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Enhancing Learning Experience in Computer Networking through a Virtualization-Based Laboratory Model
Año:2016
Áreas de investigación
  • Telemática
Datos
Descripción
A networking laboratory is an essential tool for teaching communications engineering. However, the effort and cost invested in creating a networking laboratory with physical equipment are significantly high, especially if the students are to work on realistic scenarios. By substituting physical networking devices by virtualized ones, virtualization technologies may contribute to simplify the laboratory management tasks and allow the creation of affordable and more complex network scenarios. In this way, students can work and experiment on realistic network scenarios, so that their learning experience is greatly improved. In this paper a detailed description of a virtualization-based networking laboratory model, evolved over the last 10 years of authors? experience in teaching computer networking, is provided. This laboratory model is implemented using Virtual Networks over linuX (VNX), an open source tool specifically designed and developed to define, build, deploy and manage networking scenarios taking full advantage of virtualization, and supporting hybrid virtual/physical scenarios and heterogeneous operating systems. The features of the VNX tool, illustrated with an example of a complex network scenario used by more than 300 students, are described. A survey-based assessment of the usage experience of VNX is included in the paper, showing the validity and efficacy of the proposed laboratory model and of the VNX tool for teaching computer networking in laboratory assignments.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
International Journal of Engineering Education
ISSN
0949-149X
Factor de impacto JCR
0,77
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volumen
32
DOI
Número de revista
6
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2569
Hasta la página
2584
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Participantes
  • Autor: David Fernandez Cambronero (UPM)
  • Autor: Fco. Javier Ruiz Piñar (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Bellido Triana (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Encarnacion Pastor Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Omar Aurelio Walid Llorente (UPM)
  • Autor: Verónica Mateos Lanchas (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Ingeniería de Redes y Servicios Avanzados de Telecomunicación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
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