The Official GNS3 Fundamentals Course: Created with the GNS3 Developers!
MAJOR UPDATE: GNS3 have released version 2.0. I have now added a lot of content about GNS3 2.0 to the course.
If you have not used GNS3 before, then this course is for you! Learn how to download, install and configure GNS3 on a Windows PC.
Learn the basics (and some advanced topics) of GNS3 including:
> Understand why you would use GNS3 and the differences between emulating and simulating network devices
> Getting started with the software from soup to nuts including: IOS selection, hardware requirement, switching support, install of the new GNS3 VM with VMware & ESXi, getting familiar with the GUI and icons and more!
> Get Access to some amazing FREE tools that complement and work well with GNS3 including Solarwinds Response Time Viewer which helps to quickly analyze Wireshark packet capture files to troubleshoot performance issues.
GNS3 Fundamentals Course Topics
GNS3 Hardware requirements
Emulated versus Simulated devices
IOS Image selection
Troubleshooting Part 1: View this first
Troubleshooting Part 2: Memory and router crashes
IMPORTANT: Recommendations (GNS3 VM versus Dynamips)
Installation and setup of GNS3 (Dynamips install)
GNS3 VM - what should I download?
Installation of GNS3 using the GNS3 VM
GNS3 VMware VM
GNS3 GUI Part 1: Workspace and others
GNS3 GUI Part 2: Projects
GNS3 GUI Part 3: Snapshots
GNS3 GUI Part 4: More GUI Options & demonstrations
VPCS - lightweight PCs
Router on a stick (IOS router and GNS3 Layer 2 switch)
GNS3 Hub, Switch, Wireshark captures (including password capturing)
Cisco Etherswitch Service module (Layer 2 switching)
GNS3 Frame Relay switch
Cisco IOS router as a Frame Relay switch
Connect GNS3 to the Internet and enable NAT
Solarwinds Free Tools
Cumulus VX (Linux Networking Operating System)
GNS3 VM and ESXi
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David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003 and is one of a small percentage of Cisco Engineers that pass their CCIE labs on their first attempt.
David qualified as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) many years ago! He has been training Cisco courses for over 15 years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.
He has also personally developed Cisco engineer utilities such as the VPN Config Generator, software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world.
David has designed, implemented and managed networks ranging from single sites to those that span 50 countries.