1841 substitute

Can I build my home lab with all 2600xm routers instead of using the three 1841 suggested in the "Building the CCIE Rack" and get the same or similiar results?

 

Thanks

 

Shahid

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  • Yes indeed- you should be fine. 

    On Feb 27, 2010, at 3:56 PM, shahid wrote:

    Can I build my home lab with all 2600xm routers instead of using the three 1841 suggested in the "Building the CCIE Rack" and get the same or similiar results?

     

    Thanks

     

    Shahid




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  • Will there be a feature set that I will not be able to run?

    Shahid Najee

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    On Feb 28, 2010 12:49 PM, "Anthony Sequeira" <[email protected]> wrote:

    Yes indeed- you should be fine. 


    On Feb 27, 2010, at 3:56 PM, shahid wrote:

    Can I build my home lab with all 2600xm routers instead of using the three 1841 suggested in the "Building the CCIE Rack" and get the same or similiar results?

     

    Thanks

     

    Shahid




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  • thanks for getting back to me.

    Shahid Najee

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    On Feb 28, 2010 12:49 PM, "Anthony Sequeira" <[email protected]> wrote:

    Yes indeed- you should be fine. 


    On Feb 27, 2010, at 3:56 PM, shahid wrote:

    Can I build my home lab with all 2600xm routers instead of using the three 1841 suggested in the "Building the CCIE Rack" and get the same or similiar results?

     

    Thanks

     

    Shahid




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  • You are going to need to be checking www.cisco.com/go/fn

    On Feb 28, 2010, at 1:06 PM, shahid wrote:

    thanks for getting back to me.

    Shahid Najee 
    917.440.9289
    [email protected]


    On Feb 28, 2010 12:49 PM, "Anthony Sequeira" <[email protected]> wrote:

    Yes indeed- you should be fine. 

    On Feb 27, 2010, at 3:56 PM, shahid wrote:

    Can I build my home lab with all 2600xm routers instead of using the three 1841 suggested in the "Building the CCIE Rack" and get the same or similiar results?

     

    Thanks

     

    Shahid




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  • Will there be a feature set that I will not be able to run?

    Shahid Najee
    917.440.9289
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    For the most part MPLS & Speed.    Another option is to get 3725s.....

  • For the most part MPLS & Speed.    Another option is to get 3725s.....

    Ack @ the 2600xm not doing mpls. I haven't touched mpls yet... How many mpls capable routers do you need for the R&S labs?

  • Unless you have 3560 switches, you won't have IPv6 either.  I built a home rack a few months ago, here is what I have:

    R1 = 2610XM

    R2 = 2650XM

    R3 = 2610XM

    R4 = 2651XM

    R5 = 2611XM

    R6 = 3725

     

    SW1 - SW4 = 3550

     

    I spent around 2,200 USD on all of the gear, and have probably saved 1,000 USD so far in rack rental fees with the time that I put into the Vol1 workbooks.  Hoping that I pass the lab towards the end of this year, I plan to sell the complete rack off to get at least 70% of my money back.

    The only two workbooks that you will need to rent a rack for are MPLS and IPv6, QoS for the 3560, Private VLANs, and a couple of 'one-offs,' here and there.  Overall, I couldn't imagine not having my own rack of equipment at this point, after having it whenever I want to use it.    

    HTH


  • Did you try using dynamips? I used that combined with 4 3550s that I bought while working on the ccnp. Lately i've been a little frustrated with it and have been considering buying routers. It just seems like for 90% of the stuff i need to do, it's ok, but there's sometimes these random issues that pop up. You can screw around with different ios images and sometimes they go away and other times you wonder if you've actually done something wrong. I'm running it in VMware Server on top of that so that adds to a potential source of problems.

    I'm debating buying routers or building a really beefy ESXi server, which won't really prevent my occasional dynamips issues, but will provide me with other uses as well.


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