What does your lab look like?

MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
I haven't seen many picture threads... So I thought I would start by showing my ugly room in my apartment. It is a whole lot cleaner now but this gives you an idea.

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  • MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This should have been posted in off-topic I believe...
    My blog http://www.calegp.com

    You may learn something!
  • remyforbes777remyforbes777 Member Posts: 499
    http://www.cinci2600.com/pictures/100_0853.JPG
    http://www.cinci2600.com/pictures/100_0848.JPG (left to right (XP box, Smoothwall Firewall/ids/router,Debian Linux File server/DHCP server etc)
    http://www.cinci2600.com/pictures/100_0854.JPG (clear case that I haven't put together totally)

    http://www.cinci2600.com/pictures/100_0851.JPG (laptop on other side of room along with wifes computer)
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    There are a few threads about lab desciptions....my lab is too pathetic to take pictures.....especially seeing as it doesn't work right now....
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • emsrescueemsrescue Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
    This is my current incarnation. Got a couple of dual cpu servers I am building into 19" cases to put in soon.

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,665 Admin
    Do you guys build your own racks? I need to build two mobile 19" racks to move my equipment out into my garage. From your pictures, it looks like I only need a set of rails, some lumber, and circular saw and I can make them myself.
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    JDMurray wrote:
    Do you guys build your own racks? I need to build two mobile 19" racks to move my equipment out into my garage. From your pictures, it looks like I only need a set of rails, some lumber, and circular saw and I can make them myself.

    Sure you can build them yourself!! :)

    A router might be helpful but certainly it can be done with wood, some screws, saw, casters or maybe just get a saw trolley that locks in place with footpetals and moves when you unlock it.

    You could even get fancy and get yourself a plexiglass door front or a dark mesh screen for airflow to hide everything inside.
    Plantwiz
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  • emsrescueemsrescue Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
    JDMurray wrote:
    Do you guys build your own racks? I need to build two mobile 19" racks to move my equipment out into my garage. From your pictures, it looks like I only need a set of rails, some lumber, and circular saw and I can make them myself.

    Thats what I did!

    I found a set of 4 rails at work and then used some plywood I had kicking around to make up a cabinet. Before I built a full cabinet a had a pair of cheap rails I bought on ebay for £4 attached to some wooden shelving.

    Jon
  • plettnerplettner Member Posts: 197
    Two PC's one of top of the other. I just link them with a cross-over and I use a KVM to switch between them. Not very exciting. icon_confused.gif
  • IT_AdminIT_Admin Member Posts: 158
    emsrescue: that is a nice set up, I'm jealous.

    My lab is basically computers a spread around my spare room on the floor, connected to a KVM switch, and 1 mointor, I will love to have a more elaborate display, but without any $$$ I basically have to use what I can find.
    Next victim: 70-351

    On my way to MCSE 2K3: Security
  • emsrescueemsrescue Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I am lucky in that I work for a telecom's company so have managed to procure some routers, PC's and rack rails from work. That plus spending far too much on ebay icon_confused.gif

    The sad thing is that I have twice as much gear stacked up out of camera shot icon_eek.gif

    The plan is to have a couple of 2003 servers and a couple of xp desktops for MCSA exams. My cisco lab 3x 2500's, 1x 4000 router and 2x 2900's and then my freenas box, a headless fedora box to go with my kubuntu based iMac for my Linux+ studies and maybe another linux box or cisco router for my broadband connection.

    Then........

    An industrial aircon plant and a huge electricity bill :D

    Jon
  • computerguy9355computerguy9355 Inactive Imported Users Posts: 81 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • RATTLERMANRATTLERMAN Member Posts: 151
    Getting ready to put my lab together... just need some guidance on some good basic set ups to get me started. Finally realized no job is gonna train me i am going to have to train myself on topicslikeive directory etc
  • Darthn3ssDarthn3ss Member Posts: 1,096
    since nothing is together yet...

    starts here:
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    HP Dv5135 notebook. theres also a crappy old whitebox but i won't be using that much.

    Cisco equipment:
    1 2520
    2 2501s
    2 2404s
    1 2514
    1 1912 switch

    Future additions: 2950 switches, 2600 series router, WAP.

    Will be rack mounted on a 14u simular to the one in the pic above.. i've ordered the rails and will finish it later.

    This summer i plan to add a server in as well. the 2950's and 2600 will be ordered in april.

    I've also got quite a few DTE-DCE cables, tranceivers, console cables, 300ft of cat 5e with a crimper and some plugs, some other misc stuff. can't wait to get it all together!
    Fantastic. The project manager is inspired.

    In Progress: 70-640, 70-685
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