Enterprise Networks

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Overview

Your network is the foundation for digital transformation. Cisco Digital Network Architecture helps you innovate faster, reduce costs, and lower risk.

What You Will Discover

At Cisco Live, Enterprise Networks sessions and experiences have been designed to help you gain:

 

  • Thought Leadership from industry experts on the future for Enterprise Networks
  • Learn Enterprise Networks focused technical sessions including opportunities to meet with our engineers and resident experts
  • Experience innovative solutions that are transforming how Enterprise Networks work. Visit the Cisco Campus in the World of Solutions to see Enterprise Networks solutions in action.

Thought Leadership

Redefining Access and Campus Networks
Sachin Gupta, VP Product Management, Cisco

Transforming the Network with Automation and Analytics
Scott Harrell, SVP Product Management, Cisco

Simplifying Operations in the New Enterprise Network
Ronnie Ray, Sr. Director - Product Management, Cisco

Technology Track

Technology transitions including mobility, IoT, cloud, and analytics fueling digital transformation have a huge implication on your networks. These sessions will demonstrate how you plan, design, deploy, and manage your networks – be it for branch, campus, WAN, or data center – for the digital era to help IT innovate faster, reduce cost & complexity, and lower business risks.

 

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Learning Paths

You can pick and choose from sessions in multiple tracks or use the recommended learning paths below to focus on the specific Enterprise Networks area that matter most to you.

 

Top Enterprise Network Sessions

Please Note: To attend any of the following sessions they must scheduled in the Session Catalog.

Must Attend Sessions

Two- and four-hour labs and seminars specific to the Enterprise Networks to help you innovate faster, reduce costs and lower risks.  Labs and Technical Seminars offer in-depth learning opportunities in an interactive environment.

Dr. Evil’s Secret VIRL Hands-on Lab
Dates/Times: Sunday, June 25, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm or Thursday, June 29, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore some of the secrets of network simulation with VIRL.

Stay Virtual, My Friends! Mastering the Most Interesting Cross-Domain Software Defined Enterprise
Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover a deep dive into the recommended technologies and designs that can be used together to deploy end-to-end virtualization and group-based segmentation.

Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Enabling Enterprise Networks for the Digitalized Business
Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Learn about the main building block of DNA followed by a detailed examination of the concept of network fabrics.

From the Gates to the GUI – Innovations in Enterprise Networking, Catalyst Switching, and Beyond!
Date/Time: Monday, June 26, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Discover Cisco’s latest technical advancements and innovations in Enterprise networking but more importantly you will learn how they can be leveraged within your own network, to support your business and organizational goals.

Meraki Cloud Managed IT: Portfolio and Platform
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Take a comprehensive look at the world of Meraki cloud managed IT as well as an extended look at Meraki as a platform.

Enterprise Assurance and Analytics Hands-On Lab
Date/Time: Thursday, June 29, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover the functioning of the network assurance and analytics platform that includes collector framework for SNMP, Netflow, Syslog, pxGrid, data Storage and analyzer functions.

DNA Campus Fabric Automation – Hands-on Lab
Date/Time: Thursday, June 29, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
This hands-on lab will allow you to implement a DNA-SA evolved campus network, establish segmentation, experience device mobility, and apply roles-based access control.

Automation and Programmability using Cisco Open NXOS and DevOps Tools
Date/Time: Thursday, June 29, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
In this session, the student will learn how to interface with a Programmable Fabric using Python and various model driven mechanisms including NX-API CLI and NX-API REST, then DevOps tools such as Docker for development environments and Ansible for automation.

Cisco Enterprise NFV Hands-On Lab
Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This hands-on lab covers Orchestration and Provisioning, NFVIS and Platforms, Diagnostics, Operations and Troubleshooting and more.

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New Enterprise Networks Sessions

New Enterprise Networks Sessions (Header) New this year, we added content around the DNA Campus Fabric Automation, APIC-EM, SNMPv3 and IWAN Serviceability to help you learn how to maximize the benefits of enterprise networks.

APIC-EM: The Evolution from Traditional Management to SDN-led, Policy-based Automation
Dates/Times: Tuesday, June 27, 8:00 – 10:00 am or Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
This session will cover the roles of APIC-EM and Prime Infrastructure in this evolution. It will cover the detailed architecture of the controller as well as numerous use cases showing how APIC-EM can simplify customer access and WAN networks via policy-based automation and abstraction.

