Cisco CCIE Lab

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Sep 14th, 2010
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I have 1 Cisco 2600 series router and 6 2500 series for a total of 7 routers along with 2 3560 Catalyst switches. I need to setup a CCIE Lab, can some please explain to me how to go about doing this? I need to start from the cabling, for example, how to connect the routers. I have some routing and switching experience but i am not sure how to setup my lab because i have done the CCIE course. I have completed the CCNP training and i am certified but that was a few years ago. I have some serial cables


Any help would be greatly appreciated


Thanks,

Lake

Correct Answer by Reza Sharifi about 6 years 8 months ago

Lake,


The switches in the link I provided are running EMI vs SMI.  So, I would say, yes go head and upgrade to EMI.  That will give you full Layer-3 routing capabilities if you ever need to use it.


Good Luck,

Reza

Correct Answer by r-godden about 6 years 8 months ago

yeap upgrade, one thing to do is to setup up lab per the vendor ccie workbook you intend to use, there might be a few odd things you cant do as per their lab book but you can study/prepare on other equipment in your home lab.

Correct Answer by Reza Sharifi about 6 years 8 months ago

Hi Lake,


Have a look at this link for the number and the type of routers you need and how it is cabled.


http://www.ine.com/topology.htm


You can use the 2600 as a BB router, but 2600 or 2500 are very old to run the IOS for the lab.  Your 3560s are good for the lab.



HTH

Reza

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Reza Sharifi Tue, 09/14/2010 - 17:26
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Hi Lake,


Have a look at this link for the number and the type of routers you need and how it is cabled.


http://www.ine.com/topology.htm


You can use the 2600 as a BB router, but 2600 or 2500 are very old to run the IOS for the lab.  Your 3560s are good for the lab.



HTH

Reza

Lakeram Harrypersaud Tue, 09/14/2010 - 20:37
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Hi Reza,


I really appreciate your quick reply.  That is exactly what i am looking for but i have a couple more questions.

I think the 3560 switched has the basic IOS, would that be good enough or should i upgrade?

Once i have everything connected then i can start to configure the routers and setup Frame Relay?


Thanks,

Lake

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r-godden Tue, 09/14/2010 - 21:16
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yeap upgrade, one thing to do is to setup up lab per the vendor ccie workbook you intend to use, there might be a few odd things you cant do as per their lab book but you can study/prepare on other equipment in your home lab.

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Reza Sharifi Wed, 09/15/2010 - 05:53
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Lake,


The switches in the link I provided are running EMI vs SMI.  So, I would say, yes go head and upgrade to EMI.  That will give you full Layer-3 routing capabilities if you ever need to use it.


Good Luck,

Reza

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