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BRKSAN-2047 - FCoE - Design, Operations and Management Best Practices (2012 Melbourne) This session will describe some background of Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technologies and terminologies, such as Fabric Logins (FLOGI), Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF), and FIP Snooping, Multi-hop FCoE (VE), and FCoE-NPV. Then it will go into concepts on how to design and configure a Unified network. With the various supported topologies for FCoE, a best practice in design and operational tools will be describe in managing this FCoE enabled network.
BRKNMS-2847 - Ethernet OAM - Technical Overview and Deployment Scenarios (2012 London) This breakout covers the latest advances and the value proposition of Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (E-OAM) protocols to Enterprise and Service Provider market. With the increased adoption of Ethernet services, Ethernet OAM is a key requirement for their success and continued growth. The session provides a technical overview of the work at various standard development organizations, such as: IEEE, ITU-T and MEF. The following protocols will be covered: Connectivity Fault Management (CFM IEEE 802.1ag), Ethernet Link OAM (IEEE 802.3ah), ITU-T Y.1731, Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI - MEF 16) as well as OAM interworking functions. Deployment scenarios and best practices will be presented covering fault management (detection, verification, isolation, notification) and performance management (delay, loss) of Ethernet services.
BRKNMS-2841 - Enterprise Network Device Administration with TACACS+ (2012 London) Network device administration based on TACACS+ is one of the key functionalities of network management. Whether for compliance or regulatory reasons or for auditing, knowing who did what and when on which device is mandatory in every network infrastructure. In this session we discuss basic AAA for device administration, showing the pitfalls of different methods for different access technologies (Console, SSH, ...) up to differentiated CLI command authorization. We show the difference in functionality between using TACACS+ and RADIUS for device administration. We also show granular access rights based on policies setup on CiscoSecure ACS 5 policy rules to allow different rights on different device groups and / or locations allowing complete control of CLI access. And we will blend in third party OTP servers into the mix.
BRKNMS-2464 - 13 Smart Automations to Configure Your Cisco IOS Network (2012 London) Is there too much manual configuration going on in your network? Have you ever accidentally locked yourself out of a remote device? Need to deploy a few hundred branch routers across the globe? Want to quickly apply maintenance config updates to a handful of devices running various different IOS releases? Your Cisco IOS Network provides a wealth of advanced device manageability instrumentation (DMI) and Embedded Automation Systems (EASy) to design and implement your own Network Automations. Learn how Network Automation allows you to automate manual tasks, better operate existing network services and even enable new and innovative networking solutions. This Breakout Session uncovers embedded Network Automation capabilities you can use to interact with your network elements for the purpose of (re-)configuring them in a more effective, efficient and robust way. Network Automation fundamentals as well as the choice and use of appropriate practices are illustrated through a combination of presentation and best practice examples. The topic is relevant for network planners and administrators, engineers and system integrators for both enterprises and service providers.
BRKNMS-2031 - SYSLOG Design, Methodology and Best Practices (2012 London) This session will help define the design and methodology for implementing a robust syslog solution using open source tools on Linux platforms. It provides leading practices for deployment of a set of tools and applications to support effective collection, storage, and analysis of syslog messages. This session provides examples using messages from Cisco IOS Software, but is applicable to all other syslog message types and general event management.
BRKCRS-3449 - Desktop Virtualisation Ready Enterprise Network (2012 Melbourne) Many large enterprises are transitioning from traditional compute model to a virtual compute model in order to minimise their TCO. This session will discuss the impact that virtual compute deployments have on the design of the campus network. Campus design best practices such as high availability, control plane policing, QoS and identity will be discussed in the context of a virtual desktop environment. Key new architectural requirements for desktop virtualisation such as next generation power over Ethernet, per VDI session bandwidth policing, location services and operational manageability will also be discussed. The discussion will also focus on building next generation green campus workspace. This intermediate level session is intended for enterprise network design and operation engineers as well as network managers looking to evolve their campus networks in readiness for the next wave of desktop solutions.
BRKSEC-2145 - MPLS VPN Security (2012 London) This session discusses the security properties of MPLS VPNs, both from the SP and the VPN customer perspective. First, we explain the fundamentals of MPLS VPN security, followed by design rules for MPLS providers to keep the service secure. We then discuss the security of advanced MPLS concepts and architectures, such as Multicast VPN, the various Inter-AS cases, and Carrier's Carrier. Target audience for this session are network designers, operators and security officers of both SPs and enterprises.
