Are you preparing for Cisco certification exam and need lab equipment? If so there are a few things you need to know. The new CCNA and CCNP exam is based on the latest Cisco IOS revision 15.0 this limits the number of Cisco routers model available to use in your practice labs. The Cisco 2800 series router is the most affordable model that supports the necessary IOS version. Older router models are still useable but should have at least Cisco IOS revision 12.4 installed. But in any case your lab should contain at least one router model that supports the latest Cisco IOS revision 15.0. Continue reading “New Cisco IOS Requirements for Certification Exams” »
This lab is an advanced CCIE service provided lab that I discovered on one of the many Cisco forums online dedicated to providing help to Cisco students and network engineers alike. I tough that it was an excellent practice scenario for anyone studying for the service provider exam or if you just like gain a better understand of MPLS. This lab was originally created by P.Kaczor, CCIE #24301. I created a GNS3 topology and the solution configuration so you will have something to compare your solution when you have completed the lab. Continue reading “CCIE Service Provider GNS3 lab” »
This Free GNS3 lab is provided to help you gain a better understanding of MPLS and how to configure it in Cisco IOS based routers. We will also review configuration of BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, and RIP routing protocols and the redistribution of these protocols. The lab has been created using GNS3 and is based on an older lab with some changes to the MPLS backbone at the provider core.
This lab is based on a lab I found on one of the forums, and in this lab we will use GNS3 to create an advanced lab consisting of 12 inter connected Cisco 3640 IOS based routers. We will use this lab to gain a better understanding of how to configure MPLS VPNs. In addition to these technologies we will review basic router configuration along with some other technologies such as OSPF, BGP, NAT, IPSEC and GRE. Continue reading “Free GNS3 Lab Advanced MPLS VPN” »