Jun
28
The IOS XR Introduction vSeminar that I ran during our last CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Bootcamp is now available for viewing. This vSeminar covers the basics of interacting with the IOS XR interface, using the admin mode for verifying RP and Line Card hardware properties, configuring Secure Domain Routers (SDRs), managing configuration commits and rollbacks, and other first steps of the primary differences between regular IOS and IOS XR. Read More
Jun
25
With the growing popularity of our CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Rack Rentals, which include IOS XR, our support staff has been receiving an increasing number of trouble tickets where users are reporting physical connectivity problems of the IOS XR routers to their attached Ethernet switches.  In 99% of these cases the problem doesn't stem from physical layer 1 issues, but instead from a misunderstanding of how IOS XR link negotiation works, since it is different than most other platforms.... Read More
May
10
Update: Congrats to Mark, our winner of 100 rack rental tokens for the first correct answer, that XR2 is missing a BGP router-id.  In regular IOS, a router-id is chosen based on the highest Loopback interface.  If there is no Loopback interface the highest IP address of all up/up interfaces is chosen.  In the case of IOS XR however, the router-id will not be chosen from a physical link.  It will only be chosen from the highest Loopback interface, or from the manual router-id command.  Per the... Read More
May
02
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. Read More
Apr
27
INE is proud to announce that our long awaited CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Rack Rentals are now available, which includes access to IOS XR routers! Furthermore during the initial beta testing of our new rack scheduling system, SPv3 rack rentals are FREE to book! Our new rack scheduler is easier to use than the previous version, and breaks rack sessions down into 3 hour blocks as opposed to the previous 6 hour blocks, which allows for more granularity and affordability in your study... Read More
Mar
27
INE is proud to announce that our long awaited CCIE Service Provider Lab Workbook Version 3.0 is now available!  The initial pre-release of the workbook contains over 500 pages of technology focused labs to help you prepare for Cisco’s newest CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam.  Similar to other “rough cut” books, the pre-release of the workbook is for students that want to begin work on their hands-on preparation for the lab exam without further delay.  Over the next few weeks the workbook will be... Read More
Mar
05
I've been getting a lot of emails recently asking when our updated CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Workbooks and Rack Rentals are going to be released.  And the answer is... soon :)  In fact sooner than ever.  We're looking at somewhere around the end of March for the release of both the updated Workbook and Rack Rentals.  The updated Workbook will be broken down into two sections, Technology Labs and Full Scale Labs.  Essentially this will be the merging of the previous Volume 1 and Volume 2... Read More
Oct
18
One of our most anticipated products of the year - INE's CCIE Service Provider v3.0 Advanced Technologies Class - is now complete!  The videos from class are in the final stages of post production and will be available for streaming and download access later this week.  Download access can be purchased here for $299.  Streaming access is available for All Access Pass subscribers for as low as $65/month!  AAP members can additionally upgrade to the download version for $149. Read More
Sep
02
Edit: This topology has been deprecated and replaced by a similar but simpler topology used in INE's CCIE SPv3 Lab Workbook.  More information about this topology is available here. Per the request of many candidates, I've finished putting the final touches on the hardware topology that will be used for our new CCIE SPv3.0 Advanced Technologies Class and Workbooks.  The topology consists of 20 routers - 2 of which are IOS XR 3.9.1,  6 of which are 7200VXRs, and 12 of which are 2600XMs - and 2... Read More

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