NDG has worked closely with the Cisco CCNP v7 lab team to develop these labs and to ensure compatibility with NETLAB+.
CCNP v7 SWITCH is supported by one or more of the following NETLAB+ pods. The supported lab list (below) provides a list of CCNP v7 SWITCH compatible labs and the pod types that can be used for each lab.
|1||Preparing the Switch||CSP|
|3-1||Static VLANS, Trunking and VTP||CSP|
|4-1||Implement Spanning Tree Protocols||CSP|
|4-2||Multiple Spanning Tree||CSP|
|6-1||First Hop Redundancy Protocols - HSRP and VRRP||CSP|
|6-2||Hot Standby Router Protocol for IPV6||MAP or MAP w/ASA|
|6-3||Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)||MAP or MAP w/ASA|
|7-1||Synchronizing Campus Network Devices using Network Time Protocol (NTP)||CSP|
|7-2||Configure Campus Network Devices to support Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3)||CSP|
|8-1||IP Service Level Agreements and Remote SPAN in a Campus Environment||CSP|
|10-1||Securing Layer 2 Switches||CSP|
|SBA - A||Skills Based Exam - A||CSP|
|SBA - B||Skills Based Exam - B||CSP|
To enable the CCNP v7 SWITCH labs, create a class and select global lab AE CCNPv7 SWITCH in the class settings.
The Skills exams are contained in a separate lab package and are enabled in the class settings separately from the core CCNPv7 SWITCH labs. This allows instructors to defer access to the exams until the end of the course. To enable the SBAs, select global lab AE CCNPv7 SWITCH SBA.
The Cuatro Switch Pod (CSP) is used to support all but two of the labs, as shown in the Supported Lab List below.
Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.
Importance of Choosing the Correct Lab Exercise
Several of the labs may differ from the standard pod topologies. This is handled by NETLAB+ Dynamic VLAN Mapping technology. Always select the correct lab exercise for the actual lab. This insures that NETLAB+ will set up VLANs on the control switch such that lab devices and PCs are placed in the correct LAN segment for the exercise being performed. Selecting the correct exercise will also make the completed lab output easier to find in the archive.
The following recommendations are based on the CCNP v7 Equipment List (available on Academy Connection). Other switch models may be used. Please consult Academy Connection NetAcad Maintenance - Image & Hardware Support Assistance with Legacy Equipment and Software.
|DLS1||Cisco 35601||15.0(2)SE6||IP Services (K9-M image)|
|DLS2||Cisco 35601||15.0(2)SE6||IP Services (K9-M image)|
|ALS1||Cisco 2960||15.0(2)SE6||LAN base for 2960 (K9-M image)|
|ALS2||Cisco 2960||15.0(2)SE6||LAN base for 2960 (K9-M image)|
1Cisco WS-C3560V2-24PS switches ("V2" models) do not respond to a console break signal, regardless of "enable break" setting, and therefore do not work with NETLAB+ automation (reference Cisco bug CSCsv92241). Although the bug was reported fixed, the problem still persists on the V2 models as of this writing. Workarounds: use WS-C3560-24PS (non-"V2" version) switches if available, or turn off automation by using the Generic Console Device setting.
|Feature Set/Technology Packages|
|R1||Cisco 1941||256 MB||256 MB||15.4(3)||IP Base, Security|
|R2||Cisco 1941||256 MB||256 MB||15.4(3)||IP Base, Security|
|R3||Cisco 1941||256 MB||256 MB||15.4(3)||IP Base, Security|
|S1||Cisco 36501||4096 MB||2048 MB||3.3.5 SE||Universal|
|S2||WS-C2960+24TC-L||128 MB||64 MB||15.0(2)SE7||LAN Base|
|S3||Cisco 36501||4096 MB||2048 MB||3.3.5 SE||Universal|
1Requires minimum NETLAB+ version 2015.R2.beta.5.