01-12-2012 07:38 PM
Anyone has come across any platform emulators for netiron/fastiron images. I am having hard time in preparing for BCNE exam without such emulators. All other vendors provide their version of emulators(Cisco has GNS3 and IOU, Juniper has some internet facing sandbox/GNS3/vmware images/JUNOShere) except for Brocade. It makes very hard to prepare and get hands on configuration practice for BCNE. Brocade made this certification very rewarding and provides good preparation material with CNE-250, CNE200, ETH 101,102 and 103 but it will only generate not qualified engineers who does not have good experience on Brocade CLI. Getting emulators available to public will create more interest in people about Brocade and thus may increase sales.
I know someone would reply to this post and say "contact your Brocade SE/AM to get access to real Brocade device" but hey what about someone who is not working or managing Brocade based network or an university/college students who does not have access to any Brocade deivce whatsoever and wanted to learn about Brocade CLI and get some hands on, there is no options available.
I tried my best to emulate Netiron CES images on gns3 or qemu etc but none of it supports Brocade. If anyone get sucess in emulating Brocade switches/rotuers please SHARE.