Expand all. Pre-built rack rentals are available for this topology here. Specifically this document outlines what you would need in order to build the topology on your own. The topology can be built in a completely physical manner, a completely virtual manner, and a combination of both. Example topology wiring can be seen below when using a combination of virtual routers and physical switches, and when using a fully physical topology. For a fully physical topology a breakout switch is only required if you do not want to have to modify the initial configurations of SW1 in the INE workbook lab material.
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I get a lot of questions about CCIE lab equipment, things like:. To answer all these kind of questions I decided to write this tutorial.
I will give the answers to all these questions and more. Most of the topologies have 4 switches and 9 routers. They are used to inject routing information and some other neat tricks. You should first decide what vendor workbooks you want to use before you start thinking about lab equipment. Each vendor has a list with the routers, switches, interfaces and IOS versions that they use.
The physical topology never changes throughout the workbooks, you can make an infinite amount of logical topologies with a lab like this. This sounds great right? Having your own lab, access it when and wherever you want. I built my own lab but only because I wanted to keep it after I passed the lab.
Here are some of the disadvantages:. Cisco released a document where they explain which router and switch support all commands:. If you had to build an entire lab with these devices then it will be very expensive. The and routers are also able to run IOS I checked the x configuration guide and probably the old running the latest IOS If money is no issue and you love owning your own lab, go for it.
I would not recommend to use it to build one of the vendor topologies however for the following reasons:. They take time to solve which is better spent at actual studying. IOU supports routers and also has some layer 2 images that supports switching commands. Rack rentals are simple…you pay and get telnet access to a remote lab that is cabled and configured for you. Since the vendors I mentioned earlier are so popular, there are many companies that offer rack rentals for their topologies.
This has some important advantages:. I recommend rack rentals as it is the most efficient way. Use rack rentals and you can learn right away. Hopefully, this has been helpful to you. Feel free to share it with your friends.
If you have any questions or something to share, please leave a comment in our forum. Rene is correct. I also recommend rack rentals. It was my 1 method of study and worked very well.
I did not waste time doing setup, and managed to go from never-touched-a-router to CCIE in 26 months. What is the recommended RAM size and hard disk space for a smooth performance on a desktop for the above purpose? Also do we need a server for this or desktop is fine?
Also please give any other recommendation if you have in mind when buying a new laptop specially for a CCIE lab preparation. Cisco has a resource calculator for VIRL:. They also recommend CPU cores for this. I was even able to write some simple pythonic script on a docker with a tftpd-hpa server configured on it. The script would have loaded a randomly selected configuration and run config replace on a specific device and than I would have tried to fix that.
If you study on your own, I would create two topologies. You could do this in VIRL. A topology with 4 switches, two links between every switch. Connect routers to each switch that you can use as a host. Ask a question or join the discussion by visiting our Community Forum. Skip to content Search for: Search. Lesson Contents. Forum Replies Rene is correct. Regards, Nanu.
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For those of you that have already spent time working on the DCv1 blueprint and are transitioning to DCv2, I would highly recommend to check out the online class the week of August 1st. Additionally, our new class and rack rental topology has been finalized. Some of the key topology changes are as follows:. Visual topology diagrams for these changes can be seen below. Click the images for high-res versions.
CCIE R&S Lab Equipment
I get a lot of questions about CCIE lab equipment, things like:. To answer all these kind of questions I decided to write this tutorial. I will give the answers to all these questions and more. Most of the topologies have 4 switches and 9 routers. They are used to inject routing information and some other neat tricks.
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