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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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