What's new in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0

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Packet Tracer Mobile 3.0 version available with IoT features. Have a look on Packet Tracer Mobile 3.0 features

Packet Tracer 7.1 has been released ! Current build is Packet Tracer 7.1.0.0222 . Have a look on Packet Tracer 7.1 new features

Packet Tracer 7.0 is a major Packet Tracer release with major improvements and new features : new Cisco switch and routers, SPAN/ERSPAN,  improved server device, ... Internet Of Everything features, sensors ans programmig languages is the main improvement of this new version which become a good network simulator for prepaing the new CCNA Industrial exam.

 

Packet Tracer 7.0 new features

Update 18/06/2017 : First time netacad login crash issues have been fixed in Packet Tracer 7.0 build 305 (32bit) or 306 (64bit). Upgrade your software by downloading the last Packet Tracer build on Netacad download page.

New Cisco network devices:

 

Other devices :

  • Server device : New "Internet of Everything" and "VM Management"
  • Registration server for IoT devices
  • Single board Computer (SBC)
  • Microcontroller Unit (MCU)
  • IOE devices and sensors in a new IoE devices category: solar panel, power meter, car, wireless home gateway, power meter, weight sensor, motion detector, temperature sensor, conveyor sensor, ...
  • Programming languages (java, python, blocky visual programming editor...). Provides the capability to program IoT devices custom behavior.
  • Fully customizable IOE "Thing" with wireless or wired network capacibilites. Provides the capability to build an unlimited set of simulated items with IOE capabilities.
  • Programming tab added in the IoE device configuration box
  • Wireless IOE RFID sensor.
  • Wireless IOE RFID items.

 

New network features & protocols :

 

Other features

  • Pipe ( | ) in show commands
  • Improved PoE support
  • Modifiable environment (time, sun, ...) for demonstrating IoT devices capabilities

 

Packet Tracer 7.0 Supported protocols

Layer Supported Protocols
Application FTP , SMTP, POP3, HTTP, TFTP, Telnet, SSH, DNS, DHCP, NTP, SNMP, AAA, ISR VOIP, SCCP config and calls ISR command support, Call Manager Express, IoT
Transport TCP and UDP, TCP Nagle Algorithm & IP Fragmentation, RTP
Network BGP, IPv4, ICMP, ARP, IPv6, ICMPv6, IPSec, RIPv1/v2/ng, Multi-Area OSPF, OSPFv3, EIGRP, EIGRPv6, Static Routing, Route Redistribution, Multilayer Switching, L3 QoS, NAT, CBAL , Zone-based policy firewall and Intrusion Protection System on the ISR, GRE VPN, IPSec VPN, HSRP, CEF, SPAN/RSPAN, L2NAT, PTP, REP, LLDP
Network Access/Interface Ethernet (802.3), 802.11, HDLC, Frame Relay, PPP, PPPoE, STP, RSTP, VTP, DTP, CDP, 802.1q, PAgP, L2 QoS, SLARP, Simple WEP, WPA, EAP, VLANs, CSMA/CD, Etherchannel, DSL, 3/4 G network support

 

Recommended configuration

For optimal performance when running Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0, the following hardware configuartion are recommended :

  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz or better
  • RAM: 1 GB or more
  • Storage: 500 MB of free disk space
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Internet connectivity (if using the Multiuser feature)

Packet Tracer 7.0 is compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and Ubuntu Linux, for both 32bit and 64bit. Windows XP is not supported anaymore by Packet Tracer..

 

Guest login

Packet Tracer 7.0 requires a valid Cisco Networking Academy login for unrestricted use. Without a valid account, Packet Tracer can be used with the Guest Account whichwill limit the number of times that files can be saved. Guest logins aren't remembered : the next time Packet Tracer is run after a guest login, the guest login will need to be done again.

To log in as a guest, use the Guest Login button. This will open a page to help you sign up for an account, a countdown will appear in the button. Once the countdown has finished, press it again to enter Packet Tracer.

It is highly recommended to open a free Cisco Networking Academy account to unlock register Packet Tracer 7.0 in your environment and benefit from free Netacad networking lessons.

