The Stub Lab

Free CCNA Workbook has come to the conclusion that it would be a fantastic idea to offer a readily available Cisco Lab for workbook users that prefer to use real equipment over GNS3 and the best part about it all is that it’s FREE to use!!!

As of January 1, 2013 the Free CCNA Workbook Stub Lab has been updated to the the new v3.0 topology. This topology consist of new Cisco 2811 ISR’s, Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches and Cisco 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. This new topology build is consistent with Free CCNA Workbook’s future plans to offer additional workbooks targeting Security, Voice and Wireless.

The following matrix has been compiled to provide you with information as to what hardware and software is used in the Stub Lab;

Device Platform RAM Flash Software Version Feature set
R1 Cisco 2811 512MB 512MB 15.1(4)M7 Adv IP Services
R2 Cisco 2811 512MB 256MB 15.1(4)M7 Adv IP Services
R3 Cisco 2811 512MB 256MB 15.1(4)M7 Adv IP Services
R4 Cisco 2811 512MB 256MB 15.1(4)M7 Adv IP Services
R5 Cisco 2811 512MB 256MB 15.1(4)M7 Adv IP Services
SW1 Cisco 3560-24PS-S 128MB 32MB 12.2(55)SE8 IP Services
SW2 Cisco 3560-24TS-S 128MB 32MB 12.2(55)SE8 IP Services
SW3 Cisco 3560-24TS-S 128MB 32MB 12.2(55)SE8 IP Services
SW4 Cisco 3560-24TS-S 128MB 32MB 12.2(55)SE8 IP Services
FW1 Cisco ASA 5505 512MB 256MB 9.1(3) Security Plus
FW2 Cisco ASA 5505 512MB 256MB 9.1(3) Security Plus

Please note that in Q4 of 2013 Free CCNA Workbook has plans to update the Workbook(s) to reflect the changes made to the topology. We plan to continue offering GNS3 topology files that closely match the new topology however all labs will be demonstrated using the new v3.0 topology which consist of newer hardware and software that you would expect to see in today’s modern networks.

To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to use Stub Lab, each lab session is limited to total of 3 (Three) consecutive hours which gives a total of eight sessions per day. To reserve your lab reservation and ensure that you lock in the session you must register if you have not already done so and submit your reservation for the specific time-slot. Once your reservation has been confirmed you will be sent an email confirmation regarding the reservation which will include additional details about the lab.

Users are only permitted to schedule one session at any given time. This limitation is to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to use the Stub Lab and prevents a single individual from scheduling a nine hour session in a single day. The creation of multiple accounts to reserve additional lab time is strictly prohibited and any accounts tied to such actions will be banned.

The Stub Lab is a freely offered service and and such we are not obligated in any way to guarantee this service. We expect any individuals whom use the Stub Lab to be respectful and make no attempts at intentionally disrupting the service to others by executing commands that could potentially cause disruption such as deleting IOS images or leaving passwords other than “cisco” on lab devices. Free CCNA Workbook reserves the right to disable access to the Stub Lab at any time for any reason.

Also note that all commands you execute on the lab devices are logged to a server for auditing purposes. To protect the lab devices, some commands have been disabled which will cause lab devices to fail upon boot or become inaccessible via the console port. You MUST read and accept the “Terms of Service” prior to registering your account.

Shown below is a picture of the new v3.0 Stub Lab is based around 2811 ISR’s and 3560′s.

The CCNA/CCNP Stub Lab provided by Free CCNA Workbook.

The lab schedule portal is currently in “BETA” and there are a few kinks we have to workout and not all of the features are complete however the portal has its basic functionality. To visit the Lab Schedule Portal click the button below;

Stub Lab Schedule Portal… →