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Hi guys :)

I got a question regarding the CCIE lab security bundle.

At INE's site I have found that they are offering lab equipment to rent as follows:

2611 -5 routers,

2811 - one router

3550 - two swithes

IPS -4235

ASA 5510 -two devices


On the other side at Cisco's site the requirements are :

  • Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
  • Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches
  • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances
  • Cisco IPS Series 4200 Intrusion Prevention System sensors
  • Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows

I would like kindly to ask someone who is preparing for the lab exam for advice:

1. Are the INE devices sufficient?

2. Could I change the 2611 and 2811 for 3800 and 1800 and how much are sufficient for the labs?

3. Could I change the two 3550 for 3560?

4 Could I use ASA 5505 instead 5510?

5. Obviously there is a need for ACS, am I right?

Thank you very much in advance and I wish good luck to all of you at the lab!

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1. yes

2. yes

3. yes

4. yes, but you will loose feature like active/active failover.

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, which IS tested in LAB.

5. yes, ACS is needed.

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Thank you very much for the support Omnadren! ^_^

Do you think if I get 6 1800 it will do...I am looking for the cheapest solution ^_^

Best regards! ^_^

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You could also use PIX515E instead of the ASA for almost all the features. There may be 1 or 2 that you cannot do on the PIX but 95% of it you will be able to and they are cheap.

Keep in mind that 5505 base license has no failover and limited DMZ (3 vlans but you can only route between 2 of the VLANs) also no security contexts, not sure if thats tested or not.

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