 

Packet Tracer 7.0 Ubuntu/Linux installation

Packet Tracer 7.0 is provided as a .tar.gz package for Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) on Netacad website. Ubuntu 12.04 is supported for 32 bit installation. A source installer is embedded in the package. Installation as been reported to work on other linux distributions, but this setup is not officially supported.

Detailled installation procedure

Extract PacketTracer70_64bit_linux.tar.gz :

tar -xvzf PacketTracer70_64bit_linux.tar.gz

Go to the "PacketTracer70" folder generated after the extraction :

cd PacketTracer70/

Install Packet Tracer 7.0 using the ./install command. Packet Tracer 7.0 will be installed by default in /opt/pt with a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin

admin@ubuntu01:~/PacketTracer70$ ./install

Welcome to Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Installation

Read the following End User License Agreement “EULA” carefully. You must accept the terms of this EULA to install and use Cisco Packet Tracer.

Press the Enter key to read the EULA.  Press the EnterCisco Packet Tracer Software License AgreementIMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS CISCO PACKET TRACER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT (THE "AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY. DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING OR USING THE CISCO PACKET TRACER SOFTWARE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE ........................ .......................... Cisco, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries. Any other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.Do you accept the terms of the EULA? (Y)es/(N)o Y
You have accepted the terms to the EULA. Congratulations. Packet Tracer will now be installed.
Enter location to install Cisco Packet Tracer or press enter for default [/opt/pt]:
Installing into /opt/pt

Not able to create and copy files to /opt/pt
Should we try to gain root access with sudo? [Yn] Y
[sudo] password for admin:
Installing into /opt/pt
Copied all files successfully to /opt/pt

Should we create a symbolic link “packettracer” in /usr/local/bin for easy Cisco Packet Tracer startup? [Yn] Y
Type “packettracer” in a terminal to start Cisco Packet Tracer
Writing PT7HOME environment variable to /etc/profile

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 installed successfully
admin@ubuntu01:~/PacketTracer70$

 

IE2000 Industrial switch

Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 switches are compact fixed switching platform available in two form factors : DIN rail mount, wall, or pole mount with IP67 protection. For electrical utilities specific applications, the Cisco IE 2000U Switch has also been released. The different models provide between 6 and 20 Ethernet interfaces and up to 24 Ethernet interfaces on the IE2000 IP67 (various models available).

The IE2000 industrial switch included in Packet Tracer 7.0 is a IE-2000-8T67P-G-E which runs IE2000-UNIVERSALKP-M 15.2(1)EY software version. It features 8 FastEthernet interfaces and 2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Several Precision Time Protocol (PTP) sample labs using IE2000 switch are shipped with Packet Tracer 7 as high precision clock synchronization is required for industrial networks. POE is also supported in the real world switch (to be confirmed in Packet Tracer 7.0)

Packet Tracer 7.0 - IE2000 industrial switch

 

Switch#show version
Cisco IOS Software, IE2000 Software (IE2000-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.2(1)EY, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 21-Jan-14 21:04 by pt_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is IE2000 boot loader
BOOTLDR: IE2000 Boot Loader (IE2000-HBOOT-M) Version 15.2(1r)EY, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Switch uptime is 39 minutes, 42 seconds
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:/ie2000-universalk9-mz.152-1.EY.bin"
Last reload reason: Unknown reason

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	.

License Level: lanbase
License Type: Permanent
Next reload license Level: lanbase

cisco IE-2000-8T67P-G-E (PowerPC405) processor (revision C0) with 131072K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FDO1822U00P
Last reset from power-on
1 Virtual Ethernet interface(s)
8 FastEthernet interface(s)
2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

64K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 00D0.58D4.1817
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-15499-03
Motherboard serial number       : FDO1820112V
Model revision number           : C0
Motherboard revision number     : B0
Model number                    : IE-2000-8T67P-G-E:FDO18221NPN

