recommended hardware for an inexpensive but adequate CCIE home lab

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Hi, all

I've been hunting around looking for a recommended list of hardware
that would be adequate for a home lab so I can start working on my
CCIE later this year.

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people use 3550s), and about 6-8 routers.

Could anyone tell me what is the best mixture of routers and modules
for the CCIE Routing and Switching certification?

I'm going to guess it would look something like this:

2 Catalyst 3550 with EMI images
6-8 Cisco 2621 and 2651xm routers

I'm not sure on the recommended modules, however.

Thanks!


Re: recommended hardware for an inexpensive but adequate CCIE home lab
Hi Mike,

CCIE Routing and Switching Track:

Lab Equipment and IOS Version

The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment
and the IOS versions indicated below.

You may see more recent IOS versions installed in the lab, but you
will not be tested on the new features of a release unless indicated
below.

3725 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline - Advanced Enterprise
Services

3825 series routers - IOS 12.4 mainline - Advanced Enterprise
Services

Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 - IP Services

Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 - Advanced IP
Services

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

Sincerely,

Brad Reese on Cisco
Network World Magazine Cisco Subnet
http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco /




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