VPN Installation Time Frame

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Questions for all you Cisco techs in here.  Whats your timeframe as to
setup a remote to site vpn connection?  Im asking this because we hired
a consultant to do this setup and it took him 4.5 hours.  Any inputs on
this would be great.  Thanks.


Re: VPN Installation Time Frame

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Depends on the complexities involved. Equipment at each end, software
versions, IP addressing, number of sites, having to deal with other vendors
etc etc etc. 4.5 doesn't seem that bad, I've had turnups that were
20minutes, I've also had turnups that took more than 2weeks due to having to
deal with idiots.



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Brian V wrote:
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May I enquire how  much said consultant was paid? so I may drool and
study harder ;)


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Well the setup was just for one remote client thats working at his
house to connect to his office pc.  Due to ISO regulations that
required a VPN connections due to the sensitivity of the data that was
coming through.  So as far as the complexities of the setup I dont
know.  But we did get a bill for $540 for 4.5 hours of work = $120phr.
We will pay the bill of course :)  I should have paid attention in my
Cisco class at school.  Wait I did but they didnt teach us about
setting up VPNs..


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dizzl3 wrote:
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That sounds pretty good to me ;) I will have to swot up on VPNs


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Well in all honesty it depends on each situation.

I set these up quite a lot - If you use the PIX wizard, in theory, it
can take as little as 20 mins, but in reality you may have other
firewalls to configure, routes need adding on core routers etc, so, it
really does depend.

Cheers

James

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Perfect example for the consultants standard response "it depends".
If the consultant had to package the VPN client, and/or provide instructions
on its use, then determine routing procedures for traffic to hit the
internal PC, then create the access-list(s) to ensure that's all that could
be reached, 4.5 hours was probably OK.
I try to estimate a minimum of 1/2 day for every "new" config especially
with a new client. If it's less, then I bill less.  It's when it takes
longer that it's a pain...



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