I was wondering if someone can help me building and setup my ccie voice lab.
I borrowed some equipment from a very good friend of my and it seems it fits very good in the ccie voice topology.
I would like to know how i can link everthing together so i can reach all my voice routers and switch at one time whitout replacing my console cable.
So i can configure eveything using by example securecrt/putty
It's the first time for me building a voice lab, my intentions are to prepare for the ccie voice lab exam.
But i got struggled and stuck whit linking everything together (switch & voice routers)
I already have all of my images ( CUCM , CUC, CUP, and UCCX ) i'm using vmware because it's not neccesary to use a very expensive dell or HP server.
This is my equipment:
2 x 2811 voice routers ( whit vic /vwic modules and also fxs and fxo ports )
1 x 2621 voice router whit vic/ vwic modules fxs/fxo ports also
1x 2611 whit vic and wic
3550 poe switch
A couple of cisco ip phones and of course analog phones.
Cabling serial and cross.
But the main thing is that i got stuck whit the network confifurations otherwise i cannot reach my voice routers eithers.
Whit my whole lab i'm tring build a voice lab and simulate psnt/frame relay
Anyone has ideas/advise helping me out??
Usually, we use a "terminal server" to access all devices with a console port.
In Cisco world, a "terminal server" is a router with multiple async ports (usually 8-port or 16-port). Those ports connect to the console port of other devices (such as POE switch, voice gateways, etc.)
Then you SSH/Telnet to the terminal server and "reverse telnet" to other devices. You may use alias to simplify this step.
If you are not familiar with the above, I suggest you get a workbook from the training vendors such as IP Expert, INE, etc.