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Topic # 230344 20-Feb-2018 10:10
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Hello Geeks,

 

 

 

I have Cisco switches and routers that I used for my CCNA and CCNP Certifications. I am now CCNP Security and CCNP Routing (still studying for Switch and Troubleshooting).

 

However, since I don't need all of them now I am thinking of renting them out for those who would like to have actual equipment experience.

 

GNS3 have always been part of my studies and lab testing (for work purposes) but there are just some limitations that only physical equipment can provide.

 

Would there be an interest in renting switches/routers and possibly tutorial as well here in NZ? 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

JoF


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  Reply # 1961164 20-Feb-2018 17:56
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I think the thing you will struggle with is who will pay for renting it. Especially depending on which city you are in or if you plan to let people come in remotely.
GNS has mostly removed the need for physical hardware. And with so much going to the cloud these days it's more likely to need to know how to drive VMware or AWS to deploy the OVA and then get yourself setup.
Circuit switched networks are going away and I can see a time when all you need is a raw internet connection with some IDS cleverness at the edge and then the rest will be VMs in some cloud provider.





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  Reply # 1961457 21-Feb-2018 12:02
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Thank you for your reply. I do agree with you on the Cloud side of things and I also believe that is where the future of networking and systems are heading.

 

This is just some sort of feasibility study before I decide what to do with the Cisco gears I have. 


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