Rack Rentals for INE’s CCIE RSv5 Workbook’s Troubleshooting Labs and Full Scale Labs are now available via the Members Site. To access them login to http://members.ine.com, click “Rack Rentals” on the dashboard on the left, and then click “Schedule” under “CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Full Scale.”

This topology uses 20 routers and 4 switches and is for both Troubleshooting and Full Scale Labs. The topology above it, “CCIE Routing & Switching v5″, uses 10 routers and 4 switches, and supports all the Advanced Technology Labs and Foundation Labs.

The loading and saving of initial configs is supported through the Rack Control Panel, which can greatly save you time in your studies, especially with very large topologies such as those used in the Troubleshooting and Full Scale Labs.

Additionally, Full Scale Lab 2 and Troubleshooting Lab 2 have been posted to the CCIE RSv5 Workbook. More Foundation, Troubleshooting, and Full Scale Labs are currently in development and will be posted soon. For discussion on these new labs please visit the CCIE RSv5 Workbook section of IEOC, our online community.

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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14 Responses to “New CCIE RSv5 Troubleshooting/Full Scale Rack Rentals & Labs”

  1. Adeboye says:

    INE !!
    you’re always at the top.

    Good job guys

  2. Bjorn says:

    Great job!
    When do you expect to have more foundation labs?

  3. Brady says:

    These new files (in addition to some others I’ve found) appear to have and issue where they are not saved in the correct encoding.

    When I do a “config replace flash:xxx.txt” I get the error “%The input file is not a valid config file”.

    This same problem was mentioned in the IEOC thread listed below:

    • Try “copy flash:filename.txt run” instead of config replace. There is a file format difference between plain text and what the router reads/writes a file for TFTP load.

      If you want to see the specific difference, setup a TFTP server on a box that the virtual router has access to, and “copy run tftp://host/file.cfg”, and open it in a raw text editor.

      Our files are regular plain-text, as that’s what our scripting system is formatted for. You can manually replace the EOL characters with what the router needs for TFTP load if you want to manage your configs like that.

      For further help I would suggest replying to the hardware section on IEOC as other users are already implementing it the way you want.

  4. Andrei says:

    Hello Brian,

    Can you advise about how many Full Scale labs will be available in the workbook and if there an approximate time when this will be finalized?

    Graded mock labs will be available?

    Thank you!

  5. thiery says:

    hello Brian,
    the troubleshooting is it like troubleshooting graded LAB ? can i schedule only troubleshooting part without Full scale labs ?


  6. Carlos says:

    Hi Brian

    I’ve tried the V5 Troubleshooting rental this week but the Initial configs seem to have the answers already in place. I’ve opened a emergency ticket to get someone to have a look.

    Do you know anything about it?


  7. Keith says:

    did we get rid f the troubleshooting only labs with the full +v5, i wanted to go through some TS labs without the full labs just yet.



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