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What equipment do I need for a CCNA Voice lab?


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#1 gambit120

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:23 AM

Well I'm considering doing the complete voice track but I prefer to purchase my own equipment for learning purposes.

Can anyone suggest what gear and software I require to setup a lab to pass CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice?

#2 UncleFawad

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

1861 should be OK after upgrade to IOS 15, although Jeremy C does not list 1861 in his new book, just 2800, 3800, and new 2900 and 3900 routers. So, I cannot be 100% sure CME 8 will work on 1861;

Basic labs you can do in PT and GNS3. GNS3 is favorite cheap option to study as used routers do not come with CME.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:04 AM

Guys where can I get CUCM?
wanna be CCNP in 2010 ...
and I will be ...

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

For CCNA voice, here is verbage from the CCNA voice lab manual from CiscoPress.

• Cisco 2811 router, running IOS c2800nm-adventerprisek9_ivs-mz.124-24.T2.bin, with a VWIC2-1MFT-T1/E1 card and a PVDM-16 (16-Channel Packet Voice/Fax DSP Module) installed. Some labs require two of these: one router for the HQ location and one for the branch office.
• Cisco WS-C3560-24PS switch with Power over Ethernet (PoE), running ISO c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-53.SE.bin.
• One Cisco router, with two or more VWIC2-1MFT-T1/E1 cards and enough digital signal processor (DSP) resources installed to act as a public switched telephone network (PSTN) simulator.
• One or more Cisco 7900 Series IP Phones with three or more line buttons.
• One or more Cisco IP Communicator (CIPC) soft phones running on one or more PCs or virtual machines.
• CUCM version 8.6.2 running in a virtual machine.
• CUC version 8.6.2 running in a virtual machine.
• CUPS version 8.6.3 running in a virtual machine.
• To run the Cisco Unified Communications applications on a PC or server, a machine with 8 or more gigabytes of RAM is required (16 gigs or more are recommended). The speed of the processor(s) on this machine is the biggest factor in how fast the virtual machines will perform. Virtualization software, such as VMware Workstation or ESXi Server, is needed.


The following lists are not completely exhaustive but cover the most common router hardware that supports CME.
Recommended router models:
• 2800 ISR Series (2801, 2811, 2821, 2851)
• 3800 ISR Series (3825 and 3845)
• 2900 ISR2 Series (2901, 2911, 2921, 2951)
• 3900 ISR2 Series (3925, 3925E, 3945, 3945E)
• 1861 Router
Models that will work, but are not as desirable (all of these might require RAM and flash upgrades to get the CME version of IOS to run):
• 2600XM Series (2610XM, 2611XM, 2620XM, 2621XM, 2650XM, 2651XM)
• 800 Series (891, 892, 887)
• 3700 Series (3725, 3745, 3770)
• 1700 Series (1760, 1751-V)
• 2691 Router
• UC500 Series (UC520, UC540, UC560) (CUCM will not support these as gateways, but they will work for the CME labs.)

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#6 tanyawhite

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

well, for CCNA Voice lab, you need GNS3 simulation and Cisco iOS c7200 adventerprise.




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