Posts Tagged ‘ccie voice home lab equipment list’

I had version 2 equipment list for a while here on this page and I have been getting a lot of requests to update the list to cause voice v3 blueprint. I had not had a chance to update it for the last 2-3 years! Here is the list of a “MINIMUM” equipment that is required for lab up to 96% of voice lab v3 blueprint topics.
In a nutshell, if you invest $5 grands on lab equipment today and use it for a year or so, you should still be able to sell it for $4K. The total investment is $1k. Depends where you live on this planet, normally you should be able to claim the $1k difference in annual TAX return. If you’re able to claim it on your  tax, that means it is only going to cost you about $600.. I have not included the cost of equipment shipping, terminal server (add $150) plus the time to build the lab. Well, if you are just starting voice study, I highly recommend you to build the lab from scratch by yourself. Doing so, will help you to build up the basic knowledge and you’ll be very confident in the actual field deployment.

SUMMARY:

SR# Item Description Qty.

Ebay Price
(IN USD)

1 HQ SITE 1 $1,760
2 SITE B 1 $1,160
3 SITE C 1 $1,510
4 PSTN SIM + FR SWITCH 1 $1,125
GRAND TOTAL $5,555

Wow!  $5.5 Grands?, BREAKDOWN of the above major items is given below:

1) HQ SITE:

SR# Item Description Qty. Ebay Price
1 HQ Ethernet Switch – 3560-8 port 1 400
2 HQ Router – 2801 with below modules 1 400

VWIC2-MFTE1T1 1 200

PVDM2-32 1 70

VIC-2FXS 1 20

WIC-2T 1 30
3 7961G (for + Dialing support) 1 60
4 7960 or 7940 1 50
5 SERVER for CUCM,UCCX,CUC,CUPS
2x Quad core, 12 G RAM, 150G HDD
Run ESXi (4.1 or 5.x) Hypervisor
1 500
VM Breakdown:
VM1 for CUCM-PUB – 1 core, 2G
VM2 for CUCM-SUB – 1 core, 2G
VM3 for UNITY-CON- 1 core, 2G
VM4 for UCCX – 1 core, 2G
VM5 for CUPS – 1 core, 2G
6 Serial Cable 2 10
7 E1 Cross Over Cable (pin TX=1,2, RX=4,5) 1 2
8 Ethernet cables – 1 or 2 meters 5 18
Total 1760


2. SITE B:

SR#

Item Description

Qty.

Ebay Price

1.

HQ Router – 2811 with the following modules 01 $500
VWIC2-MFTE1T1 01 $200
PVDM2-32 01 $70
WIC-1T 01 $20
NM-16ESW-PWR (or HWIC 4ESW with powercube) 01 $230

2.

7961G (for + Dialing support) 01 $60

3.

7960 or 7940 02 $50

4.

Serial Cable 01 $10

5.

E1 Cross Over Cable (pin TX=1,2, RX=4,5) 01 $2

6.

Ethernet cables – 1 or 2 meters 05 $18

TOTAL

$1,160


SITE C:

SR#

Item Description

Qty.

Ebay Price

1.

HQ Router – 2811 with the following modules 01 $500
VWIC2-MFTE1T1 01 $200
PVDM2-32 01 $70
WIC-1T 01 $20
NM-16ESW-PWR (or HWIC 4ESW with powercube) 01 $230

2.

7961G (for + Dialing support) 01 $60

3.

7960 or 7940 02 $50

4.

Serial Cable 01 $10

5.

E1 Cross Over Cable (pin TX=1,2, RX=4,5) 01 $2

6.

Ethernet cables – 1 or 2 meters 05 $18

TOTAL

$1,160


4. PSTN SIMULATOR + FRAME RELAY SWITCH:

SR# Item Description Qty. Ebay Price
1 PSTN SIM – 2811 with the following modules 1 $500.00

VWIC2-MFTE1T1 2 $400.00

PVDM2-32 1 $70.00

WIC-2T 2 $60.00
2 7960 or 7940 1 $50.00

Others

3 Serial Cable 3 $30.00
4 E1 Cross Over Cable (pin TX=1,2, RX=4,5) 3 $10.00
5 Ethernet cables – 1 or 2 meters 2 $5.00
Total $1,125


Important NOTE:

1. When ordering  serial cable make sure DTE/DCE cable is ordered. You need One end DTE and other end DCE cable to connect frame relay switch.
2. Always thin provision the virtual machine’s hard disk.
3. Install the OS (Unity, CUCM etc) with required hardware (4gig ram , cpu etc) and once it’s installed, reduce the RAM and other resources to give it to something else!. The VM will run slilghtly slow but hey, it’s the lab performance doesn’t matter.
4. All Prices are estimated and in USD
5. You can use common sense, for example if you are thinking buying low spac server, then u might have to think not to practice pub, sub and unity at the same time. You may fireup pub and unity for example. when doing UCCX, you may turn off VM and Sub to utilize the limited resources.

5. CCIE VOICE LAB Software Version:

SR#

VIRTUAL MACHINE

SW VERSION

1.

CUCM-PUB 7.0

2.

CUCM-SUB 7.0

3.

UCCX 7.0

4.

CUPS 7.0

5.

UNITY-CON 7.0

6.

IOS for 2811|2801 ROUTERS 12.4.20(T2)

7.

IOS for 3560 switch 12.2.44(SE)

Source: Cisco.com, voiceIE.com

I hope this will help folks out there who are looking for lab HW/SW.  Please feel free to ask any question that  you might have.

Cheers, Push