System serial number            : FDO18221NPN

Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-40213-01
Top Assembly Revision Number    : D0
Version ID                      : V01
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x01
CIP Serial Number               : 8C2F3000
SKU Brand Name                  : Cisco
Jeeves FPGA version             : 0x0.46


Switch Ports Model                     SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----                     ----------            ----------
*    1 10    IE-2000-8T67P-G-E         15.2(1)EY             IE2000-UNIVERSALK9-M



Configuration register is 0x2102

 

Cisco 819HG-4G IOX router

Designed for IoT connectivity, the Cisco 819HG-4G-IOX router adds an application hosting capability at the edge of the network, fundation of the new distributed computing ("fog networking") Cisco concept. The Cisco 819HG-4G-IOX features the capability of hosting linux virtual machines directly on the router. . Cisco is basically enabling access to computing and storage resources within the network devices to host applications and interfaces as close as the Internet of Thing devices as possible : the network infrastructureis now able to play for industrial sensors the part that the smartphone plays for personal gear.

IoX presentation

The configuration below shows how easy it is to deploy an OVA packages virtual machine on the IOX router :

1. On the router, download ova file via tftp:
Router#copy tftp flash
Address or name of remote host []? 172.1.1.2
Source filename []? vm1.ova
Destination filename [vm1.ova]?

2. Install / unisntall the VM:
Router#virtual-service install name vm1 package flash:/vm1.ova
Router#virtual-service uninstall name vm1

3. Run / stop the VM:
Router#config t
Router(config)#virtual-service vm1
Router(config-virt-serv)#[no] activate

 

Packet Tracer 7I Cisco Application Management console

The desktop PC device also features a new IoX development toolkit allowing development of custom IoX virtual machines. Guidelines for IoX application development is available on 819-IOx-SDK-Cookbook from Cisco DEVNET.

Packet Tracer  7.0 IOX development IDE

 

Cisco 829 Industrial integrated service (ISR) router

Cisco 829 ISR routers are compact, ruggedized, Cisco IOS Software routers with support for integrated 4G LTE wireless WAN and wireless LAN capabilities. The model included in Packet Tracer 7.0 features 4 LAN Gigabit interfaces, 1 wireless AP, and 2 cellular network interfaces.

Packet Tracer 7.0 - Cisco 829 ISR router

IR800#show ip interface brief 
Interface              IP-Address      OK? Method Status                Protocol 
GigabitEthernet0       unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down 
GigabitEthernet1       unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
GigabitEthernet2       unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
GigabitEthernet3       unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
GigabitEthernet4       unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
wlan-ap0               unassigned      YES unset  up                    up 
Wlan-GigabitEthernet0  unassigned      YES unset  up                    up 
GigabitEthernet5       unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down 
Cellular0              unassigned      YES IPCP   administratively down down 
Cellular1              unassigned      YES IPCP   administratively down down 
Vlan1                  unassigned      YES unset  up                    up

 

Cisco 1240 Connected Grid Router

The Connected Grid Router (CGR) 1000 Series Routers are ruggedized, modular platforms certified to meet harsh environmental standards. This modular platform supports various wired and wireless interfaces, and a 902- 928 MHz IPv6 RF mesh that can aggregate up to 5000 endpoints such as smart meters. The router has integrated Ethernet and serial interfaces to connect to DA devices such as sensors, capacitor bank controllers, recloser controllers, and remote terminal units. They support a FastEthernet, GigabitEthernet, serial, cellular, WiMAX, radio-frequency (RF) mesh, and power line communications (PLC).

The CGR 1240 featured in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 includes 3 GigabitEthernet, 4 FastEthernet, and 1 802.11 wifi interfaces.

