by Jason C. Neumann
July 2015, 272 pp.
GNS3 is open source software that emulates Cisco router and switch hardware to simulate complex networks. You can use GNS3 on any computer to experiment with various router configurations, study for that next big Cisco certification, or build the ubernetwork of your wildest dreams—all without plugging in a single physical network cable.
The Book of GNS3 will teach you how to harness the powerful GNS3 software to create your own virtual networks with Cisco and Juniper devices. Hands-on tutorials throughout show you how to:
Why set up all of that expensive physical hardware before you know whether it will all work together? Learn how to build virtual networks with The Book of GNS3, and stop reconfiguring your lab every time you want to test something new.
About the Author
Jason C. Neumann is an active participant in the GNS3 project, supplying code, moderating forums, and beta testing the software on several platforms. Neumann is also a network engineer with more than 20 years of experience, and holds multiple certifications from Cisco, Juniper, Microsoft, Novell, and VMware. He is the author of Cisco Routers for the Small Business (Apress).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is GNS3?
Appendix A: Cisco Hardware Compatible with GNS3
"If you would like a much smoother on-boarding process of learning the software and a better understanding of all that can be accomplished using GNS3, I would recommend starting out with The Book of GNS3 as your guide."
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"This book provides some real insights into how many of the real-world devices you’ll be emulating actually work."