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  1. Hi, Dave. If you'll have a look in this forum, you'll see my thread on lab suggestions. It's pretty informative with regards to hardware you'll want/need, but the short version is that any EX2200 and above and SRX100 and above will probably suit you just fine for studying. If you don't want real hardware, look into Olive (there are MANY posts on this forum about it). It has some serious limitations, but it's good to get your feet wet.
  2. All great points, with the primary drawback being (IMO) needing UPIMs. Right now, UPIMs are very expensive--$500 at the cheapest. This is more than the cost of an SRX100, and the SRX100 doesn't need anything extra. The SRX100s can be everything you need for JNCIE-ENT by themselves (except for VC--need EX for that). I wouldn't buy the J2320s strictly because of the need for UPIMs, but that's just me. By the time you buy one J2320 and one UPIM, you've spent more than the cost of an SRX100. Thanks to virtual routers, you can have a full JNCIE topology with only 4 SRX100s and 2 EX4200s (or EX2200 or EX3200 if you're running 12.x and do "fake" VC). You can really do it with less (I'm using an m7i, 2 SRX100s, and an EX3200) if you're confident. My $0.02; everyone has their own preference.
  3. @silvercleric- The Olive won't take you much farther than JNCIS. There is a lot of layer 2 stuff above the JNCIS that can't be done in Olive. If you don't want to invest in a lab, you can use Juniper's official Junosphere to study. That can get expensive, but so can owning your own lab gear. There are also lab rack rental options. You'll need to do the math and weigh out how much you need to practice and how available you need that practice time to be. For me, owning my own lab is a much better choice. For others, rack rental is better. Bottom line, Olive will get you to JNCIS but not much farther. A combination of Olive and real platforms can get you to JNCIE.
  4. Licensing is only for 30 days. This shouldn't be a problem since you can just blow away the VM and rebuild it.
  5. Did you actually configure an interface?
  6. You failed because you didn't know the material. Learn the material, and you won't fail. Juniper's tests are very straight forward. JN0-360 (JNCIS-SP) is particularly easy. You only need to know show commands and basic theory/configuration. That's what you get for using dumps...a failed test and wasted money/voucher.
  7. @rampant Congratulations! That's very uncommon. They usually sell for $500+, whereas the SRX100s can be found for between $300 and $400. Enjoy!
  8. @agabsi Configure family mpls on the interfaces. You can do LDP in VR, but you can't do RSVP. So no need for protocol mpls. As I said in my suggestions, you'll want multiple SRXs or you'll want to buy an M-series or MX-series platform. Here's the very first thing I said on what to buy for the SP track:
  9. FYI/FWIW: There is a virtualized SRX product. It is full-featured and uses virtual ge- interfaces instead of em interfaces. It works, including zones, etc. It's currently available to select Juniper Partners for testing.
  10. The quality/value is minimal. They are basically videos of a guy configuring things on an Olive. It's not real gear, and there aren't really explanations to go along with things. It's something you could learn by reading a book or Googling "how do I configure X feature in Junos?"
  11. heads up- mods are probably going to come here and ask that you wrap this in the hidden tags. However, this is amazing. I don't know who went through the pains of doing the original scans, but that person is amazing. @amittyagi37, thank you for re-sharing this. @joecb, thanks for originally finding this. Thanks to everyone who helped crack the password on the original rar. You are all awesome.
  12. packettalk


    Disable whatever security-related config you have. The error is in nsd. Unless you're a programmer, you won't be able to fix it. You would have to find the bug (if the source is available), recompile, and try again.
  13. Packet Tracer is the way to go. It's quick and easy and at the Associate level, it does everything you need. GNS3 is really a tool for CCNPs and working engineers to build mock labs and test certain topologies and configurations. IOU is more of a CCIE tool and requires significantly more time to learn and set up. Ultimately, you want the tool that provides the lowest time investment to learn. That tool is Packet Tracer.
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