This tutorial shows how to set up the Cloonix network emulator on a Packet.net server. It builds on top of my previous post about how to set up a virtualization server on Packet.net. Now, I focus on a specific case: setting up the Cloonix network emulator on the virtualization server. You should read my previous post before reading this one.
Running Cloonix on a remote server enables users to work with more complex network emulation scenarios than would be possible on a standard laptop computer. For example. Cloonix recently added a feature which allows users to run Cisco router images in a Cloonix network emulation scenario. Cisco router images require a large amount of computer resources so I cannot run more than a few on my personal laptop computer. If I use a remote Packet server, I could run dozens of Cisco images in a network emulation scenario if I wanted to.
In this post, I will set up a Cloonix network emulation server on Packet.net so it can be started, stopped, and restarted relatively quickly.