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yay my new home lab!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by millsie, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. millsie

    millsie Byte Poster

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    Its taken 2 years but I have finally got round to getting my own little Cisco lab at home which I can build on to take me to the next level in routing and switching! :biggrin

    So nice/weird to be able to plug into my own routers and get going on some basic config without having to worry about breaking anything! hehe!

    I have started with:
    3x 2610xm routers
    2x 2950 Switches 1x 24 port and 1 48 port.

    Later I'm going to add a terminal server so I can console to them all without having to swap cable all the time and then when I can afford it a layer 3 switch something like a 3550.

    Happy days, onwards and upwards with my CCNP guys!

    Millsie
     
    Certifications: N+, CCNA, MCDST
    WIP: CCNP route 642-902
  2. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Congrats, that's awesome! I'm sure the setup is going to prove invaluable while prepping for your CCNP.

    If you don't mind me asking, as a rough figure, how much does a setup like this cost?
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security
  3. millsie

    millsie Byte Poster

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    I was pretty happy with the cost, £199 plus postage for the above 3 routers and 2 switches with all power cables and network cables. The routers also have a total of 4x wic cards too! Next day delivery.

    The terminal server will probably be the most expensive of the lot when I get it, cheapest ive found on ebay is £90. Then the layer 3 switch probably 60 or 70 pounds. So all in all a decent small lab for no more than £400. :)
     
    Certifications: N+, CCNA, MCDST
    WIP: CCNP route 642-902
  4. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Thanks for the information!
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security
  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Cool stuff! I've always wanted a little lab setup but never quite needed it! Cisco would be a good excuse to build one for sure, I may have to move onto that in the future! 8)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012

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