Recomendations for lab equipment for CCNP & CCIE R&S.

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Mar 23rd, 2008

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steve_steele Sun, 03/23/2008 - 22:24

For CCIE R&S you need something like the following to simulate a full lab and follow a vendor workbook such as ipexpert / internetexpert etc

1 x 2511 Access Server

6 x 2600 Routers ( Maxed out with flash and Ram ) The XM routers are a good choice. you'll want 2 with 2 Ethernet Interfaces on.

2 x 3550 Switches

2 x 3560 Switches ( The Eight port versions are pretty cheap )

1 x Frame Relay Switch - I use a 2500 with NM-8A/S

1 x 2500 to use as a backbone router to inject routes for redistribution.

The Access Server and Frame Switch can also be used to inject routes.

You can rent online which is much cheaper but I found that It's a lot easier to study whenever you have time free if you are in total control of your own rack.




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