reply to usa2k
Re: My first real Cisco GNS3 isn't a simulator; it's actually an "emulator" because it uses real CISCO IOS images (as Nosx stated). You can actually bridge into a live network and have your network devices interact with a private network with it.
If you "really" want to flex with GNS3 with some of the video tutorials put together, check out the website:
These guys use "Camtasia" and show you how to get GNS3 up and running to include showing you how create labs (i.e., voice, frame-relay, etc..)
Nosx helped me out with a few things prior to my taking my BSCI (I should have asked him for help earlier ) He configured and "entire" OSFP example (6 routers ) using GNS3 in under 10 minutes and it was fully functional. I've been using GNS3 on and off for the last few years but I'm going to be all over it so I can pass "Route" and "Tshoot" so I can get my CCNP by December.
Don't let anyone tell you any trash about GNS3; if you can't afford the "router" hardware, this will do the trick. Also, if you don't have any switches availabe, Packet Tracer is the choice. Packet Tracer is now able to allow the person using it to connect his router to another user's instance of packet tracer. Yes, that's what I said. I haven't tried the feature yet but it's next on the list to CCNP certification.
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Re: My first real Cisco Thanks! I am making progress and have a workable image to test.
I need to read the tutorial completely still and see if I can have some fun
I'll check out the videos too. Everything helps!
Jim, VoIP 12/2002, VOIPo 2/2007
reply to DocLarge
Re: My first real Cisco Heh. Even if you do have a warehouse of cisco gear, simulations are a lot faster to setup and test -- and you don't even have to get out of your chair. Just remember, you're emulating a number of low-end cisco devices on a single computer. It will not be speedy, to put it mildly.
Emulating on a Quad Core
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Re: My first real Cisco Except being more expensive .... it is difficult for me to discern more contemporary Cisco hardware from the legacy hardware. I wish there was some site that lists the hardware chronologically.
EDIT: I found an example of a SmartNET contract $193
reply to cramer
Re: My first real Cisco Speak for yourself I have good response with
6GB memory. Top 2 choices in gns3 are 3600 and 7200.