This quick reference page provides a summary of the specifications of this topology. For a complete reference including installation details, please refer to the Multi-purpose Academy Pod Planning and Installation Guide


CCNA Security labs require different Console and Enable Secret password settings from other courses. Please review the information on enabling CCNA Security labs.

CCNP TSHOOT v7 labs require a different Enable Secret Password setting from other courses. Please review the information on enabling CCNPv7 TSHOOT labs.

 

Lab Topology

MAP

Lab Device Requirements

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.

The Multi-Purpose Academy Pod includes three routers (R1, R2 and R3) and three switches (S1, S2 and S3). The tables below indicate the recommended devices, based on the hardware lists provided by Cisco.

All NETLAB+ topologies with lab switches and Virtual Machines require additional switch configuration tasks for successful operation. The Multi-purpose Academy Pod requires switch configuration commands on control switch ports S1, S2 and S3.

Please see below for lab-specific device requirements for this pod.

 

Lab Device Requirements for CCNPv7

Router /
Switch
Recommended
Model(s)
Minimum
DRAM
Minimum
Flash
Minimum
IOS
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 36501,2 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 36501,2 4096 MB 2048 MB 3.3.5 SE Universal

1Requires minimum NETLAB+ version 2015.R2.beta.5.

2CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security v2.0 have not been tested with the Cisco 3650 switch.

Lab Device Requirements for CCNA Security v2.0

Router /
Switch
Recommended
Model(s)
Minimum
DRAM
Minimum
Flash
Minimum
IOS
Feature Set/Technology Packages
R1 CISCO1941 512 MB 256 MB 15.4(3)M2 IP Base, Security
R2 CISCO1941 512 MB 256 MB 15.4(3)M2 IP Base, Security
R3 CISCO1941 512 MB 256 MB 15.4(3)M2 IP Base, Security
S1 WS-C2960+24TC-L 128 MB 64 MB 15.0(2)SE7 LAN Base
S2 WS-C2960+24TC-L 128 MB 64 MB 15.0(2)SE7 LAN Base
S3 WS-C2960+24TC-L 128 MB 64 MB 15.0(2)SE7 LAN Base

Lab Device Requirements for CCNA Routing and Switching, Security v1.2

Router /
Switch
Recommended
Model(s)1
Minimum
DRAM2
Minimum
Flash
Minimum
IOS
Feature Set/Technology Packages
R1 Cisco 1941 512 MB 256 MB 15.3(3)M2 IP Base, Security
R2 Cisco 1941 512 MB 256 MB 15.3(3)M2 IP Base, Security
R3 Cisco 1941 512 MB 256 MB 15.3(3)M2 IP Base, Security
S1 WS-C2960+24TC-L 128 MB 64 MB 150-2.EZ.bin LAN Base
S2 WS-C2960+24TC-L 128 MB 64 MB 150-2.EZ.bin LAN Base
S3 WS-C2960+24TC-L 128 MB 64 MB 150-2.EZ.bin LAN Base

1Other router and switch models may be used. Please consult your Cisco NetAcad support contact for more information.

2DRAM memory requirements when used to support the CCNA Security course.

Router Interfaces

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.

Virtual PC Support

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:

  1. Your choice of NETLAB+ supported virtualization product supports the operating system (as a guest).
  2. Your choices are compatible with the curriculum.

Only virtual machines are supported on this topology. Standalone PCs are not supported.


The Multi-Purpose Academy Pod supports three (3) virtual machines.
Virtual Machine Recommended
O/S
Functions VLAN Offset1
PC A Windows XP Student PC, client activities +0
PC B Windows XP Student PC, client activities +1
PC C Windows XP Student PC, client activities +3

1See the planning and installation guide for details.

Control Device Requirements

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 switches provide connectivity between devices in the pod.
  • Access server lines provide console connections to lab equipment.
  • Switched outlets provide managed electrical power, allowing NETLAB+ and users to turn lab equipment on and off.

Control Device Requirements for the Multi-purpose Academy Pod
Control Device Resource Quantity Required
Control Switch 8 Consecutive Ports
Access Server 6 Lines
Switched Outlet Devices 6 Outlets

The Multi-Purpose Academy Pod requires 8 consecutive ports on a control switch.
MAP_CS
The Multi-Purpose Academy Pod requires 6 async ports on an access server.
MAP_AS
The Multi-Purpose Academy Pod requires 6 outlets on a switched outlet device.
MAP_SW

For More Information

Please refer to the Multi-purpose Academy Pod Planning and Installation Guide