Hi, I'm perusing my CCNP Security, Most of the time I'm using the Gns3 and VMware for my lab practice. But Gns3 has a lot of issues, like every other day some thing is not working either adapter or connection error. Anyway my query is about could some plz suggest me a platform where I can practice every types of lab works that is required for CCNP security and CCIE please. Like AWS has their lab, cisco eve ng, etc. I just wanna get rid of this gns3 crap !
AWS as CCNP Security lab
There a couple of options for you. Today the most popular option is using EVE-NG, their pro version or the Cisco CML2. Both require an investment of time and money to get working. For CCNP security, you may want to spin up a NGFW in something like AWS for a few cents an hour during a trial period. This may help too.
GNS3 has been a good product in the past but the fact is they've not been able to continue it's development as fast as their competitors. They still do have a loyal following, even with all the quirks.
Thank you Ronnie for your suggestion, agreed with you when it comes to Gns3 alone by it self, the problem starts when it integrates with the VMware & all sorts of network adapters of VM. But I was looking for the best practice lab that is fully loaded with all necessary appliances like cisco routers, switches, ASAv, FMC, NGFW, IPS, VMware Pc, Linux redhat, qemu, etc. I mean everything that is required for the Ccnp security & I don't have to use anything else with it.
I'm sure at this point you would have to look for a lab equipment rental company. They still exist out there, just you user favorite search engine and type in "CCIE Security Lab rack rental" that will probably bring up what you need. They try and make sure you have access what you would need. Like all things there is a cost associated with rack rentals they are "hourly" or "token" based and usually must be reserved so they are always available on demand for you.