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Need software like Packet Tracer somewhat more advanced that contains the switches 3560 which I can try some configurations


I wonder if there is software like Packet Tracer somewhat more advanced that contains the switches 3560 which I can try some configurations before putting the switch in production.

Tkanks in advance.


Dynamips cannot emulate a switch and most likely will never be able to do since most of the switching logic is being held in hardware. Dynamips provides a simple virtual switch, it does not emulate Catalyst switches (although it does emulate the NM-16ESW).

Packet Tracer has a 3560, but I wouldn't trust any simulation and would rather use the Switch without hooking it to the Production Network...try running your tests in your own separate network "lab".

Packet Tracer 3560:

Switch>sh ver
Cisco IOS Software, C3560 Software (C3560-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(37)SE1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 05-Jul-07 22:22 by pt_team
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x01500000

ROM: C3560 Boot Loader (C3560-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(25r)SEC, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)

System returned to ROM by power-on

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cisco WS-C3560-24PS (PowerPC405) processor (revision P0) with 122880K/8184K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID CAT1037RJF7
24 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

63488K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 0060.4708.E30E
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-9673-09
Power supply part number        : 341-0029-05
Motherboard serial number       : CAT103758VY
Power supply serial number      : DTH1036C7UB
Model revision number           : P0
Motherboard revision number     : A0
Model number                    : WS-C3560-24PS-E
System serial number            : CAT1037RJF7
Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-26380-04
Top Assembly Revision Number    : B0
Version ID                      : V06
CLEI Code Number                : COM1100ARC
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x01

Switch   Ports  Model              SW Version              SW Image
------   -----  -----              ----------              ----------
*    1   26     WS-C3560-24PS      12.2(37)SE1             C3560-ADVIPSERVICESK

Configuration register is 0xF