Dissertation and Thesis project help for Network Modeling and Simulation Employing OPNET Modeler (Academic Edition)

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By: Sourabh Kishore, Chief Consulting Officer

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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.

In addition to students of networking, we have also helped a number of strudents in developing simulation scenarios in testing the
activities, performance, and behaviours of application algorithms, workflows, and interactions flow conceptualised in a specific field of
study: such as, Advanced Security Protocols and Applications, Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, and Software
Applications in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cloud Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0. Studies of activities, performance, and
behaviours of applications were conducted using the "Application Characterisation Engine (ACE)" tool of OPNET Modeler. ACE
generates amazing statistics reflecting the activities, performance, and behaviours of each phase of an application algorithm, interactions
flow, and workflow showing detailed activities and behavioural reports of each of the networked node participating in them. For
example, the TCP connection reports provide details of each "Congestion Window" that the participating node has experienced in
executing the ACE interaction in its scope. Working with ACE is perhaps the most difficult part of OPNET, but all our students were
highly successful with our assistance and could achieve exemplary appreciations for their research outcomes.

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 through distance 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.in or consulting@etcoindia.net.in to discuss your OPNET
Modeling and Simulation Academic learning requirements and also for topic suggestions in multiple
research areas involving OPNET as a primary research tool. Further, We also offer you to develop the
"problem description and statement", "aim, objectives, research questions", "design of methodology and
methods", and "15 to 25 most relevant citations per topic" for
three topics of your choice of research areas at
a nominal fee. Such a synopsis shall help you in focussing, critically thinking, discussing with your
reviewers, and developing your research proposal. To avail this service, Please Click Here for more details.

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