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70-291 Lab setup diagram

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by Modey, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    I have been tinkering with a lab that I setup at work and using it to learn some of the topics covered in the 70-291. It was especially useful for learning about routing & DNS. I don't know if the way I set it up will be useful to anyone else, but here is the current version of the lab setup diagram.

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  2. Kraven

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    Looks good! What did you use to create that diagram?

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  3. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Visio 2007
     
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  4. Crito

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    In addition to my home/lab network I crimped a couple loopback plugs and setup my laptop as a domain controller. Could then take whole show on the road when walls started closing in. Probably did 75% of my studying for 291 in a coffee shop. ;)

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  5. Boycie
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    Modey - thanks for that - something for others to base their set-up on.

    Crito- Good idea to enable DCPROMO to run on your laptop. I recently made one of these to test someone's NIC. I find some of the best things in the tool box are home made!

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  6. Bluerinse
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    Modey that's a great lab mate, nice work 8)
     
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  7. Crito

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    293 stressed my resources the most. There's just no cheap way to setup a clustering lab. :(
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    There is now :)

    Use VMware to create the following
    1 VM = OpenFiler (has iSCSI Target software)
    2 VM = Windows w/ 3 NICs and iSCSI initiator software

    Welcome to the world of clustered virtual machines on your laptop :)

    I initially did my 284 training with a similar set up but using a third windows vm and some targeting software, MS however bought the company and stopped selling the targeting software (integrated it into storage server)
     
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  9. Crito

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    I was thinking of a similar setup with VMWare for 294, the AD test, since one DC won't be enough. For 291 I just setup different domains to play with zone transfers and stub zones and the like... one DC seemed to be sufficient.

    That OpenFiler iSCSI stuff looks pretty neat though. ;)
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    its pretty good
    it has a limitation at the moment in lun numbering
    but its getting fixed in the next version

    I use it for my cluster of ESX servers at home :)
     
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  11. Modey

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    Just to update this thread. My original diagram seems to have vanished, so I have attached the lab diagram to this post for anyone who is still interested in looking at it.
     

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  12. Bluerinse
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    Looks great Modey 8)
     
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  13. Theprof

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    I also use vmware to setup a lab for the 290 exam. So far I setup a DC, DNS, Terminal Server, and a file server. Works great.

    I just have put the topology on paper to be more organized.
     
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  14. srijish

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    Would you be able to provide a network diagram. I have one setup on my laptop for 290. Running into some issues concerned to internet connection.

    Here is my setup diagram:
    http://i48.tinypic.com/28up7vo.jpg
     
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  15. delorean

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    Thanks, was just about to ask where it was!
     
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  16. ravnil

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    Hey, didn't find your lab layout as an attachment.
     
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  17. GiddyG

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    Look at post #11 in this thread.
     
  18. xmojo

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    I'm not so clever as some of you peeps at setting up a complex VMware network! All I do for my virtual network is set up a couple of DCs and a workstation in a single domain. For 70-293 clustering I just set up two separate clusters (one cluster server and one NLB cluster). To be frank, you don't need to have the clusters interact with non-cluster hosts; 293 is only concerned that you know how to use Cluster Administrator and NLB Manager consoles and the various options and settings in them.
     

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