Packet Tracer is a simulation design tool by Cisco system it is dynamic network design software that helps end-user practice and analysis the behavior of network. Packet Tracer presents simplicity on complicated network interface by recreation, representation, authoring and evaluation the abilities. It helps the user design and debugs the network without using physical routers and switches. Packet Tracer can be used within two work space logical and physical mode. Logical mode is the scenery that allows designing of the network by placing, connecting and clustering where as physical mode is graphical representation of switch, router and host. It provides two mode for visualization of network real time mode and simulation mode. In real time mode the network works as a real device which makes the user have knowledge and idea as they are working with the real device. And simulation mode gives brief view of the network fundamentals. It is Easy to install, firstly it is open source software and all the resource is included on the installation package file. It is available with the entire platform including Smartphone. But, packet tracker is only limited to the Cisco network only. It is limited with IOS commands.
Graphical Network simulator is the open source risk free virtual network simulator where user can design, build and test our network. GNS3 is also an easy way of building and test the network without any presence of physical devices. It depends on Dynamips and QSEMU. Dynamips enable user to use IOS emulator. An IOS image must be created for running the GNS3. Resources should be downloaded separately as per the user requirement. GNS3 doesn’t require internet connection for accessing the resources and project. GNS3 is compatible with cross platform OS like window, Mac OS and Linux. It is highly reliable and smooth on Linux. Installation takes few more steps then packet tracer makes it inconvenient. GNS3 takes access amount of memory and CPU resources, more the number of router and switch more resources is consumed.
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