For a home lab, any disadvantage to using dynamips for the r

mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
snowbash wrote:
For a home lab, any disadvantage to using dynamips for the routers?
Welcome to the forum!

Dynamips seems to be only getting better.... so other then maybe avoiding the latest emulations until others shake out the bugs, there really isn't a downside to using it. It is nice to have some real routers to try things out on if you think you've found a dynamips bugs.

I've got the home hardware lab, but I also use Dynamips and Dynagen for CCIE Lab Exam preparation. While I'm preparing for R&S I've got my Security hardware wired up with Dynamips routers (and a few more real 2500s).
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  • snowbashsnowbash Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Mike,

    I do have a mixture of of 2600/3640's though Dynamips will be a lot more cost
    effective for larger CCIE labs, plus I assume one has the ability to build a lot of
    different scenarions and then simply load them in.

    Will check it out after tomorrow after I clear BCMSN

    No one has built/wip a Switch emanulator?
  • malwethmalweth Member Posts: 42 ■■□□□□□□□□
    As I understand it, switches have a more extensive (and complex) amount of chip hardware... it'd be nice -- we could all have labs that cost around $2000 (for a couple of PCs with a couple gig of memory each :)).
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