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GNS3 + Solar-PuTTY Topology Design Challenge (Win VR Prize Pack)

Level 11

It's about time that GNS3 users got a major upgrade to their existing PuTTY™ tool! We are excited to launch a brand-new integration into the GNS3® software with the recently launched Solar-PuTTY application—powered by SolarWinds. As part of this launch, we want you to put the new FREE tool to the test in the below mission.

Mission Details

Now we want you to put Solar-PuTTY and GNS3 to the test in our latest community mission!

  • Step I: Install the latest version of GNS3 and Solar-PuTTY. To help get you running with the new Solar-PuTTY application and GNS3 integration check out this video series from David Bombal
  • Step II: Once you have played around with Solar-PuTTY, please head to the GNS3 Community and post, in the comments section a screenshot and short description of how you are using Solar-PuTTY inside GNS3 for your chance to win the prizes outlined below.
  • Step III: For an extra submission, tag #solarputtymission on Twitter®.

What is up for grabs?

Note: Please make sure to post your submission in the GNS3 Community by Clicking Here

Attached are the Terms & Conditions for the Sweepstakes.

Whats New with Solar-PuTTY?

In an effort to provide a more effective command-line interface (CLI), we are excited about the new feature sets of Solar-PuTTY, including:

  1. Scripts – Automated login and bulk configuration. Scripts are executed immediately after login. You can use scripts to automatically enter enable/privileged exec. You can also create longer scripts to make configuration changes to a device and then run the script on several sessions. Just like credentials, these are stored and can be referenced by any session.

  2. Session – Export and import. Whether you’re in a classroom or in the office, it’s a pain to share connection information verbally. Instead, use the three dots in the top left of Solar-PuTTY to export your sessions, then you can send it to your colleague or whoever you’d like to share it with, so they can easily import the information. Less talk, more results.

  3. Tags – Better than folders. Tags can be a great way to organize your sessions without having to worry about hierarchy or overlap. We like to use them for location (“Dallas Datacenter”) and roles (“Border Router”), but you can use them for anything you like. Create tags in Settings (Ctrl + s) and apply tags to any session. Plus, tags are searchable!

  4. Session Logging – Know your work. Dreaming of a Cisco® Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE®) Certification? Review your logs after a lab and assess opportunities where you can improve in terms of accuracy, speed, and order of operations—all important for the CCIE. Bad outage caused by a config? Prove exactly what you did or did not do. Better yet, prove how you fixed it! Session logging can be enabled when you create a new session or by editing an existing session.

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Level 11

How do you link up the GNS3 account we posted with our Thwack account?

Level 11

Good question. What information are you hoping to have linked up? While we are all under the SolarWinds family now, the two communities are still separate. Let me know.

Going try this one. 

Level 13

Really hoping I can find some spare time to try this out.  This would be a lot of fun.