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  1. Authentication looks good but it seems that you forgot to set a home directory for the user on your ftp server with write permission.
  2. First of all, you need to get your CCDA as this is a pre-requisite. Then it depends on when you passed the other exams. You mentioned that you passed BSCI so that at least this passing score is probably expired. If your SWITCH passing score is not older than 3 years by the time you complete your CCDP, then it still counts. So I assume that you also have to pass the ROUTE exam beside ARCH in order to complete your CCDP. Anyway, getting your CCDA is the very first step.
  3. There have been quite a few reports that CUCM installation runs into fatal errors on AMD machines. However, if you copy a working image onto an AMD machine it will work without any further trouble.
  4. First of all, congratulations! There was not much else beside having to wait for the official email from Cisco with my CCSI number, if I remember correctly. However, I had to change the primary email address of my CCO account to the one that the LP used for registration. Of course, you also have to send all your passing scores to the LP in order to prove that you passed those exams with the necessary trainer cut score. Since then I have to attend some TTT events from time to time and pass the new exams once Cisco updates their certification tracks...
  5. No, that doesn't make sense because the exam contains a lot of SDM related questions as well... Once Cisco has the time to renew the CCNA Security exam they will replace SDM with CCP for sure but for the time being you have to be very familiar with the SDM GUI if you want to take the exam.
  6. Yes, you can use SDM to connect to virtual routers in GNS3. Please note that some people reported problems if GNS3 and SDM were running on the same pc. SDM is a pretty old tool so that you also need to run one of the old supported java versions to make it tick.
  7. The "break key" sequence depends on your terminal program, e.g. TeraTerm uses "Alt+B" or from the menu it's Control --> Send Break.
  8. Well, there are a few more minor differences, e.g. the 3550's do not support IPv6, some QoS commands have changed... ...so that most vendors use 2 x 3550 (to save some money) plus 2 x 3560 switches for their labs.
  9. You could do a simple "copy run tftp" to see whether you can upload the configuration to your tftp server. Be sure to enter the correct ip address of your laptop as the remote host address. Most tftp servers also offer some logging option so that you could see if your router does indeed connect to the server but the file is not found. If you have another computer at hand you can also use either the build-in tftp client of windows 7 (needs to be explicitly activated under windows features) or some tool like pumpkin that can run tftp in server and client mode. If the tftp server is set up properly but connections still fail, then it's almost always a firewall problem.
  10. First of all, you entered the wrong ip address for the remote host. Your laptop is the .106 and not the .109, right. If the problem still persists, then you need to check whether the TFTP server application is running and properly configured on your laptop and you also opened the correct port on its firewall.
  11. If you want to know which images include a feature like gatekeeper, then Cisco's Feature Navigator is the way to go and I included the link to this tool in one of my previous posts. Then you'll quickly notice that only the ipvoice_ivs and adventerprise_ivs feature sets include this functionality on the 2800 series routers. Furhermore, gatekeeper is a enforced license even on the 2800 series routers since 12.4(20)T if I remember correctly. While you can activate a 60 days trial license on these routers, in case of used routers it might already be expired. So you might want to go back to 12.4(15)T images in order to play around with this feature. If the evaluation license is still available the output might look like this: PSTN_Rtr#show license all License Store: Primary License Storage License Store: Evaluation License Storage StoreIndex: 0 Feature: gatekeeper Version: 1.0 License Type: Evaluation License State: Not in Use, EULA not accepted Evaluation total period: 8 weeks 4 days Evaluation period left: 8 weeks 4 days License Count: Non-Counted License Priority: None PSTN_Rtr# You should note that the ios images on the 2801 router are different from all other 2800 series routers as their names start with c2801- versus c2800nm- for the others. So you cannot simply use the same image. The 2800 series routers always require PVDM2 modules, no matter which software version you run. The first generation PVDM modules were used for older platforms and modules. For CUE you always need additional hardware like the AIM or NME modules and only the newer modules can run CUE 8.x.
  12. Sorry but I only had a quick look and noticed the usual suspects on the first page, knowing that e.g. bitsnoop typically has reliable and active torrents for almost everything. But Cisco did not release new software for about 5 months now and on the other hand many sharehosters are probably still in panic mode. I also heard that some people got those software DVDs through Ebay but don't think that there are any on offer right now. In the past it was sufficient to buy a smartnet contract for just one little ios device and you could download almost anything from Cisco's website. However, things have changed a lot and nowadays Cisco is strictly controlling and logging what you can download. So you only get what you pay for these days. Not much else you can do beside keeping your eyes open as I'm pretty sure that some useful links will pop up sooner or later... According to my experience the voice track is all about experience. I've seen some so-called CCNP Voice certified guys entering some large enterprise project(s) and being kicked off within less than a week because they had no clue at all how CUCM and voice gateways are really working. On the other hand I'm doing nothing else but Cisco VoIP stuff but I'm not even CCNA Voice certified. Never had the time to prepare for the exams and finally gave up as simply no one cares as long as I can do what I'm paid for. So you need to practice as much as you can and CUCM 7.x is still a very good starting point as the basic concepts are still the same, e.g. partitions and calling search spaces. Yes, there are some new 8.x features that Cisco wants you to know for the exams but the most important thing for the real world is to become rock-solid on the basics! So get your CUCM 7.x up and running and start playing as it still covers almost everything you need to know...
  13. Maybe it's just a matter of feeding Mr. Google with the right key words. Just did a quick lookup for "ucsinstall ucos 8" and immediately found a couple of torrents in less than .1 seconds Yes, there are some people out there offering what they call ready-to-use VMware images but you never know what you really get and secondly you miss the fun of installing and setting up your own CUCM machine. If your switches do not support PoE then you can also use a couple of power injectors for your phones as they are very cheap. I also used to have some 3550 switches in my homelab but replaced all of them with PoE-capable 3560's in the meantime. BTW, smartnet and smartcare are for IOS devices. Getting support for the server stuff like CUCM is a different story...
  14. I was referring to the PVDM's. Voice routers need them for almost everything while it depends on your lab design whether or not and how many T1/E1 cards you need. Of course you are allowed to ask as it's a legitimate question and the official answer is that you need to by either a smartnet or smartcare contract for your devices. Pretty expensive but as an alternative you can also ask Mr. Google and I'm sure that he can give you some useful hints... BTW, the sharing of such materials is not allowed in this forum so you won't find any images or download links in any section. It is possible to either install such image directly on each router's flash or use a TFTP server, just as you like. However, your image is good for R&S stuff but for voice stuff you need one of the feature sets that I mentioned in my previous post. Cisco has a tool named Feature Navigator that you can use to find the right image.
  15. The routers definitely need some PVDM modules in order to support all those FXS/FXO/BRI/PRI port cards, hardware conferencing ressource, etc. The 2800 routers either take PVDM2 modules directly on the mainboard or you can use special voice modules like the NM-HD-2V or NM-HDV that also have PVDM slots. For lab purposes the PVDM2-8 is typically sufficient and the cheapest option, unless you want to run a full T1/E1 trunk. Every voice router needs at least one of those. No need to worry too much about the memory. You can use 3rd party modules which are relatively cheap as the Cisco-certified modules are ridiculously expensive. If you stay with the IPVOICE feature set, then the 256MB standard RAM should be enough but if you want to run the latest and greatest ADVENTERPRISE_IVS images, then you need 512MB RAM. Regarding flash I use 256MB Sandisk cards which never caused any problems for me but other 3rd party flash cards are said to work as well. The current CCNP Voice exams are based on CUCM 8.0 so that's the way to go...