CCIE Rack

HondabuffHondabuff Member Posts: 667 ■■■□□□□□□□
Any one use any of the turn key solutions out there? I got the green light to add a network rack dedicate to the Network Engineering group in our new Small Cell Networks lab. My boss says I can order anything just not too outrageous. Ideas? Budget is $5k
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,741
    I'd probably buy a server and VIRL and save the rest of the cash.

    What are you trying to achieve?
  • HondabuffHondabuff Member Posts: 667 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Do you think VIRL has progressed to a point that its worth purchasing. My boss was thinking a rack of gear would look cool.
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  • WiseWunWiseWun Member Posts: 285
    gorebrush wrote: »
    I'd probably buy a server and VIRL and save the rest of the cash.

    What are you trying to achieve?

    +1. I would talk to the network engineers and seek their opinion/requirements. If it's for learning and practising R&S, DC, and security, buy a beefy box and go with VIRL. CML (multi-user) is another option but more costly.
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,741
    You can do R&S with just CSR's and some old switches, server typically for this should set you back about $800-1000 and the software is free.
  • Dieg0MDieg0M Member Posts: 861
    Buy a server with VIRL. You can't get a decent hardware lab with 5k.
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