Earlier this week I published the topology for CCNP TSHOOT built in GNS3 but for some reason the attachments didn’t work so I had to move the article, you can find it right here.

It’s a good idea to spend some time looking at this topology and its configuration. See why things are working and the way they were designed. I’ll be uploading different labs with troubleshooting tickets later for you.

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Written by René Molenaar - CCIE #41726


  1. Arjen van der Laan says

    Hallo Rene,

    Ik probeer de GNS3 TSHOOT Labs te downloaden.

    Als ik op de link “right here” klik dan krijg ik de volgende melding:

    Bad karma: we can’t find that page!
    You asked for, but despite our computers looking very hard, we could not find it. What happened ?

    the link you clicked to arrive here has a typo in it
    or somehow we removed that page, or gave it another name
    or, quite unlikely for sure, maybe you typed it yourself and there was a little mistake ?

    Is de download misschien niet meer beschikbaar?

    Arjen van der Laan

  2. Profile photo of Vinicius says

    Hi Rene,

    The topology is excellent !!! This is going to be a great way to practice for the CCNP TSHOOT exam.

    By the way, i didn’t find the network configuration in DSW1 and DSW2.
    I also realize that to keep the VLAN configuration in DSW1 and DSW2 it’s necessary the check the box “save nvrams and virtual hard drives” in save project as… otherwise the VLAN configuration is lost.


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  3. Profile photo of Vernon Missouri says

    This is a good topology to learn from. When I trained for the TSHOOT test, I used GNS3 plus 2-3560 (DSW1 & DSW2) and 2-3550 (ASW1 & ASW2) to create the Lab. If you can build this Lab from the topology they give you, passing should not be a problem. This is why you should take TSHOOT last.

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  4. Profile photo of Rene Molenaar says

    having the real switches is awesome because you can also troubleshoot spanning-tree, trunks and etherchannels. Did you pass the TSHOOT exam? I’m looking for some input to build labs so if you have some input I would love to hear that.

  5. Profile photo of CorpCleg says

    Hi Rene
    I was wondering would it be possible to start a thread on this website were user’s who have downloaded the TSHOOT lab(or any of the other final configs) could break the Network and upload the broken configs for other users to troubleshoot. And maybe users might include real-world problems they have encountered. I am currently studying for TSHOOT and am finding that there is no book that can teach you how to Tshoot. And only time spent on broken Network’s can!!!!!!!
    All the best

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  6. Profile photo of Rene Molenaar says

    Hello Cleg,

    For the moment I think it’s best to put it in the forum, you can add attachments there as well. I want to create 5-6 scenarios with troubleshooting tickets based on my TSHOOT topology but i’m a little short on time at the moment ;D


  7. Profile photo of Sanjeevl says

    has ayone come across R4 cannot see route for or ,even we can only see ,but R3 can ping and see route for ,please reply if you know about this issue.Thanks

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