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RE: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb network card? posted 12/16/2007
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Ahhh....   Spoken like a true unbeliever.  :)

I'm not about to get into a Mac vs. PC war because I honestly don't care.  I
run both.  My primary laptop is a PC because there are many more apps for it
in the areas that I typically play in.  For desktop publishing and
photo/movie editing, the PC still hasn't caught up to the MAC, and I've used
Macs for that stuff for almost 20 years now.

Just like in the vendor wars for networking, if you make snap decisions on a
brand for some unknown reason (or perceived reason) you are just doing
yourself/company a disservice.  Know your options, and use them where
needed.  Everything has its place in certain situations.


Scott Morris, CCIE4 (R&S/ISP-Dial/Security/Service Provider) #4713, JNCIE-M
#153, JNCIS-ER, CISSP, et al.
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-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
darth router
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 1:38 PM
To: Jo Knight
Cc: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb network
card?

Sheesh!

people must be working for Crapple on this board. Mac still sux just like it
always did. Jo, you can use any brand of PC. Get a quad core, more bang for
your buck.

DR

On 12/16/07, Jo Knight <joknight@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> I too am thinking to get a Mac Mini to suppliment my rack rental 
> sessions, and am keen to know how it performs with a fully configured lab
on the go.
> How does it perform with 14-15 routers configured?
>
> I am looking to get the core 2 duo  2Ghz with 2GB RAM model.
>
>
>
> On 16/12/2007, Scott Morris <swm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > hehehehehe...  Well, I get asked enough questions about it on boards 
> > and in
> > class that I figured I may as well have used the thing.   :)
> >
> > But it's certainly not my primary mode of playing around.
> >
> > Scott
> >
> >   _____
> >
> > From: Greg Wendel [mailto:gwendel@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:31 PM
> > To: Scott Morris
> > Cc: Graham Clarke; darth router; Li Xiao Shawn NCS;
> ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb
> network
> > card?
> >
> >
> > Scott,
> > I couldn't help but comment that a if man with a lab that needs its 
> > own power plant is using dynamips then it is definitely going places.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > On Dec 15, 2007 10:58 PM, Scott Morris < swm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I've just been playing around with things since it's gaining popularity.
> > Personally I still use real equipment...  But the Mac worked
> wonderfully.
> > OS on mine is 10.4 OS/x. I haven't upgraded it to 10.5 yet, but will 
> > likely do that soon.
> >
> > It's nice, quiet and not that hot.  :)
> >
> > Scott
> >
> > _____
> >
> > From: ciscosurplus@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:ciscosurplus@xxxxxxxxx] On 
> > Behalf
> Of
> > Graham Clarke
> > Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 4:30 PM
> > Cc: darth router; Scott Morris; Li Xiao Shawn NCS;
> ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> > Subject: Re: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb
> network
> > card?
> >
> >
> > Scott,
> >
> > Mac mini seems to ba popular weapon of choice, what is the 
> > performance like on a fully loaded lab? ie BGP flaps etc? Also what 
> > OS do you run on
> them?
> > Sounds a lot better than the massive sever that generates more 
> > radiation than chernoby I currently use.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Graham
> >
> > On 15/12/2007, Laidlaw, Patrick A. <Patrick.Laidlaw@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Li,
> >
> > I would have to agree go buy three 4 port nics you'll be much 
> > happier in the end.  I've been using three that have worked flawless 
> > for the last year.
> >
> > Patrick
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > <mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ] On Behalf Of darth router
> > Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:17 AM
> > To: Scott Morris
> > Cc: Li Xiao Shawn NCS; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb 
> > network card?
> >
> > Hey Li,
> >
> > maybe your having a USB driver issue of some sort. I've used USB 
> > nics without problem. I'm not much of a PC guy anymore, but I have 
> > noticed different systems tank when you plug in a few USB devices in
Windows.
> > Those NIO_GEN_eth ids change (long time ago, so not 100% sure) when 
> > you pull the USB Nics off and add them back on, so that pissed me 
> > off and I ended up buying 3
> > 4 port NICs. If you get them, make sure you have a large ATX case. 
> > The cards are long.
> >
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ZNYX-4-PORT-NETWORK-INTERFACE-CARD-NIC-MODEL-ZX3
> > 46Q_
> > <
> >
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ZNYX-4-PORT-NETWORK-INTERFACE-CARD-NIC-MODEL-ZX346
> Q_W0Q
> > QitemZ170177548909QQihZ007QQcategoryZ51195QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcm>
> > W0QQitemZ170177548909QQihZ007QQcategoryZ51195QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1
> > QQcm
> > dZViewItem
> >
> > On 12/15/07, Scott Morris <swm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > I haven't done this with Windows at all, but I have 12 nic's 
> > > running on a Mac Mini without issue.  (little slow in booting, but 
> > > other than that
> > > good)
> > >
> > > HTH,
> > >
> > >
> > > Scott Morris, CCIE4 (R&S/ISP-Dial/Security/Service Provider) 
> > > #4713, JNCIE-M #153, JNCIS-ER, CISSP, et al.
> > > CCSI/JNCI-M/JNCI-ER
> > > VP - Technical Training - IPexpert, Inc.
> > > IPexpert Sr. Technical Instructor
> > >
> > > A Cisco Learning Partner - We Accept Learning Credits!
> > >
> >
> > > smorris@xxxxxxxxxxxx  <mailto:smorris@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Telephone: +1.810.326.1444
> > > Fax: +1.810.454.0130
> > > http://www.ipexpert.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> > > Behalf Of Li Xiao Shawn NCS
> > > Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:50 AM
> > > To: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: dyanmips lab setup help needed: how to install 12 usb 
> > > network
> >
> > > card?
> > >
> > > Hi experts,
> > >     Well this may sound dump.. i bought 12 usb nics and hope to 
> > > setup a full dynamip lab with dedicated nic for each virtual 
> > > routers.. i bought 3 units of 4-port USB hub for the 12 nics.. the 
> > > system has no problem recognizing the first 4 nics.. however the 
> > > moment i add in the
> >
> > > 5th nic, it crashes with the first nic; when add in the  6th, it 
> > > crashes with the 2nd.. and so on..
> > > I have already spread the usb hubs among the USB ports on my 
> > > board.. i
> >
> > > even tried geting pci usb hub but the situation is the same.. not 
> > > sure
> >
> > > whether anyone encountered this before and hopefully someone can 
> > > give mi some advise on
> > > this..   I am using windows XP..
> > >
> > > Thanks and Regards,
> > > lx
> > >
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