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  1. Senior Member qplayed's Avatar
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    Default I purchased a Lab

    Hi guys,


    I purchased a lab from a local guy who was a CCIE(checked with cisco's verification tool)

    here's the list:
    3x Cisco 3640 Routers (128/32 RAM MAX), 12.4 Enterprise IOS
    2x Cisco 2611XM Routers (256/32 RAM MAX), 12.4 Enterprise IOS
    2x Cisco 3550-24PWR Switch w/Latest EMI IP Services IOS (2 GBIC Ports)
    2x Cisco 2950G-24 12.2 Enterprise IOS switch (2 GBIC Ports)
    1x Cisco 2511 Router, 16/16 RAM (MAX)
    5x Cisco NM-4A/S Four Port Serial Modules (1 per 3640/2611XM)
    6x Cisco NM-1E2W Ethernet Modules (2 per 3640)
    1x Cisco 2522 Router, 16/16 RAM (MAX)
    2x Octal Cables (2511)
    10x DCE/DTE Serial Crossover Cables
    12x AC Power Cables
    1x Console Cable Kit

    4k total

    what do you guys think? I had the $$ to spend so i did, i'm also playing with dynamips
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    It's a pretty good lab, you could have saved a little if yo udid it all in pieces but your time is worth something too in not haing to chase down a bunch of parts.

    I hope it serves you well
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    Awesome lab.

    A little pricey, but it sounds like you have all the extras you need (like the latest IOS and all the cables) so it's certainly a timesaver.

    Good luck with it!
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    I won't do the math, but using thumbnail calcualtions I think you did pretty well. Heck, it's all tested, it all works and no shoppinghassle. Great deal on the whole, I think.
    I would have had more fun shopping, pricing and installing. But as Netwurk and dtlokee said, your time is worth something.
    Congrats, and have fun.
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    dtlokee: since your a CCIE....would this lab be able to carry me over to the CCIE labs? of course I have to add more HW, but will this survive?
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    wow~! thats a nice lab you got there.

    rackmounted yet?
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    I would love a lab like that, congrats!
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    not yet mounted...i'll post a pic once its up
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    top -> bottom

    2x 3550 -24PWR
    2x 2950G

    1x 2511

    2x 2611XM
    3x 2514 (from my ccna lab)
    1x 2522

    4x 3640
    1x 2924-M

    total 16

    not all cabled up yet will be tomorrow, can't do any labs tonight as my wife will
    kill me with all the routers turned on
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    Like I said, looks good to me.
    Very impressive lab that should last you through your studies to come.
    Continued good luck!
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    Good lab. I think you got a decent deal.
    Yeah, that rack looks sick. did you get it from the same guy? Who makes it?
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    Is that a Skeletek rack in your pic? I'm looking into getting one of those.
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    did that guy throw in all the rackmounts? those alone are worth a fortune, lol
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    That is one beast of a lab...have fun with that!!
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    i got the rack(chatsworth) for free, my old job was throwing them away, the rack ears was thrown in for free when i got the lab.

    Thanks....only problem is i can't do my labs really late as my wife doesn't like the noise, might e moving it in the garage or somewhere else ... oh well, time for some practice
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    Check out some of the previous posts for how to access it remotely.
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    very nice lab.
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    Very nice lab...

    Which is the certification which you want to prepare with this lab?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netwurk
    Is that a Skeletek rack in your pic? I'm looking into getting one of those.
    skeleteks are real nice racks, imo. i like mine.

    also, this thread is making me want to upgrade my lab to ccnp status ... so tempting, but i don't think its in my best interest to spend $1000 on switches and anohter $500 on routers when i still need to schedule my ccna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthn3ss
    when i still need to schedule my ccna.
    Just tell yourself "I can get the gear I want once I pass my CCNA"...you'll pass in no time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrock4
    Quote Originally Posted by Darthn3ss
    when i still need to schedule my ccna.
    Just tell yourself "I can get the gear I want once I pass my CCNA"...you'll pass in no time
    it'd probably work.
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    this rack is for CCNP, and i will probably build on to it to achieve other CCxP certs along the way towards CCIE. As t stands its more than enough to cover CCNP.


    for remote access i used

    http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/793...mm_server.html

    as a guide also setup ACL's as it suggested so it'll only be accessed internally and from my office and a few other places.

    I'll be renting the rack once i finish CCNP. I need to recoup some of the $$ spent or invest on more equipment. discount for techexams users
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    i've also taught my wife to read diagrams so she can wire it up for me when i'm at work and doing labs
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    Default just in!

    just in time

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    Nice lab, spend some dough on better curtains though
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