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GNS3 home lab on Windows


I wrote in my old post How to build a home switching lab with GNS3 and Ubuntu about building GNS3 on linux. I recently upgraded my Ubuntu box from Gutsy to Hardy. However, I have encountered problems while viewing .mov ... Read More »

my home virtual lab


I can not afford a real Cisco lab. I can not buy online gear because that’s not possible in my country.BUT, I can afford a virtual Cisco lab.Here it is: Typically, it’s taken from CCNP curriculum lab diagrams. I added ... Read More »

Calculating GNS3 idle PC value


No matter how much processing power you’ve got, there will always be some processor cycles going on even if your routers are just sitting there for you to tape some CLI stuff. First thing, before starting your full lab, make ... Read More »

List of missing switch features on GNS3

Here it is: Access Switch Device Manager (SDM) TemplateACL – Improved Merging AlgorithmARP OptimizationBGP Increased Support of Numbered as-path Access Lists to 500BGP Restart Neighbor Session After max-prefix Limit ReachedBGP Route-Map Continue Support for Outbound PolicyClear Counters Per PortDHCP SnoopingDHCP ... Read More »

Here I come Again

It’s time to get back on track. It’s been months now.I I’ve been involved in a large network deployment. I gave much time for people and now I’m giving more time for myself. I was a loner crusin’ with the ... Read More »