CCNP Security Lab

auosauos Posts: 186Member
Hi Guys,
Any CCNP Security Lab suggestion?

I have below gears and I would like to study also CCNP Security.

2 x 2610 as BB.
4 x 2611XM.
2 x 2620XM.
1 x 3640.
1 x 2801.
2 x 2811.
4 x 3550 switch.
1 x 2511 as frame relay.
1 x 2511 as Access server.

Please any suggest to upgrade my home lab for security.

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  • shedoshedo Posts: 7Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    you will need two ASA 5510
    and a cisco IPS 4260
  • SteveO86SteveO86 Posts: 1,423Member
    shedo wrote: »
    you will need two ASA 5510
    and a cisco IPS 4260

    I was going to be using to 2x 5505's when I got to this, what makes you say 5510?

    5505's are around 300-400 bucks 5510 are probably way out of anyone's lab budget lol.
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  • auosauos Posts: 186Member
    SteveO86 wrote: »
    I was going to be using to 2x 5505's when I got to this, what makes you say 5510?

    5505's are around 300-400 bucks 5510 are probably way out of anyone's lab budget lol.


    is 5505 enough, because 5510 are to expensive?
  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Posts: 941Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    SteveO86 wrote: »
    I was going to be using to 2x 5505's when I got to this, what makes you say 5510?
    auos wrote: »
    is 5505 enough, because 5510 are to expensive?
    I did a similar research a few months ago, hope these help:
    http://www.techexams.net/forums/ccnp-security/65820-asa-ccsp-lab.html
    http://www.techexams.net/forums/ccnp-security/57428-my-study-lab-5505-ips.html

    Specifically, these comments should address your question on 5505 vs 55[124]0:
    tiersten wrote: »
    For the CCSP, you'd probably want 5510s with the Security Plus license if you want to do absolutely everything since that is the cheapest model that comes with Active/Active failover and allows you to plug in SSMs.

    The 5505 doesn't do failover at all with the base license and it only does stateless Active/Standby with the Security Plus license. I'm unsure of the limitations of the IPS SSC as well.
    tiersten wrote: »
    The base license 5505 has quite a few limitations and if you're going to be using it for CCSP then you're going to want the Security Plus license and even that will have quite a few limitations.

    If you want an ASA then just get a 5505 with 50 users and the base license. Everything else you do rack rental. The SSC IPS is significantly more expensive than the 5505 so it isn't worth it IMO.

    However, if you really want to have a good CCSP lab then get a 5510 + SecPlus.
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  • shedoshedo Posts: 7Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    SteveO86 wrote: »
    I was going to be using to 2x 5505's when I got to this, what makes you say 5510?

    5505's are around 300-400 bucks 5510 are probably way out of anyone's lab budget lol.

    The 5510s with a security+ license to to Active/Active failover would be recommended over the 5505. The 5505 has the peculiar built-in switch and VLAN interfaces, and doesn't do the active/active failover
  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Posts: 885Member
    the most bang for the back i've found is just renting out rack time as needed.
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  • DevilWAHDevilWAH Posts: 2,997Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Any one suggest some good racktime companies in the UK?
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  • RoguetadhgRoguetadhg Posts: 2,472Member
    First of: Dear Mother !@#$, 5510s...

    Secondly: What 5510 would be recommended?
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