We will try to prepare a lab where we can configure and test different features of Cisco Routers and Switches. For the purpose of saving time and minimize our on-going efforts to set up each lab, two multi-purpose lab typologies will be configured, namely one for routing and another for switching. Once the lab is set up, it can be used in multiple scenarios and a lab can be configured on the fly to teach us the required technologies. This section is the switching part and will be titled ‘CCNA Switching Lab 1-x’, where x represents the lab number. In the same manner, the routing labs will be titled ‘CCNA Routing Lab 1-x’.
Lab prerequisite: You have followed my blog or other people’s blog, or watched YouTube and set up your GNS3 with IOU at some stage.
Step 1: As shown below, add four IOU routers and four IOU switches.
Step 2: Connect all of your switches and routers
Now you are ready to do some Switching labs. 🙂