Where to find a GNS3 topology for the Workbook Volume 1?

Hello,

where one can download a GNS3 topology for the Workbook Volume 1? I could find only Volume 2 topologies on the INE.com.

Thank you!

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  • Please look at this thread:

    http://ieoc.com/forums/t/14442.aspx

    The topology is the same but the vol1 configs are made for physical devices.

  • Many thanks, Daniel! However, need your further help please.

    I also found some posts suggesting that the topology is the same. But I compared the topology file ine.routing.and.switching.topology.5.00.gns3.net which is available for free download from INE.com and IEWB-RS-VOL-I-V5.Diagrams.1.00.pdf file which I downloaded in the Members area after  Volume 1 purchase.

    These topologies look completely different for me - in terms of interconnections and quantity of devices. What did I miss?

    Thank you!

    P.S. I'm wondering, if we use ine.routing.and.switching.topology.5.00.gns3.net, why do we need IEWB-RS-VOL-I-V5.Diagrams.1.00.pdf? And if the topology for Volume 1 is really as per IEWB-RS-VOL-I-V5.Diagrams.1.00.pdf, why didn't INE produce a net file for Dynamips?

  • The .net file you are using is correct however the diagram for vol1 is made for a physical pod. The devices are the same, r1-r6, sw1-sw4 and bb1-bb3. The difference is that Dynamips uses different slots for its cards so some of the ports need to be remapped if you want to use the vol1 configs. Also INE uses BB1 as a frame-switch but I uses a separate frame-switch in Dynamips. Both solutions work. Dennis D provided a Visio of the Dynamips topology in one thread, might have been highligthed by the blog. Check it out to see the physical topology.

  • Thank you, Daniel! imageI'm atmost afraid to ask :-) - do you mean that Volume 1 is designed to work on it only in a physical lab and not in Dynamips? I'm trying to prepare a GNS3 topology for Vol 1 but have technical issues so far.

    I'm wondering why didn't INE provide a Dynamips/GNS3 topology for Volume 1 and didn't provide configs ready for it :-(

  • Our regular GNS/Dynamips topology will work for Volume 1, but not for the switching section.  You will need to edit the initial configs to work with your particular setup though.

     

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    From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of sergei_p
    Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:24 PM
    To: Brian McGahan
    Subject: Re: [IEWB-RS-VOL1-V5] Where to find a GNS3 topology for the Workbook Volume 1?

     

    Thank you, Daniel! Error! Filename not specified.I'm atmost afraid to ask :-) - do you mean that Volume 1 is designed to work on it only in a physical lab and not in Dynamips? I'm trying to prepare a GNS3 topology for Vol 1 but have technical issues so far.

    I'm wondering why didn't INE provide a Dynamips/GNS3 topology for Volume 1 and didn't provide configs ready for it :-(




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  • Hello Brian, thank you for the answer, need your help.

    I bought Volume 1, currently have only limited access to equipment (few Cat2960 for 1 month) so would prefer to use Dynamips as much as possible.

    I'm trying to start preparing using Volume 1 but have several questions so far.

    • What topology should I use to work on Bridging & Switching part of Volume 1?
    • If the Vol2 topology (ie.rs.v5.0.hardware.specification.pdf and ine.routing.and.switching.topology.5.00.gns3.net) works for Volume 1, why do we need a different topology IEWB-RS-VOL-I-V5.Diagrams.1.00.pdf? Which one would you recommend to start working on Volume 1?


    It looks like IEWB-RS-VOL-I-V5.Diagrams.1.00.pdf is simpler than Vol2 topology, so I tried to start from basics and reproduce it in GNS 3 but have other issues.

