As the Internet and other available global network data transfer mechanisms become increasingly in demand, network traffic over these data networks has become problematic. Conventional network simulators are used in order to design more efficient networks to handle todays increasing demands. These conventional simulators are now becoming less efficient because todays networks data loads and operating conditions vary greatly over time. There is a need for a mechanism to configure computer networks by using live data where changes in the configuration can be implemented in real-time. The present invention provides a collaborative on-line simulation system and method to provide automated and pro-active control functions for computer networks.