Cisco Nexus Switch Simulator

Prepare for your next Cisco certification with this powerful network virtualization and orchestration platform.

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Free access to Cisco & Juniper routers Nexus 1000v Switches Alteon load balancer & Debian Server. 27-SEP-2020: Labs are up again after some time that lab was down; 22-APR-2020: Added two Cisco CSR1000v routers, details in the topology map. The Nexus switch will display a syslog message saying Application license will shutdown in x days (count down started from 120 days). You could enable an eval license (good for 120 days) with the license grace-period global command. This will allow you to play around with the Nexus advanced features (such as OSPF). Hi Guys, I am new to cisco nexus switches, learning the Cisco Nexus SAN part for the storage configuration. Just want to know is there any simulator available for Cisco Nexus or MDS switches related to SAN for learning purpose. Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a technical marketing engineer (TME) on the Nexus 7000 team for Cisco.He has 21 years of experience in the industry and has held certifications from Novell, HP, Microsoft, ISC2, SNIA, and Cisco. His focus is working with customers worldwide to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center.

Whether you are studying for an Expert, Professional, or Associate certification, Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal enables you to create highly accurate network simulations in a safe virtual environment.

Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal has two licenses available:

Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal

Allows 20 concurrent simulated nodes

Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal Plus
*requires Cisco Modeling Labs v2.1

Allows 40 concurrent simulated nodes


Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal uses real Cisco IOS images — the same software in routers and switches. This gives you a simulation tool with reliable models, whether you’re preparing for your next certification exam or writing automation code for work.


Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal allows you to:

  • Create models and what-if scenarios of real-world networks
  • Connect virtual and physical environments
  • Add nodes and change links in a running network simulation
  • Start and view packet captures right from the UI

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Cisco Modeling Labs – Personal supports the following Cisco images:

  • IOSv and IOSvL2
  • NX-OSv and NX-OS 9000v
  • IOS XRv and IOS XRv 9000
  • IOS XE (CSR1000v)
  • ASAv

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For more information on images and features supported, see the documentation at

Cisco Modeling Labs – Personal also includes the following third-party and utility VMs:

  • Linux VM with Cisco's Trex packet generator
  • A WAN Emulator for creating WAN-like delay, jitter, and loss effects on links
  • Desktop Alpine Linux image that provides a graphical, Xfce interface
  • Tiny Core Linux server image
  • Full-featured Ubuntu server image using cloud-init YAML configuration
  • CoreOS Linux container-focused OS using cloud-init YAML configuration

Free cisco switch simulator

Cisco Nexus Switch Simulator Download

Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal is distributed as an OVA file for you to deploy as a virtual machine on supported VMware products or as an .ISO file for bare metal installation. For more information on packages, requirements and supported hypervisors, see the Quick Start Guide.

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Virtual Cisco Switch Simulator