    • How should I physically interconnect the switches? For example, SW1 is connected to R3 via Fa0/3. What ports of this switch are connected to R6 and SW3? As to SW3, I found only VLAN and IP addressing information. I understand that this is a logical topology but some devices have phy port information, other devices are not. It looks not consistent.
    • Via what switch are R6, R4 and R1 interconnected? A topology made by Dennis D suggests that it is SW4 but I'm not sure where did he take the information from. On top of that, interconnection of SW1 and SW3 still not clear.
    • The same concerns SW2. What are the phy ports to connect to other devices?
    • How are R4 and BB3 interconnected? Are they directly connected or use a switch?
    • It looks like SW1-4 must be Layer 3 devices. It disappoints since it could be possible to practice in Dynamips at least some L2 features using NM-16ESW. How can I emulate these switches in Dynamips?
    • Since R4, R5, R6 have triple-digits slot numbering they're higher-end routers than ISRs typical for lab. Why? It would be much better to have 2-digits numbering to use access routers like 3725.

    Sorry that there are so many questions. Would appreciate very much your recommendations how to use Volume 1.

    Thank you!

  • Hi Brian,

    Where do we find the GNS3 topology for workbook volume 1 on INE website?

  • It’s the same for all volumes: http://www.ine.com/downloads/internetwork.expert.topologies.zip

     

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    From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of beejay
    Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:01 PM
    To: Brian McGahan
    Subject: Re: [IEWB-RS-VOL1-V5] RE: Where to find a GNS3 topology for the Workbook Volume 1?

     

    Hi Brian,

    Where do we find the GNS3 topology for workbook volume 1 on INE website?




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  • I've been trying to load ine.routing.and.switching.topology.5.00.gns3.net on my GNS but it's giving an error message: "Local IOS image /c3725-adventerprise-k9-mz.124-15.T10.extracted.bin cannot be found for hypervisor localhost:7200......................Please choose an alternative image".  I actually have c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.123-4.t4.bin on my GNS and when I choose this alternative imege it gives me an error message:"nothing connected to port 6, it does not exist".  Please what can I do to make this work?

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

  • Edit the file in a text editor and change the filename of the IOS image to match yours. 

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    On Feb 23, 2011, at 11:54 AM, "beejay" <[email protected]> wrote:

    I've been trying to load ine.routing.and.switching.topology.5.00.gns3.net on my GNS but it's giving an error message: Local IOS image /c3725-adventerprise-k9-mz.124-15.T10.extracted.bin cannot be found for hypervisor localhost:7200......................Please choose an alternative image.  I actually have c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.123-4.t4.bin on my GNS.  What can I do to make this work?




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  • I just ran into the same thing. You need to move all files in the zipped folder to C:Program FilesGNS3 (overwrite if prompted). Then you need a 3725 IOS (unpacked). Create a folder named 'Images' in C:Program FilesGNS3 and move your IOS there. Next you'll need to open 'ine.routing.and.switching.topology.5.00.gns3.net' in wordpad. Edit all directories to reflect new location, mine was 'C:Program FilesGNS3' rather than 'Applications/Dynagen'. Also make sure to edit the 2nd directory (image). I changed mine to 'C:Program FilesGNS3imagesc3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.bin'

    -This worked fine for me.

     

    Hope this helps!

  • I've tried to copy and paste all the zipped files including the initial config files into a notepad and edit them accordingly.  It's still giving me an error message anytime I tried to load the ine.routing.and.switching.topology.5.00.gns3.net on GNS3:

    "nothing connected to port 6, it does not exist". 

    Please help me out.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

    And for the config files, how did you specify the directory for them?

  • The only file you need to edit in wordpad is the .net file, nothing else. All other files can stay the same. You may want to start over...open the zip file, DRAG the files to C:Program FilesGNS3 (overwrite current files). Then edit the .net file in wordpad to reflect the actual location of the files (eg. C:Program FilesGNS3....)

    The config files are in the sample_labs directory, so you need to edit the 'cnfg' line for each device in the .net file. For example for R1 i have 'C:Program FilesGNS3sample_labsinternetworkexpertinitial.configsR1.initial.config.gns3.cfg'.

