CSR Support Lan switching and spanning tree !!!!!

a week ago i bought a pc with 32 gigs of ram to start studying for my ccie R&S

today i was perparing my pc and started playing with the CSR 1000v for the first time , and while goffing around here and there ...... i Found that i can configure SPANNING TREE and VLANS !!!!!!!!!!  [:O]

does that mean that i wont need to buy a physical hardware to practice lan switching ?! [:D]

 

 

UPDATE : 

my first lesson at the CCIE , (Transparent Bridging, IRB ) ... silly me :D

Comments

  • That's great.

    You can explore more on different topics related to CCIE and practice those on CSR.

     

    a week ago i bought a pc with 32 gigs of ram to start studying for my ccie R&S

    today i was perparing my pc and started playing with the CSR 1000v for the first time , and while goffing around here and there ...... i Found that i can configure SPANNING TREE and VLANS !!!!!!!!!!  Surprise

    does that mean that i wont need to buy a physical hardware to practice lan switching ?! Big Smile

     

     

    UPDATE : 

    my first lesson at the CCIE , (Transparent Bridging, IRB ) ... silly me :D

     

  • Remember the R in CSR1000v stands for router :) So while you might be able to configure some basic bridging stuff, it's never going to do everything a switch, say Catalyst 3750 can do.

     

    I would like here what others are doing for v5 home labs. In my day it was GNS3 with a breakout to real 3560s.

     

    Is everyone waiting for VIRL/CML? Or are they doing CSR1000v with breakout to physical switches for L2 stuff?

     

  • Good to hear that you have started for CCIE exam.

    Well i am not sure if you can do complete LAN switching in CSR 1000v. When i read in the following link i dont see any major LAN switching tech listed.

    http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/cloud-services-router-1000v-series/data_sheet_c78-705395.html

    Someone who have used it more can tell about it.

    HTH

     

    a week ago i bought a pc with 32 gigs of ram to start studying for my ccie R&S

    today i was perparing my pc and started playing with the CSR 1000v for the first time , and while goffing around here and there ...... i Found that i can configure SPANNING TREE and VLANS !!!!!!!!!!  Surprise

    does that mean that i wont need to buy a physical hardware to practice lan switching ?! Big Smile

     

     

    UPDATE : 

    my first lesson at the CCIE , (Transparent Bridging, IRB ) ... silly me :D

     

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