I’ve finally launched my lab so that I can prepare for CCIE R&S using hardware only. I’ve started with INE labs and we’ll see how it goes. I will try to add some remote hosts (raspberry PIs most likely) ain March and then maybe another ISR G2 and 3560E later this year + an ESX host near November because I want to be able practise ikev2 (ISR) and latest dot1x features (3560e with 15.2 ios), plus some various VMs on the ESX. For now i’m enjoying the fact that I don’t need rack rental anymore and I can practise at any time of day, for as long as I want.
I’m also preparing for my new personal life challenges.