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Cisco Cube and simulators

Hello everyone.

I was wondering if anyone managed to simulate a Cube on Packet Tracer, or GNS3, or another software alike. I'm the kind of guy that needs to do stuff to actually learn it, so watching YouTube videos doesn't really cut it. And at my job i think that eventually i will have some hardware to try it, but at the rate that things are going, i might grow a beard before. Ive googled a bit and searched network related subs but couldn't find anything. Anyone?

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Probably drunk CCIE15 points · 3 months ago

get yourself a CSR1000v image. Its a virtualized ASR1k and supports the CUBE feature.

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CCNP Wireless3 points · 3 months ago

+1 /u/1701_Network

If you have a bit of cash find an ISR G2 on eBay, they should be dropping in price as they are approaching EOL and getting ripped out of enterprises. I recommend the G2 to get newer CUBE features that the G1 doesn't get.

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2 points · 3 months ago

Like others have said, CSR1000v gives you CUBE for free in a VM. Limited to like 3mbps or whatever unlicensed, but its running the same IOS as the 4K routers I believe. I use it in my homelab instead of turning on my 2811's. Also supports newer features.

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CCNP R&S1 point · 3 months ago

You can enable trial licensing though right?

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CCNP Collab. / Internet Plumber1 point · 3 months ago

For the best experience, I think you need to use real equipment for working/experimenting with CUBE - just to be able to hear the audio stream, for example.

I’ve not tried to simulate CUBE in packet tracer or GNS3 tho.

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You can hear the audio even with a GNS3 c7200 acting as a CUBE. Unless you really, really, really need transcoding there's no need for real gear. Virtual stuff (CSR1000v, GNS3 IOS or IOU/IOL) does the trick for learning & simulating stuff.

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