Looks like an official word on that from Cisco is not being spoken:
I was doing some searching as I am toying with commecting PacketTracer and GNS3 togahter via connection to a 3750 and running a CUCM in a VM on a another box as a lab (what a mess, right... lol) and read that I would be able to ... well do more with ver. 6:
Packet Tracer 6.0 (beta)
Packet Tracer 6.0 beta is now available. This beta version introduces new features as HSRP for IPv4 and IPv6, IPv6 DHCP, IPv6 tunnel over IPv4, IPv6 DHCP binding, Send command for routers, ACL sequence numbers.
General Improvements in Packet Tracer 6.0:
- Supports current LTS version of Ubuntu and stopped support for Fedora
- IOS 15
- HWIC-2T and HWIC-8A modules
- CAB-HD8-ASYNC cable
- IPv6 in IP Configuration under Desktop
- Terminal server for routers
- PC Firewall for IPv4 and IPv6
- Servers with 2 NICs
- Circling tool
- Improvements to Activity Wizard and Variable Manager
New Devices (routers) :
- Cisco 1941
- Cisco 2901
- Cisco 2911
Hope all is well, look forward to running into you again in the near future.
I think drawing palette is also knwon as circling tool now.
found this in help:
There is a 2901 and 2911 (I guess they didn't try the 1941) model routers added; will need to enter the following to enable Telephony servers (when they release it to the students):
Router(config)#license boot module c2900 technology-package uck9 (or you can choose secrityk9)
So I’ve been told…
I have not connected PacketTracer to it self nor have I tried, I will this coming wekend as I have the time set aside for it. I have not been advised of many other changes other that the ones listed up a bit. I know there is a lot that can be done with GNS3 and a real switch and connecting to other real devices/gear. It is all fun to play and and it's even more fun when you get paid to do it.
Message was edited by: JC.Bogard ( Cause I type to fast for my own good). Can't wait to get my hands on it.
OK - I laid my Hands on my hands on Packet Tracer 6.01 - noted that there a are some neat things you can do with the little bit of time I have been able to play with it. I am hoping to add security features and build out a multi site design with as many of the features as possible including VoIP and Security along with NTP, HRSP etc ... a lot of what may seen basic are still things that are tested on at the CCIE level. With that being said even though it may seen to be something trivial, it it doesn't work - you don't pass / the customer is not happy ... etc.
I read where it does not appear that Packet Tracer can not be connected to GNS3 via a switch. I had planned to test that and have not been able to get to that as of yet. It would be really neat to connect them and build out something a little heavier. With work it is hard to get the time to "play" / experiment when your doing the real deal. It often appears that in a lab you could almost be limitless if you either have the a big enough budget or the right software(s) and a little bit of hardware.
Looking forward to getting back into the being more active here,