In this entry-level Cisco skills training, Anthony Sequeira prepares network administrators to simulate networks with Cisco VIRL.
Cisco VIRL is designed to provide both learners and network engineers with a platform to emulate various Cisco operating systems including IOS, IOS XR, and NX-OS in an easy to use GUI. You can install the VIRL server either on a bare-metal server or as a virtual machine under VMware’s ESXi, then build network topologies and interact with the server using a client application named VM Maestro.
This training doesn’t map directly to a Cisco exam, but VIRL is an essential tool for anyone designing networks or pursuing Cisco certification. Once you're done with this Cisco VIRL training, you'll know how to install VIRL in VMware on both macOS and Windows, create pre-configured emulations in VIRL with AutoNetkit, and use VIRL to communicate with devices in external networks.
For anyone who manages IT training, this Cisco training can be used to onboard new network administrators, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a Cisco reference resource.