I have never been that big a fan of GNS3/Dynamips. I mean, I will use it in a pinch, like flying across the country and writing an article that requires I have access to the CLI, but that is about it.
Now – that is going to change a bit. With the GNS3/PEMU platform able to emulate the Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) from Cisco Systems, I can use it for a huge chunk of my CCIE Security Version 4 lab prep.
In order to quickly get up to speed with the latest version of these technologies, I turned to the Keith Barker created series at CBTNugget.com. Yes, that’s right, he did an entire series on getting the most out of GNS3. I did not watch the entire thing – just enough to get my ASAs up and running for practice.
Since my Hands On Practice will begin with the ASAs, I will be using this emulator platform for initial preparation. Of course I will detail exactly what I am doing here at the blog!