Design, build, visualize, and launch virtual network simulations quickly and efficiently. With Cisco Modeling Labs, you can validate network changes. Modeling Labs acts as a testbed for applications that work with the network. With a simple point-and-click interface, users can design or import a network topology and turn it into a virtual network in minutes.
Cisco Modeling Labs 1.2 has now been released for purchase and upgrade.
Cisco Modeling Labs is a scalable and extensible software platform for designing, simulating, and testing network models. The innovative platform uses advanced virtualization technology, such as OpenStack, for simulations. It then combines that technology with the technology of Cisco IOSv (virtual) Software, which is compliant for running on virtual machines. Cisco Modeling Labs is an ideal solution for conducting predeployment network testing.
Network engineers with minimum-to-intermediate networking knowledge can take advantage of many benefits using Cisco Modeling Labs Corporate Edition, which include:
Typical use cases include:
|Disk Space||250 GB|
|Chipset||Intel with Intel virtualization technology VT-x and extended page tables (EPT)|
|Hypervisor||VMware ESXi 5.1 U2, ESXi 5.5 U1, ESXi 6.0 (Build 2494585)|
|Server type for OVA Package||Any server with Intel with Intel virtualization technology VT-x and extended page tables (EPT)|
|Server Type for ISO Package||Only supported on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers with local storage. Recommended servers are Cisco UCS C220 M4 and C420 M4.|
The calculation for the number of cores and memory requirement is dependent on a number of factors:
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