EVE-NG and UNetLab are graphical network emulators that support both commercial and open-source router images. UNetLab is the current, stable version of the network emulator and EVE-NG is an updated version of the same tool, available as an alpha release. The UNetLab/EVE-NG network emulator runs in a virtual machine so it can be set up Windows, Mac OS, or Linux computers. Its graphical user interface runs in a web browser.
In this post, I will show how to set up an EVE-NG virtual machine on an Ubuntu Linux system. I’ll show the basic steps to creating and running a simple lab consisting of emulated Linux nodes. The procedure is the same for UNetLab.