Need a review of my Lab Setup CCNP

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I nailed my CCNA last November, and want to get my CCNP this November. I have started purchasing and/or quoting out equipment, but I wanted a quick review before I buy everything.

Currently I have:

2x2500 Routers (for my CCNA .. probably not too useful anymore except as hubs)

1x1841 Router

1x2511 Access Server (need to find a config guide for this)

1x3750G Switch (went for the Gig version so that is is useful to me when not training.

2x2950 Switches w/ Advanced IP Services IOS.

1x1721 Router in use as my DSL Modem

1x Pix 506e in use as my firewall

1x Pix 501 for playing around on.


4 3640 routers with serial and Ethernet cards

Maybe another 1841 router.

Goals: CCNP in the near future, Firewall specialist eventually and long range I may consider CCIE Switching & Routing.

Questions: any good lab guides/scenario resources others have used? I also need a sample config for the Access-Server setup, and any handy programs for remotely accessing everything. I am planning on training quite a bit away from home, so the idea is to VPN in and turn on equipment via an APC master switch [already purchased].

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steve_steele Thu, 08/16/2007 - 23:33
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For the Access Server

Create a loopback and give it an IP

interface Loopback0

ip address

Then map the Async ports to the loopback using the names of your equipment

ip host ROUTER6 2008

ip host ROUTER5 2007

ip host ROUTER4 2006

ip host ROUTER3 2005

ip host ROUTER2 2004

ip host ROUTER1 2003

ip host SWITCH2 2002

ip host SWITCH1 2001

plug Async Line 1 into SWITCH1,line 2 into SWITCH2 etc.

plug in the appropriate lines of the async cable.

simply type SWITCH1 to reverse telnet to SWITCH1 etc...

Think that I covered everything.



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