The Topology Management Tool (ToMaTo) is a topology-centric network testbed.
ToMaTo has been developed in the context of the German-Lab research project which has been funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Currently the testbed is run by the ToMaTo consortium and academic institutions can join it for free if they contribute resources. Thus ToMaTo continuously grows and already spans across multiple continents.
University of Kaiserslautern
University of Kansas
University of Victoria
University of Würzburg
University of Munich
Simula Research Laboratory
University of Darmstadt
University of Aachen
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Create your virtual network topology in an intuitive web-based editor. No need to write config files or code.
Up and running in seconds
Even very complex topologies can be configured and started in a few seconds.
Create topologies that go around the globe, select freely from our various sites.
Have a look at what goes over the wire. Just activate packet capturing on a link and analyze the traffic in Wireshark.
Configure different properties like latency, packet loss or bandwidth on each link.
Control your virtual machines directly from a web-based console viewer. Watch your VM boot or control graphical user interfaces.
Use virtual switches or external networks to connect your topology.
Different virtualization technologies
Select from full virtualization (KVM) and container virtualization (OpenVZ) for each topology component to save resources.
Select from a wide range of pre-configures VM images spanning from Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux systems to Windows XP.
Observe the resource usage of a whole topology or individual components.
Start using ToMaTo now!
- Future Internet research and experimentation: The G-Lab approach
Dennis Schwerdel, Bernd Reuther, Thomas Zinner, Paul Müller and Phuoc Tran-Gia
TBP, Computer Networks, Available online 8 January 2014, ISSN 1389-1286
- ToMaTo a Virtual Research Environment for Large Scale Distributed Systems Research
Paul Müller, Dennis Schwerdel and Justin Cappos
TBP, PIK - Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation, Available online 25 January 2014
- ToMaTo - a network experimentation tool
Dennis Schwerdel, David Hock, Daniel Günther, Bernd Reuther, Paul Müller and Phuoc Tran-Gia
7th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TridentCom 2011), Shanghai, China, April 2011.
- Testing Mobile Apps in the ToMaTo Testbed
Dennis Schwerdel, Joachim Götze, Bernd Reuther and Paul Müller
12th Würzburg Workshop on IP: ITG Workshop "Visions of Future Generation Networks" (EuroView2012), Würzburg, Germany, July 2012.
- Malware Analysis in the ToMaTo Testbed
Dennis Schwerdel, Bernd Reuther and Paul Müller
11th Würzburg Workshop on IP: ITG Workshop "Visions of Future Generation Networks" (EuroView2011), Würzburg, Germany, August 2011.
- A networkless data exchange and control mechanism for virtual testbed devices
Tim Gerhard, Dennis Schwerdel and Paul Müller
9th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities (TridentCom 2014), Guangzhou, China, May 2014