This week we’re getting hold of all the missing bits for Rack2, which means frantic ebay shopping for cables, memory expansion cards, NM modules, flash cards. It’s become a bit tedious because rack2 is basically a copy of rack1, so I thought that with each next rack, I’ll try to introduce small modifications. I’m thinking 2504 wireless controllers for rack3 and rack4 (April/May) and some voice equipment for rack5 and rack6 (September/October).
In the meantime, the 3560v2 with the 15.0 software have arrived but I don’t feel like taking stuff out of Rack1 again, so I’ll put them in Rack2 and Rack3. I also got those ginormous 3745s (so much space for modules!), 2821s and 2851s. They’re a bit heavy so I’ll use only one of those per rack. I didn’t actually calculate in their weight (ebay night shopping…when mind sleeps, hands order chunky routers) so in the future I’ll be ordering only small 8xx routers with 15.4+ IOS. Less power consumption, small and not as heavy, recent IOS.