Anyone used "Dynamips" Cisco router simulator?

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The router simulator at
<http://www.ipflow.utc.fr/index.php/Cisco_7200_Simulator sounds good
for Cisco study (not production use). It will emulate 3600s as well as
7200s and seems to run genuine IOS images.

Any comments on it, or a recommended alternative for use in study?

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James


Re: Anyone used "Dynamips" Cisco router simulator?

James Harris wrote:
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Hi,

A fine piece of work. Seems to work very nicely.

Documentation is a bit of a muddle but once you get away from
a couple of incomplete docs it is quite good.

There is a windows install package that I recommend if you
have windows and you MUST set the idle loop value.

When I build my next one I will use the 3600 since it will use a LOT
less memory. I have not done much but it was OK with ospf and frame
relay.

No problems at all. I, scarily, acccidentally let the production kit
see it
and CDP worked to real Cisco kit
which even though expected was a bit surreal since
I know that we do not have any 7200s:-)

It uses Cygwin under windows (the package includes it).
I do wonder how the performance compares under native linux?

Note that you can add more PC's and when you run out of memory
(Each Windows process is limited to 2G of Virtual memory)
you can equally easliy add more instances of the emulator.
In either case the inter-process communication is pretty much
completely transparent. You just say which router is on which
PC or emulator instamce and off you go.

I think that the window package is Dynagen.


Re: Anyone used "Dynamips" Cisco router simulator?
i tried dynamips and it was beautiful. but it refused to see my serial
modem unless i buy the highly priced serial card which i don't have
money for. i think u can call it a pseudo-production router, if words
fail me. for study, i recommend you try netsimk, it's quite good if u
ignore the fact that there's no support for ospf yet, just rip. or use
both.
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Re: Anyone used "Dynamips" Cisco router simulator?

emekadavid wrote:
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"it was beautiful"

It is truely a work of art. Just absolutely the business.


Re: Anyone used "Dynamips" Cisco router simulator?
Best exam "simulator" on the market since it uses real IOS code.  I
love it.



On 4 Nov 2006 02:15:42 -0800, "James Harris"

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Re: Anyone used "Dynamips" Cisco router simulator?
I just downloaded it yesterday, and I cannot believe how bloody
brilliant it is. I have 3 routers connected together with it and am
doing some redistribution testing.

It truly is amazing!

Regards

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