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Router / Switch Simulator

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I am looking for a good Router / Switch Simulator (Cisco hardware). A CCNA or CCNP trainer would be good, but I would like to have one that could be used to simulate our network setup or at least part of our network. Currently we are using Cisco 2600 routers, 4006 and 2948 Switches.
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I have a silly question.
How come there isn't a Sim for firewalls?
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There should be. I'd also like to be able to put p2p t1s and other circuits in the sim rather than "serial" or ISDN connections. I guess it's just the overhead. No reason I can think of for them not to throw in a PIX simulator.
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If there isn't much in the way of Cisco simulator is there any type of generic network simulator out there? Simply put if I want to move a group of servers from one server room to another and I know how much bandwidth is currently being used can I see what type of impact it will have on existing networking equipment.
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Most network sims are for configuration simulations rather than performance sims. There are just too many variables to predict the performance you'd expect with your personal situation. You've just got to try it out.

Try posting a question with details (server equipment, applications, switchs, routers) and maybe some experts can give you an idea of how feasable your solution will be.
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