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Would this make a good CCNA lab

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by michael78, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Saw this on Ebay but wanted to know if this would make a good CCNA lab. [FONT=&quot]

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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    What happened to the Vmware study? You really don't want to bite off more than you can chew!!
     
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  3. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    lol don't worry mate not jumping into CCNA just yet. I'm still doing my VMWare course in November and thats my main focus (as well as passing my ITIL). I just want to learn more about Cisco equipment for my own benefit and may as well get a small Cisco CCNA lab to do it on. I did start many years ago doing my CCNA at college but gave it up due to personal reasons at the time and always wanted to get back into it. I eventually want to incorporate it into my ESX lab.
     
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  4. billyr

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    The routers will do the job, but you'd be better off with a 2950 switch which will allow you to do intervlan routing. 2 if you can get them and then you can also practice VTP and etherchannel.







    edited to add you may also want to look at something like a 2522 for frame relay if funds permit.
     
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  5. michael78

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    Cheers mate, might still buy this kit and buy a switch separately.
     
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  6. danielno8

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    2950 cannot route. You can create VLAN's on them but not route for them.

    L3 switching is not part of the CCNA either. Neither is etherchannel.
     
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    I know it can't route. But it does support ieee 802.1q needed for intervlan routing (router on a stick). Which I believe the 2924 does not. I don't think the 2924 supports the interface range command either or have support for rstp.
     
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    why would you be able to create VLAN's on them but not trunk ports?

    It doesn't support the range command, but that has nothing to do with the CCNA, just a nice to have.

    By all means, get a 2950 or better sw3itch but just be aware it's more than is required.
     
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  9. michael78

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    Cheers for all the advice guys much appreciated
     
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  10. billyr

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    Just to sum up, the below is probably the most important things missing from the 2924.

    Create VLANS using the vlan config mode. (exam topic)
    Rapid Spanning Tree. (exam topic)
    DTP. (exam topic)
    BPDU guard.
    Etherchannel.
    Use of the interface range command.
    802.1q trunking instead of native ISL. (exam topic)

    It'll get you buy, but like they say buy nice or buy twice.:biggrin
     
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  11. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    lol very true :biggrin
     
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