Lab Equipment and Software List

    Lab Equipment and Software List

     

    The Lab exam tests features that can be configured on the equipment and the software versions indicated in the document below. Candidates may see more recent NXOS versions installed in the lab, but they will not be tested on features on newer software releases that are not explicitly listed below.

     

    Passing the lab exam requires a depth of understanding difficult to obtain without hands-on experience. Early in your preparation candidates should arrange access to equipment similar to that used on the exam.

     

    Candidates preparing for the CCIE Data Center lab exam using hardware equipment are advised to use the following Cisco equipment and software releases.

     

    Lab Equipment and Software List v2.0
    (Applies for lab exams scheduled BEFORE August 30, 2018)

    Lab Equipment

    • APIC Cluster
    • Nexus 9336 ACI Spine
    • Nexus 9372
    • Nexus 7004
      1. Sup2E
      2. 48 Port 10Gb (F3 Module)
    • Nexus 5672
    • Nexus 2348
    • Nexus 1000v
    • UCS C220 M4 Series Rack Server
      • VIC card for C-Series
    • UCS-6248 Fabric Interconnects
    • UCS-5108 B-Series Chassis
      • B-200 M4 Series Blades
      • Palo mezzanine card
      • VIC 1340 Card for B-Series
    • Dual Attached JBOD
    • Cisco Catalyst Switch 3750
    • Cisco 2911/K9 Terminal Server

    Software

    • NXOS v7.x on Nexus 7000 Switches
    • NXOS v7.x on Nexus 5000 Switches
    • NXOS v7.x on Nexus 9000 Switches
    • NXOS v5.x on Nexus 1000v
    • UCS Software Release 3.x Fabric Interconnect
    • Cisco Data Center Manager Software v7.x
    • Application Policy Infrastructure Controller 1.x
    • UCS Central 1.x
    • Cisco Integrated Management Controller 2.x
    • UCS Director 5.x
    • ASAv 9.x

    Lab Equipment and Software List v2.1
    (Applies for lab exams scheduled ON August 30, 2018 and beyond)

    Lab Equipment

    • APIC cluster
    • Nexus 9336 ACI Spine Switch
    • Nexus 9372 Switch
    • Nexus 7004 Switch
      • Supervisor 2 Enhanced
      • 48-Port 10-Gb Ethernet SFP/SFP+ (F3 module)
    • Nexus 5672 Switch
    • Nexus 2348 Fabric Extender
    • Nexus 1000V Series Switch
    • UCS C220 M4 Series Rack Server
      • Virtual interface card (VIC) for C-Series
    • UCS-6248 Fabric Interconnect
    • UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
      • B200 M4 Blade Server
      • Cisco Virtual Interface Card
      • VIC 1340
    • Dual attached JBOD
    • Cisco Catalyst 3750 Switch
    • Cisco 2911/K9 terminal server

    Software

    • Cisco NX-OS v8.x on Nexus 7000 switches
    • Cisco NX-OS v7.x on Nexus 5000 switches
    • Cisco NX-OS v7.x on Nexus 9000 switches
    • Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.x Fabric Interconnect
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager 10
    • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller 3.x
    • Cisco Integrated Management Controller 3.x
    • Cisco UCS Director 6.x