The Cisco Modeling
Labs client is a powerful cross-platform user interface for creating and
editing topologies and simulating those topologies on the Cisco Modeling Labs
server. You can quickly create and edit complex topologies by using a graphical
point-and-click editor. You can also interact directly with your running
simulations from the user interface.
The purpose of this
guide is to help you get the Cisco Modeling Labs client up and running as
quickly as possible. For additional information regarding your specific client
installation needs, refer to the following documents:
Ensure that you know the
appropriate IP address or hostname for the Cisco Modeling Labs server.
Ensure that you know the
download location for the Cisco Modeling Labs client.
Open a web
browser, enter the IP address or hostname for the Cisco Modeling Labs server,
as shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. Cisco
Modeling Labs Client Software Files
Three files are available for download:
The .exe file for 32-bit
The .exe file for 64-bit
The .dmg package for OS X.
Important: You must download the correct version .exe file that exactly
matches your Java installation. For example, if you are running 32-bit Java,
then you must download the 32-bit .exe file for the Cisco Modeling Labs client
to work correctly. Similarly, if you are running 64-bit Java, then you must
download the 64-bit .exe file.
Click the file
that is appropriate for your operating system and hardware to start the
selected .exe file has finished downloading, click
Run to start
the Cisco Modeling Labs client installation.
Modeling Labs Setup wizard, click
license agreement and click
Install Location screen, click
navigate to a new location or click
choose the default location.
Start Menu Folder screen, choose the default,
Labs, or enter a name for the start menu folder and click
Installation Type screen, accept the defaults for
Menu shortcuts and
shortcut or uncheck the applicable check box or check boxes and click
installation process begins.
installation completes, click
OS X Installation
After the selected
.dmg package is downloaded, open it.
the folder as
Labs folder and drag and drop it into the
> Cisco Modeling Labs folder to your
to launch the Cisco Modeling Labs client.
To complete your installation, complete the following steps:
License Agreement dialog box, click
to Cisco Modeling Labs dialog box, enter the following details:
address of the Cisco Modeling Labs server.
Username: username for the user account, typically
Password: password for the user account, typically
Secure Storage dialog box, click
Yes to set up master password recovery.
When the Secure Storage feature is used for the first time, it
generates a master password that is used to encrypt data. In the future, this
same master password will be required to retrieve the data from secure storage.
If the master password becomes unavailable, the Secure Storage feature provides
optional support for password recovery.
Recovery Setup dialog box, specify questions and answers required
for future password recovery.
The Cisco Modeling Labs client opens.