Tried VIRL when it first came out. “Why?”, you ask, when you know I work in a Cisco Customer Proof of Concept lab with lots of “real” networking hardware? Answer is because it would be nice to be able to toss together networks to play with… without having to reserve gear, load line cards that are on shelves into empty chassis, cable, code, config… etc etc.
But there was, for me, a major item missing from VIRL when it first came out — the ability to packet capture easily. For what I wanted VIRL for, that was a showstopper for me. So, back into the lab for my “playing” and teaching.
Now? 🙂 Very very happy to pass on to you that VIRL supports packet capturing now!!! Tossed together a quick ~12minute youtube.