BRKSPG-2069 - Next Generation Optical Networks and Architectures (2012 Melbourne) Today's Transmission, Carrier Packet and Data Centre networks allow greater flexibility in design and service delivery but demand more from the underlying transport network to enable these dynamic multiprotocol services and how they integrate. In this session we will explore the evolution of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networks and the ongoing migration from Fixed Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (OADM or F-OADM) to utilise dynamic Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM) technologies to gain greater efficiencies and benefits as well as how this evolution will continue towards a dynamic zero-touch architecture based on Omnidirectional and Colourless optical routing technologies to deliver Wavelength Switched Optical Networking (WSON).
BRKSPG-2051 - Evolution of Service Provider Edge Architectures (2012 Melbourne) Transformation of the IPNGN Service Edge is driven by the evolution of broadband, mobile, business and cloud services. Service Provider Edge architecture evolution is motivated by the trends in Cloud Computing, multimedia applications or device-independent mobile access to services. This session focuses on the converged IPNGN Service Edge architecture and design options as well as emerging technologies in these areas. Centralized and distributed multiservice network edge architectures are briefly presented and the more recent topics of Evolved Programmable Networks (EPN) and Network Function Virtulisation (NfV) are then discussed showing the advantages of these technologies and some of the challenges they introduce. Finally, NfV orchestration is discussed.
BRKSPG-2305 - Automating Order-to-Activation with Cisco Prime Fulfillment (2012 London) This intermediate session gives service providers a view on what goes in inside an order fulfillment system and how it ties into some aspects of the life cycle of a service including design, assembly, order execution, service activation and assurance. The types of services include Carrier Ethernet, MPLS VPN and VPLS, mobile services and more. Dynamic resource management for both physical and logical assets is an important aspect of this activity and will be extensively touched upon. Best practices, use cases, and details on creating reusable service components for order fulfillment will be explained, and some of the aspects of service and device activiation will be touched upon.
ITMCCS-2580 - Hybrid Cloud Networking (2012 London) "In a Cloud Computing environment a customer (enterprise or tenant) may acquire resources in (one or more) Public Cloud operated / owned by a Cloud SP to satisfy occasional peak demands (Cloud Burst) or acquire resources permanently for certain applications (such as backup or permanent workload outsourcing to Cloud). A tenant may decide to move certain components of distributed or parallel or multi-tiered applications to (off-premises) Cloud and keep others on tenant premises (on-premises). For example, DB tier remaining on-premises, whereas web and app tiers moving to Public Cloud or a set of slave nodes of a distributed/parallel application moving to Public Cloud. In this case a number of issues should be addressed, such as on-premises resources should be able to work seamlessly with off-premises Cloud resident resources, where firewall and other enterprise policies between tiers or components remaining intact. In addition a tenant may want to manage seamlessly on-premises and off-premises resources together (as if they are on the tenant intranet). We call a Cloud that facilitates seamless access to, execution of applications on, and management of on-premises and off-premises resources, a Seamless Hybrid Cloud (SHC). An SHC, first and foremost, will be facilitated by seamless and secure connectivity between on-premises and off-premises resources. While a typical (L2/L3) VPN can be used for seamless connectivity, it may not be suitable for a number of reasons. In a typical VPN, the end-points (EP) land on tenant premises. But in the case of a Hybrid Cloud there are EPs that are on the tenant side and the others on the Cloud side (EPs landing on public Cloud DCs), which is further complicated by a number of issues : 1) Public Cloud DCs host multiple tenants, 2) virtual Cloud resources of a particular tenant may be distributed over multiple physical resources (in one or more Cloud DCs), 3) multiple tenants sharing the same physical resources. These issues make it challenging to decide where to position the EPs on the Cloud side. In this case study, we discuss how PPVPN (Provider Provided VPN) can be extended to support SHC. "
BRKSPG-3611 - Troubleshooting IOS-XE (2012 Melbourne) This session provides an overview of both the hardware and software architectures specific to the ASR1000 Series Router and IOS-XE, and will include troubleshooting methods and techniques to monitor overall system health and platform-specific troubleshooting techniques. It will also cover guidelines for deploying ASR1000 Series Routers into your organisation. This presentation is intended for network engineers, network managers and network administrators who are responsible for configuring, troubleshooting and/or maintaining ASR1000 Series Routers in their network. It is assumed that attendees will have a general understanding and knowledge of Cisco IOS technologies and routers.
