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Cisco Live 2017 - What Makes NetSim Different

Posted by Andrew Messier on Jun 20, 2017 3:46:32 PM

With CiscoLive 2017 quickly approaching, I'm looking ahead and reviewing my notes from last year. One question we frequently receive throughout the conference is, "What makes NetSim different than ____?" or, "I have real equipment, so why would I use NetSim?" We enjoy answering this question because people normally walk away with a better understanding of our product and plan to use it for themselves or for their students. My goal is not to knock the other options, because there are a lot of great resources out there. Instead I aim to be as informative as possible to help you make a smart buying choice.

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Tags: NetSim, Andrew Messier, Cisco Labs, GNS3, Cisco Live 2017

NetSim 10 Update | 10.5 Released

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Mar 11, 2015 3:17:00 PM

By Andrew Messier,

NetSim 10.5 was released today. This is primarily an update for NetSim’s routing and switching engine which adds support for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6), fixes several minor DHCP bugs, and fixes an activation issue affecting some NetSim and NetSimX (BEE) customers. Three new CCNP labs are included to cover this new technology. Five new CCNA labs are also included which offer additional Access Control Lists (ACL) practice. All eight labs are listed below:

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Tags: Andrew Messier, DHCPv6, ACL labs, IPvs SLAAC, stateful DHCPv6, NetSim 10.5 Release, stateless DHCPv6

NetSim 10 Update | 10.2 Released

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Nov 5, 2014 2:19:00 PM

By Andrew Messier

NetSim 10.2 is released. It’s a minor update for NetSim’s routing and switching engine. The team added support for manual Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) bindings and improved support for Routing Information Protocol next-generation (RIPng). The update addresses bugs for DHCP and RIP. This release also includes 5 new CCNP labs which are listed below:

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Tags: labs, Andrew Messier, NetSim 10.2 release, ROUTE, Network Simulator, TSHOOT, SWITCH

NetSim 10 Released | Updated for CCNPv5

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Sep 26, 2014 10:39:00 AM

By Andrew Messier

NetSim 10.0 is now available! This is a major update and the first of many to bring NetSim up to CCNPv5.

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Tags: Andrew Messier, CCNP Network Simulator, NetSim 10 release notes, CCNPv5

NetSim 9.9 Update | April 23, 2014

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 23, 2014 10:57:00 AM

By Andrew Messier

Hey Everyone,

NetSim 9.9 was released yesterday, 4/22/14. This is a content and application update. It resolves all outstanding ERRATA labs, contains several bug fixes, optimizes every loading configuration in our Standard and Courseware labs, and adds a user engagement feature. Users are now prompted with a new Guided Tips service that briefly outlines the basic features in NetSim.

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Tags: NetSim, Cisco Network Simulator, Andrew Messier, update

A Case Study on EIGRP Graceful Shutdown

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:25:00 AM

By Andrew Messier

The topology for this study consists of two routers connected on a LAN. FastEthernet 0/0 on Router1 connects to FastEthernet 0/0 on Router2. Full connectivity exists between both routers, and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) using Autonomous System (AS) 100 is configured to run on both FastEthernet ports. Below is sample configuration for this setup:

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Tags: Andrew Messier, EIGRP, graceful shutdown, router, Eigrp graceful shutdown, case study, router protocols

EIGRP Timer Talk

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:25:00 AM

By Andrew Messier

The topology for this study consists of two routers connected on a LAN. FastEthernet 0/0 on Router1 connects to FastEthernet 0/0 on Router2. Full connectivity exists between both routers, and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) using Autonomous System (AS) 100 is configured to run on both FastEthernet ports. Below is sample configuration for this setup:

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Tags: Andrew Messier, EIGRP, timer, router configuration