Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Router Lab update

It's been a while since I posted anything out here but I've been extremely busy. Although I haven't blogged, I have been making progress of bringing the router lab online. I got my domain registered for the lab which is however I haven't really put anything out there yet as I have still been building the lab.

I have purchased 2 APC Masterswitch Remote Power strips which will allow people using the lab to remotely reboot them as needed. Given my limited budget for this, I don't have enough ports for everything to get its own port on the switch. My plan is that for the free labs to put them on a single port (so make sure and do a write mem before rebooting everything) and then have each device in the paid lab on its own port.

Thanks to my friends Ryan Walz and Rakesh Hegde (who should be congratulated on his recent CCIE R&S certification - CCIE #22050) I have two small free standing racks which all of the equipment is now installed.

As of last night the terminal server is online and cabling is ready to be started which I won't get a chance to until probably this weekend. I think Rakesh will be helping design the most flexible layout for the paid lab to make it as useful as possible for those using it to study for certifcation exams (given that he's studied and passed the test).

From Online Router Lab - Build

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