I'm studing for the CCNP-Voice exam. I understand the lab requirements to be the following:
At least 2801 or 2811 router with IOS 15 and CME 8
Any switch supporting PoE
CUCM servers VM run on VMware ESXi. VMware vSphere Hypervisor is the new name for what was formerly known as VMware ESXi Single Server or free ESXi
The Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.6 - Partner Bundle Offering (PBO) can be purchased for $275 at the following link:
THE PBO version requires a business partner.
Of couse I'll need a couple of IP phones.
Am I missing anything? Do I have all of the facts correct?
you may be referring to the CCIE Voice lab, CCNP doesn't have one as far as I've ever seen, just re-checked it also.
Which test in particular are you chasing?
I'm implementing a voice lab consisting of CM, Unity, CUPs. I find it difficult if not impossible to study for the exams without something physcial to configure.