Virtualized Network Management Laboratory for Educational Purposes



Networks Engineering Department, College of Information Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Iraq



In this paper, we implement a Virtualized Network Management Laboratory named (VNML) linked to college campus network for educational purposes. This laboratory is created using Virtualbox virtualizer and GNS3 on Linux UBUNTU single HP DL380 G7 server platform. A total of 35 virtual devices (Routers, Switches and Virtual Machines) are created and distributed over virtualized campus network with seven network management tools configured and run. The proposed laboratory is aimed to overcome the limitations of network hardware existence in any educational facility teach network management subject in their curriculum. The other advantages include ease of managing the laboratory and overrides physical location setup within the same geographical area.


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