Date Added: May 2010
The authors build a full network laboratory simulator that is as realistic as possible. To provide the "Real" feeling, they use the Cisco router emulator called Dynamips, which is able to execute Cisco IOS for certain router platforms. By combining this emulator with host and network virtualization technologies they build whole virtual network laboratory comprising of routers, switches, PIX/ASA firewalls and simple network end-nodes on which the students could practice basic networking configuration and troubleshooting. They build information system with fair, secure and controlled access for students to this simulated laboratory.