My new interest of the moment is the Cisco Application Control Engine or ACE module. I have just received a pair of them and planning on starting the configuration in the next couple of days. So perhaps some discussion on the ACE is in order, and why I am considering using both F5 LTM AND the Cisco ACE in this network.
I am often find myself needing to stop, make a configuration change to Dynagen, and then restart. To make sure I don’t miss anything I go to every screen and write the configuration.
In iTerm, there is the ability to send the same command to all screens at once, excellent!
As someone who travels often, and always looking to make use of the travel time, I was pleased to find that I can suspend and resume the Dynamips routers. This saves me battery on longer trips, or lets me have more CPU when I running other applications such as Parallels / VMware to give me some Microsoft Visio joy. iTerm sessions are not terminated by doing this, they just don’t show any data until you resume the sessions.
I wanted Dynamips to act more like the way I think and it keeps on opening multiple terminal windows but I like to use iTerm.
To get started with my lab faster I use iTerm to prepare a full set of possible sessions. This post walks through how to do this which should help you to get started faster. Also some keyboard shortcuts.