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CCIE Routing and Switching Practice Lab 3—The VPN Lab

Contents

  1. Equipment List
  2. Setting Up the Lab

Chapter Description

This chapter guides you through the equipment requirements and pre-lab tasks in preparation for taking the VPN practice lab.

The CCIE exam commences with 2 hours of troubleshooting followed by 5 1/2 hours of configuration and a final 30 minutes of additional questions. This lab has been timed to last for 8 hours of configuration and self-troubleshooting, so aim to complete the lab within this period.

Then either score yourself at this point or continue until you feel you have met all the objectives. You now are going to be guided through the equipment requirements and pre-lab tasks in preparation for taking this practice lab.

If you don't own six routers and four switches, consider using the equipment available and additional lab exercises and training facilities that can be found within the CCIE R&S 360 program. Detailed information on the 360 program and CCIE R&S exam can be found on the following URLs, respectively:

Equipment List

You need the following hardware and software components to begin this practice lab:

  • Six routers loaded with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4 Advanced Enterprise image and the minimum interface configuration, as documented in Table 3-1

    Table 3-1. Hardware Required per Router

    Router

    Model

    Ethernet I/F

    Serial I/F

    R1

    3825

    1

    1

    R2

    3725

    2

    R3

    3825

    2

    R4

    3825

    1

    1

    R5

    3825

    1

    1

    R6

    3825

    2

  • One 3550 switch with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 IP Services and three 3560 switches with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 IP Services.
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