There is a simulator for NX-OS named "Titanium". But is only for internal use and from what I understand there are no current plans to offer it publicly.
You know, there is a huge gap in what the emulators such as GNS3 were able to offer us in the past (and helped us to do what we need to do) to become truly well-versed with these new technologies. For instance, to mock up new designs and testing before roll out as well as learning new tecniques and material. I will probably comntinue to raise this with all the bright and eager marketing folks at Cisco. While I am sure that the Learning Labs are wonderful - getting simulators into the hands of practitioners at all levels just makes good business sense. And with Cisco megabillions, it wouldn't be too awfully difficult to spin a train for that purpose that was cryptographically protected.
Simulators/emulators are great both for learning and for planning. Cisco should see it as an marketing opportunity.
I would have loved to try new design changes before doing them live and ruining our business if something went wrong.
If a simulator existed I could have simulatet a new customers new network design and made him buy Nexus switches.
At the moment I can only simulate IOS switches and routers, e. g. with Bosons software and run Catalyst switches. Cisco earns only 10% on that new customer than they could have if a simulator existed.
I agree 100% guys. There will always be limiation of simulators vs. phsyical devices, but you're right for learning they're essential. I think some of our big wigs are worries about reverse engineering of software - which is why they old them to their chest .
If anything changes you'll be the first to know.
We understand the desire for an externaly available emilator. The business unit that owns the process is curretnly sizing the effort with regards to feature additions and product support. Because some features require interaction with the real ASICs that exist on the line card, emulation of those features becomes a pretty big challenge.
Would it be better to have an emulator that is 50 to 70% as good as the real thing, or would the market expect it to be more like 90 to 100%?
That said, there is an effort to get one out...just not sure when it might be.
This makes great sense, especially since I can use the UCS Emulator to pre-stage configurations, export them to XML, then import them into production when the gear arrives. Such an incredible learning tool and production time-saver.
This is a real simulator. If you want it, take a look in google (NX-OS Emulator Titanium Build 5.1(2)).
I'll not post the link
Good luck and enjoy
PS : be aware, there is a lot of bugs
There is a basic simulator included with the CCNA Data Center Study Guide (paperback or Kindle) available at http://www.amazon.com/CCNA-Data-Center-Introducing-Networking/dp/1118661265
The simulator is currently failry basic, but it does give you a taste of working with NX-OS, and the program is updated every once in a while to add new commands and functionality.
Supposedly NXOS simulation will be possible when Cisco VIRL is released. Also support for XR and of course regular IOS should be there. Anticipating more information about this but we will just have to wait.
I just obtained my CCNA Switches and Routers, I would like to obtain a CCNA Data Center. What Emulator/Simulator can be recommended to practice both DCICN and DCICT courses?
Hi Walter... :-)
In the future, try not to hijack a thread from the topic at hand (this thread is focused on NX-OS emulators). For insight into what you're looking for, please post in "this" thread: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/59655