Friday, November 19, 2010

iCCNAlab 5.50 for Apple iPhone / iPod / iPad

We have just released a new version of the iCCNAlab app for Apple
iPhone / iPod / iPad. The app provides the user interface to CCNA practice
labs. These are on-line labs simulated by MIMIC Virtual Lab Cloud. The
new version sports a much improved interface, including the new
"learn-by-example" frame which shows what other users are currently
doing in their pods.

Gambit's MIMIC Virtual Lab along with the Cisco certification course
material provide you a complete package for your Cisco CCNA training.
You have access to a virtual practice lab of Cisco routers and switches
to explore troubleshooting scenarios and apply classroom coursework at
your own pace, anywhere, anytime.

Using your Apple mobile device, you can access the lab and can quickly begin
practicing a large set of Cisco IOS commands on various Cisco Routers and
Switches. These devices are connected using LAN, WAN and Serial links.
You can interact with the lab network, just like they are accessing real
devices.  At the same time you can experiment with different
configurations on the devices and network without worrying about
misconfiguring them, at a fraction of the cost of a physical lab. In addition, you
also have access to these labs through any web browser, which gives you the
added choice and flexibility to practice your course work from anywhere.

Below is a sample pod session on an iPad.

Monday, November 15, 2010

MIMIC SNMP Simulator 10.30 runs on Fedora 14 LXDE spin

FYI we ran MIMIC SNMP Simulator 10.30 out of the box on this popular Fedora spin.

The screenshot shows an SNMP simulation being discovered.

Friday, November 12, 2010

MIMIC SNMP Simulator 10.30 runs on Puppy Linux 5.1.1

FYI, MIMIC Simulator 10.30 runs out of the box on Puppy Linux 5.1.1.
Previous reports have demonstrated MIMIC operating on a variety of Linuxes.
This demonstrates that MIMIC can run well on the smallest of Linux distributions.
The screenshot below shows an agent being queried remotely.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

MIMIC 10.30 Performance Test Report: Linux vs. Windows

FYI, we have just published a new MIMIC Simulator 10.30 Performance Report

"Fedora 13 vs. Windows Server 2003"

This report is part of a series meant to answer the question "which
combination of hardware and software performs the best for a particular
SNMP simulation scenario?".

The summary is:
This report documents the performance differences between the recently
released Fedora 13 and Windows Server 2003.

Previous performance reports had established Windows Server 2003 as the
clearly best performing Windows platform to run MIMIC on. This report
establishes how much faster MIMIC 10.30 runs under Fedora 13.

The first table shows the difference for the 64-bit executable
performance between Windows Server 2003 (left) and Fedora 13 (right).
Fedora 13 greatly outperforms Windows 2003 everywhere (green cells) by
as much as 24-fold at 20,000 agents.

The second table shows the difference for the 32-bit executable
performance. The difference is not as dramatic here. While Windows 2003
is better than Fedora 13 between 3% and 5% for 4 cells at the low end
(red cells), Fedora 13 greatly outperforms Windows 2003 everywhere else
(green cells) by as much as 7-fold at 10,000 agents.

Please contact for details.