I’m going to take the advice of Zippy and start another topic.. Home Labs.
Currently I am building a lab with equipment that I’ve been collecting for the past few years.
3750 – Core switch, first 12 ports are the home network.
Three 3508’s with 8x 1000meg GBIC’s
Two 2621 – one of which is my terminal server
Two 7961 and a 7962
Also a 5513 with 240 10/100 ports – Not being implemented.. Will trade…
I will have a quite a few links running on different media like ISDN, T-1, serial, and 56k between the routers, then with different links out to the switches. All of this will give me a few different labs in one. Routing, Switching, VLAN, and a hopeful VOIP.
Zippy, you asked about the electrical. Well I think it’s only two 10amp breakers right now. My computer and it’s three monitors, the Verizon Fios router, and the 3750 on one circuit, and the rest of the stack on the other. But I live in an old house in Levittown, PA. Where the electrical wiring isn’t the best. I have been planning for a while to start to upgrade the panel and start rewiring the house, the room with the lab being the starting point(closest to the panel)..
I’m doing all of this with out any Cisco certs. Just nine years of on the job experience and CCNA/CCNP classes. I’m hoping by the end of the year I’ll have the CCNA.
So I posted mine, what does everyone else’s lab look like?
This thread should really be called Home DATACENTER setup! Eight routers and eight switches!!! Are you racking them or just stacking them? I should be ashamed posting my lab specs here...but I'll do it any way to keep this interesting thread alive!
I never thought of my setup as a data center.. I can see why. Well, I just picked up two more switches and a PIX from a office I just converted over.
PIX 506 (Need a power supply)
2950 - 48 port
2960 - 24 port
The bulk ok it all is racked. My desk sits in a corner with enough space behind it to fit a 45ru 19 inch rack, the only devices not in the rack is the 2500 routers and the 3640. Once I get it all cabled together I'll take some pictures and post them.
I also agree no lab is ever small. The only reason why my lab has doubled this year is because of some office conversion projects that my customer was going to trash the equipment.