Network Emulator for Mobile Universes

Documentation - Principle

NEmu uses virtual machines (called VNode) inter-connected by different virtual links (called VLink) in order to build a virtual network topology. Two types of VNode currently exist in NEmu:

Several types of VLink are currently available in NEmu:

A network topology can be hosted by one or several physical machines, and can be also created by several users. A Session represents a part of a topology laying on a single physical machine and built by a single user. In other words, a virtual network spread on n physical machines consists in n sessions at least. IN the same way, a virtual network built by n different users consists in n sessions at least.

The topology can evolve dynamically with a predefined mobility model. The connectivity evolutions are pre-computed and applied in real time through the Mobilizer.