May
02

First off I’d like to thank all of you that participated in beta testing both the CCIE Data Center Technology Lab Workbook and DC Rack Rentals, and for all the constructive feedback that was submitted. Yesterday the DC rack system left beta, and is now publicly available for bookings.

Data Center rack rentals cost 20 tokens for the base topology, which includes Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, and Virtual Machines. There are three add-ons to the topology, which are Nexus 2000 & SAN, UCS & SAN, and ACE 4710. Each of the add-ons cost 5 tokens apiece, which means the maximum cost for the full topology is 35 tokens per session. With bulk token pricing this equates to about $11 USD per hour for rental, which is much more affordable than any other vendor out there.

For more detailed information on how to book sessions and use the system, please see the CCIE Data Center Rack Rental Access Guide.

Before the end of the month we will also be launching a second “Mock Lab” Data Center topology that will be used for full-scale 8-hour lab scenarios. More information about the availability of rentals on this topology will be posted soon.

Happy Labbing!

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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3 Responses to “INE’s CCIE Data Center Rack Rentals Now Public”

 
  1. Salman Naqvi says:

    I’ve been beta testing and I must say that the labs are excellent – especially when combined with the CCIE DC workbooks. There is still some small percentage of content missing, but, it’s mostly complete. High quality labs and high quality work book. Kudos!

  2. PoorGuy says:

    It seems like the DC Rack is a big hit… I can’t find a single open spot and the schedule does not allow me to advance past July 4th for future bookings…

    1) Will there be additional racks to accommodate the huge demand?
    2) How can I schedule labs into July/August as I missed the boat on early scheduling?

    Thanks!

 

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