CCIE SPv3 Rack Rentals – which include IOS XR – are now out of beta and available for normal scheduling via the INE Members’ Site. The rack topology is based on our CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Lab Workbook and the CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Advanced Technologies Class.

Currently each session costs 20 tokens, and each session is 3 hours long. If you purchase tokens in bulk this basically means that SPv3 rack time is around $3 per hour. Token based sessions start on Monday May 7th. People who booked beta sessions before this time (i.e. through Sunday) will still maintain their free sessions. Anyone who booked a beta session on Monday May 7th or later has had your session removed. You can of course add them back through the scheduler, but the sessions are no longer free to book after the end of this weekend.

A brief video on how to use the new scheduling system and SPv3 Rack Rentals is available here.

We’re continuing to add functionality to the new scheduler and its control panel, which includes choosing a config to pre-load before a session starts via the control panel, remote power control via the control panel, loading product configs, saving your current configs, renaming your previously saved configs, downloading your previously saved configs, and re-loading your previously saved configs onto a current session or session scheduled in the future.

If anyone runs into any problems with the scheduler or any of its features please submit feedback so we can get these issues addressed as soon as possible.

Thanks and good luck in your studies!

About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:

Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.

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7 Responses to “CCIE SPv3 Rack Rentals No Longer in Beta”

  1. Tim Gregory says:

    Woohoo! Thanks INE!

    Time to say goodbye to my life…

  2. Alessio says:

    Hi Everybody,
    i need your help before deciding to move to CCIE. My strenght points are in R&S but i am working since 12 years in ISPs… Which track to do? SP or R&S?

    Please answer because i am not able to come out from this doubt alone!


  3. Maxwell says:

    This is very good news !!!

  4. Evgeny says:

    INE offers SP v3 workbooks, now you have SP v3 rack rentals. will INE offer Mock Lab for SP track soon?

  5. Alexei says:

    any news for customers of prev version of SP workbooks? Will they get a new verison for free or at some discounted rate?


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