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I'm putting together a equipment rack at work and would like some input on
the equipment that I've selected to buy. We have a few guys that we need to
train in the direction of the CCNP.

2 - 2950G-24-EI
1 - 3550-24-SMI or 3560-24PS-S
3 - 2801 router
2 - 2811 router
2 - 803 ISDN router

1 - Dell Poweredge 1850
1 - Dell 22U Rack
1 - Rackmount keyboard and monitor
1 - APC Smart-UPS 1500VA USB & Serial RM 2U 100V

1 - Adtran ATLAS 550 Base Unit
1 - Adtran ATLAS 550 Quad BRI Module

Has anyone had experience with the Atlas 550. It seems to be a good choice
in my mind, buy I would like opinions of some of you that have had hands on
experience with this.

I also have 3 - 2501 routers on hand that are currently not in use, as well
as 4 - 2924XLs. Are these units worth putting into a rack as well and
letting the guys do some labs on?

Is all of this overkill, or ...the more the better?

Sheldon




Re: Question on Cisco lab equipment


Sheldon,

You may wish to investigate Cisco's Lab Equipment and IOS Version:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/learning/le3/ccie/rs/lab_equipment.html

Sincerely,

Brad Reese
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Thats the basic selection of stuff you'll need.
the ADtran 550 is the recommended PBX emulator for the Cisco Academy
CCNp program and what we used when I did mine. It will allow you to
(with the proper modules) do all of the frame relay and idsn emulation
you need for CCNp level labs. The rest of the stuff you've selected
looks fin too. You'll need a couple of modems for some of the remote
access topics and obviously all of the cables to connect all of this
stuff.
You may also wish to look at some sort of access console so that you're
not constantly switching console cables. I used 2 8port digiboards in a
system when I did it, but there are a variety of solutions available.




Re: Question on Cisco lab equipment


You may wish to investigate the ADTRAN ATLAS 550 at:

http://www.BradReese.Com

Sincerely,

Brad Reese
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