11-04-2010 09:32 PM
Right right, understood. I'm more asking so I know what routers to buy. Will a stack of J2320s work, or should I go to 2350s? I have 2300s now, but I think they're probably too old for the -ENT track.
Thanks for the help!
11-05-2010 01:22 PM
I must admit, my knowledge of variations across similar platforms varies. Looking at this datasheet, http://www.juniper.net/us/en/local/pdf/datasheets/
Not sure if that helps, if there is something in particular you are wondering about, lob it over and we can look into it further.
11-05-2010 01:25 PM
No worries. Was just wondering what to buy. I'd be willing to bet that 2320s will suffice for most topics on the JNCIP/E-ENT exams. I have a couple 6350s and 4350s kicking around if I need them, too.
I'll also pick up a pair of EX3200s and a pair of EX4200s. That should be enough.
12-31-2010 04:50 AM
Would you estimate there will be two or four EX switches in the lab topology? I assume there will be 7-9 SRX/J series routers. What is the target date to release the hardware/software details?
12-31-2010 07:39 AM - edited 12-31-2010 07:39 AM
For s/w, expect something in the 10.x/11.x range.
We don't advertise h/w specifics for lab exams, other than general platforms. And to that point, I can tell you that you have the right mix with what you have listed there.
12-31-2010 02:30 PM
Yes, it absolutely makes sense to not release details of the actual lab topology. I suppose in all reality, it would be better to ask somebody like Doug Marshke what he intends to use in the new -ENT track book, since that's what we'd want to emulate to practice.
It's a shame that there are no training vendors (official, or otherwise) that offer self-study workbooks, such as InternetworkExpert or IPExpert has for the CCIE tracks. I think this is a huge niche and could make a whole lot of money if somebody with the right skillset was inclined to do so.
As far as lab hardware goes, I know what will be in the lab (thanks to an NDA I signed while out for dinner with some Juniper guys), I just don't know how many of each device. Now, without breaking the NDA, I think its fair to say that the assumptions made so far have been good ones - however keep in mind that the -ER track also had some Cisco routers in the mix, and my guess is that the -ENT will be no different. In fact (and this is all of course 100% speculation) I would almost expect there to be a couple of Cisco switches in there too, for working with spanning-tree interoperability.
Hope that helps!
01-01-2011 02:41 PM
I dont see how knowing that there are 2 or 4 or 18 switches in the topology would give an unfair advantage. Cisc o may not "advertise" how many switches are in the topology but anyone can tell you how many there are. Is that really an advantage? Common.....REALLY?
01-01-2011 03:05 PM
11-07-2011 06:07 AM
This might help build up your lab??