Can any one recommend a CCIE Security Home lab ?
Dynagen / Dynamibs /pixemu are the opensource application which runs cisco IOS software for training purpose
So can we use IOS images , in this software, is this legal?
I have a huge network setup where I have all the required IOS/pix sofwtare. So in my environment can I make a Virtual Cisco Lab using these products & load the actual Cisco IOS for training purpose.
we will not be adding any new cisco Hardware only thing which will be used is the existing IOS images.
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There is no recommended number of devices to build your home lab exam to prepare for your CCIE Security lab exam, but it depends which technology you are trying to practice.
For example if you need to practice ASA technologies, you need 2 ASAs and 3 routers.
If you need to practice VPN technology, you need at most 4 Routers, VPN Conc. and Cisco VPN client S/W Ver. 4.x machine.
If you need to practice IPS technologies, you need 1 IPS, 2 or 3 routers and client machine.
It means 4 routers, 1 switch and all the security devices will let you practice all exam technologies independently.
But when you need to practice all the technologies together (same like real lab environment) you need at least:
6 routers, 4 of them should have 2 Fast Ethernet/Ethernet interfaces and WIC-2T or WIC-2A/S each (12.2.15T Enterprise or higher IOS) ?you can use Routers with single Ethernet interface but you need to configure sub interfaces for each of them to simulate multiple Ethernet interfaces?
2 backbone routers to inject Backbone routes, and you can configure one of them work as a FR switch by adding NM-8A/S network module or using Cisco 2522 router. The other one can support Terminal server by adding NM-16A network module or using Cisco 2511 router (12.2.15T Enterprise or higher IOS)
2 ASAs 5510 (7.2.2 OS)
1 PIX 515E (7.2.2 OS)
1 4215 IPS (5.x OS)
1 VPN Conc. 3005 (4.7 OS)
1 ACS, CA, Client machine
2 3550 Switches
5 DB60-SS Serial cables, 2 SS-SS Serial Cables, 30 UTP Ethernet cables, 4 UTP Cross over cables
Also you can use whatever Cisco model that can fulfill 12.2T or higher IOS features.
For example you can use Dynamips to build 8 virtual 7200 series routers or 3640, 3660 routers and connect it to a switch with trunk port and support sub interfaces. And you will be able to achieve all workbooks scenarios but you need to build your own startup configuration files.
Also you can build your own lab and test as much as you can and for any unsupported features, you can get something like 4 or 5 remote sessions to test whatever missing.