Scenario-2.1 Branch Office Network Setup – Configure Universal Switch Settings

The Scene


A Collapsed Core switch layer based on two interconnected Layer 3 switches has been installed in the office server room.

Two pairs of User Access Switches have been installed in two different Wire Closet locations.

Two pairs of User Access Switches have been installed in two different Wire Closet locations.

A Management Server located in the Server Room and two Host-PCs have been installed for future use and will be left powered off for the time being.

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Scenario-1 Prepare a new switch for operation and remote administration

The Scene
  • Install a new User Access switch (UserAcc-2) into an existing small network topology consisting of a single Layer 3 Core Switch and one other Layer 2 User Access Switch.
  • The existing Collapsed Core and User Access Switch have already been setup.
  • 802.1Q trunks have been setup between the existing User Access and Core Switch.
  • Switch CORE-1 is configured as the Spanning Tree Root Bridge for all VLANS.

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Welcome to MyVirlLabs – My First blog post


Welcome to MyVirlLabs. MyVirlLabs is a ever expanding collection of IP network configuration and troubleshooting scenarios built on Cisco’s amazing VIRL – Virtual Internet Routing Labs platform that I create and share to test one’s knowledge.

Throughout my studies I built a library of scenarios and topologies within Cisco’s VIRL to practice working with various protocols, functions and features that I could expect to be tested on whilst preparing for exams.

I later decided to make my topologies publicly available through GitHub and to document and publish the scenarios and necessary configurations through this blog in the hope that others may make use of them too.

Please feel free to share any thoughts, comments or even ideas for future labs that you may have..