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CCIE Data Center Hardware Cost Estimate

In CCIE, Data Center on March 20, 2012 at 13:20

pile of cash

That picture about describes the cost of the new CCIE Data Center Hardware. Keep in mind, that this is list price – and my best uneducated guess at what we will see on the lab in the terms of hardware and quantity.  Regardless, I think I will nickname this new certification – The Million Dollar CCIE!

Qty Description  Extended Cost 
1 DCNM LAN Ent. License for a quantity of Nexus 7000 Chassis $     10,000.00
 
2 MDS 9222i 18-port FC and 4-port GE + 1-slot Modular Switch $   111,880.00
1 ACE 4710 Hardware-0.5Gbps-7500SSL-0.5GComp-20VC $     15,995.00
1 Nexus 1000V eDelivery CPU License Qty 32 $     21,375.00
2 N2K 10GE, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan (Std Air), 32×1/10GE+8x10GE $     34,720.00
2 Nexus 5548 UP Chassis, 32 10GbE Ports, 2 PS, 2 Fans w/L3 $   104,200.00
2 Nexus 7009 Bundle (Chassis,SUP1,(5)FAB2,(2)AC-6KW PSU $   580,430.00
2 UCS 5108 Blade DC Chassis/0 PSU/8 fans/0 fabricextender w/B200 Blades x4 $     92,460.00
2 Bare Metal UCS C200M2 Svr.,2xE5506 CPU,24GB RAM,4x1TB HDD $     22,966.00
2 UCS 6248UP 1RU Fabric Int/No PSU/32 UP/ 12p LIC $    165,088.00
2 Catalyst 3750E 24 10/100/1000+2*10GE(X2),265W,IPS s/w $     34,960.00
 Total  $1,194,074.00

If you want to see how I got these numbers, the Excel file is here for your viewing pleasure — FILE

Quick note – I have not included the costs of the 2511 nor the costs of the JBOD.  To be honest, the 2511 is like $200 on eBay and a Xyratex RS-1600 with 146GB SCSI disk will run you about $500 on eBay as well.

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  • Think you’ve got a hiccup on the MDS9222i’s. (I haven’t reviewed CCIE DC in depth yet.) However, if it parallels CCIE Storage on what’s covered for MDS, you also may need M9200EXT1AK9 IP Extension Services License and M9200FIC1K9 mainframe/FICON license. Definitely needs DCNM-SAN-M92-K9 management server, which is required and requires a separate dedicated system to run. (Virtualized is fine of course. 😉

    • fryguy

      Yeah, I am sure my list is not complete, but it might be close. Thank you for the info, much appreciated. If you happen to know the price, please share and I will gladly update the prices.

      Thanks,

      Fryguy

  • With a hardware list like this you have to think for the near future the only CCIE DC’s are going to either be Cisco employees or people who work for a HUGE VAR and can afford to invest over a million in gear that isn’t being payed for by a customer (directly at least, not counting the added value of a CCIE DC).

  • Blake Fincher

    Man i love working in a Data Center with all this gear already!!

  • CCIEDCTRACK

    I have been waiting for the DC track for a long time …I will refer to it as the CCIE Cloud. The track will be funded mostly by companies and VAR due to the equipment hight cost.

    I appreciate your cost estimate but I anticipate a lower amount at around 300K ( used + discounted Hardware).

    Good Luck on your studies….

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  • any update on the price .. or is it same….would love to work on ccie data center

  • any update on the price .. or is it same….would love to work on ccie data center

  • let me know the current prices. urgently. 

    • davidrothera

      No offence but if you want to know prices urgently that isn’t what Jeff is here for, this post was more of a demonstration than a strict price guide.

      Contact your SE to get the most up to date prices.

    • Happy to provide pricing if you would like to email me directly, We are currently in the process of supplying a CCIE solution to our client and as the post below suggests you are correct if you wish to use FICON you will need the Mainframe Package which is part number M9200FIC1K9 (List price $12,500USD). (e-mail address has been removed)

      • fryguy

        James –

        Thank you for the additional information. Much appreciated.

  • let me know the current prices. urgently. 

    • davidrothera

      No offence but if you want to know prices urgently that isn’t what Jeff is here for, this post was more of a demonstration than a strict price guide.

      Contact your SE to get the most up to date prices.

    • Happy to provide pricing if you would like to email me directly, We are currently in the process of supplying a CCIE solution to our client and as the post below suggests you are correct if you wish to use FICON you will need the Mainframe Package which is part number M9200FIC1K9 (List price $12,500USD). james@renew-it.com.au

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