The Cisco Modeling
Labs client provides users with an active canvas. When a simulation is started
and the user switches to the Simulation perspective, a new window opens
displaying the network diagram. As the virtual machines start up, the network
diagram updates showing the current state of the simulation. Nodes change color
depending on their current operational state.
For example, the
following figure shows nodes in green which indicates the
Nodes in blue indicate the
Grey nodes indicate the
where a node is yet to be started or has been stopped.
Figure 3. Node States in a
Once a node is in the
active state, you can right-click on the node to perform operations such as
opening an SSH or Telnet connection, extract the configuration of the specific
node and stop/start the node.
Figure 4. Node
Right-clicking on the
background, without selecting a node, enables you to perform simulation-wide
operations such as configuration extraction, launch the live visualization
view, stop the simulation as well as resetting all link latency, jitter and
packet-loss parameters that may be in operation.
Figure 5. Simulations
Simulations view is closed, it can be reopened by
selecting the simulation from the simulations panel, right-clicking and
Figure 6. View Simulation
Link latency, jitter
and packet-loss parameters can be set by selecting a link, right-clicking and
Figure 7. Link
operations can be performed by selecting a link, selecting the interface (at
one end of the link) and right-clicking to reveal the packet-capture control
menu, as shown.
Figure 8. Packet Capture
Once a packet capture
has been configured, an icon will indicate that a packet-capture is present on
the interface, with the Packet capture view listing the .pcap file that is
available for analysis.
labels are now available including interface name, serial port number
assignment and so on. These can be accessed from the
Labels icon on the Cisco Modeling Labs toolbar.
Figure 9. Show Topology