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EXPERIMENT NO:01

AIM: Introduction to OPNET MODELER 14.0.

APPARATUS: OPNET MODELER 14.0

THEORY: OPNET Modeler is a powerful communication system simulator developed by


OPNET technologies. OPNET provides a hierarchical graphical user interface for modeling,
analyzing and predicting the performance of a network.

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The Three-Tiered OPNET Hierarchy


 Three domains: network, node, and process.
 Node model specifies object in network domain.
 Process model specifies object in node domain.

NETWORK DOMAIN:NETWORK OBJECTS


 Network models consist of nodes, links and subnets
 Nodes represent network devices and groups of devices
 Servers, workstations, routers, etc.
 LAN nodes, IP clouds, etc.
 Links represent point-to-point and bus links.
 Icons assist the user in quickly locating the correct nodes and links.
 Vendor models are distinguished by a specific color and logo for each Company.

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NODE MODEL: The Node Editor lets you define the behavior of each network object.
Behavior is defined using different modules, each of which models some internal aspect of node
behavior such as data creation, data storage, etc. Modules are connected through packet streams
or statistic wires. A network object is typically made up of multiple modules that define its
behavior.

 Basic building blocks (modules) include processors, queues, and transceivers


 Processors are fully programmable via their process model
 Queues also buffer and manage data packets
 Transceivers are node interfaces
 Interfaces between modules
 Packet streams
 Statistic wires

PROCESS DOMAIN: The Process Editor lets you create process models, which control the
underlying functionality of the node models created in the Node Editor. Process models are
represented by finite state machines (FSMs), and are created with icons that represent states and
lines that represent transitions between states.Operations performed in each state or for a
transition are described in embedded C or C++ code blocks.

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TOOL BAR BUTTONS:


Several of the more commonly used menu bar selections can be activated through toolbar
buttons. The following figure shows toolbar buttons that can appear in the Project Editor.You
will use many of these toolbar buttons in the tutorial.

CONCLUSION: This experiment helps us to understand that OPNET provides a hierarchical


graphical user interface for modeling, analyzing and predicting the performance of a network.

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