BRKSPG-2610 - Managing a Cloud Collaboration Architecture with the Hosted Collaboration Solution Management System (2012 London) This session focuses on the management capabilities that must be built out for a scalable, reliable, secure, and efficient hosted collaboration infrastructure across a wide breadth of application, network, and data center elements. These capabilities include automation of order provisioning and fulfillment, self-management and administration capabilities for customer administrators and end users, quality of experience management and performance management capabilities, to name just a few. In total, the overall management must be extensible to oversee the complex and dynamically growing space of collaboration technologies. This session will feature a live demonstration of the Cisco HCS Management system. It will include provisioning of multiple customers, site locations, phones, and end users; showcase the multiple levels of administration available; and explore the Hosted Collaboration Mediation dashboard and its drill-down capabilities into domain-specific tools.
BRKSPV-2201 - Watching Video over the Web: Internet Video and Adaptive Streaming Technologies (2012 Melbourne) We describe existing and emerging video service models reliant upon Internet video: N-screen, over-the-top, digital-sell-through and mobile. We then begin a deeper dive by addressing challenges of Internet video delivery, and move to a detailed technical discussion of key technologies and architectures in adaptive streaming. We also provide an overview of the developing standards in this area including the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) standard.
BRKSPS-2201 - An introduction to FlexPod: Validated Cloud architectures built on Cisco and NetApp (2012 London) Winning organisations depend on IT to help them operate cost-efficiently, innovate, and get to market more quickly than their competition. FlexPod built on Cisco and NetApp gets you there faster. John Rollason, NetApp and Kerry Partridge, Cisco will introduce the FlexPod strategy and architecture. They will explain how it reduces risk as organisations look to move to cloud architectures. Based on Cisco Validated Designs, FlexPod is one flexible and unified compute (UCS), network (Nexus) and storage (NetApp) infrastructure that helps you meet your cloud computing requirements, while protecting data assets with end-to-end Secure Multi-Tenancy. Integrated management software includes tools which empower the infrastructure, business and application owners. This results in a quick and efficient deployment of VMWare, CITRIX, SAP, Oracle and Microsoft business application software on far more effient and flexible shared infrastructure.
BRKGS-2012 - Passive Thermal Management in the Data Centre (2012 London) Partner Presentation Today's digital networking users continue to ask for better processing performance, improved access and lower latency, while dealing with increased cost pressure from shrinking IT budgets. Ortronics, a Group brand Legrand, will address these needs by presenting a new look at the ISO/OSI model - a seven layer reference model that standardizes communication networks. Ortronics will introduce the concept of Layer Zero -- the infrastructure layer(TM) -- as the new cornerstone of a network. In this session, participants will learn how Ortronics can help implement a well designed Layer Zero foundation of pathways and physical support to optimize the performance of network applications and reduce energy and cable management challenges.
BRKEVT-2802 - Cisco Telepresence: Deploying and Provisioning Video Endpoints (2012 London) Over the course of the last years we have observed that many of our enterprise customer video deployments are becoming more pervasive. The requirement for being able to more easily deploy, provision and manage a larger number of TelePresence endpoints is more important than ever. This 90 minute session is aimed at video architects and administrators who will learn more about deploying large number of video endpoints. During the session we will offer a technical overview of how TelePresence endpoints are deployed on an enterprise network. We will also provide you with the latest knowledge on how to provision and manage TelePresence endpoints on CUCM and on VCS/TMS. Different solution on how to manage your TelePresence endpoints are also covered in this session. This session is part of the �Cisco Telepresence� series of sessions. Please refer to BRKENV-2800, �Architectural overview for Cisco Telepresence deployments� for an overview of the reference architecture and high-level design choices.
BRKEVT-2065 - Designing and Deploying TelePresence on a single call processing platform with Unified Communications Manager 8.6 (2012 Melbourne) Video is the new voice. As organisations realise the benefits of face to face communication, the volume of video endpoints is increasing rapidly within the enterprise. This session will explore the design aspects of deploying Cisco's video endpoint portfolio using Cisco Communications Manager 8.6 as the call control platform. We'll investigate the considerations for large volume personal devices right up to immersive systems and examine the benefits that can be realised with a single call control platform for voice and video, as well as best practise implementation recommendations.