     

    Try that and see if you still get the error.

  • Thanks for your help.  It's now working fine.  It's the program that I used to download the files from ine website that was messing up.  That was why I was not able to drag the files in the first place.  I had to uninstall it (the program) and downloaded them into a normal zipped folder.  Thanks a lot.

     

  • Hi sergei,, am asking the same questions as you previously asked.did you ever get the answers,.I am stuck ,unable to do the Vol I labs. I would really appreciate your help.Thanks

  • What do you need help with? INE has the .net online. DennisD on this forum made a diagram for Dynamips Vol1 and I have written how to convert configs for Vol1 Dynamips. If you need further assistance please specify your question.

  • All,

    I have the the Dynamips/GNS3 up and going with the .net files  published but when i get to a certain amount of devices to start I get a connection lost to the dynamips server. I have tried adjusting my idle PC setting when it comes up but still craps out...i see others have got this to work so something I am missing?  Laptop is a Winblows box with 4g and i7 1.60 ghz proc...haven't tried yet on MAC maybe tomorrow lab date is approaching and was looking to get this up and going to spend my nights away..any help is appreciated..

  • The key is having good idle-PC and idlemax values. Also since Windows has issues with processes using too much memory you need to run at least two hypervisors for the full INE topology.

  • Dib is right. Finding good Idle-PC is the key to success in the of GNS3. Try to select the Value even which is not market with asterisk.

    The trick worked for me.

     

    Regards, 

    Shahid

     

  • All these are excellent tips. However, if none of them work, consider installing GNS3 on Ubuntu as it may show better results

  • Two hyper visors I have never done. Will google to take a look.

    On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, daniel.dib <[email protected]> wrote:
    > The key is having good idle-PC and idlemax values. Also since Windows has issues with processes using too much memory you need to run at least two hypervisors for the full INE topology.

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  • Hi Brian

     

    I cannot access this link to get the file.

    http://www.ine.com/downloads/internetwork.expert.topologies.zip

    Is it for INE member only?

    Also, do you have other GNS3 setup for INE CCIE RS?

     

    Thx

  • JoeMJoeM ✭✭✭

    I cannot access this link to get the file.

    Is it for INE member only?

    This is a strange question.    Have you purchased WB-I ?

  • :)))

    Joe ... it's "free" from INE :))

    The diagram is available in your members account, under the specific product !

  • JoeMJoeM ✭✭✭

    Yes Ciprian, I could have answered the same as you.   It still did not answer my question about the purchase of WB-1.

    Someone is asking if they have to be a member.....and the subject heading is for WB-1.

     

    If someone purchases WB-1, they normally are members already -- and not asking if they need to be a member. 

    2+2 equation

     

     

     

  • Hi Joe,

    I'm sorry for my post, I understand that it had a bad outcome, where it wasn't supposed to.

    I sometimes find these posts funny, where people are asking for all kind of things, many if not most of the times for free, instead of investing in what they may think it would help them in their whatever career path chosen.

    That's all, no hard feelings.

     

  • JoeMJoeM ✭✭✭

    No hard feelings at all. Sorry if I sounded short in my comment.  ;-)

    Since starting the CCIE journey, I have become a little serious about pirating/sharing workbooks. INE is spending a lot of time (money) trying to get our v5 materials to us.  They are not charging v4 students to upgrade.  TOTAL CLASS ACT.  Big thanks to BrianM (and whoever is helping him).

    For those who turn a blind-eye to sharing workbooks, they need to think about this.  Who pays for the hours needed for the new materials and lab build-outs?  We members pay in one form an another.....either in volume sales or higher price.   

     

    In summary, if this is not the case with that previous poster, I apologize.   I am not an INE policeman. I am just trying to protect the INE effort towards getting us our v5 materials completed and delivered.

     

  • Good, glad we're on the same boat ! :)

    Cheers Joe !!

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