I have now oficially started to prepare for the lab. Yesterday I did my first rack rental via Graded labs. This worked flawlessly even though I am located in Sweden. Getting access to the equipment was easy and the command prompt was responsive. The only thing that’s a drag is that it takes so long to load the configurations via the control panel.
I am following this program from INE. I was able to finish 1.1 – 1.12 yesterday. I was a bit shocked first even at the first lab since you need to get the right feel for the diagrams and how to get the information from them that you want. I had to draw a new diagram to get the information I wanted. To do this “show cdp neighbor” and “show interface trunk” is very usable.
Feels very good to have started. I had a pretty good grasp of the labs during this session, it still is easy to forget easy things like creating a VLAN or so. One time I didn’t know the command to do a task and I then looked it up in the DOC-CD. I will try to only use this as my source for configuring and not rely on google to search.