Router#show ip interface brief
Interface              IP-Address      OK? Method Status                Protocol 
GigabitEthernet0/1     unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down 
FastEthernet2/3        unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
FastEthernet2/4        unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
FastEthernet2/5        unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
FastEthernet2/6        unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
GigabitEthernet2/1     unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
GigabitEthernet2/2     unassigned      YES unset  up                    down 
Dot11Radio2/1          unassigned      YES unset  administratively down down 
Vlan1                  unassigned      YES unset  up                    up

 

Router#show version
Cisco IOS Software, cgr1000 Software (cgr1000-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.4(2)CG, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc5)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2014 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 4-Nov-15 16:14 by pt_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is CGR1000

CGR1000 uptime is 2 hours, 51 minutes
System returned to ROM by CLI initiated reload at 15:49:53 UTC Wed Nov 11 2015
System image file is "flash:cgr1000-universalk9-mz.SPA.154-2.CG"
Last reload reason: Reload Command



This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

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Cisco CGR1240/K9 (revision 1.0) with 373760K/52224K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID JAD183800DC
FPGA version: 2.9.0

BIOS: version 14 Production
BIOS: date Wed 04/30/2014


1 802.11 Radio
4 FastEthernet interface(s)
3 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
6 terminal lines
DRAM configuration is 72 bits wide with parity disabled.
256K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
524320K bytes of ATA System Flash (Read/Write)
262176K bytes of ATA Bootstrap Flash (Read/Write)

License Info:

License UDI:

-------------------------------------------------
Device#   PID                   SN
-------------------------------------------------
*1        CISCOCGR1240/K9       FTX152414RZ


Technology Package License Information for Module:'cgr1000'

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Technology    Technology-package               Technology-package
              Current              Type        Next reboot
-----------------------------------------------------------------
ipbase        ipbasek9             Permanent   ipbasek9
security      None                 None        None
data          None                 None        None


Configuration register is 0x2102

 

The Cisco C1240 features a single dot11radio interface (interface dot11radio 2/1) by default. The following settings can be configured in Packet Tracer 7.0 on this interface :

  • SSID
  • Encryption mode (WEP 40 bits, WEP 128 bits, WPA TKIP, WPA AES-CCM)
  • Encryption key (40 bits or 128 bits)

Available encryption modes :

Router(config-if)#encryption mode ciphers ?
  aes-ccm  WPA AES CCMP
  tkip     WPA Temporal Key encryption
  wep128   128 bit key
  wep40    40 bit key

 

Dot11Radio Interface configuration :

interface Dot11Radio2/1
 no ip address
 shutdown
 encryption key 1 size 128bit 0 TESTKEY
 encryption mode ciphers aes-ccm

 

Packet Tracer 7.0 preview screenshots (from development)

Leaked screenshots of the new IoE devices and the new Packet Tracer 7 logical view

Packet Tracer 7 - IoE device configuration tabs

Packet Tracer 7 - Logical view with IoE devices

First Packet Tracer 7 screenshots leaked have leaked on the internet since July 2015. Enjoy this preview of the Packet Tracer 7 Smart Cities scenarios ;-)

Packet Tracer 7 IOE web server

 

Packet Tracer 7 IOE sensors

 

Packet Tracer 7 IOE factory

 

Packet Tracer 7 smart cities scenario preview

 

Packet Tracer 7 Internet of Everything sensors preview

 

Packet Tracer 7 Internet of Everything Healthcare Sensor scenario

 

 

Packet Tracer 7.0 knows issues

Packet Tracer 6.x activities mght not load proprely in Packet Tracer 7.0. Routers ans switches devices might disappear with only the text and the end devices remaining. The same activity file is working well in Packet Tracer 6.3

Icons don't scale properly on laptops with Ultra High Definition screens. To scale PT in high resolution screen, go to Options menu -> Preferences -> Font tab. 

Command "Service Password-encryption" on 829 router might crash Packet Tracer 7.0.

The Catalyst 3560 switch supports enabling port-security on interfaces, but it is missing the 'show port-security' command(s). The commands are present on the Catalyst 2960 switch.

When configuring a remonte SPAN on any kind of switch, the program crashes juste after configuring the RSPAN destination into the remote vlan (monitor session 1 destination remote vlan 99 reflector-port fa0/24). Will probably be corrected in Packet Tracer 7.1

 

What's next ?

IP echo-based SLAs could be supported in the next Packet Tracer version (release number has not leaked) as it has been included by Cisco in ICND2 exam. The feature seems to have been included in the development roadmap.