I am starting to study the ROUTE OCG's and FLG's. I have the material/books except real gears. I decided to use GNS3 for my lab activities (as what most recommends and also I cannot afford to buy real gears)
I am totally new on using GNS3 and no experience on it even during my CCNA preparations. I just use Packet Tracer for all my lab activities but I know its a different story here in CCNP that's why I'm asking your opinions.
What IOS image would be perfect for CCNP courses? (ROUTE, SWITCH, TSHOOT)
Do you know where I can go for tutorials in using GNS3? (its my first time, no experience at all)
Thanks in advance for your answers. I will appreciate any comments.
Welcome to the Ccnp journey I'm sure you will learn a lot and although studying will be tough but enjoyable. I passed the Route exam using gns3, there is no need to buy real gear I would start with this exam, the most stable image with gns3 that I have found is the 2691 and supports all the features required to pass the route exam. The best site for tutorials is http://www.blindhog.net
or you use an virtual image http://www.gns3.net/appliances/ For the switch exam you will either have to use real kit or rack rental. Gns3 does not emulate switches very well and lacks a lot of functionality required to pass the exam especially the layer 2 stuff