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Cisco Virtual Lab: VIRL/GNS3 Server Dell R610 48GB CCNA/NP/IE

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Orig. Price: $600.00
Sale Price: $500.00
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: GNS3-48GB

This is a Dell R610 Server that implements a Virtual Lab combining the following Products:

- GNS3 VM Server (Graphical Network Simulator 3) version 2.1.9 (latest version!)
- Cisco VIRL Server (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) version 1.5.145 (latest version!)

Both Products run on an VMware ESXi Server version 6.0 U2

The Dell R610 is very quiet Server that comes with 48GB RAM and a 500GB HD

This Virtual Lab can be used for CCNA, CCNP and even CCIE training!

These are the main features of this Virtual Lab:

- 2 x Quad Core Processors (8 Virtual CPUs total)
- 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces
- 48GB RAM
- 500GB Hard Drive
- Operating System: VMware ESXi 6.0 Raw Metal Virtualization OS.

The Server includes the following VM's (Virtual Machines):

- GNS3 VM Server (Graphical Network Simulator 3) version 2.1.9 (latest version!)
- Cisco VIRL Server (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) version 1.5.145 (latest version!)
- Windows 2012 Server (180-day Trail version)

Note: Please notice that you'll need a Monitor and a Keyboard to operate the Server.

GNS3 is a Free, Open Source Software that can be used to simulate complex networks.

VIRL is a Cisco Licensed Software that can also be used to simulate complex networks.

This Server includes both Software Products, although it does not include a VIRL License!
(Please see below an important note about the VIRL License)

But since GNS3 is totally Free, you can use this Virtual Lab right away (GNS3 only)

And if you buy a VIRL License, then you'll be able to use both components.
If needed, we can assist you with the VIRL License installation process.

Both Products need a separate PC to run a Client Software that interacts with the respective Server:

- GNS3 GUI Software
- VM Maestro Client Software

Both are Windows-based tools used to create the Network Topology to be simulated.
This same Client PC is also used to install the vSphere Client to manage the ESXi Server.

Important Note about VIRL License:

- Price of this item doesn't include the VIRL License.
- If needed, the License can must be bought by the Customer
- VIRL Licenses are sold by Cisco for $200 for a 1-Year Period
- If the Customer buys a VIRL License we can install it and activate it (additional fee applies).


Upgrade Options:

- Hard Drive Upgrade to 1TB: 2 x 500GB Hard Drives with RAID-0 or RAID-1
- Hard Drive can also be upgraded to a RAID-5 or RAID-6
- RAID-5 requires a minimum of 3 Drives. Minimum 4 Drives are needed for RAID-6.


About GNS3:

GNS3 is a Free, Open Source Software that can be used to simulate complex networks.

GNS3 doesn't require any Licensing (it is totally Free), so you can use this Virtual Lab right away!

These are some other important GNS3 features:

- It supports Standard IOS (Legacy IOS) and VIRL IOS Images.
- Cisco Images are not embedded like in VIRL; they must be obtained separately.
- By using VIRL Images, GNS3 provides support for IOS 15.x (IOSv, IOSvL2 & IOS XEv)
- All work is done on the GNS3 Client PC! The GNS3 VM only provides back-end services.

One of the traditional limitations of GNS3 is the fact that it doesn't include ANY Cisco Images.

GNS3 users normally struggle trying to find IOS Images that can be imported into it.

However, when you buy this item, you'll receive multiple IOS Images to use in your Lab!

As mentioned above GNS3 now can import VIRL Images, which provides support for IOS 15.x

You'll get Router Images (IOSv), Switch Images (IOSvL2) and even ASA Images (ASAv)

This makes GNS3 basically equivalent to VIRL, but without the VIRL License fee!


Bonus Software and Training Materials:

This item includes a Disk (DVD) with the following Software and Training Materials:

- VMware vSphere 6.0 Client Software
- VMware ESXi 6.0 Operating System Installation Files (ISO CD Image)
- mRemoteNG Connections Manager (provides Telnet/SSH access to the virtual devices)
- GNS3 & GUI/Client Software (it must be installed in a separate computer)
- VIRL Maestro Client Software (it must be installed in a separate computer)
- Training Videos Materials (Videos about the installation, configuration and use of GNS3)


This Server has been fully tested! Therefore, it is guaranteed to work!

Usually we need 1-2 business days to configure and test this Virtual Lab.