While studying for my CCNP I created a large amount of practice labs. I used these on the lab I created at work. The labs themselves fit into this topology but feel free to change it to fit yours. I’ll post a couple each day that focuses on a specific technology or procedure for 1 exam.

This is the topology I used:

New Lab

Before starting an exam I’m sure to remove all old config (as well as doing a delete vlan.dat on the switches.) I also shut down all ports on the switches using the port range command and only open the ports needed for the particular lab. This prevents packets from leaking out when I’ve switched off 1 port hoping to cut a connection. Remember switches have all ports open by default, unlike routers which are admin shut by default

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