results. More advanced labs address the simulation of networking protocols in various protocol layers and for wireless and mobile networks.
One of the first books to provide a comprehensive description of OPNET(r) IT Guru and Modeler software, The Practical OPNET(r) User Guide for Computer Network Simulation explains how to use this software for simulating and modeling computer networks. The included laboratory projects help readers learn different aspects of the software in a hands-on way.
Quickly Locate Instructions for Performing a Task
The book begins with a systematic introduction to the basic features of OPNET, which are necessary for performing any network simulation. The remainder of the text describes how to work with various protocol layers using a top-down approach. Every chapter explains the relevant OPNET features and includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the features during a network simulation.
Gain a Better Understanding of the "Whats" and "Whys" of the Simulations
Each laboratory project in the back of the book presents a complete simulation and reflects the same progression of topics found in the main text. The projects describe the overall goals of the experiment, discuss the general network topology, and give a high-level description of the system configuration required to complete the simulation.
Discover the Complex Functionality Available in OPNET
By providing an in-depth look at the rich features of OPNET software, this guide is an invaluable reference for IT professionals and researchers who need to create simulation models. The book also helps newcomers understand OPNET by organizing the material in a logical manner that corresponds to the protocol layers in a network.