A cloud-based virtual computing laboratory for teaching computer networks

Dinita, Razvan I. and Wilson, George and Winckles, Adrian and Cirstea, Marcian N. and Jones, Aled (2012) A cloud-based virtual computing laboratory for teaching computer networks. In: 2012 13th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM), Brasov, Romania.

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This paper presents a novel ‘Cloud-based’ solution for teaching computer networks in an educational context. One key advantage of the system is its ability to commission and decommission virtual infrastructures comprised of routers, switches and virtual machines on demand. It makes use of hardware located in different physical locations, VMWare software to manage the virtual resources and NetLab+ to manage the configuration of multiple different virtual scenarios. The key features of the cloud infrastructure are described and evaluated.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted manuscript. The final version is available from IEEE at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6231992
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 10:28
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 14:16
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/615118

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