Using Vmware to get on 2 different routers

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I have one laptop because that's all I can afford right now. However, I
have VMware for Linux to give me virtual machines, so I have 2 XP boxes
with 2 ethernet cards. If I can successfully get them both online and
getting an IP, can I use one machine for 1 router, the 2nd virtual
machine with the 2nd to the other router? I am trying to work out some
configuration issues with the vendor, but I thought I would also check
in this news group too. Buying another computer is not going to happen
any time soon. I will play with simulations, but I really wanted to
experience working on the routers myself. Does anyone use VMware for the
same purpose as myself?

    By the way, how many of you split up the CCNA exam into 2 parts as
    is the option? I am debating it, but I have enough trouble getting
    through the classes, I don't see me adding a test on top of entering
    semester 3 in January. That means I might as well just take one test
    next summer.

Thanks from a hopefully future CCNP

Re: Using Vmware to get on 2 different routers
Hi David,

You may also wish to investigate the EMC: VMware Forum:


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Re: Using Vmware to get on 2 different routers

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for testing routers. Why not have a look at dynamips:

Best regards
Martin Kiefer

Re: Using Vmware to get on 2 different routers
On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 03:32:39 GMT, "David M. Schwartz"

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Not sure if this helps but from what I understand when you boot the XP
box each one will have an IP address of it's own. If you manually
assign them their own IP address and the default gateway points to one
of the Ethernet interfaces on the routers it will appear to be
directly connected to that interface.

So with the IP address of one Ethernet int. is then you
assign one ip address of the XP box or some other number
in the subnet and the default gateway as I would think
that it would work.


Re: Using Vmware to get on 2 different routers
Thanks for your earlier help. I just checked this thread tonight, having
forgot about it. I got an extra used laptop. Now I go into my routers as
one normally would, and hope for the best.

Good luck to you all in your certifications! I know I desperately need it!

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