Instant Veins Virtual Machine

Instant Veins is a virtual machine you can use to quickly try out Veins or to run Veins on systems you do not have administrative access to.

It is distributed as a single-file virtual appliance, ready for one-click import into software like Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation Player, or any software supporting the Open Virtualization Format.

The following short video demonstrates how to import and run Instant Veins on a machine that has Oracle VM VirtualBox installed.

If you want to run the machine in fullscreen mode, use clipboard synchronization, enable drag-and-drop copying of files, etc. you might need to install guest utilities following the instructions of your virtualization software.

The virtual appliance being run is Instant Veins 5.1-i1. The computer in this video is running macOS 11.1 “Big Sur” and has Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1 installed.

For more information about the simulation being shown, see the Veins tutorial. A high level overview of Veins is given in the Veins documentation. Excellent tutorials, videos, and a comprehensive user manual of OMNeT++, the simulation framework used, are available on the documentation pages on the OMNeT++ website.

Licenses

The software aggregated into the virtual appliance is made available under the terms of a number of Open Source licenses. For example, Veins is available under the terms of GNU GPL licenses and other, compatible licenses. OMNeT++, however, is licensed under the academic public license, which grants rights similar to the GNU GPL, but only for non-commercial use. In general, this should still allow you to download, use, and distribute the contents of this virtual appliance in academic and educational environments. Instant Veins is based on Debian so this should impose no further restrictions. The binding legal texts of all licenses are distributed in the virtual applicance.

Components

Instant Veins 5.1-i2

This is the sixth release of Instant Veins. It comes with the following software pre-installed and ready to run:

Instant Veins 5.1-i1

This is the fifth release of Instant Veins. It comes with the following software pre-installed and ready to run:

Instant Veins 5.0-i2

This is the fourth release of Instant Veins. It comes with the following software pre-installed and ready to run:

Instant Veins 5.0-i1

This is the third release of Instant Veins. It comes with the following software pre-installed and ready to run:

  • Simulation modules
  • Software
  • Operating system
    • Debian 9, Linux 4, GNOME 3

Instant Veins 4.7.1-i1

This is the second release of Instant Veins. It comes with the following software pre-installed and ready to run:

Downloads

See the download page to download this virtual appliance.