Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows

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Hi,

you're probably familiar with this router emulator. My question is, is there
a GUI for Windows? Something for making your own lab topology? Thanks.



Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows

SS wrote:
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The config file is very easy to use and the documents reasonable clear.
I understand that there is a GUI but I don't
know what is does or what platforms are supported.

Here is a complete *.net file for a 5 router lab that I used for some
OSPF work.

You only have to specify a link once which is nice.

The files below are the total, complete and exact config.
It really is VERY easy to use.

The only issue that I had was memory. I would suggest trying a
3600 first since you can have more routers on a single PC that
way I would guess. Also only use the IOS that you need.


# Simple lab

#
#   \\Device\\NPF_: Compaq Ethernet/Fast
Ethernet Adapter/Module (Microsoft's Packet Scheduler)
#   \\Device\\NPF_: Broadcom NetXtreme
Gigabit Ethernet Driver (Microsoft's Packet Scheduler)

[localhost]

    [[7200]]

    idlepc = 0x6096da00
    image = \\PROGRA~1\\Dynamips\\images\\C7200-IS.bin
    # On Linux / Unix use forward slashes:
    # image = /opt/7200-images/c7200-jk9o3s-mz.124-7a.image
    npe = npe-400
    ram = 160

    [[ROUTER R1]]
    s1/0 = R3 s1/0
    s1/1 = R2 s1/1
    F0/0 = NIO_gen_eth:\\Device\\NPF_

    [[router R2]]
    # No need to specify an adapter here for s1/1, it is taken care of
    # by the interface specification under Router R1
    s1/0 = R4 s1/0

    [[router R3]]
    s1/1 = R4 s1/1
    s1/2 = R4 s1/2
    s1/4 = R5 s1/4


   [[router R4]]
   s1/5 = R5 s1/5

   [[router R5]]

##########################
##########################
Here is another config with a frame relay switch too.
Uses 2 PCs to distribute the simulation load.
No it's not but just by changing the IP Address it would be.
It is to run two instances of dynamips on one PC to work aroung the
Windows 2G per process meemory limit.



#   \\Device\\NPF_: Compaq Ethernet/Fast
Ethernet Adapter/Module (Microsoft's Packet Scheduler)
#   \\Device\\NPF_: Broadcom NetXtreme
Gigabit Ethernet Driver (Microsoft's Packet Scheduler)

[localhost]

    [[7200]]


############ begin ############
    idlepc =  0x60848a38
    image = \\PROGRA~1\\Dynamips\\images\\C7200-JS.124-8a.BIN
#   With mem=160 has 62M free, 47M largest on unconfigured boot
#        with OLD dynamips
#
#   Can't get 5 instances with 160 DRAM now. 110 OK.
#   Got 6 instances with 120.
############ end   ############

############ begin ############
#    idlepc = 0x6096da00
#    image = \\PROGRA~1\\Dynamips\\images\\C7200-IS.124-8.bin
############ end   ############
    # On Linux / Unix use forward slashes:
    # image = /opt/7200-images/c7200-jk9o3s-mz.124-7a.image
    npe = npe-400
    ram = 120

    [[ROUTER R1]]
    s1/0 = F1 1
    s1/1 = R2 s1/1
#   F0/0 = NIO_gen_eth:\\Device\\NPF_
    F0/0 = R3 F0/0

    [[router R2]]
    # No need to specify an adapter here, it is taken care of
    # by the interface specification under Router R1
    s1/0 = F1 2
    F0/0 = R4 F0/0

    [[router R3]]
    s1/0 = R4 s1/0


    [[router R4]]

    [[router BBR1]]
    s1/0 = F1 3

    [[FRSW F1]]

     1:102 = 2:201
     1:103 = 3:301
     2:203 = 3:302



#   [[router R6]]

#############################################################
# To use second Dynamips instance : Not necessarily local?? #
#############################################################for

# [localhost:7201]    # Workaround to allow comms with second Dynamips
instance
                 # to evade running out of 2G address space issue.
            # start /belownormal /min "Dynamips" "dynamips.exe" -H 7200
            # start /belownormal /min "Dynamips" "dynamips.exe" -H 7201

#     udp = 11000    # This set uses base of 11000 instead of default 10000


Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
Hi SS,

Dynagui

Graphical front-end written by Yannick Le Teigner.

