CML FAQs: Wireshark, passwords, Docker and more.

How do you capture packets in CML? Is Wireshark available? Is Docker supported? What are devices passwords? How do I add interfaces to devices? These are some of the questions I answer in this video. Cisco CML-P (VIRL 2) is here: Learn how to download, install and configure Cisco CML-P (VIRL 2) in my series… Continue reading CML FAQs: Wireshark, passwords, Docker and more.

CML FAQs: How to connect to external networks?

How do you connect CML to a physical network? Well, here I show you how to use both bridged and NAT modes to connect your CML networks to a WiFi network. Cisco CML-P (VIRL 2) is here: Learn how to download, install and configure Cisco CML-P (VIRL 2) in my series of videos. The new… Continue reading CML FAQs: How to connect to external networks?

CML FAQs: How to export and import labs & configs?

How do I export and import CML topologies and configurations David? This is a frequency asked question I receive. In this video I’ll show you how to export and import (1) CML topologies (2) CML topologies and configurations. The configuration files are exported as YAML files – a really intuitive and easy to read format.… Continue reading CML FAQs: How to export and import labs & configs?

CML 2.0 is here! Quick Start Guide.

Cisco have released Cisco Modeling Labs – Personal (CML-P) today. In this video I show you how to get CML running on a Windows 10 computer and create Cisco topologies. I’ll cover all the steps in this video: 1) How to download CML 2) How to download and install VMware Player (free hypervisor software) 3)… Continue reading CML 2.0 is here! Quick Start Guide.

Can CML (VIRL 2) run Windows 10 VMs?

Can CML support multivendor topologies? Can you use other vendor VMs with CML? These are often asked questions. In this video I’m going to show you how to run a Windows 10 Virtual Machine (VM) in Cisco CML (VIRL 2). Be warned! There are a number of steps required to make this work, but it’s… Continue reading Can CML (VIRL 2) run Windows 10 VMs?

CML for FREE! (VIRL 2)

You can now access Cisco Modeling Labs (CML) for free! Thanks to Cisco DevNet, you use a cloud based version of CML for free. All you need is your web browser (you will need to install Cisco AnyConnect VPN client to access the labs remotely). This is Part 6 of my CML (VIRL 2) series… Continue reading CML for FREE! (VIRL 2)

All I need is 443? CML-P (VIRL 2)

The only port you need to open on a CML-P (VIRL 2) server is 443. You can telnet to devices using an encrypted, authenticated tunnel using the local breakout tool that comes with CML-P. No need to open lots of port numbers on your firewall. Just open TLS (Port 443) and you can connect remotely… Continue reading All I need is 443? CML-P (VIRL 2)

VIRL 2 terminal server: SSH, multiple tabs, scripts and more

VIRL 2 has a built-in multiplexing terminal server that allows you to SSH directly to devices running in VIRL. You can either SSH to the terminal server and then use commands to access devices, or you can SSH directly to the individual devices. The advantage of this is that you can use applications such SecureCRT,… Continue reading VIRL 2 terminal server: SSH, multiple tabs, scripts and more


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