BRKEVT-1300 - Introduction to Enterprise Video Technologies (2012 Melbourne) The use of video communications is increasing significantly within today's corporate networks but also between businesses. TelePresence and all forms of interactive video, including videoconferencing and video telephony, provide significant business value for modern enterprises, but deploying these technologies successfully requires careful network planning and architectural design. This session will provide a technical foundation for those that do not have an audio visual or video conferencing background. It will cover in depth topics such as video protocols and standards, video compression, network requirements and quality of service.
BRKGS-2019 - You can't manage what you don't measure. You can't measure what you can't see. (2012 London) Partner Presentation With the dramatic growth in the number of connected devices, the increasing breadth of applications and the explosive growth of the volume of traffic on the network, a new approach is required to ensure that management and monitoring systems have the right visibility to the appropriate network traffic. Although SPAN ports and network TAPs certainly provide some non-invasive visibility, they lack the intelligence that is essential to allow NOC and SOC teams to control and manage the flow of traffic to the management/monitoring systems. This session will explore a new approach " the Visibility Fabric " that addresses the limitations of the current approach and provides a real-world solution to this challenge.
BRKAPP-2025 - What Is Really Going On? - Best Practices in Choosing, Deploying and Using DPI (2012 London) Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a powerful set of tools and technologies for understanding network, traffic patters and user behavior and can be great platform for optimizing network usage, creating and supporting new and exciting services. This session will show you what DPI is and why is it important, will highlight important features of the DPI system and will guide you through a process of successful DPI implementation.
BRKSPS-2203 - Connecting the Dots Integrating Cisco Networks and Schneider Electric (2012 London) Learn how new UCS manager compatible and energy wise certified solution at the Building Management, Electrical Distribution and Data Center Physical Infrastructure layers offered by Schneider Electric enable energy usage Measurement, Monitoring and Control.
BRKSPG-3305 - Advanced - Scaling Service Provider NGN with Unified MPLS (2012 London) MPLS is the dominant packet forwarding protocol in service provider networks today. As the networks are getting bigger and providing more sophisticated services, scalability and operability becomes an issue. Unified MPLS - athough it uses known, accepted technologies - provides an excellent way to scale IP NGN networks with multiple aggregation domains. The session describes the unified MPLS architecture, the control and data plane operations, and also explains the use of MPLS in the access.
GENSK-1295 - Data Center-Solutions Keynote (2013 Orlando) The Data Center is evolving towards the next major architectural transition since Client-Server and the Web:  the Cloud Era.  A converged approach with unified computing, unified management and unified fabric is needed for an open, resilient, secure, and scalable platform in a multi-cloud environment to meet your needs today and address your cloud deployments of tomorrow.
GENKEY-1 - Cisco Live Milan Opening Keynote (2014 Milan) Hear from Rob Lloyd on how Cisco and the ecosystem of Cisco's partners are uniquely positioned to connect the unconnected with an open standard and an integrated architecture from the cloud to end devices.   Rob will share his vision of the Internet of Everything and examine the industry trends and technologies that are making that vision a reality.
ATE-CL312 - Ask the Expert: Cisco Advanced Services – Anatomy of a Virtual Event (2012 San Diego) Come and learn how collaboration impacts every department in the Enterprise. From Corporate communications, sales and marketing to HR and career fairs. You will learn about the 'anatomy of a virtual event' and discover the components that are leading to huge gains in ROI, cost reductions and improve efficiences.
GENSK-4344 - Solutions Keynote: Security (2012 San Diego) Security threats are growing in number and impact, and becoming increasingly difficult to detect and mitigate. Companies are moving rapidly towards the cloud, and employees are demanding a “work anywhere” environment. Today’s CIO and network administrator are faced with the dilemma of whether to “lock it down” or “free it up”…whether to shackle the business with security policies and practices, or to enable the business to innovate and grow. Join Christopher Young, Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Government Group, as he examines the need for a more transparent and efficient network that enables businesses to open the door to new innovation. The answer is intelligent networks that integrate security and context awareness allowing control over who, what, where, when, and how company data is accessed. With annual revenue of $44 billion and the bulk of transactions conducted over the Internet, Cisco is a prime target for security attack and exploitation. Christopher will reference Cisco to demonstrate how enterprises can increase overall network visibility and application control while delivering secure access for users, devices and applications.
