I am preparing for CCNP and my aim CCIE later sometime probably i will prepare for BSCI and BCMSN first
I have two questions
I already have 3 2620 routers and 2 2950 switches and one 2520 frame relay router
DO i need to buy A 3550 switch
i have an option of buying one but i dont know if it is of right configuration
here is its sh version command
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C3550 Software (C3550-I5Q3L2-M), Version 12.1(19)EA1a, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 09-Dec-03 03:21 by yenanh
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x0080DDAC
ROM: Bootstrap program is C3550 boot loader
SW1 uptime is 4 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-19.EA1a/c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-19.EA1a.bin"
cisco WS-C3550-24 (PowerPC) processor (revision E0) with 65526K/8192K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID CAT0636Y0EK
Last reset from warm-reset
Running Layer2/3 Switching Image
Ethernet-controller 1 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
Ethernet-controller 2 has 12 Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces
Ethernet-controller 3 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface
Ethernet-controller 4 has 1 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface
24 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.
384K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0A:B7:D2:15:00
Motherboard assembly number: 73-5700-08
Power supply part number: 34-0966-02
Motherboard serial number: CAT063403UN
Power supply serial number: DCA06310J34
Model revision number: E0
Motherboard revision number: D0
Model number: WS-C3550-24-SMI
System serial number: CAT0636Y0EK
Configuration register is 0x10F
Q.1 Is the 3550 switch of good configuration Should i buy the 3550 switch
I buyed the lab companion book of BCMSN and tells me to have a couple of 3560 and and a couple of 2960 switches and a bunch of WLAP
setting up this lab is lot of mmoney
Q.2 can i buy 2 3550 instaed of 2 3560
and use 2950 instead of 2 2960
or renting the rack would be a better option
AS I said, I would recommend that you copy the IOS image that is currently on the router to your PC/laptop, so that you have a backup copy before you start upgrading the Flash memory.
Then if your router has both SIMM slots filled with small SIMMS, it is possible that these are configured as 1 larger "Virtual" Flash area, on which the IOS is installed.
In this case you will replace 1 or both SIMMS with larger SIMMS. So if your IOS is split across 2 SIMMS and you remove 1 of them or replace both of then, you will render your router useless as it will no longer have a valid IOS image.
You would then have to copy the IOS image that you stored on your PC/Laptop back onto the router.
HTH & again thanks for the rating.