I have been going absolutely insane studying for my CCIE-DataCenter Lab exam. I have been working in our Advanced Technology Center on various equipment, 7k’s, 5ks, 2ks, UCS, MDS, & Storage. Been polishing skills on things i do all the time and doing things i’ve only ever read about, Fabric Path and OTV.
For anybody who is planning on taking the CCIE-DC, start playing with stuff early. I don’t care how many times you’ve done it, once you start building out things and doing stuff you’ve never done you realize just how much work you have to do and in a very short amount of time.
I will be writing up a very detailed article, within the limits of NDA, of how i studyed and passed (hopefully) the exam. If i can help just one person its a win. In addition i’ve learned some really good best practices around vPC, EIGRP and HSRP that i want to share.