We have a modest installation of VDX in our company, and we are in the process of reviewing options for upgrades. I would like to spend some time with SLX to compare and I understand the vSLX environment allows me to model a lot of what we have in a lab setting. What I cannot find is where I can access this to download and try things out.
I would hope there isn’t some Sales Gatekeeping going on here. There is no logical reason why, when I have an account and Sales people can track downloads etc, why I can’t just get on and try stuff out myself. If I have to spend a ton of time with Sales Engineers before I have had the chance to qualify the solution capabilities at a high level, I’ll probably just pass tbh.
Any help would be appreciated.
Best answer by joergkost
Right now the VSLX download is to be bundled with a SLX support contract only, which makes some how sense: The VSLX is currently not a kind of a production grade product on its own and support for it is "as is". For example I use it to validate some major configuration changes but the real usage depends solely on the future underlying hardware (e.g. 9540, 9140, ..).
Also the virtualization is a bit limited (e.g. MPLS data plane, ...).
I know it sounds naive, but maybe you can reach out to a partner that can provide you access to a machine with VSLX and evaluate things with you together?