Linux DynaMIPS + 4x3550s ???
I could scrape enough money together in the near future to buy 4x3550s and I was wondering how much mileage I could get out of using the 4x3550s in lieu of the 2x3560s + 2x3550s currently on the lab blueprint.
I can use DynaMIPS and the 2950 I currently have to break out to my 3550s.
Honestly, I need a lot of work in switching and was thinking that by the time I get to the point of appreciating the differences between 3550s and 3560s that:
1. I will have enough money to either buy (or borrow) a pair of 3560s. I already got a friend who is a target.
2. They will be a bit cheaper.
3. I would have developed my switching skill to the point where I could rent some racktime to touch up on the 3560-specific features.
I tried to rent some racktime, but the 5.5 hrs go by quickly when you are a total noob to switching and you are trying to understand the whole remote topology. If I can go through the process of putting the topology together myself I feel I will be more intimately aware of my setup and can do more learning without the clock of racktime clicking.
Thanks in advance guys!