A Networkless Data Exchange and Control Mechanism for Virtual Testbed Devices

  • Tim GerhardEmail author
  • Dennis Schwerdel
  • Paul Müller
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 137)


Virtualization has become a key component of network testbeds. However, transmitting data or commands to the test nodes is still either a complicated task or makes use of the nodes’ network interfaces, which may interfere with the experiment itself. This paper creates a model for the typical lifecycle of experiment nodes, and proposes a mechanism for networkless node control for virtual nodes in such a typical experiment lifecycle which has been implemented in an existing testbed environment.


Testbed Control interface Node control 


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© Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Integrated Communication Systems LabUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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