What is the topology?

What is the topology for the bridging and switching lab workbook?  I downloaded the one called "internetworkexperts 5 gns3, and it has 3725's, where the requirements show 3640s.  And the interfaces don't match up with the workbook.  Is there another place to get the topology for dynamips for this workbook?

Ken Hagen
CCIE #56460

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  • Kehagen,

    INE is developing a separate dynamips tailored workbook to mirror lab workbook II.  We haven't heard a firm release date for it yet.

    In the mean time, you can probably manually transpose the lab workbook II configs to match the dynamips topology and start plugging away at some of the tasks.  You won't be able to do them all because the switching module used within dynamips topologies has some limitations relative to the actual Cat 3560. 

    Hope this helps.

    -Erik

  • Thanks.  That helps.  I actually only have workbook one though.  I guess I'll spring work book II.

    Ken Hagen
    CCIE #56460

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    You can't really use dyanmips for the Bridging & Switching
    portion.  The syntax and features of the router's EtherSwitch card
    (which is what is in Dynamips) is different from the Catalyst 3560
    switches.  If you don't have your own lab I would recommend to rent
    rack time to complete this section.  The rest of the sections will work
    fine in Dynamips.





    HTH,



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    kehagen wrote:

    What is the topology for the bridging and switching lab workbook? 
    I downloaded the one called "internetworkexperts 5 gns3, and it has
    3725's, where the requirements show 3640s.  And the interfaces don't
    match up with the workbook.  Is there another place to get the topology
    for dynamips for this workbook?





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  • Ok, thanks.  I thought others were doing some limited things on bridging and switching with dynamips, but you have confirmed that is not correct.  I will use real switches.  Thanks again.

    Ken Hagen
    CCIE #56460

  • some labs from vol1 switching portion you can do ... but the time spent on dynamips for switching is not worth. Your decision for real switches is good one. But keep in mind that for all the rest of your vol 1 on dynamips you need emulated switches in your lab....

     

    HTH

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    You can, but it ends up being a big hack that you have to go through,
    and you'll end up getting used to syntax that isn't the same you'll see
    in the actual lab.  If you already have real switches you can integrate
    them into your Dynamips setup so only the routers are virtual.





    Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593
    (R&S/SP/Security)

    [email protected]



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    kehagen wrote:

    Ok, thanks.  I thought others were doing some limited things on
    bridging and switching with dynamips, but you have confirmed that is
    not correct.  I will use real switches.  Thanks again.







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