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2. Deployment Overview

Stuart Fordham1  
Bedfordshire, UK

In this chapter, we are going to set up EVE-NG, create our SmartNet account, and download the components we need to make our network. At the end of the chapter, we will look at VMWare and KVM as alternatives to EVE-NG.


EVE-NG (Emulated Virtual Environment Next Generation) is a virtual platform designed to run many different network devices, as well as Windows and Linux operating systems.

Many years ago there was a bit of software called Cisco IOU (IOS On Unix), and a very kind and clever guy called Andrea Dainese put a web front end on it and called it iou-web. It was very popular. ...

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