Our CCIE Data Center version 2.0 Rack Rental system is now in beta testing phase.  Click here to submit a request for beta access and I will contact you directly with more details on timing and availability.

Our CCIE DCv2 Rack Rentals consist of the following:

  • Nexus 9300 ACI Spines
  • Nexus 9300 ACI Leafs
  • Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
  • Nexus 7000s with F3 line cards
  • Nexus 5600s
  • Nexus 2300 & 2200 10GigE Fabric Extenders
  • UCS C series rack servers
  • UCS B series blade servers
  • UCS 6248 Fabric Interconnects
  • Nexus 1000v virtual switch
  • Dual 10GigE attached hosts for application testing
  • Fibre Channel SAN

The visual topology topology diagrams are as follows:

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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15 Responses to “CCIE DCv2 Beta Rack Rentals Now Available”

  1. Vijay Pawar says:

    Hi Brian,

    when will be the workbooks available ? tentatively ?

  2. Ray says:

    Great work Brian, looking forward to using these.

  3. Harold Kenyon says:

    Brian is the 5600 Rack available at this time (March 2017)?

  4. Aneesh Nair says:


    I am unable to schedule Datacenter lab from portal.
    How do I schedule this lab?
    Also are the workbooks in sync with the lab?

    Aneesh Nair

    • jdoss says:

      Hi Aneesh,

      I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble scheduling your lab, please contact one of our training advisors at 877-224-8987, or if you live outside of the U.S. +1 775-826-4344, and they will be able to assist you.

  5. Erwin Hernandez says:

    Hi, I see this lab as coming soon, is it ready?

  6. SAJAN JOHN says:


    Kindly confirm when DCv2 Workbook & will be fully ready…Accordingly i can plan my schedule for labbing..
    I was waiting for long time after purchasing tokens & Workbook..


  7. Derek says:

    Are you guys aware of the CCIE DC 2.1 revisions recently released? Can you say if you will be able to update the lab and videos to account for the changes?

  8. Venkata says:

    I still see we can’t schedule DCv2 labs and soon Cisco is releasing new version on Aug 30th. Any ETA for the lab to rent soon so that i can plan my lab before new version in place please?


    • jdoss says:

      We expect that the DCv2 materials will be ready at the end of the summer, so sometime around mid to late August, however, this is a tentative date.


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