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Home Lab Equipment

Hello All,

I'm looking to build a CCIE Collaboration home lab.  Which I can use to study CCNA Collaboration and use on a Varity of levels CCNP and CCIE.  Can you provide some details and specs and a vendor.  I've searched ebay and see several lab kits but not sure if those are the correct equipment and versions.  Would like to have a remote access capability so I can access my equipment from outside.  Thanks in advance for all your assistance.

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Re: Home Lab Equipment

?Antaun,

I suggest you start with a CCNP kit than add pieces as you work on the CCIE. Since your practice for the CCIE will be a year or so from now, it would be best to wait to see if the requirements change. In any case, it is part of the learning expereince to understand what equipment you might need for the various lab scenarios.

The article below:

https://www.certificationkits.com/lab-suggestions/cisco-lab-suggestions/?

is a pretty good discussion of what and why you will need various hardware. Be sure to read the supplement at the end about CCNP and CCIE.

If I can help you further, let me know,

Don

Donald B. Vitz

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Skyline Advanced Technology Services

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Beginner

Re: Home Lab Equipment

Thank you Don for the quick response.  I will read over the information provided and let you know if I have any questions.

Beginner

Re: Home Lab Equipment

You can also find a variety of kits on eBay

Check out this link how to build one yourself too:

https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2016/07/ccna-collaboration-home-lab-cicd/

Cisco Employee

Re: Home Lab Equipment

If you have access you can also fire up an 11.5 UC cluster through Cisco DevNet which will give you a Pub/Sub/IM&P and a DC wich could be handy in the early stages

https://developer.cisco.com/docs/sandbox/#collaboration/featured-sandboxes

https://devnetsandbox.cisco.com/RM/Diagram/Index/e74d07c5-0fda-4aa0-bb41-2b4f256e97fd?diagramType=Topology

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