This chapter describes how Simics models networking. In the simulated environment, two or more target systems may be connected together, forming a simulated network that is fully virtualized. There are also ways to connect the simulated environment to outside systems, by creating networks that connect to simulated systems at one end, and real systems at the other.
This chapter focuses on networking based on simulated Ethernet links, but the principles for network virtualization is not limited to Ethernet. Simple communication links, such as serial connections can be simulated similarly.
9.1 Ethernet Links
9.2 Link Object Timing
9.3 IP Services
9.4 Distributed Network Simulation
9.5 Serial Links