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Last updated: December 5, 2018

This guide describes how to access all the features of our Collaboration lab racks. Specifically, it describes how to establish a VPN connection between your location and our Collaboration lab rack, and how to access each of the devices and servers described below within the lab rack from your location.

See the next topic in this section for detailed Collaboration lab rack hardware spefications.

Your lab rack consists of:

  • Two 2911 routers
  • One 3560E-PD switch
  • Two 8845 Cisco IP telephones
  • Four Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) Publisher servers
  • One Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) Publisher server SME version
  • One Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) Subscriber server
  • One Cisco Unity Connection (CUC or UC) servers
  • One Cisco Unified Contact Center (CUCCX or UCCX) server
  • Three Cisco IM and Presence (IMP) servers
  • Two Expressway C (CES) servers
  • One Expressway E (CES) server
  • One Cisco Meeting (CMS) server
  • One Cisco Unity Express (CUE) server
  • Four Windows 10 machines running Jabber, Wireshark and other tools
  • Two Microsoft Active Directory server (labeled “hq-dns” and "ext-dns" in the lab rack diagram)
  • One access server (not shown in the diagram) for console port access to routers and switches
  • Additional infrastructure not visible to you, nor configurable by you, to connect your rack to servers and the VPN

The Lab Rack Diagram in the third section shows how all these components, except the access server and infrastructure elements, fit together.

Router and Ethernet Port Tables contains the summary tables of VLANs, IP subnets, router and switch port connections.

Device Connectivity is a quick reference for rack access information.

The lab topology is broken into 5 sites:

  • HQ
  • SB
  • SC
  • PSTN
  • EXT
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