Ok so first of all at the moment I have vm lab as much as I enjoy practicing my skills against that I have identified a big gap in my education and now trying to bridge that gap.
I have not worked as sysadmin or in helpdesk role my networking/Windows side is in need of some education. I have been using Windows for over 14 years just not in corporate world (Home user) so know how to perform most task but not had any exposure to active directory,domain contollers so on.
So in order to bridge this gap I am trying to get a job as sysadmin / help desk I am also looking at doing the CCNA once i get study material.
In the meantime I was lucky enough to get my hands on some hardware. I have the following at my disposal:
Dell PowerEdge 1850 Server / Xeon 3.0GHz / 1GB RAM / 2 x 72GB HDD
Dell PowerEdge 1850 Server / Xeon 3.4GHz / 6GB RAM / 2 x 72GB HDD
Dell PowerEdge SC1425 Server / Xeon 3.2GHz / 1GB RAM 120GB HDD
Dell PowerEdge 1850 Server / Dual Xeon 2.8GHz / 2GB RAM / 2 x 72GB HDD
Cisco 2600 router x 2
Cisco 2500 router
Cisco 2900 XL switch
I was thinking of upgrading my lab so it involves this hardware I just really wanted advice on how you would set it all up would you have web server,windows server,sql server ? any advice would be really appreciated. so if you can give me as much information like what os you would install and why.
Thanks a lot