1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

laptop/pc configuration for CCIE R&S lab preparation?

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by qaseemiqabal, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. qaseemiqabal

    qaseemiqabal New Member

    I am going to buy a new system for my CCIE R&S preparation so I am looking for some recommendations.Those who are preparing for CCIE lab, or have attempted/cleared lab before, what is/was the configuration of pc/laptop that you used while studying and running emulations? Also which one is better laptop or desktop pc (workstation)?

    Actually I am worried that if I buy a laptop, later when I get into exhaustive lab preparation, my laptop shouldn't be the limiting factor to effect my preparation.

    If I go for PC or laptop, what am I looking for? ram, processor (xeon, i7), hard disk etc?

  2. adam9

    adam9 Bit Poster

    Hopefully this is what you are looking for, but if not, that forum may have user's that are specialised in your specific case: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/74680
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
  3. gorebrush

    gorebrush New Member

    I am about 5 weeks out from my CCIE lab... I've been using CSR1000V for the bulk of my preparation...
    Certifications: CCNP, MCSE, MCTS
    WIP: CCIE: R&S
  4. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

    What software do you intend to run on the laptop. Are you using real kit or GNS?
    If it is GNS then do yourself a favour and run Linux.
    I ran GNS on an MAC book PRO for a year, 16Gb of RAM, i think it had an i5 processor (I Could be wrong on the processor) and it motored along, it ran 10 routers with BGP and MPLS together.
    Certifications: Yes I pretty much am!!
    WIP: Fizzicks Degree
  5. jerry.paul1

    jerry.paul1 New Member


    You should use Core-i7 Laptop with 16GB built-in RAM.
    Certifications: CCIE (R&S
  6. SimonD
    Honorary Member

    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    I agree with the i7 requirement, I would go further and say something that can run in excess of 16GB of ram (my MSI runs up to 32GB which is great for virtualisation).
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).

Share This Page