CCIE lab equipment

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Jul 14th, 2008

PLs can anyone tell me precisely,what I needed for a CCIE lab. How many router, and how many switches?

I have this problem too.
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tdrais Mon, 07/14/2008 - 04:45

There is no real answer to this question. Even if you had a exact copy of the real lab hardware it does you little good unless you have a plan to study using it.

I would look at the sites that sell practice labs. Find the company you like best and build your lab so you can run all their questions.

Most the sites that sell labs have diagrams of the hardware required. You can also go to the lab rental sites and they have diagrams.

gpulos Mon, 07/14/2008 - 04:52

What CCIE track are you looking at? This will make a difference in what you need for your lab.

Also, a good CCIE study lab material provider is the people.

They have excellent Workbooks & Proctor Guides with 40+ labs including ~20 full blown 8-10 hour labs as part of the study material.

Just Kennie Mon, 07/14/2008 - 05:10

Pls i want to do CCIE routing and switching.

I have 4 1800 series router

1 2950 switch

1 3650 multilayer switch

will this be enough, what else do i need

tdrais Mon, 07/14/2008 - 06:06

It is enough to get started. Will all depend on what types of interfaces your routers have. You should also have a older router to use as a frame switch.

Most of the practice labs have 9-12 routers and 4 switches. People have read hardware blueprint to imply that there are 2 3550 and 2 3560 switches. Of course anyone that really knows cannot tell but most the practice labs like to have 4 full layer 3 switches.

hermyones Fri, 07/25/2008 - 00:14

for CCIE lab equipment

- 3725 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline - Advanced Enterprise Services

- 3825 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline - Advanced Enterprise Services

- Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 - IP Services

- Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 - Advanced IP Services

for how many router / switch, i think depend on your scenario will get in lab exam scenario ;) may be 5 or 6 or 7 router and 2 or 3 or 4 switch.


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