This quick reference page provides a summary of the specifications of this topology. For a complete reference including installation details, please refer to the Basic Switch Pod v2 Planning and Installation Guide
||Planning and Installation Guide|
Lab devices are part of the topology and users can interact with them either directly through the console or network.
Hardware compatibility with NETLAB+ does not guarantee the compatibility of labs. Please check the Academy curriculum, NDG pod guides, and lab support pages for specific hardware and IOS requirements.
Basic Switch Pod Version 2 includes one router (R1) and two switches (S1 and S2).. The following tables depict the recommended devices. The equipment listed is derived from the official Academy spreadsheet CCNAConfigurationandPricingGuide.xls (August 2005).
Other equipment may work if it is supported by NETLAB+ and can meet the minimum requirements for feature sets, interfaces, IOS, RAM, and Flash
All NETLAB+ topologies with lab switches and Virtual Machines require additional switch configuration tasks for successful operation. The Basic Switch Pod Version 2 requires switch configuration commands on control switch ports S1 and S2.
|Serial Port Module Required|
|2||WIC 2A/S or 2T|
24 port, 10/100 autosensing, autonegotiating Catalyst Switch
24 10/100 ports w/ 2 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, Enhanced Image
1Other router models may be used. Cisco 17xx is not supported. Please consult your Cisco NetAcad support contact for more information.
2Other switch models may be used. Please consult your Cisco NetAcad support contact for more information.
The NETLAB+ interface name translation feature is supported on this pod type. This may influence the selection of modular interface cards and slot placement within the router. Please review the expected interface names for each router.
Remote PCs are implemented by integrating with 3rd party virtualization products. The NETLAB+ documentation library includes several guides with extensive detail on the implementation of virtualization with your NETLAB+ system.
The following operating system choices are typical based on the curriculum. These choices are not mandatory; you can make substitutions provided that:
Only virtual machines are supported on this topology. Standalone PCs are not supported.
|PC1a||Windows XP||Student PC, client activities||+1|
|PC1b||Windows XP||Student PC, client activities||+2|
|PC2||Windows XP||Student PC, client activities||+3|
1See the planning and installation guide for detaiils
Control devices provide internal connectivity, console access, and managed power. Control devices are dynamically managed by NETLAB+ and are not accessible or configurable by end users.
|Control Device Resource||Quantity Required|
|Control Switch||4 Consecutive Ports|
|Access Server||3 Lines|
|Switched Outlet Devices||3 Outlets|