Teaching Networking using Simics
By Jakob Engblom
Wind River Education Services provides user training for a variety of topics, including Wind River operating systems and tools, as well as more general topics like networking. Training always includes hands-on labs, which can complicate logistics for training sessions. Shipping boards and configuring networks is time-consuming and error-prone. For that reason, we are looking into using Simics as an alternative to physical hardware to streamline training logistics. It also makes it simple to encapsulate configurations, while maintaining the reality of cross-development. In this blog post, we will look at how Simics is used as a tool to facilitate network labs in the context of education.