Creating your topology from this is a little involved. Here is how I did it:
- Fired up GNS3 and selected File|New project. I named it CCIE V5
- Added 6 IOU devices to my topology - making sure they had layer 3 IOU images associated with them
- Renamed these dives from IOU1..IOU6 to R1..R6
- Added 4 IOU devices to my topology - making sure they had layer 2 IOU images associated with them
- Renamed these dives from IOU1..IOU4 to SW1..SW4
- Saved the topology
- Quit GNS3
What I had done by this stage was to create the directory structure that is required to make Abiz's topology work
- Download the v5.txt file from the link above, saving it as CCIE V5.gns3 - right over the top of the topology file I'd created in the previous steps
[I could have cut and pasted the contents to achieve the same result. Your choice]
- Started GNS3 again and loaded the CCIE V5 topology. The following message appeared:
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- I selected my Layer 3 IOU image and clicked OK.
- Next the following message appeared
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- I selected my Layer 2 IOU image and clicked OK.
- My screen burst into life as an exact replica of Abiz's
- I made sure I saved the topology so that topology file would be updated with the appropriate paths
I now have a delightful topology, which I've compressed so you can download it from here
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to save you doing steps 1..8 above. You'll still have to do step 9 onwards.
-a VMware image of Ubuntu with GNS3 and VPCS installed and a collection of exercises/labs