Is it any good/worth while?
I have, the interface is a little "clunky" but offers some useful tools (like provisioning of labs), fortunately they have simplified the installation process in newer versions. One other thing to consider is once you have a license you can actually import the various device images into GNS3.
They removed key features within a year of release and killed it for many people. Honestly haven't looked at it since.
Which features were those? Just curious as I've only started to use it recently. I know there used to be a 30-node version that's not available anymore.
That's the key one right there. I honestly don't remember since it's been a couple years
I bought it for access to the images, I find GNS3 easier to use but use the images from VIRL in it.
I've heard good things about EVE-NG as well but can't be arsed to switch currently.
I've been using it to study for the Data Center Associate test, and have noticed it's lacking in several key areas, can't do port-channels for instance.
I get the below output when trying to create a port channel interface:
nx-osv-1(config)# interface port-channel 1
Stub Library could not be opened *** libdstats_eth.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory *** im_get_ifindex_layermode failure 40480003 0 1 im_get_ifindex_p2p_mode failure 40480003 0 1
I think this may have been fixed in a later release but I've got to use what my employer provides unless I want to pay for VIRL.
Thanks for checking. I've heard about a different product called EVE that can virtualize Nexus and supposedly is a bit more full featured than VIRL. It's what the design guys at work are using. Any experience with it?
Eve-ng isnt too hard to set up, give it a go in a vm, import a virl image and try it out. Hour or two should have you up and running.