Cisco Networking Lab

Computing, Digital & IT Facilities

Cisco Networking Lab

Our purpose built computer labs are where you can test and adapt your chosen solutions.

Based within the School of Computing Science and Digital Media, this lab consists of 24 PCs all linked back to three racks of Cisco equipment to represent three separate locations (Red, Green and Blue) meaning three Local Area cables, plus a console cable per PC connect back to these racks.

Students log on to this PC normally to access university resources as in any other IT lab. The only difference in the configuration is the addition of 3 Virtual Machines on the PC that are accessed through VMware Workstation. Each PC is enhanced with 3 extra network cards that take up the remaining slots in an HP Small Form Factor machine.