Who has implemented physical with the virtual (GNS3)?
As I am about to dive immedietly into my switch studies (passing route Friday). I started to think how I would lab the switching topics. Obviously the biggest hurdle is GNS3 does not yet support switching. However, I have been looking into making physical switches work with virtual routers in GNS3.
These are the topics I have read:
Network emulations: Connecting GNS3 lab to the internet - Lesson1
Connecting GNS3 to Real Networks - GNS3
The second document is more tailored to setting up the physical the 1st is just a cool factor I may try as well.
I plan on grabbing some basic 2950 swiches off ebay. They are DIRT CHEAP! I plan to use those as my layer 2 and the routers as the layer 3 stuff.
So... I was just curious if anybody has done this successfully and how it worked out for them. Also any issues / limitations with using this as a labbing alerternative to Rack time / full physical lab? Any you an share about making this work would be great!