Packet Tracer 7.0 new features

Packet Tracer 7.0 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.

New Cisco network devices:

  • Cisco IE2000 industrial switch
  • Cisco 819IOX router with applications hosting (virtual machines) capabilities
  • Cisco 829 Industrial integrated service (ISR) router
  • Cisco 1240 router
  • IoT home gateway

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…) for IoE. Programming tab in the IoE device configuration box
  • Wireless IOE RFID sensor.
  • Wireless IOE RFID items.

New network features & protocols :

  • LLDP
  • Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP)
  • Improved PoE support
  • IoT switch protocol support

Other features

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

IE2000 Industrial switch

The IE2000 industrial switch included in Packet Tracer 7.0 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

Packet tracer 7 IE2000 Industrial switch
Packet tracer 7 IE2000 Industrial switch
Switch#show version
Cisco IOS Software, IE2000 Software (IE2000-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.2(1)EY, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support:
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.

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 []? 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

Cisco 819HG-4G IOX router
Cisco 819HG-4G IOX router

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.

Cisco 829 Industrial integrated service (ISR) router
Cisco 829 Industrial integrated service (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


Packet Tracer 7.0 preview screenshots (from development)

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



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 😉