Scheduling a Rack Session

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Scheduling a Rack Session

Last updated: April 3, 2019

You schedule your Collaboration rack session through your Members account on rentals.ine.com.

Important note concerning on-demand rack sessions: When one of our COv2 racks is not in use, all of the physical and virtual devices are powered off. When you schedule a rack session to start immediatly all the devices are simply powered on. The physical devices (SW1, R1 and R2) take 6 to 7 minutes to fully boot and may have the proper config on them or the Cisco factory configuration on them. Since the switch also does the majority of the routing for the devices in the rack you will not be able to ping anything until the switch is booted and has the proper configuration which you may need to apply by pasting in the config from the Default Collaboration Config (see Initial Configurations). The Cisco Collaboration servers can also take as long as 30 minutes for all of them to be fully booted. To avoid this, schedule your rack session at least 45 minutes ahead of time so our automation can have the rack ready for you to use.

Scroll down until you see the CCIE Collaboration v2 - Beta panel and click on the Schedule button
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Click in the left calendar text box to select a preferred start date and time for your rack rental session.

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Click in the right calendar text box to select a preferred end date and time for your rack rental session.

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Click on the Search button to see if there are available sessions for your selected start and end dates.

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To schedule the rack session click on the Book button and a confirmation dialog box will pop-up.

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Click Yes, schedule it! to reserve the session. Then click OK again when you see confirmation of your reservation.

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You will now see the scheduled session in Upcoming tab of the Reserved Sessions panel

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If there is a rack available for your entire time period you will see a single result after you click the Search button. If there are no racks available, the rack scheduler will state that the racks are Fully Booked. But if there is a rack available for part of the time that you selected, the scheduler will show you which times are available and allow you to rent for those shorter times periods and allow you to get on a waiting list for a rack during the period where they are fully booked.

The following is an example of partial availability of a rack within the selected start and end dates,

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Book means that you may reserve this session. It displays the number of tokens required to reserve this session on the button. FULLY BOOKED means that the session is not available to rent during this time period. You may click on the Waiting List button to be put on the waiting list for that rack type. If another customer cancels their session then your session will change from Waiting to Reserved and be displayed on the Upcoming tab.

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