Welcome to Netsocket's Virtual Network Download Portal. Netsocket is poised to help you get up to speed on the many attributes and benefits of virtualized networking by allowing you to experience a true virtualized network compliments of Netsocket. The following Getting Started will guide you through what you'll need, what to expect and what you'll experience to get virtual today.
What You Can Expect
Refer to the figure above. Once you have completed the installation sequence,
- Three Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN) components – vNetCommander, vFlowController and vFlowSwitch will each be installed and operating on their own virtual machines on an x86 computer to which Microsoft Windows 2012 Server with HyperV role is activated.
- The hypervisor’s Virtual layer 2 switches will have been installed and connected between the three NVN virtual machines and the computer’s external Ethernet connections.
- You can then configure router, switch, firewall, QoS, NAT and other attributes of your installed NVN network by browsing to the vNetCommander on that computer.
- You can then peer your NVN network with external routed networks using routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF and static routes.
- You can then evaluate the packet forwarding, routing and performance and functionality of NVN.
What You'll Need
The target computer must satisfy the following conditions before proceeding with the installation:
- Minimum one Intel CPU (Core i5 or Core i7) with two cores
- At least 16GB RAM
- At least 100GB HDD/SSD
- Two 1gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports (four for advanced evaluation)
- Microsoft Windows 2012 Server installed and operating
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 hypervisor role enabled and operating
- Powershell installed
- Target platform connected to your network (LAN/WAN) through the GE NICs
- Browser: Latest Chrome or Firefox versions installed to the target platform
What You'll Experience
- Ensure that the target platform is selected and provisioned as detailed above prior to beginning the NVN install process.
- Acquire IPv4 addressing information for the NVN management network from your network administrator. Note: This information can be either in the form of a static IP addressing (address, subnet mask, default gateway address) or the network administrator may ask you to use Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP). NVN supports both options for NVN management network addressing.
- Create a user account on www.virtualnetwork.net.
- Create an NVN Installation Configuration File.
- Download and move the NVN Installation Configuration File and the NVN Installation Package File to the target platform.
- Unpack and install NVN to the target platform.