CCIE R&S Lab Topology

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May 4th, 2009

Hi All,

I am ramping up my studies for the R&S Lab. Does any one know the current R&S topology? Specifically with the switches. I know it was two 3550's & two 3560's, but I hear it may now be four 3560's. Also does anyone know if the are the POE model or not?



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tperrier Mon, 05/04/2009 - 23:46

3550s will be phased out mid-October, with version 4 of the R&S lab; until then there are both 3550s and 3560s. Don't know about PoE, but what would it be used for anyways in R&S?

mbroberson1 Mon, 05/04/2009 - 23:50

So if you were not planning on taking your lab until sometime in the winter would you start using four 3560's in your lab?


tperrier Tue, 05/05/2009 - 01:06

Yes, if you have enough budget... Otherwise you can do most of the stuff with cheaper 3550s, except IPv6 and private VLANs. QoS is different too, so I advise to have at least one 3560.

mbroberson1 Tue, 05/05/2009 - 01:10

The word (according to some on Group Study) is Cisco will be changing the R&S lab very soon (we are over-due for change). Some are saying Cisco will be announcing this today. I am looking for them to add some light MPLS and a little more IPv6 stuff.



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