APIC-EM: Controller Based Policy and Network Automation – Changing the Future
Dates/Times: Tuesday, June 27, 8:00 – 10:00 am or Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
This Session will explain how to use the controller and what is different to the “old normal” network deployments and how abstraction will help to simplify the operation.

IWAN Serviceability: Deploying, Monitoring, and Operating
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Get into the depths of the first two pillars, Transport Independent Design (DMVPN) and Intelligent Path Control (PfRv3) within an IWAN deployment.

Securely Managing Your Networks with SNMPv3
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
This technical session explains the concepts, issues, and current capabilities in network management with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3.

DNA Campus Fabric Automation – Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This session addresses the challenges of monitoring and troubleshooting a DNA Campus Fabric network.

Attend Exclusive Roadmap Sessions

Network Analytics – Unlock Data for the Enterprise
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Join us as we cover topics including platform direction and architecture, use cases including northbound-southbound integrations, deployments and future roadmap. In the second hour, we will cover our new network assurance solution and roadmap.

Cisco SD-WAN Strategy and Roadmap
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
You’ll learn detailed information on our next generation SD-WAN architecture, strategy and roadmap. We will present our next generation SDWAN architecture and how it fits in the DNA fabric.

Campus Fabric Automation Roadmap
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Attend this session for an overview of strategy and roadmap for Campus Fabric Automation, reviewing the main benefits, with a particular focus given to what is coming next.

Meet with Experts

Schedule a 1:1 meeting to discuss your unique questions and challenges. We will have over 100 different Enterprise Networks engineers on-site in Las Vegas.

 

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Experience

Visit the Cisco Campus in the World of Solutions where you can see Enterprise Networks solutions in action. Get hands-on with demos in our conferencing, desk and room experiences and meet with our partners in the Partner Village.

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS & MOBILITY ZONE

Accelerate your digital transformation with Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA). Cisco DNA delivers an open and extensible, software-driven platform that drives faster innovation, simplifies IT and reduces risk.

Location: Cisco Campus

DEEP DIVE INTO DEMOS

FOCUSED ENTERPRISE NETEWORKS & MOBILITY SOLUTIONS SESSIONS

Hear from Cisco subject matter experts and partners during scheduled, focused presentations that complement what you’ll see and do in the Campus Data Center Zone.

ACI MicroSegmentation Deployment Techtorial Lab
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
This lab will walk through the common use cases of Micro segmentation EPGs, provisioning and troubleshooting of variety use cases around Micro segmentation EPGs.

Advanced Design and Deployment of NG-MVPN: Next Generation Multicast VPN
Date/Time: Monday, June 26, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In Next Generation Multicast VPN (NG-MVPN), the same MPLS and BGP infrastructure that in layer 2 VPN, layer 3 VPN and VPLS is used. NG-MVPN uses MP-BGP as signaling protocol of Multicast trees

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INTERACT IN THE THINK TANK

Unique sessions, in a relaxed setting, that stimulate thought-provoking discussions.

I already have monitoring software – why is troubleshooting so difficult?
Date/Time: Monday, June 26, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Join this technical session and learn troubleshooting methods and techniques that can be employed to find the root-causes of network problems.

Modern Network Performance Monitoring Solutions for the Digital Economy Era
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
This session will explain the key elements of Network Performance Monitoring & Diagnostics solutions to help you with these new demands.

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WALK-IN SELF-PACED (WISP) LABS

Cisco Live’s Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of products and solutions from Cisco. You’ll have the chance to work through pre-designed scenarios that show you firsthand how these technologies can transform your business. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore full configurations and new features, so you can make informed recommendations on which solutions are right for your workplace. All WISP labs are available on a first come, first served basis. Just stop by the WISP area in the World of Solutions.

Configuration Compliance with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Configuration Compliance was introduced in Prime Infrastructure 3.0. This lab will go through basic components like policies, profiles and jobs and how to create these.

Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Open IOS XE Programmability Lab
This hands-on lab will allow you to implement an Open IOS XE campus fabric using programmable interfaces

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Videos

Cisco DNA for the Branch
Deliver better, more secure customer experiences with Cisco Digital Network Architecture.
Next Era Networking
Cisco DNA helps you evolve your network architecture, empower your IT team, and respond to new opportunities.
Digital Network Architecture Design
Rapidly transform business with an open, software-driven platform that provides programmability, service extensibility, and virtualization.

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