IOS 1.3 has a lot of fixes come out just to update.
VIRL 1.3 is here! (Part 1) Layer 3 Etherchannel and more fixes on IOSvL2. Great for Cisco GNS3 labs!
Be sure to check up the updates. There is a free utube video here. a bit dry though…
He talks about using Cisco VIRL images with GNS3 something I have never tried but sounds interesting. maybe I will check out once I get a break from studying for my CCNP ROUTE.
I will say when I watched this video the guy imported a IOS L2 switch from cisco VIRL into GNS3. from what that sounds like you will be able to now have real switches in GNS3…wow.
I am not very familiar with GNS3 where you use it through a VMware type device. I have my cisco on VMware 5.5 but it looks like now GNS3 has really stepped up and there is going to be correlation and intermingling of these devices. Really interesting it could really come to a point where you can start doing labs with software only, and only needing the hardware to get a feel for the equipment but not so much for learning the IOS… cool stuff!
just update this shows how to import CISCO VIRL ASVv 9.7.1 to your GNS3.
Ok I am updating this post…
I have actually installed the GNS3 VM very easy compared to cisco virl. Also I downloaded all the images from cisco virl and now I can install the main ones I use on GNS3 also very easy!
here is pic this is crazy. I always loved GNS3 but loved that Cisco VIRL had the switches and newer stuff now on GNS3 it looks like you can have it all.!!!
I also installed asa firewall it also was very easy! I don’t know how to use the asa I will have to figure out what courses teach that but even so its pretty cool!
something I do want to mention I found another really cool program but I am having problems getting it setup the main thing I like about this new program is you can run checkpoint VPN and Palo Alto in it. I am not sure if you can on GNS3 yet or not but those are being asked for on a lot of resumes so I have interest in it lol… here is the other simulator if I ever get it up and going I will let you know but so far been frustrated with getting it to run: http://eve-ng.net/