Dynamips can be used for Switching (BCMSN) Labs for CCNP!!

I was looking around to see if I could find a cheap way to work on my Switching lab either for CCNA or CCNP but for me CCNP. I found on Dynamips/GNS3 site this link to a tutorial.

http://www.dynagen.org/tutorial.htm#_Toc193248012

I looked at 3550s and 3560s. The cost of 2 3550s would be $1,000.00 USD on ebay..not tooo bad but I am cheap sucker. So I believe you can run the IOS on your PC with Dynamips. It will look like or actually from my understanding and experience you will be using telnet (putty.exe) to run real IOS images.

Also, look at IOS helper program on google to find and buy it, there you can get IOS images with the program and pull down from some remote ftp server in Russian (always virus check your IOS images after download) sometime viruses show up in them. and then you can run real IOS images in Dynamips..

 

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le10/learning_certification_type_home.html

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2 Responses to “Dynamips can be used for Switching (BCMSN) Labs for CCNP!!”

  1. Get a recent version of the IOS. Old ones only let you use the VLAN database to create VLANS.

    Since Dynamips is software based, some of the more hardware intensive features don’t work, like VLAN filtereing, remote span.

    Good Luck!

  2. Hey Bob

    thanks a lot for pointing that out.man! I am will be looking for some 3550s i just bought a skeletek s28u rack and want to fill it up; I love it…
    but thanks for the insight and taking you time to write….sounds like you are season guy. what are you goals and your background….
    -Robert(itdaddy) 😉

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