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Ricardo Martins

Cisco Expert – Back home

Posted by Ricardo Martins on July 12, 2008

I will fly home today (Belfast, Northern Ireland). It was a very nice vacation in Finland where I have lived 5 years before but it is all over now.

Now it is time to get back to my CCIE R/S preparation. My Lab is scheduled for 12th Nov. so I have 4 months now to practice over and over again doing labs. My home rack is almost ready.

I got:

R1 – 2610xm – 128 dram, 32 flash
R2 – 2610xm – 128 dram, 32 flash
R3 – 3640 – 128, 32
R4 – 3640 – 128, 32
R5 – 2611xm – 128, 32
R6 – 2651xm – 256 dram, 48 flash – That’s my golden router where I will have CME 4.1 and nm-2v module with 2fxs and 2fxo for some voice stuff
FRS – 2523
TermServ – 2511
BB1 – 2501
BB2 – 2610
BB3 – 2610
SW1 – 3550

I am lacking another 3 switches which will be 3550’s but I will have these very soon.
Anyway, with 1 switch, you can practice all the routing stuff, 2 switches,you can practice all the switch stuff as well. 3 and 4 switches are used for the type of questions where you need to draw diagrams and make traffic engineering at switching level.

I will be posting more stuff here very soon

Once again holidays were nice, here some pictures:

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3 Responses to “Cisco Expert – Back home”

  1. 21ctl said

    hello martin

    nice pic you got there,

    my question is how much did it cost you to setup your small lab, because i am also looking forward to setting up my own.

  2. Hi,

    For the 2610xm, u can get them for 100£ each (200 dollars)
    For the 2611xm – 200 £
    3640 – 100£ (I would buy 2611xm tho instead)
    Backbones 2 2501 for 25 to 40£ (they run IPV6, you may need some transceivers for ethernet)
    Termserv 2511 – 60£
    FRS – 2522 or 2523 for 60£
    3550 – 400£
    3560 – 700-800£
    2950 – 100£

    If you are short on cash buy 4×3550, If you are really on the budget then 2×3550 and 2×2950.

    It is costy but 3 to 4 months shopping in Ebay and you are ok

  3. Ricardo Martins said

    Sry I said 2 backbones, you actually need 3

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