Useful files that will help you with your CCIE Data Center studies

On May 7, 2013, in CCIE, Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey all, Below you will find some useful files that helped me during my CCIE Data Center studies. I mentioned in my announcement that I passed for the CCIE Data Center lab exam that I am am using a “topic based” approach to study everything that we need to know. Below you will find some […]

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Passed the CCIE Data Center (lab) exam …

On April 24, 2013, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey Guys, Passed CCIE Data Center: “It  always seems impossible until it’s done”  – Nelson Mandela Just wanted to update you trough this post that my journey in achieving the CCIE Certificate just came to an end today. When Cisco announced the CCIE Data Center track in March 2012 I immediately knew that this was […]

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The ultimate CCIE Data Center lab physical cabling topology

On January 5, 2013, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey all, It’s been a while again that I posted something. I just finished a pretty good and flexible CCIE Data Center cabling topology. This diagram is partly based on the INE diagram that they use for their Nexus bootcamp. I made it a bit more fancy and customized it based on my own lab […]

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The CCIE Data Center online video series

On June 9, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

I am happy to announce that I am going to take some time the next couple of weeks, months and maybe years in order to put together some nice practical video’s about the topics that are listed on the CCIE Data Center Lab blueprint. Here you can watch a short intro … stay tuned for […]

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The products used in the Cisco Data Center Architecture

On March 27, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, Storage, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

  Today’s blog post will be about “the products used in the Cisco Data Center Architecture”. In my previous blog post I explained the Cisco Data Center Architecture and this architecture is build with different components/hardware. Every piece of hardware is there for a reason, because the equipment list of the CCIE Data Center track […]

Cisco Data Center Architecture

On March 23, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

As the CCIE Data Center track has been announced a lot of people started to study for this including me With all CCIE tracks the first exam that needs to be passed is the Written exam. For the Written Exam there is a separate blueprint, with a lot of topics… I am going to go […]

CCIE Datacenter exam now officially announced

On March 20, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, Infrastructure, Personal, Storage, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

SO I woke up this morning very early and did the usual Facebook and Twitter read in bed and there it was … The CCIE Datacenter track has officially be announced. More information can be found on the website of Cisco itself of course. To summarize,: the Written CCIE Datacenter exam will have exam number […]

The CCIE Datacenter track

On February 23, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Yesterday I was browsing trough my Facebook page and my eye catched a post of FryGuy with a link to his blog with the following header “CCIE Data Center – It Looks To Be Real!” I know that the rumor has been going on for a while … so suddenly I am all focused when […]

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My job profile and the Cisco Datacenters

As many people ask my (including my dad) what I am actually doing (work related) I decided to write a blog post about this. I am currently working for Cisco Systems in The Netherlands for the NDCS organisation in the DCNI departement. NDCS stands for “Network Data Center Services” and DCNI stands for “Data Center […]

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MPO / MTP cables

On October 5, 2010, in Data Center, Infrastructure, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Recently I have started working in a newly build Cisco Data Center and I learned about a new type of cabeling that is used for patching. Patching between patchpanels and network equipment. This cabling is called MPO / MTP which stands for “Multiple-Fibre Push-On/Pull-off” MPO is Multiple-Fibre Push-On connector. MTP connector, designed by US Conec […]

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