March 23rd, 2017 in Lab Sim

Refer to the topology below. R1 and R2 are configured to run HSRP. The network administrator wants to ask you about how HSRP operates in the vent of a device failure.



LACP with STP Sim

March 12th, 2017 in Lab Sim, LabSim


You work for SWITCH.com. They have just added a new switch (SwitchB) to the existing network as shown in the topology diagram.


RouterA is currently configured correctly and is providing the routing function for devices on SwitchA and SwitchB. SwitchA is currently configured correctly, but will need to be modified to support the addition of SwitchB. SwitchB has a minimal configuration. You have been tasked with competing the needed configuring of SwitchA and SwitchB. SwitchA and SwitchB use Cisco as the enable password.

Configuration Requirements for SwitchA

– The VTP and STP configuration modes on SwitchA should not be modified.
– SwitchA needs to be the root switch for vlans 11, 12, 13, 21, 22 and 23. All other vlans should be left are their default values.

Configuration Requirements for SwitchB

– Vlan 21, Name: Marketing, will support two servers attached to fa0/9 and fa0/10
– Vlan 22, Name: Sales, will support two servers attached to fa0/13 and fa0/14
– Vlan 23, Name: Engineering, will support two servers attached to fa0/15 and fa0/16
– Access ports that connect to server should transition immediately to forwarding state upon detecting the connection of a device.
– SwitchB VTP mode needs to be the same as SwitchA.
– SwitchB must operate in the same spanning tree mode as SwitchA.
– No routing is to be configured on SwitchB.
– Only the SVI vlan 1 is to be configured and it is to use address

Inter-switch Connectivity Configuration Requirements:

– For operational and security reasons trunking should be unconditional and Vlans 1, 21, 22 and 23 should tagged when traversing the trunk link.
– The two trunks between SwitchA and SwitchB need to be configured in a mode that allows for the maximum use of their bandwidth for all vlans. This mode should be done with a non-proprietary protocol, with SwitchA controlling activation.
– Propagation of unnecessary broadcasts should be limited using manual pruning on this trunk link.

Answer and Explanation:



March 10th, 2017 in Lab Sim, LabSim


You have been tasked with configuring multilayer SwitchC, which has a partial configuration and has been attached to RouterC as shown in the topology diagram.

You need to configure SwitchC so that Hosts H1 and H2 can successful ping the server S1. Also SwitchC needs to be able to ping server S1. Due to administrative restrictions and requirements you should not add/delete VLANs, changes VLAN port assignments or create trunk links. Company policies forbid the use of static or default routing. All routes must be learned via EIGRP 650 routing protocol.

You do not have access to RouterC, RouterC is correctly configured. No trunking has been configured on RouterC.
Routed interfaces should use the lowest host on a subnet when possible. The following subnets are available to implement this solution:
Hosts H1 and H2 are configured with the correct IP address and default gateway.
SwitchC uses Cisco as the enable password.
Routing must only be enabled for the specific subnets shown in the diagram.


Answer and Explanation


VTP Lab 2

March 9th, 2017 in Lab Sim, LabSim


Answer and Explanation


AAAdot1x Lab Sim

March 3rd, 2017 in Lab Sim, LabSim


Answer and Explanation


VTPv3 Sim

February 11th, 2017 in Lab Sim

You have been asked to install and configure a new switch in a customer network. Use the console access to the existing and new switches to configure and verify correct device configuration.



Lab Challenge – Switch Config

August 27th, 2014 in Lab Challenge


Recently we posted some Lab Challenges – Switch Config on rstut.com but we think you may be interested in these switching labs so we also post the link here:

+ Lab Challenge 1: http://www.rstut.com/lab-challenge/lab-challenge-1-switch-config
+ Lab Challenge 2: http://www.rstut.com/lab-challenge/lab-challenge-2-switch-config
+ Lab Challenge 3: http://www.rstut.com/lab-challenge/lab-challenge-3-switch-config
+ Lab Challenge 4: http://www.rstut.com/lab-challenge/lab-challenge-4-switch-config
+ Lab Challenge 5: http://www.rstut.com/lab-challenge/lab-challenge-5-switch-config
+ Lab Challenge 6: http://www.rstut.com/lab-challenge/lab-challenge-6-switch-config
+ Lab Challenge 7: http://www.rstut.com/lab-challenge/lab-challenge-7-switch-config

 We think it is very suitable for SWITCH learners to revise some knowledge about switch so please check them if you have spare time.