Cisco Rack Rental recommendations

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Hello group,

We are looking to rent a cisco lab rack.

The purpose of the rental is to train some of our staff on Cisco CLI.

Our requirements:
1) SSH or TELNET access to each routers CLI.
2) SNMP access, we should be able to check for interface status,
get traps when interfaces go down, etc.

Any recommendations ?

Best Regards,
Vivek Rajan
Unleash Networks
http://www.unleashnetworks.com


Re: Cisco Rack Rental recommendations
Hi, I have used this one, it's quite reasonable, reliable and the kit seems
to be up to date:

http://www.mindtechcom.com/index.php

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Re: Cisco Rack Rental recommendations
Why not download a copy of Dynamips/Dynagen, it's a real router emulator
that uses real Cisco IOS images for the 7200 series. Training CCIEs use
this for their labs if they don't want to fork out the money for a full lab.

Just do a google search for dynagen and dynamips.

If you need an image, download IOS hunter and you will find one very easily.

Regards

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Re: Cisco Rack Rental recommendations
I just installed Dynamips/Dynagen, and seems to work fine. And one question
for you, have many RAM do I need if I wanna to run 4-5 virtual routers (in
CCNP lab environment: OSPF and EIGRP are using lots of CPU and MEM in their
calculations).


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Re: Cisco Rack Rental recommendations
On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 23:59:17 +0100, SS wrote:

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I have six 7200's running with 160mb of ram each and on a system with 2gb
of ram and sure it would run fine with 1.5gb. Thing with Dynamips/Dynagen
is that you can run it on multiple PCs and bridge labs together, since it
allows you to bridge a virtuals router interfaces with a physical
interface on the PC.

Re: Cisco Rack Rental recommendations
P.S.
Is there anykind of GUI for Windows?  How do you create your own labs?

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Re: Cisco Rack Rental recommendations
On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 00:19:50 +0100, SS wrote:

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No these is no GUI and you do not need a GUI. Simply edit the existing lab
text files to create labs.

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Read the manual and look at the existing labs for examples.

http://dyna-gen.sourceforge.net/tutorial.htm

Re: Cisco Rack Rental recommendations
Hi Vivek,

You may also wish to investigate the Cisco 3620, 3640, 3660 and 7200
Simulator able to boot a large number of Cisco IOS releases, including
the latest 12.2S and 12.4T:

http://www.ipflow.utc.fr/index.php/Cisco_7200_Simulator

The goals of this emulator are mainly:

1. To be used as a training platform, with software used in real world.
It would allow people to become more familiar with Cisco devices, Cisco
being the world leader in networking technologies.

2. Test and experiment the numerous and powerful features of Cisco IOS.

3. Check quickly configurations to be deployed later on real routers

Sincerely,

Brad Reese
2007 Cisco Salary Rates
http://www.bradreese.com/compensation-database.htm


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