What is required for my Voice lab?

Hello everyone
I would like to know which cards and proper versions of cme and PVDM is required in order to be able to have my lab for CCNAVoice. Here is what I have to work with.

Cisco 2611XM (MPC860P) processor (revision 0x301) with 111616K/19456K bytes of memory.
2 FastEthernet interfaces
1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module
32K bytes of NVRAM.
32768K bytes of processor board System flash

Therefore 32MB of Flash and 128MB of DRAM with no T1 interface.

and a

Cisco 2801 (revision 7.0) with 235520K/26624K bytes of memory.
2 FastEthernet interfaces
2 Voice FXO interfaces
2 Voice FXS interfaces
1 DSP, 8 Voice resources
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity disabled.
191K bytes of NVRAM.
126000K bytes of ATA CompactFlash

Therefore 128MB of flash and 256MB of DRAM again with no T1 interface.

From what I can tell I should be able to use a VWIC-1MFT-T1 or VWIC-2MFT-T1 for my T1 on the 2801 with c2801-spservicesk9-mz.124-24.T2.bin and would like to connect it to my 2611XM router and get a NM-1V in order for my WAN to work correct? This would be RJ48 to RJ48 connection correct?
I think I also require PVDM resources for the T1 ports is this correct? or is this included in the NM-1V card?

From this link:
I should be ok to run cme 3.1 on my 2611XM router with the available 128MB of DRAM and 32MB or flash with flash: c2600-advipservicesk9-mz.123-7.T.bin correct ?

This is only for my lab to learn on. My phones are already working and configured to go to PSTN on 2801 but I would like to practice configuring the WAN part by using the T1 lines but am not sure if this is all correct.

Thanks very much for any help and information with this.

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Not everyone know this but CCNA Voice is not an official prequisite for CCVP right now.

CCNA Voice let's you practice on CUCM Express which is considerated for smaller business (aka 50 phones).

You can go directly to CCVP (CVOICE Exam to be precise) which gives you CCNA Voice automatically if you pass CCVP. Besides you get to practice on CUCM which is bigger, better, broader. And if you can manage CUCM for certain you can manage CUCM Express. CUCM now installs on VMware without error (from version 6 I believe).

You can of course continue with your first line of studdy.

And If you're looking for good study material I strongly recommend CBT Nuggets.

ibanez7Author Commented:
thanks piwowarc

I will be looking into this for sure but I still require the cards for my routers all the same. Not that i'm a rich man but i am starting my own business and am going to use the setup at the office once i'm ready anyway. Also I will be going for clients with around up to 50 users anyway so this should be good for me to get going for the next few years.For the time being I'm not too worried about the exam itself but want to be able to really understand and be able to configure this using the right equipment and I just want to make sure that I will be spending the little cash I have on the right equipment to get things going. Also by doing all the research above I believe is part of the training to fully understand what goes with what in order to purchase the right cards, equipment, call managers etc...(even though it is not required for the exams it is required for live environments).
So back to my original question: Am I correct to assume that these cards and versions will work with what I have?

Thanks very much for your help.
I have 4.1 CME running on a 2610XM router.  Are you just doing a data T1 or you trying to do a PRI?   If just a data T1 then you dont need the NM-1V .  You only need that on the 2610 if you want to hook up fxs/fxo cards or put in a controller card.  The PVDM card is seperate that you would need they come in 4, 8, 12, 24,48, 64 I believe cant remember exactly.    On the 2801 if you are looking straight at it with the ethernet ports on the left the 3 slots can all take T1 cards, slot 0/0/0 is only VIC.  You will need a Wic 1DSU-T1-V2 which is a T1 dsu/csu card.  If you want a PRI ckt that will act as a local lec then you need to get T1 controller cards.  You have the correct IOS on the 2610xm.
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ibanez7Author Commented:
Hi voipman
I will be doing PRI. I'm gonna put a 7906G and a 7961G connected to 2950 cat switch behind the 2611XM but it is acting as DHCP for both data and voice vlans and the exact same behind the 2801 which is connected and working also to PSTN using fxs/fxo ports . I won't be hooking fxs/fxo to 2611XM since I have them on the 2801 and able to test that way. As long as I can configure my voip dial peers and can test teho calling from ip phones behind 2611XM to PSTN behind 2801 that should be cool.  Which is why I wanted to make sure that about which CME will work with my 2611XM with proper ios and exactly which T1 cards are required to make it work between 2611XM and the 2801.

Thanks for the help
Yeah you are going to need the T1 controller cards...Also to hook the routers to each other you're going to need a T1 CROSSOVER CABLE NOT AN ETHERNET CROSS OVER!!! PIN OUT FOR T1 XOVER IS 1 TO 4 AND 2 TO 5
ibanez7Author Commented:
Thanks very much for the help voipman

Exactly what I thought but is the VWIC-1MFT-T1  for my T1controller card on the 2801 and the NM-1V controller card for the 2611xm in order for my WAN from the 2611xm to 2801 to work correct? This is what i need to know so i can order the correct cards. Are these the right cards to buy and do I still require the PVDM or is the PVDM strictly for the fxo/fxs? This would be RJ48 to RJ48 crossover connection correct and not RJ45 right? This way I can order everything at the same time.

In other words: VWIC-1MFT-T1  for my T1controller card on the 2801 = yes or no
                          NM-1V is the T1controller card for the 2611xm = yes or no
                          Is the T1 crossover cable a RJ48? = yes or no
Not using fxs/fxo on 2611xm: Is PVDM still required? = yes or no

Thanks very much for your help.
VWIC-1MFT-T1  for my T1controller card on the 2801 = yes (This will be expensive the cheaper ones are for the 1700-2600-3600 series routers.  Same card but the pins are different so you have to get one for the 1800/2800/3800)
NM-1V is the T1controller card for the 2611xm = no you need the NM-1v and a VWIC-1MFT-T1 card  The NM-1v just allowes the router to handle voice.

Is the T1 crossover cable a RJ48? = yes
Not using fxs/fxo on 2611xm: Is PVDM still required? =  yes

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ibanez7Author Commented:
Excellent...thanks very much for the help
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