ATE-CL302 - Ask the Expert: Cisco Data Center – Unified Fabric: Delivering Architectural Flexibility (2012 San Diego) The confluence of a number of trends, including cloud computing, video, virtualization / workload mobility, the data deluge brought on by the “Internet of things,” is driving significant change in the data center. Customers are looking for flexible data center architectures that will adapt to these changes as their business evolve to take advantage of these trends. Cisco’s Unified Fabric and Nexus portfolio deliver this flexibility and continue to lead the industry with a number of leading innovations that enable architectural flexibility for general, virtualized and cloud deployments. What are these leading innovations and how they enable architectural flexibility that extends from the server to the cloud will be discussed. Visit the Cisco Campus Switching Virtual Resource Center and Cisco Data Center Resource Center to view additional documents and links.
GENPS-1001 - Get Your Network Ready for the Cloud (2012 San Diego) Cloud computing is expected to enable dynamic, flexible, and resilient IT application delivery with operational excellence. By 2014, 50 percent of workloads will be processed in the cloud (Global Cloud Index, December 2011). Is your network ready to support the changing traffic patterns of cloud? Can your WAN support an optimal application experience? How will you secure your business in the cloud? Never before has the network been more relevant for enabling your business. If you are rethinking your network strategy as your business moves to cloud services, join this event and learn about new breakthrough innovations that help you: Gain greater visibility to the cloud traffic Increase the performance of your cloud applications Secure user access to the cloud Scale cloud deployments
BRKUCC-2006 - SIP Trunk design and deployment in Enterprise UC networks (2012 San Diego) The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has emerged as the dominant rich media communications protocol on IP networks and the Cisco Unified Communications product portfolio leverages SIP extensively for inter-connectivity. This session covers design considerations for SIP trunking within the Enterprise (i.e. between call agents) and at the Enterprise edge (i.e. for IP PSTN services). Updated for Unified Communications 8.5 release which adds significant new trunking functionality, this session covers the design aspects that need to be considered for a successful deployment of SIP Trunks with Unified CM. These considerations include redundancy, availability, load-balancing, security, addressing, interoperability etc. The session will also cover the usage of SIP for interconnecting Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusters (using Intercluster Trunks), connecting to Cisco Unified Border Element and Gateways. At the end of the session you will be able to evaluate the benefits and trade-offs of using SIP with respect to other protocols for Unified Communications. This session is intended to provide an in depth update to an audience with a working knowledge of CUCM and SIP Trunking.
GENSS-1298 - Partner Super Session (2013 Orlando) Join John Graham, Vice President for Systems Engineering in the Americas Geographic Region at Cisco and key Cisco partners in a unique fireside chat session focusing on emerging industry trends, the related technology challenges, and the potential solutions. This session will help you put your week of learning in the context and provide fresh insight into the changes in store for the industry and your career.
BRKDCT-2081 - Cisco FabricPath Technology and Design (2013 Orlando) This session provides an introduction to Cisco's FabricPath technology, which enables simplified high-performance L2 switching fabrics. Topics include a review of FabricPath technology and implementation details, use-case/design considerations including interaction with Classic Ethernet environments, and a brief discussion of how Cisco FabricPath relates to the IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnect of Lots of Links) standard.
GENSK-1109 - Fast Track to Fast IT: Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (2014 San Francisco) What if you could deploy enterprise applications in hours, not weeks? What if you could manage and roll out enterprise applications that incorporate network and security policies in real time? What if you had visibility and control across your entire enterprise infrastructure – to provision, deploy, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot easier, faster, and more securely?   With Cisco ACI, you can have all this – and more.  Find out how by joining Soni Jiandani, SVP Insieme Business Group, Rob Soderbery, SVP/GM Enterprise Networking Group, and Scott Clark, VP of Cisco Services, as they provide an overview on Cisco’s ACI strategy, roadmap and solutions.  Hear directly from customers deploying these solutions. See how Cisco ACI deploys application-centric policies to simplify infrastructure operations by mapping enterprise business logic and automating network provisioning across data center, access, and WAN. The result?  A simple, smart, secure solution that delivers on the promise of Fast IT.
GENKEY-2001 - Solutions Keynote (2013 London) New to Cisco Live 2013, the second Cisco keynote is an innovative format that will demonstrate how Cisco is addressing the opportunities presented to your business by the worldwide trends described by Padmasree in her keynote now and in the immediate future with the architecture platforms of Borderless Networks, Collaboration, Data Center and Cloud and Security. Four of Cisco's leading architecture experts will share an integrated Cisco story that demonstrates the business value of Cisco's innovation and solutions while showing how they are underpinned by technological excellence in network and communication.
