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Cisco Modeling Labs

Cisco Modeling Labs is our premier platform for network simulation. With an easy-to-use HTML5 UI and a comprehensive API, Cisco Modeling Labs makes it fun to design, test, troubleshoot, and learn.

Welcome to the world of network simulation

Cisco Modeling Labs is a network simulation tool that runs on workstations and servers. With Cisco Modeling Labs, you can quickly and easily simulate Cisco and non-Cisco networks, using real Cisco images. This gives you highly reliable models for designing, testing, and troubleshooting. Compared to building out real-world labs, Cisco Modeling Labs returns results faster, more easily, and for a fraction of the cost.

As networks scale, your labs need to scale too

Physical labs alone cannot keep up with the pace of change in business or technology. That’s where virtual labs come in. And by running real Cisco images, Cisco Modeling Labs lets you create highly reliable network simulations.

Features

  • Easy-to-use, comprehensive REST API. Anything you can do the Cisco Modeling Labs UI, you can also do via the API.
  • Persistent labs. What you configure in one session will be there waiting for you when you return.
  • Real Cisco network device images. Model your networks with real software for high reliability.

Benefits

  • Design, test, and troubleshoot on virtual equipment at a fraction of the cost
  • Lab from anywhere including your home office
  • Jumpstart your NetDevOps transformation. The API lets you automate your simulations and connect to external networks
  • Great way to practice your skills for certification exams 
  • Teach students networking virtually

Life is good when you can lab from anywhere

Reduce your lab costs. Increase your productivity. Practice and learn the latest techniques. With Cisco Modeling Labs, the power of network simulation is at your fingertips.

Enterprise

for organizations with many users

Education

for educational organizations

Personal

with 20 Cisco nodes for one user

Personal+

with 40 nodes for one user only

Design, test, troubleshoot, and save with
Cisco Modeling Labs - Enterprise

for organizations with many users

  • Ships with 20 Cisco nodes and can expand to 300 nodes
  • Multi-user Functionality
  • Community and TAC support

Design, test, troubleshoot, and learn with
Cisco Modeling Labs - Education

for educational organizations

  • Designed for colleges, universities, and community colleges
  • Price point enables many students to practice and learn
  • Licensing per concurrent user instead of per node

Design, test, troubleshoot, and save with
Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal

$199 or 2 Cisco Learning Credit

  • Ships with 20 Cisco nodes and cannot expand
  • Single user only
  • Community support only
  • Available via the Cisco Learning Network Store

Design, test, troubleshoot, and save with
Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal+

$349 or 4 Cisco Learning Credit

  • Ships with 40 Cisco nodes and cannot expand
  • Single user only
  • Community support only
  • Available via the Cisco Learning Network Store only

Take Cisco Modeling Labs for a free test drive

At the Cisco DevNet Sandbox, you can sign up for a free 4-hour session with Cisco Modeling Labs. When your session begins, you’ll find a Cisco Modeling Labs server with a sample topology loaded and running.

Cisco Modeling Labs for developers

Cisco Modeling Labs is a great way to practice your NetDevOps skills. For more Cisco Modeling Labs resources for developers, visit our page on the Cisco DevNet site.

Join the Cisco Learning Network community

Connect with other Cisco Modeling Labs users at the Cisco Learning Network community site.

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