Novel Approach for Management of Automated IPv6 Network Simulation
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The complexity of network technologies and the variety of their equipment and settings make them difficult to evaluate, to simulate, and to deploy. IPv4 to IPv6 transition mechanisms are one of the modern issues recently exposed with the emergence of technologies such as Internet of Things, which have practically consumed the existing IPv4 address pools and therefore require a transition to new IPv6 protocol to meet the need. Simulation plays an important role in the modeling, optimization, and evaluation of IPv4–IPv6 transition mechanisms. Through simulation several factors can be studied before the deployment on real environment, such as the transition mechanism, the number of users, the routing protocols, and the transported applications. This paper describes how state-of-the-art network automation can contribute to the development of a new approach for automating the simulation of IPv4 to IPv6 transition techniques based on an interactive graphical platform. The proposed approach can be interfaced with a variety of scientific research simulators guaranteeing the users a reduction in project implementation delay and error rate, the approach can also ensure a simplification of simulator use.
KeywordsNetwork management Automated network Simulation management IPv6 IPv6 transition
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