GENSK-4356 - Solutions Keynote: The Future of the Enterprise Network in the Post-PC Era (2012 San Diego) By the year 2020 it is estimated that 56 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Your organization will serve an increasing variety of cloud-based applications to users tethered to the network using a broad range of mobile devices. In addition to your employees, every touch point with a customer, partner or the infrastructure that runs your business will be enabled by the network. Industrial, transportation, process control, manufacturing and other industries will have migrated to the Internet of Things. What is Cisco doing to help you deal with the implications of these trends on your network? Join Rob Soderbery, SVP for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group, for a discussion about how Cisco is driving innovation across its core portfolio of Catalyst switching, access routing and wireless networking technologies that will help you navigate these transitions. Soderbery will demonstrate how Cisco solutions come together so you can deliver a secure and uncompromised user experience to your customers, partners and employees.
GENSK-1106 - Technology Trend Keynote: Exceptional Collaboration Experiences in the Age of the Connected User (2014 San Francisco) Today’s connected user assumes that they can work anytime from anywhere. Whether they are on-the-go, at a home office, or in a conference room, people, now more than ever, collaborate in real-time. Flawless experiences are also expected, which means seamless, secure and easy-to-use technology solutions must be in place. Join Rowan Trollope and Hans Hwang as they introduce new Cisco solutions, and discuss why creating exceptional collaboration experiences are the lynch pin in driving measurable business outcomes. Not just in today’s marketplace, but for many years to come as the workforce continues to shape-shift with new generations.
GENKEY-2300 - Cisco Live Technology Business Vision (2014 San Francisco) Join Cisco’s technology and business leadership for a deeper dive into what is happening both at Cisco and with our customers as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality. Find out what Cisco is doing today, what we’re planning in the future, and what others are doing to tap into the power of the Internet of Everything.
PCS-SF - Partner Case Studies (2014 San Francisco) NetApp -- View VideoIntel -- View VideoNetscout - View VideoF5 -- View VideoEMC -- View Video
BRKMPL-2100 - Deploying MPLS Traffic Engineering (2014 Milan) This session covers the deployment of Traffic Engineering in MPLS networks through different use cases. The material presents a brief technology overview and then focuses on three deployment scenarios: bandwidth optimization, traffic protection, and enhanced QoS. In the latter part, the session discusses inter-domain traffic engineering (multiple Interior Gateway Protocol areas and autonomous systems) and general deployment recommendations. The attendee can expect to see numerous sample configurations including IOS, IOS XR and NX-OS. This is an intermediate-level course that requires familiarity with MPLS and link-state routing protocols (OSPF or IS-IS). Previous attendance of session BRKMPL-1101, "Introduction to MPLS," is highly recommended. This session is intended for service providers and enterprise customers deploying their own MPLS traffic engineering network.
BRKNMS-2466 - 13 Smart Automations to Troubleshoot Your Cisco IOS Network (2014 Milan) Is there too much manual troubleshooting in your network? Have you ever wasted hours to capture evidence of a transient network issue? Want to enable your first line peers to deliver precise problem descriptions? Do you know which part of your network is likely to fail next? And how to prevent it? Your Cisco IOS Network provides a wealth of advanced device manageability instrumentation (DMI) and Embedded Automation Systems (EASy) to design and implement your own Network Automations. Learn how Network Automation allows you to automate manual tasks, better operate existing network services and even enable new and innovative networking solutions. This Breakout Session uncovers embedded Network Automation capabilities you can use not only to interact with your network elements during troubleshooting and optimization activities, but also to implement proactive and preventive maintenance in a more effective, efficient and robust way. Network Automation fundamentals as well as the choice and use of appropriate practices are illustrated through a combination of presentation and best practice examples. The topic is relevant for network planners and administrators, engineers and system integrators for both enterprises and service providers.
