Design, build, visualize, and launch virtual network simulations quickly and efficiently. With Cisco Modeling Labs, you can model your network behavior, validate network changes, and troubleshoot issues. Cisco Modeling Labs acts as a test bed for applications that work with the network. With its simple point-and-click interface, you can design or import a network topology and turn it into a virtual network in minutes.
Cisco Modeling Labs 1.3 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. This innovative platform uses advanced virtualization technology, such as OpenStack, for simulations. It combines that virtualization technology with the technology of Cisco reference platforms such as Cisco IOSv, NX-OSv 9000, IOS XRv 9000, IOS XE (CSR 1000V) and ASAv to provide a wide range of network modeling options. Cisco Modeling Labs is an ideal solution for conducting predeployment network testing.
With the new clustering architecture, Cisco Modeling Labs is ideal for service providers and enterprise use.
With Cisco Modeling Labs, you can:
Network engineers with minimal to intermediate networking knowledge can take advantage of Cisco Modeling Labs Corporate Edition. Benefits include:
Typical use cases include:
|Disk Space||500 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, ESXi 6.5|
|Server type for OVA Package||Any server 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 C460 M4
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The number of cores and memory requirements depend on:
To size the Cisco Modeling Lab Server resources, use the Cisco Modeling Labs Capacity Calculator (XLSX - 15.2 KB )
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