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An Enhancement of Performance for Network Configuration at FTMK Using OPNET

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This paper aimed to simulate Ethernet LAN with different network configurations using OPNET modeller, studied the impact of having different network configurations in Ethernet LANs in terms of identified parameter and analyzed the end results and concludes the network behavior of the scenarios simulated. However, the simulation had been carried out by taking into account four performance parameters which are network load, network delay, network throughput, and the percentage of network utilization. From the findings of these four metrics in this paper, we found out that by adding or changing the link to 100Gb, the performance of the network will increase significantly. Therefor the results gain suggests that, the network performance will be higher when it is upgraded to a 100Gb bandwidth links. This is depicted in the findings of the load, delay, throughput, and utilization percentage comparison of the two network settings. This also showed that the existing network -. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka- is capable to handle the transition, but many other parameters and consideration should be taken into account before this changes is being implemented in the actual network.
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OPNET; Ethernet LAN; Simulation; Throughput; Delay; Network Load; Network Utilization; FTMK

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