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Cisco Lab

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by amin1khan, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. amin1khan

    amin1khan New Member

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    Hi
    I am new to Cisco and just started to setup a lab for myself, I have got these routers and switches which i got from a used computer warehouse few days ago.
    2514 -2 Nos
    2503 -2 Nos
    2600XM with AIM-VPN/BPII card + PRI 1CE1B cards
    3620 with Serial + Ethernet card
    and switches i have are
    Catalyst 2950
    Catalyst 2924 Xl -2 Nos
    Catalyst 2924C XL -2 Nos

    I have got just power cables, Please advice me what cables should i buy to setup my lab and is that hardware enough and any advice regarding setting my lab.
    Thank you.
     
  2. Liqua

    Liqua Bit Poster

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    Excuse my ignorance but what does "nos" mean ? I passed my CCNA exam recently (640-801) but I do not remember seeing that term when describing switches / routers. I only found 1 other reference on the web and that was for a CCIE rack rental company who also used it.

    As for cables:

    DCE / CTE cables - enough to connect all routers together via the serial ports.
    Cross Over cables - enough to link your switches together to form Trunking connections
    Straight cables - enough to link your routers to the switches.

    All depends on what topology you intend to arrange your lab.

    Whilst this may not immediately help you (as my answer is a little vague) I had in my lab:

    3 * 2612 routers
    1 * 2520 router (to act as the frame-relay "cloud")
    2 * 2950 switches
    1 * ISDN simulator (tpoic retired from the 640-802 exam)

    All the routers were connected to the 2520 and configured in a "hub & spoke" format.
    2 of the routers were directly connected to each other.
    2 of the routers were connected to the switches, one per switch.
    The switches were trunked together

    For this arrangement then I needed 4 DTE/DCE cables, 4 straight RJ45 cables (2 extra to connect to the ISDN simulator), 2 cross over RJ45 cables and 5 roll over cables (though you can get away with 1 if you don't mind unplugging it from router to router !)

    I hope this helps.

    Liqua.
     
    Certifications: CCNA, SND, ITIL Foundation
    WIP: CISSP
  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    2 nos probably means he's got 2 of them. Also amin1khan please introduce yourself here
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  4. vitamin

    vitamin Bit Poster

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    Do you think he means IOS?
     
    Certifications: A+ N+
    WIP: 70-680

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