Today on the Packet Pushers’ Priority Queue, we catch up with GNS3. What’s GNS3? It is a free and open source network simulator, sponsored by SolarWinds, that’s incredibly useful if you’re trying to lab and learn without all that pesky physical equipment.
If you’ve not heard of GNS3, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve heard of GNS3, but haven’t used it in a few years, listen in to discover just how far the platform has come.
We discuss GNS3’s origins as a certification practice tool and its open source status and relationship with SolarWinds. We also discuss the capabilities of GNS3, the routing, switching, and middlebox technologies supported (not just Cisco), and how GNS3 compares to other network simulation platforms.
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