vinbuck wrote: »
IOU can do a LOT more on Layer 2 with spanning tree, LACP, Private VLANs, etc...I used it for SWITCH during the NP
spiderjericho wrote: »
I talked about and show screenshots of VIRL in the CLUS thread in off topic.
Honestly, in 2 years with some product maturity (ie updates), it'll be the default program/platform. However like GNS3, CATOS/IOS Switching is limited. But it accomplishes what the current GNS3+Virtual Box combination through one application since VIRL is just a virtual appliance.
You can run NX-OS, IOS-XR, a virtual machine, CSR-1000 and VIOS. Makes a pretty good platform for Data Center and SP pursuits.
It wasn't the smoothest experience.
Also word around town is the beta for V5 is coming down the pipeline.
silver145 wrote: »
Thanks vin, eurgh sucks when your schedule doesn't stick!
Had a half day at work today i was a zombie, couldn't stray too far from the Gents!
"Your CCIE lab success strategy" arrived, read that cover to cover, most of it is typically what 90% of you should know from reading other peoples blogs, the key points for me were:
1) What can you do in the next 15 minutes to get you closer to your number? E.G Flash Cards, Revise a command, anything! 15 minutes adds up. yet its a small enough amount that you can take it when it comes.
2) If you can, GET A BUDDY (i am also this type of person) If you have a buddy it pushes you as you do not want to be left behind, its a motivation in its self.
What i did not like
1) its difficult to get your CCIE If you have kids, I (guy from the book) would even miss out on birthdays, holiday's, and social events in order to stay on track, after all these can all be made up for once you have your number
^ that seemed a little wrong to be but each to their own, if you cant delay your revision by 4 hours or have 3 hours less sleep to see your son/daughter blow out there candles then...yeh..... AND I DONT EVEN HAVE KIDS!!!!! haha. There was a few references to this kind of thing, if there children were ill, they would leave it to the wife and go revise etc. Quite annoying.
Over all i'd recommend it for a "once" over to add some perspective.
64:61:6e wrote: »
You got buddies on here watching you so we'll be your motivation...