DCv2 Topology Information

Last updated: March 25, 2017

Click the "Resources" link on the right for the topology diagram.

Topology Overview

INE's CCIE DCv2 Topology is made up of six "racks" of equipment, which interconnect to form larger topologies. Equipment in the topology includes a mix of the following:

  • Nexus 9300s (ACI mode)
  • Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
  • Nexus 7000s w/ F3 Linecards
  • Nexus 5600s
  • Nexus 2300 & 2200 Fabric Extenders (FEXes)
  • UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnects (FIs)
  • UCS B Series Blade Servers
  • UCS C Series Rack Mount Servers
  • Fibre Channel Storage Array
  • iSCSI Storage Array
  • Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
  • CSR1000v Virtual Routers
  • ASAv Virtual Firewalls
  • UCS Director
  • UCS Central
  • VMWare ESXi Servers
  • VMWare vCenter Servers
  • Windows Servers

Rack Rental Devices

When renting racks, each rental includes access to Nexus 9Ks, 7Ks, and 5Ks. Depending on which rack number you choose, you will also be assigned different "add-on" devices, which are the Nexus 2Ks (FEXes), UCS B Servers, or UCS C Servers. To complete certain labs, such as FEX or UCS, you must rent the specific rack number(s) that include those required devices. Specific device to rack number mappings are as follows:

Rack Nexus 9K (ACI) Nexus 7K Nexus 5K Nexus 2K (FEX) UCS C Series UCS B Series & FIs
Rack 1 X X X X
Rack 2 X X X X X
Rack 3 X X X X
Rack 4 X X X X X
Rack 5 X X X
Rack 6 X X X X X

Device Numbering & Management IP Addressing

Use the below numbering scheme for any task that references "use X, where X is the device number". Devices in the topology are pre-configured with management IP addressing as follows. Do not modify any management IP addresses.

Device Device Number Management IP
N5K1 51
N5K2 52
N5K3 53
N5K4 54
N5K5 55
N5K6 56
N5K7 57
N5K8 58
N5K9 59
N5K10 60
N5K11 61
N5K12 62
N7K1 71
N7K2 72
N7K3 73
N7K4 74
N7K5 75
N7K6 76
N7K7 77
N7K8 78
N7K9 79
N7K10 80
N7K11 81
N7K12 82

Additional Device Addressing & Login Credentials

Additional devices pre-configured management IP addresses and credentials, such as the UCS Fabric Interconnects, are listed below. Do not modify any management IP addresses or username/password credentials on any of these boxes.

Device Management IP Username Password
Access Server N/A
APIC GUI cisco cisco
N7K1-ADMIN cisco cisco
N7K2-ADMIN cisco cisco
DC Rack1 Server 1 administrator cisco
DC Rack1 Server 2 administrator cisco
DC Rack2 Server 3 administrator cisco
DC Rack2 Server 4 administrator cisco
DC Rack3 Server 5 administrator cisco
DC Rack3 Server 6 administrator cisco
DC Rack4 Server 7 administrator cisco
DC Rack4 Server 8 administrator cisco
DC Rack5 Server 9 administrator cisco
DC Rack5 Server 10 administrator cisco
DC Rack6 Server 11 administrator cisco
DC Rack6 Server 12 administrator cisco
N7K_SAN_A cisco cisco
N7K_SAN_B cisco cisco
UCS2 FI-B cisco cisco
UCS2 FI-A cisco cisco
UCS2 FI Cluster cisco cisco
UCS1 FI Cluster cisco cisco
UCS1 FI-A cisco cisco
UCS1 FI-B cisco cisco
UCS Director cisco cisco
UCS Central cisco cisco
ASAv cisco cisco
UCS C220-M4 CIMC cisco cisco
UCS C200-M2-1 CIMC cisco cisco
UCS C200-M2-2 CIMC cisco cisco
UCS C200-M2-3 CIMC cisco cisco
CSR1000v cisco cisco
Nexus-MGMT-SW cisco cisco

UCS & VMWare IP Addressing

Use the following IP addresses for UCS C Series & B Series servers to talk to VMWare vCenter and Nexus 1000v. Specific instructions for accessing these boxes are included in the individual lab exercises that require the usage of them.

Device IP Address Username Password
CSR1000v (DNS) cisco cisco
N1Kv-1 admin Cciedc01
N1Kv-2 admin Cciedc01
N1Kv-3 admin Cciedc01
ESXi-1 root Cciedc01
ESXi-2 root Cciedc01
ESXi-3 root Cciedc01
VCSA-1 administrator@ine.local Cciedc01!
VCSA-2 administrator@ine.local Cciedc01!
VCSA-3 administrator@ine.local Cciedc01!
C200-M2-1 ESXi root Cciedc01
C200-M2-2 ESXi root Cciedc01
C200-M2-3 ESXi root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-1 root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-2 root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-3 root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-4 root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-5 root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-6 root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-7 root Cciedc01
UCS1-Blade-8 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-1 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-2 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-3 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-4 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-5 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-6 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-7 root Cciedc01
UCS2-Blade-8 root Cciedc01
Default Gateway N/A N/A
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