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sk1939
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Home Office/Cisco Lab

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Cell Phone pics up front, better pictures once I can find my Compactflash reader again.


brookz

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Waterloo, ON

More pics coming?

What do you do with this at home?


sk1939
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More pics are coming slowly. I still have to find my Compactflash reader.

As far as what I do with the routers, I use those for my Cisco lab. The first and last router (all are 2811's) have the Enterprise K9 image, and the middle one has the Enterprise Voice image for IP telephony.


NgtFlyer

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Marietta, GA

Camera have a USB port?


sk1939
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USB 1.1 which is painful...I'll have pix up in January once I get back home.


NgtFlyer

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1.1 isn't *that* bad for a few pictures..
You can always start the transfer, go eat, come back to it being finished.
Anyway, looking forward to seeing more pictures when you have a chance to post.



gattaca
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Cool! Are you willing to answer some questions from someone who is completely ignorant of networking gear beyond consumer-level stuff?

What are the large connectors/cables between the switches for? Are they data interconnection >1000Mbps between switches to avoid the bottleneck of just connecting them with Ethernet? Are they some kind of configuration cable?


ArcAngel4

join:2006-03-14
Lexington, KY

said by gattaca:

Cool! Are you willing to answer some questions from someone who is completely ignorant of networking gear beyond consumer-level stuff?

What are the large connectors/cables between the switches for? Are they data interconnection >1000Mbps between switches to avoid the bottleneck of just connecting them with Ethernet? Are they some kind of configuration cable?

The larger blue cables are used for wan links between each router and are slower then the Ethernet links. They are using a serial connection.

sk1939
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Those are serial links and are much slower than Ethernet. They are running at T1 speeds at the moment. Those cables aren't used for much nowadays other than for external T1 connections.


sk1939
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New acquisition going into the rack shortly. Pics of the whole setup to come once I finish organizing everything.


DarkLogix
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sweet
what kinda deal did you get on those 3750s ?
and did you get the stake cables?


sk1939
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I got them for about $600 each. I didn't get the stack cables, but I'll get them at some point. My next step is to acquire a 3750-X or 3560E.



DarkLogix
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wow for that price I'd consider getting the stackwise NME module for my 3745

do those have dual power supplies?


sk1939
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They have the RPS connector, but beyond that only the 3750X and 3560E have truly redundant power supplies.



DarkLogix
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is that a pic of them?
those look to have a slot for a 2nd power supply

I know some 3750's had dual power and those other modles are just newer revisions, and lesser ones offten didn't include the 2nd power supply in the sku


sk1939
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Yes, those are the 3750X's.

The slots for the second power supply is to the right. The ports directly to the left of the power supply is the stack cable for power. If you stack them with the power cable, you don't need a redundant power supply because it will fail over to one of the other power supplies in the stack.

Most of the 3750's and 3750G's to my knowledge didn't have redundant PSU's, only the RPS connector.



DarkLogix
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I seem to recall from drooling over the specs when the 3750's were the current model that the top end of the 3750's had redundant power, could be a model that is forgoten about as the people that would have bought it were likely few


sk1939
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They're still current; haven't reached EoS yet.

The only one that MIGHT have it is the 3750G-16TD, but I don't think so. According to Cisco, redundant PS's are only available built in on the 3560E, 3560X, and 3750X. The top end 3750's are the 3750X's.



DarkLogix
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Ya there are some models that vanished from cisco's site almost

as the X and the E's are a newer gen than the G's

I know my 2960G switch isn't listed with the other 2960's anymore


sk1939
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Work In Progress
Finally got everything connected and in place for the moment. I still have more gear to add, but here is what it looks like at the moment.

From top to bottom:

Foundry Edgeiron 24G-A
Cisco 2811 running C2800NM-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M. Has a T1 HWIC, ISDN WIC, PVDM, FXO and FXS interfaces.
Cisco Catalyst 3750 PoE
Cisco Catalyst 2950G EI
Nokia/Checkpoint IP380
3Com Tippingpoint 1200
HP DL 145G2
HP DL 360G4p

Out of picture: Cisco Catalyst 4006


jeffmoss26

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Beachwood, OH
reply to sk1939

Nice stuff! Where does the fiber go?


sk1939
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Well, the fiber in the picture currently feeds the DL145 for most of the virtualized services. The two copper gig ports provide file server bandwidth and eventually, iSCSI. I'm working at adding another fiber drop to replace one of the longer copper Ethernet runs.