Lab Hardware Help
Hi All, I hope someone can offer some advice.
I am trying to build a lab with the following equipment.
1760 - BB1
1760 - BB2
1760 - BB3
2610XM - FR Switch
2620XM - R1
2621XM - R2
2621XM - R3
2821 - R4
2821 - R5
I have most of the serial cards and cables I need and I will require an
additional router to act as R6. I would also look to get four (4)
WS-C3560-24TS-E or WS-C3560-24TS-S and just upgrade them since they would
Would another 2600 suffice for R6 how about a 3660 (I haven't check the
feature support)? What would you recommend?
Can the 1760 routers be used as BB routers?
What router would you recommend as an access server? Do I really need one?
The biggest issue I am facing is that almost everyone of the routers I have
will require either a DRAM or flash upgrade or even both to be able to support
an Advance Enterprise image, so much so that the 2600 routers will require a
boot rom chip upgrade and maybe even the 1760 routers. Would it be better to
invest in upgrading all of these routers, getting the additional one to act as
R6 and the four switches? Or would it be better to simulate the routers using
GNS3 and getting the four switches?
Costing is a huge factor and rack rentals are not very ideal unless it is
for mock exams at least in my opinion.