Thanks to the collaboration with Cisco, new practical labs have been proposed to M2 ACN students this year, in particular in the “Core IP Network” and “Future Internet” courses. It is based on IOSv, a Cisco IOS image that can run as a virtual machine on commodity hardware (linux PC in our network practical room or in our private cloud). This lab allows student to play with real “Carrier Grade” networking products with the latest networking innovations.
On Friday Sep 22th, we had then 234 BGP routeurs in total running on 18 PCs, simulating mini Internet topologies. The goal was to understand Policy Routing (valley free routing, customer preference) or “Hot Potato” routing. This is just a beginning and we should soon be able to play with Segment Routing.
Thanks a lot to Patrice and Guillaume from Cisco PIRL for their precious help in setting this up !