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Sourabh Kishore, Chief Consulting Officer

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Dissertation and Thesis project help for Network Modeling
and Simulation Employing OPNET Modeler (Academic
Edition)
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Network Modeling and Simulation is carried out to study the behaviour and performance of network protocols, network devices, network links, network
applications and various traffic profiles in an environment that can produce effects similar to the real world networks. It is an excellent method to design
and simulate multiple network scenarios before even the first Dollar has been spent on building the network. Many network consultancy services employ
this methodology to provide projected behavioural and performance results and also to troubleshoot network performance issues by conducting in-depth
analysis of the running network by pulling the statistics into the network simulator and carrying out modeling and simulations to evaluate multiple
scenarios for fine tuning and improving the performance. The professional simulators also propose the costs of the scenarios studied by the consultant
such that the optimal solution can be selected.

In academic research studies, Network Modeling and Simulation is used to learn the process of Network Design and to analyse the performance and
behaviours of network models as if they are running in real world applications. Network modeling and simulation is one of the proven methods to conduct
quantitative research studies to analyse how the networks and the protocols and applications running on them behave in real world scenarios. A large
number of research studies have been conducted employing network simulators and the future prospects for conducting research in new application areas
are unlimited.

OPNET Modeler is one of the most popular network modeling and simulation tool in the academic world. Riverbed Inc. has provided the tool free of cost to
students for conducting laboratory experiments on network scenarios. The academic edition has the limit of 50 Million events in the simulator which,
however, is sufficient for learning network behaviours and performance in any form of scenario. The limit of 50 Million events in the OPNET Modeler
academic edition, however, is largely inadequate for professional network simulations where thousands of nodes may have to be configured on the
modeler. In academic studies, most of the research scenarios may not require configuration beyond a few hundred nodes and hence 50 Million events are
sufficient to generate the desired results.

The modeling and simulation efforts applied on OPNET Modeler are stored in the default folder called OP_MODELS under the user profile in windows. If
these files are transferred to any other computer having OPNET Modeler installed and copied in the same folder, the recipient can open the model, view the
statistics generated by virtue of simulations run on the source computer and generate the reports. This process can be used effectively by students of
networking in sharing their efforts among each other and also submit their work to their tutors such that their models can be tested and verified.

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OPNET Modeler is very close to real world networks. The Protocols, Network Devices, Traffic Demands, Application Demands, Profiles and Applications
that are configured in OPNET Modeler are suprisingly identical to the real world applications. In fact OPNET comprises of object libraries that possess
thousands of models used in real world applications - like network devices from Cisco, 3COM, Nortel, HP, etc., application servers from SUN, HP, IBM, etc.,
all types network links (you name a link type and you will find it in library of Links), all types of network protocols, and a number of voice, data and video
applications. You will be surprised to know that you can even configure voice and video codecs for IP Multimedia applications in OPNET Modeler and
configure Quality of Service with variety of options. You have to be very careful about one aspect however!! OPNET Modeler requires "very accurate"
configurations in the network modeling carried out for the scenario. Even a single mistake can fail the simulation and the simulation error logs are not
always clear enough to be followed to correct the problem. Hence, your theoretical and practical knowledge about networking should be excellent to
configure network models in OPNET Modeler.

We have helped networking students academically in numerous academic dissertations and theses that required application of OPNET Modeler. Our
experts have worked as specialist network managers and administrators and have been successful in helping students to configure and simulate accurate
models in OPNET Modeler on their respective computers. You will need to download OPNET Modeler from the website of Riverbed Inc. under their
universities program. You may follow the instructions and install the software on your computer. Once you are ready with your configuration, we shall
help you to create the models that you want such that you can learn them hands on. Once you are successful in configuring the model and running the
simulation on your computer, we shall help you to learn from the reports generated and create the analysis document based on the reports generated on
your computer.

Our primary objective is to help you academically in creating the network model and simulating the same on your computer and analysing the reports
generated by the model on your computer such that you can meet your research aims and objectives. We do not operate as a consultant or support firm for
OPNET Modeler software. Our job is of an academic tutor for students who want to learn the fundamentals of network design and operations. In addition
to OPNET IT Guru, we also use OMNET++ to help you in learning network modeling and simulation and collecting the reports.

Disclaimer: Please note that OPNET Modeler Academic Edition and OMNET++ are the software meant for non-commercial purposes and hence we do not
offer any form of commercial service (including paid consultancy services or paid services for funded research projects) using these software. We only help
students academically in their dissertation and thesis projects pertaining to network education if they are facing problems with modeling and simulation
using OPNET Modeler, OMNET++ or any other academic tool for network modeling on their respective computers.
Please contact us at consulting@etcoindia.co or consulting@etcoindia.net to discuss your OPNET Modeling and Simulation
Academic learning requirements.
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