What Do You Want to Learn in the Next VIRL Webinar

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Thanks to the huge response to the VIRL webinar conducted with CBT Nuggets and Cisco Systems, we would love to plan another. My idea for a topic is Using AutoNetKit. In this 30 minute presentation we will teach students to make the most of this tool for automating your configurations.

Do you think this idea is awesome? Or perhaps you have another idea for the next Webinar. Let us know in the comments field below!


12 thoughts on “What Do You Want to Learn in the Next VIRL Webinar

  1. I think anything you do about VIRL will be awesome, can’t wait! I also wanted to say that you’re my biggest motivator, with your encouragement and training I see CCIE in my future, keep up the good work!

    1. Paul – thank you so much for the post – and the incredibly kind words! Life is too short not to enjoy the CCIE pursuit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hello Anthony,
    Anything surrounding how to use the just recently added LXC server/ LXC iPerf, etc. What value do they bring and how to use them!
    Thank you very much

    1. What a killer idea. I have no idea about these or what I am supposed to be doing with them. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think they covered it in the latest Webinar but I did not watch that part. ๐Ÿ˜

  3. Hello Anthony,

    Could you please tell about VIRL in CCIE Lab perspective. What is benefits compare to GNS3? Is VIRL enough to study for CCIE R&S Lab?
    For example, as I know VIRL limited to 15 devices.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. For me – the big difference for VIRL in CCIE prep compared to GNS3 is Layer 2 switching. I was very disappointed to see that GNS3 addressed Layer 2 support with the Cisco IOU product that is only available for Cisco employees. That is completely ridiculous in my opinion.

      I think you can practice most of what you need for CCIE R&S in VIRL. When you want to do a mock lab or experiment with the few features that are unsupported, then you can rent a full rack of equipment.

      Note that some out there will completely disagree with me, and have most likely connected GNS3 to real switches and they have incredible racks as a result – and that is awesome! Whatever works for you personally is what you want to embrace. I am certainly not in the business of selling VIRL and benefit from those sales in no direct way.

      1. Thanks Anthony.
        Oh, I see in any way we have to buy or rent switches to practice unsupported features :).
        But how about number of devices. As I know VIRL support up to 15 devices. I’m wondering is it enough? For example, ine’s workbook uses 25 devices.
        Thanks in advance.

        1. 15 devices would be enough for me. If you are using the 25 device INE workbook – then it seems like the best option would be to rent equipment from INE. I presume they still offer rack rentals.

          Cisco VIRL is discussing moving to a 25 device limit, but keep in mind this would require a lot of RAM in order to run such a topology.

  4. Hi anthony, great course on the cisco virl. I am working on ccie and also prepping for vm nsx cert. virl has being a great asset or tool to easily lab up most of my designs.
    thanks cbtnegget…

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