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[–]nitramdraw 3 points4 points  (1 child)

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.

[–]jpeek 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They removed key features within a year of release and killed it for many people. Honestly haven't looked at it since.

[–]Drop_The_Puck 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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.

[–]jpeek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's the key one right there. I honestly don't remember since it's been a couple years

[–]bldubdub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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.

[–]MoistConfidence 0 points1 point  (6 children)

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.

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    [–]MoistConfidence 0 points1 point  (4 children)

    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.

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      [–]MoistConfidence 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      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?

      [–]jaikora 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      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.

      [–]VIMsaveusall -2 points-1 points  (0 children)