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Last updated: March 27, 2019

The INE Collaboration racks are built to support all the features and technologies used in the actual CCIE Lab exam. Like the Cisco Lab exam, the vast majority of the devices in the Collaboration rack are virtualized.

For Collaboration racks, the major physical hardware components are: two 2911 routers, one Catalyst 3560e switch and two Cisco IP telephones.

Each rack also has 23 virtual machines. Sixteen of them are Cisco Collab appliances, five of are Windows 10 and two are Windows Server 2012 servers running Active Directory, DNS and LDAP services.

The 16 Cisco servers are a combination of the following products:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Publishers and Subscribers) – CUCM
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition - SME
  • Cisco Unity Connection - CUC
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express - UCCX
  • Cisco IM and Presence - IMP
  • Cisco Meeting Server - CMS
  • Cisco Unity Express - CUE
  • Cisco Expressway - CES
  • Cisco Communications Manager Express - CME

The INE implementation of the racks includes additional infrastructure, not visible to you nor configurable by you, to connect the servers and VPN connections to the lab racks.

The specific devices used in the design of the INE Lab Racks are:

Device Location Platform DRAM Flash NVRAM Version Other Software
R1 HQ 2911 512 MB 256 MB 255 KB 15.7(3)M2
R2 HQ 2911 512 MB 256 MB 255 KB 15.7(3)M2
SW1 WC3560E-24PD Default Default Default 15.0(2)
HQ Phone HQ 8845
SB Phone SB 8845

Collaboration Lab Rack Physical/Logical Cabling

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Ethernet Interface Connections

Local Device Local Interface Remote Device Remote Interface
R1 Gi0/0 SW1 Gi0/11
R1 Gi0/1 SW1 Gi0/13
R1 Gi0/2 SW1 Gi0/15
R2 Gi0/0 SW1 Gi0/12
R2 Gi0/1 SW1 Gi0/14
R2 Gi0/2 SW1 Gi0/16
SW1 Gi0/1 HQ Phone Network Port
SW1 Gi0/2 SB Phone Network Port
SW1 Gi0/3 HQ Phone PC Port
SW1 Gi0/4 SB Phone PC Port
SW1 Gi0/24 VM Host -

Show Inventory and Show Version from Rack Routers and Switch

SW1:

SW1#show inventory
NAME: "1", DESCR: "WS-C3560E-24PD"
PID: WS-C3560E-24PD-S  , VID: V03  , SN: FDO1408P0LZ

NAME: "Power Supply 0", DESCR: "FRU Power Supply"
PID: C3K-PWR-750WAC    , VID: V01A , SN: AZS1405065X

SW1#show version | include Ver
Cisco IOS Software, C3560E Software (C3560E-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.0(2)SE5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTLDR: C3560E Boot Loader (C3560E-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(44r)SE3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
Version ID                      : V03
Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image                 
SW1#

R1:

R1#show inventory
NAME: "CISCO2911/K9", DESCR: "CISCO2911/K9 chassis, Hw Serial#: FGL170410AT, Hw Revision: 1.0"
PID: CISCO2911/K9      , VID: V07 , SN: FGL170410AT

NAME: "C2911 AC Power Supply", DESCR: "C2911 AC Power Supply"
PID: PWR-2911-AC       , VID: V04 , SN: DCA1604R5Q2

R1#show version | include Ver
Cisco IOS Software, C2900 Software (C2900-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.7(3)M2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 15.0(1r)M16, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
R1#

R2:

R2#show inventory
NAME: "CISCO2911/K9", DESCR: "CISCO2911/K9 chassis, Hw Serial#: FCZ153920P5, Hw Revision: 1.0"
PID: CISCO2911/K9      , VID: V04 , SN: FCZ153920P5

NAME: "C2911 AC-POE Power Supply", DESCR: "C2911 AC-POE Power Supply"
PID: PWR-2911-POE      , VID: V01 , SN: AZS143208AY

R2#show version | include Ver
Cisco IOS Software, C2900 Software (C2900-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.7(3)M2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 15.0(1r)M12, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
R2#
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