A few weeks ago, Nick Buraglio and Chris Cummings invited me for an hour-long chat about netsim-tools on the Modem Podcast.
We talked about why one might want to use netsim-tools instead of another lab orchestration solution and the high-level functionality offered by the tool. Nick particularly loved its IPAM features which got so extensive in the meantime that I had to write a full-blown addressing tutorial. But there’s so much more: you can also get a fully configured OSPFv2, OSPFv3, EIGRP, IS-IS, SRv6, or BGP lab built from more than a dozen different devices. In short (as Nick and Chris said): you can use netsim-tools to make labbing less miserable.