It uses Dynagen to communicate with the hypervisor.

http://dynagui.sourceforge.net/

Dynagui is a GUI frontend to the dynamips Cisco 7200 router simulator.

It uses the dyna-gen library in order to communicate with the dynamips
hypervisor.

It is currently alpha software, and comes with a lot of bugs.

Many features still need to be implemented in order to be fully useable
(delete nodes/links, remove PA, etc...)

Comments, requests, bug reports are all welcome on the Dynamips GUI
Frontend Forum:

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=592111

-----------------------------------------

Dynagen - The Dynamips Configuration Generator

http://dyna-gen.sourceforge.net/

Dynagen by Greg Anuzelli, is a front-end (written in Python) that makes
lab simulation with the hypervisor very easy: it uses an INI-like
configuration file to provision Dynamips emulator networks.

It takes care of specifying the right port adapters, generating and
matching up those pesky NIO descriptors, specifying bridges,
frame-relay, ATM switches, etc.

It also provides a management CLI for listing devices, suspending and
reloading instances, etc.

You can also distribute virtual instances across different servers to
set up complex labs.

To begin with Dynagen, you can consult this very complete tutorial,
Dynamips / Dynagen Tutorial:

http://dyna-gen.sourceforge.net/tutorial.htm

Sincerely,

Brad Reese
2007 Cisco Salary Rates
http://www.bradreese.com/compensation-database.htm


Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 17:25:27 -0800, www.BradReese.Com wrote:

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Its aweful and dont think it runs on Windows.

Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
which?
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Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 10:57:29 +0100, bHD wrote:

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The GUI for Dynagen, tried it out on Linux and did not work to well. Not
worth the effort.

Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows

Hi SS,
Need assistance, am having problem working with my dynamips and
dynagen. When i
try to run the bin file along with your sample
configuration below and tried
executing Telnet R1it gives me an error
that there is an unknown CPU Card type.
What causes this error? Thank
you...

Connected to Dynamips VM "R1" <ID 0, type c7200> - Console port
#############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################[OK]
%%Unknown CPU card type
ROM: reload requested....

Dynamips server message warning that:
VM 'R1' : no physical page for CPU0 PC=0x0
VM 'R2' : no physical page for CPU0 PC=0x0
...
...
VM 'R5'.....
Configuration:

# Simple lab

#
# \\Device\\NPF_: Compaq Ethernet/Fast
Ethernet Adapter/Module (Microsoft's Packet Scheduler)
# \\Device\\NPF_: Broadcom NetXtreme
Gigabit Ethernet Driver (Microsoft's Packet Scheduler)

[localhost]

[[7200]]

idlepc = 0x6096da00
image = \\PROGRA~1\\Dynamips\\images\\C7200-IS.bin
# On Linux / Unix use forward slashes:
# image = /opt/7200-images/c7200-jk9o3s-mz.124-7a.image
npe = npe-400
ram = 160

[[ROUTER R1]]
s1/0 = R3 s1/0
s1/1 = R2 s1/1
F0/0 = NIO_gen_eth:\\Device\\NPF_

[[router R2]]
# No need to specify an adapter here for s1/1, it is taken care of
# by the interface specification under Router R1
s1/0 = R4 s1/0

[[router R3]]
s1/1 = R4 s1/1
s1/2 = R4 s1/2
s1/4 = R5 s1/4


[[router R4]]
s1/5 = R5 s1/5

[[router R5]]


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Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
sygonia wrote:

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#############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################[OK]
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You probably tried to load an old image on a NPE-400. That would do the
same on a real box...

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Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
Christophe,

All I can say is, dynamips is a truly fantastic piece of work of yours.
It has done wanders to my study.

Keep up the excellent work.

Regards

Christophe Fillot wrote:
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Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
SS wrote:
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There's DynaGUI but it's in early development.  It's  written in Python.
     Link is http://dynagui.sourceforge.net/.


Honestly, I think if you check out this quick start guide you will see
that you don't need a GUI.  The lab topologies are simple texts files.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamips#Quick_start_guide

Re: Dynamips / Dynagen GUI for Windows
Yes, I see now. I'll use config files instead. Thanks

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