Hello, I am wondering how best to design a "part Meraki part VMware virtual lab" using the following equipment to help me study for the CCIE Security v5 lab. Meraki part: * MX67 * MS120-8LP * MS220-8P Dell/VM part: Dell Precision T5600 Workstation running VMware vSphere 6.5 2 x Hexa Core Xeon Processors (12 Cores total) 128 GB RAM and plenty of HD space Option 1: I can create the many VLANS / subnets that I will need on the MX67 to be the default gateway. A trunk port on the Meraki switch that passes ALL VLANS to the vSwitch on the ESXi host. Spin up a CSR 1000v router with one interface pointed to the physical network and the other interface pointed inwards to the LAB environment. Option 2: Add a single additional VLAN/SUBNET to the Meraki MX67 (example: 192.168.15.0/24) VLAN 15 (192.168.15.1 /24) would be the VLAN and default gateway hosted on the Meraki. Create VLAN 15 on the Meraki switch and configure a trunk port that connects to the ESXi host Spin up a CSR 1000v router with one interface pointed to the physical network and the other interface has lots of SUB-INTERFACES that host all the VLAN/SUBNETS for the SECURITY lab. List of VLAN's configured in the Server: V10 - ACSv1 - 172.16.1.1 V20 - ACSv2 - 172.16.2.1 V30 - ISEv1 - 172.16.3.1 V40 - ISEv2 - 172.16.4.1, etc, etc. V50 - WSAv1-M1 V60 - WSAv2-M1 V70 - ESAv1-M1 V80 - ESAv2-M1 V90 - WLCv1-MGMT V91 - WLCv1-DATA V100 - TEST-SRV-A V110 - NGIPSv1-MGMT V111 - NGIPSv1-INT V112 - NGIPSv1-EXT V120 - NGIPSv2-MGM V121 - NGIPSv2-INT V122 - NGIPSv2-EXT V130 - FTDv1-M0 V140 - FTDv2-M0 V150 - FMCv1 V160 - FMCv2 V200 - TEST-SRV-B V210 - PHONE-TFTP V230 - IP-PHONE-A-DATA V231 - IP-PHONE-A-VO V240 - IP-PHONE-B-DATA V241 - IP-PHONE-B-VO V310 - ASAV1-M0/0 V320 - ASAV2-M0/0 V330 - ASAV3-M0/0 V331 - ASAV3-G0/0 V332 - ASAV3-G0/1 V340 - ASAV4-M0/0 V341 - ASAV4-G0/0 V342 - ASAV4-G0/1 Thank you to the readers if you have read this far. What do you think? Any suggestions? Improvements? Just think I'm crazy? Lets discuss!
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Hi there, I am designing a new switch stack and wanted to verify a concept with my fellow Meraki enthusiasts.
In their MDF I would place 6 switches.
1 x MS225-48FP
5 x MS210-48FP
5 x MA-CBL-40G-1M (to physically stack the MS225-48FP as the top switch and the other MS210-48FP)
1 x MA-CBL-40G-3M (to connect the bottom MS210-48FP stack port to the second stack port on the MS225-48FP.
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Hi, I'm David. I'm an FE for a Cisco Partner in Houston, Texas. I'm usually post-sales who regularly helps the pre-sales guys when they are selling security... We are a MSP/VAR as well as a Cisco Partner. Traditionally we have been supporting the traditional Cisco Enterprise portfolio we are now moving SMB clients and some large clients towards SD-WAN and the Meraki family. Besides the network engineering realm, I'm also a senior security professional. I achieved my CMNA at one of the February 2019 sessions as well as having several M$ and CCNA certifications for 10 years and a CCNP for the last couple of years. In my personal life, I have a wife and two girls that keep me busy. My current guility pleasure is watching Chinese and Korean dramas that have English subtitles...
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