Lab Equipment


For my lab equipment, I have the following set aside, based on the NetMasterClass DOiT practice lab layout:

(2) Cisco 2621

(1) Cisco 3640 (frame switch, instead of 2520)

(2) Cisco 3750G (instead of 3560s)

(2) Cisco 3550-48

(4) Cisco 3745 (instead of 3640s)

I have to work on cabling for the frame cloud. I think I need DTE/DCE cables, but I haven’t done much scrounging yet.

By Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks is a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. He's operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. He's been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655. He's the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where he creates content for humans in the hot aisle.