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!
|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|
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.