Physical TSHOOT lab up and running

jovan88jovan88 Posts: 393Member
I finally got off my ass and installed what I'm going to be using to study for the TSHOOT exam. I followed the network diagram as close as I could, I've got a linux box running Quagga w/ BGP as the webserver.

tshoot_lab.jpg

I probably could have done a lot of it with dynamips, but I just love working on the 'real' equipment.

4 x 2621XM (R1,R2,R3,R4)
1 x old school 2600 w/ 4 serial interfaces as the frame relay switch
2 x 2950 EI (ASW1, ASW2)
2 x 3550 EMI (DSW1, DSW2)

Anyone else doing anything similar?

Comments

  • notgoing2failnotgoing2fail Posts: 1,138Member
    Awesome.

    I am actually kinda interested in this Quagga w/ BGP box.

    I've only started hearing about Quagga....can you provide some thoughts on it?

    The equipment you provided, is that all you need for TSHOOT?
  • burbankmarcburbankmarc Posts: 460Member
    Awesome stuff. It looks like pretty much what I did, only I used 3640's for my routers.

    Here's a link on Quagga:

    Quagga Software Routing Suite
  • notgoing2failnotgoing2fail Posts: 1,138Member
    Awesome stuff. It looks like pretty much what I did, only I used 3640's for my routers.

    Here's a link on Quagga:

    Quagga Software Routing Suite


    Thanks, I did a little research yesterday on Quagga. It seems quite interesting. It can inject 300K BGP routes, basically the Internet table so one can really practice as close as possible to what happens in a BGP production environment.

    And if you setup two quagga boxes, you can simulate two BGP connections. Does this sound right?

    Did you do this as well? This sounds awesome....

    How about MPLS? Is there a way to simulate that? It seems like BGP and MPLS is what everyone is talking about these days...
  • stuh84stuh84 Posts: 503Member
    Not too dissimilar from the test rack we have at work that me and my mate set up, except you got a couple of extra switches. Looking good!
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  • NuulNuul Posts: 158Member
    Awesome, looks like you'll have everything you need to practice.
    Here's a link on Quagga:

    Quagga Software Routing Suite

    Thanks for the link Marc. I need to get a box at home that I can run a few VMs going for this to try it out. It'd be nice to be able to simulate a full BGP table.
  • notgoing2failnotgoing2fail Posts: 1,138Member
    Nuul wrote: »
    Awesome, looks like you'll have everything you need to practice.



    Thanks for the link Marc. I need to get a box at home that I can run a few VMs going for this to try it out. It'd be nice to be able to simulate a full BGP table.

    It seems pretty straight forward. Finally I have a use for some old servers laying around that I can rack up.....

    But before I even attempt it, I need to first understand BGP!!!
  • CyanicCyanic Posts: 289Member

    But before I even attempt it, I need to first understand BGP!!!

    I hear they have entire books dedicated to it icon_wink.gif
  • techEDtechED Posts: 55Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    If I was to do this in GNS3, how would simulate the servers?
  • NuulNuul Posts: 158Member
    techED wrote: »
    If I was to do this in GNS3, how would simulate the servers?

    I applied the webserver IP to an interface on the ISP router. That way whenever I ping it there's something to respond.
  • notgoing2failnotgoing2fail Posts: 1,138Member
    Cyanic wrote: »
    I hear they have entire books dedicated to it icon_wink.gif


    Yeah I don't have enough money to buy all these books!!! Same with MPLS....
  • billscott92787billscott92787 Posts: 933Member
    When I simulated in GNS3, well really I used dynamips, I configure the ISP and created a loopback interface on the ISP to simulate the web server.
  • CyanicCyanic Posts: 289Member
    Same here. I just created a loopback to mimic a server.
  • jovan88jovan88 Posts: 393Member
    Cyanic wrote: »
    Same here. I just created a loopback to mimic a server.

    Yeah that was my plan but I ran out of routers! plus the whole thing sounds like a jet engine taking off
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