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Cisco Networking Lab Preparation for GTBIT

Phase 1: Planning and Discussion

Phase 2: Identifying the resources/equipments and preparing quotations

Phase 3: Purchase order of equipments with accordance to best fit quotation

Phase 4: CCNA Network Topology & Creation of Cisco Lab

CCNA Topologies
Some of the sample topologies has shown here focus on routers, and some focus on switches. The topologies can of course be combined, but for the sake of discussion, the topologies listed on this page keep either a router or switch focus. Also, all topologies assume at that you have one PC that can be connected via Ethernet and to the device consoles for testing and configuration.

you can let the topologies drive the number of routers and switches you need to buy or borrow. EIGRP. This page examines several alternative topologies that can be useful for CCNA preparation.Router Centric Topologies Switch Centric Topologies Router Pair Router Triangle Router WAN Square Router LAN Square Solo Switch Switch Pair Switch Triangle Router Pair Notable Benefits:            Real Cisco IOS CLI Basic Routing Protocol configuration Very Basic Layer 3 redundancy NAT DHCP IPv4 and IPv6 SSH Static routes RIP. Then. and OSPF HDLC. . PPP ACLs Router Triangle Before buying your first Cisco lab gear. it can be helpful to think about the topologies of gear you would use when practicing for the exam.

supports basic Frame Relay (shown) Give 1 router 4 serial interfaces.Additional Benefits (Compared to Router Pair): Related Notes:   Much Better routing protocol redundancy Supports more OSPF areas Allows better experiments with automatic summarization   With 2 serial interfaces per router. with 3 routers as FR DTEs (not shown) Router WAN Square Additional Benefits (Compared to Router Triangle): Related notes:   Even better routing protocol redundancy Easier support for 3 Frame Relay DTEs   Can create a 4 Frame Relay DTE design by giving one router 5 serial interfaces (not shown) Probably overkill for CCNA. and you can configure so one router acts as FR switch. 3 routers should be enough .

at least for CCNA topics Solo Switch Notable Benefits: Related Notes:   Switch admin VLANs  Many CCNA-level LAN switch features require a single switch for lab experiments .Router LAN Square Additional Benefits (Compared to Router triangle): Related Notes:   Demonstrates OSPF DR/BDR/DROther much better than other topologies Best design (so far) for testing routing protocol neighborship issues  Doesn't add a lot of possibilities compared to router triangle.

1Q trunking from switch to router VLAN configuration Voice VLANs Port Security DHCP client   The topology shows two routers as devices for testing Most CCNA labs will have at least two routers anyway. so these are not “additional” routers Switch Pair Additional Benefits (Compared to Solo Switch): Related Notes:     Allows configuration of all CCNA Spanning Tree features Etherchannel Supports meaningful VTP experiments Switch-to-switch trunking (802.1Q)  You do not need a layer 3 switch Switch Triangle .      VTP 802.

Additional Benefits (Compared to Solo Switch): Related Notes:    Uses the triangle design suggested by Cisco LAN design documents Much more interesting Spanning Tree Topology. 1 client)  Not really necessary. but useful Practical Coverage of below modules:          Real time Cisco IOS commands Real time exposure to IP addressing and Subnetting LAN segmentation using bridge. harder to predict Can run even more meaningful VTP experiments (eg 2 servers. switches and routers Real time traffic monitoring WAN configuration and services Static IP and Dynamic IP Routing Real time exposure to FTP and Telnet services RIP and IGRP routing protocols OSPF .

2620 Routers Cisco C2924-XL-EN Series Enterprise Switches . 2612.2611. Resources requirement Cisco 2610.

ONE Cisco 2620 Series Router having 1 FAST ETHERNET PORT and 2-SERIAL PORTS ONE Cisco 2611 Series Router having 2 ETHERNET PORTS and 2-SERIAL PORTS ONE Cisco 2612 Series ONE Cisco 2610 Series Router having 1 ETHERNET PORT and 2SERIAL PORTS ONE Cisco 2612 Router having 1 ETHERNET PORT. 1 Token Ring and 2-SERIAL PORTS Two Cisco 2924 Switches WS-C2924-XL-EN 4 Back to Back Serial Cables to connect Routers 2 Console Cables to configure the Routers and Switches 4 Power Cables Download Access to cisco FTP Server from where we can download any IOS of 2500 Router and update according to our needs. password recovery procedures etc. Download Access to the Exam Questions. Also cicso provides TFTP Server Software and documents about how to upgrade the routers to a different IOS. Video Trainings and E-Books of CCNA and CCNP Certification Exams .

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data-base: 0x00337600 ROM: Bootstrap program is C2900XL boot loader 2924 uptime is 1 minute System returned to ROM by power-on System image file is "flash:c2900xl-c3h2s-mz_120-5_wc3b.Compiled Fri 15-Feb-02 10:14 by antonino Image text-base: 0x00003000.3(2)XA4. Inc. data-base: 0x80CF9C0C ROM: System Bootstrap.bin" cisco WS-C2924-XL (PowerPC403GA) processor (revision 0x11) with 8192K/1024K bytes of memory. Processor board ID FAB0446T0MS. RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2) Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems.2(20). Compiled Thu 29-May-03 23:31 by kellythw Image text-base: 0x80008088. Version 12. Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:04:4D:7C:97:00 Motherboard assembly number: 73-3382-08 Power supply part number: 34-0834-01 Motherboard serial number: FAB044557RR Power supply serial number: PHI04240763 Model revision number: A0 Motherboard revision number: C0 Model number: WS-C2924-XL-EN System serial number: FAB0446T0MS Configuration register is 0xF  Cisco 2610 Router Router#show version Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-IS-M). with hardware revision 0x01 Last reset from power-on Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software Cluster command switch capable Cluster member switch capable 24 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s) 32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory. Version 11. RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Router uptime is 1 minute System returned to ROM by power-on .

0.3(2)XA4.25 software. mask 49 Bridging software. 1 Ethernet/IEEE 802. Version 11.0.System image file is "flash:c2600-is-mz.3 interface(s) 2 Low-speed serial(sync/async) network interface(s) 2K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.2(2). 1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802. data-base: 0x807D2544 ROM: System Bootstrap. Inc. Processor board ID JAD04270GFU (542941215) M860 processor: part number 0.3 interface(s) 2 Low-speed serial(sync/async) network interface(s) 32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory. Compiled Tue 09-May-00 23:34 by linda Image text-base: 0x80008088. Processor board ID JAD06050CTQ (2321375958) M860 processor: part number 0.bin" cisco 2620 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x102) with 26624K/6144K bytes of memory. X. Version 3.25 software. RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems.0.0. X. mask 49 Bridging software.bin" cisco 2610 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x300) with 30696K/2072K bytes of memory. Version 12.121-20. 8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write) Configuration register is 0x2142 Router#  Cisco 2620 Router Router>sh ver Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-I-M). 8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write) Configuration register is 0x2142 . RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Router uptime is 2 minutes System returned to ROM by power-on System image file is "flash:c2600-i-mz_122-2. Version 3.

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