BRKSPV-1919 - Video Transport Architectures (2014 Milan) This intermediate level session covers the requirements and challenges of transporting broadcast grade Video over IP networks. These linkages are technologies that enable the IP network to be Video-aware encompassing IP/MPLS Multicast, QoS, Security, High-availability and Admission control mechanisms. Network resiliency/availability mechanisms enabling minimal disruption of Video services are covered in detail. These include Unicast & Multicast Fast convergence, advanced traffic engineering, Multicast-only Fast Reroute (MoFRR), Video Source redundancy among others. Lossless transport is introduced using Live/Live with packet merge capabilities for uncompressed video. An overview of the application-level techniques that minimize packet losses such as Forward Error correction (FEC) and dynamic packet error repair using Cisco Visual Quality of Experience (VQE) are also covered. New developments in the Video monitoring space such as In-line monitoring are briefly covered as well as network management tools. It is expected that the attendee is familiar with IP/MPLS, Multicast and QoS concepts.
PSOCRS-2444 - Cisco campus access switching architectures (2014 Milan)   In less than one year, architectural options have been made available to customers for campus switching designs. While traditional access, requiring individual management of devices, stacks or clusters keeps offering a flexible and highly robust and manageable solution for any deployment, other solutions have been designed to meet operation simplicity and mobility requirements. The first alternative to traditional access is to shift to a cloud managed access network with Cisco Meraki devices. With these Cisco Meraki switches and access points one can simply plug them in any network and manage them throuhg a web portal available on the Internet. Another path to simplicty is to opt for Instant Access solution introduced on catalyst 6500/6800, in which the access switches (or stacks of switches) are seen as line cards of the distribution devices and do not need to be managed anymore as separate pieces of equipment. The third option is Converged Access, driven this time by the drastic increase of mobility and the 802.11ac new standard offering now Gigabit wireless access. Converged access architecture consists in distributing the wifi traffic processing (ie. CAPWAP termination) directly on access switches. This session will introduce the 4 aforementionned campus switching architectures: Cloud managed, Traditional Access, Instant Access and Converged Access with impacts on the choice of switching platforms. Positionning will be presented through concrete examples and case studies, and combination options of these solutions will also be discussed during the session. This session will offer another way to consider Cisco switching portfolio in addition to the usual platforms design, scale, performance and supported features.  
BRKRST-2044 - Enterprise Multi-Homed Internet Edge Architectures (2014 Milan) As Internet bandwidth becomes more affordable, redundancy and load distribution toward multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are now basic requirements for many enterprises. Selecting the appropriate toolset for a specific policy is often an arduous task given the many services and technologies deployed at the enterprise Internet Edge. These challenges present a high degree of operational complexity when implementing and maintaining this type of environment. This session will help participants understand the available technologies and how they can be applied while minimizing operational complexity. The session will highlight key areas including a review of commonly used and emerging technologies (i.e., BGP, PfR, and LISP), common scenarios that illustrate how each technology operates, best practice designs, and an overview of advanced case studies involving multiple technologies/products (i.e., Multiple Firewalls, Multiple Data Centers, NAT/PAT, and IPv6). The session will focus mainly on dynamic and reliable technologies (i.e., BGP, HSRP) and various policy instruments (i.e., prefix length, metric/preference/path/attribute manipulation, and filtering). This session is intended for network architects, designers, and operators who work for enterprises; systems integrators; and small or large service providers. Practical experience with BGP is a prerequisite for attendance. Highly Available Wide Area Network Design (BRKRST-2042) is a recommended prerequisites to this session. This session is related to Routing and Switching Technologies within the Network Infrastructure and Systems track.
BRKSEC-2697 - Remote Access using Clientless VPN (2014 Milan) This session will provide Information and Details about Clientless VPN on the Cisco ASA Firewall. For certain use cases like Contractor Access or BYOD, customers want to have a more differentiated access than the well known Full Tunnel (AnyConnect). We will show and explain how an ASA can be used to provide Secure Remote Access with no need to install a VPN Client. As simple browser based access might not satisfy everybody's needs, we will go through advanced configurations like VDI access for iPAD as well. The target audience are security administrators that are familiar with ASA Firewalls and want to learn more about the Cisco Clientless VPN Solutions.
BRKRST-2362 - Deploying Performance Routing (2014 Milan) This session explains Cisco Performance Routing (PfR) technology as well as the latest enhancements and includes case studies. PfR allows network administrators to minimize bandwidth costs, enable intelligent load distribution, improve application performance, and deploy dynamic failure detection at the WAN access edge. Whereas other routing mechanisms can provide both load sharing and failure mitigation, Cisco IOS PfR makes real-time routing adjustments based on criteria other than static routing metrics such as response time, packet loss, jitter, path availability, traffic load distribution, and cost minimization. This session is for anyone who wants to understand and deploy Cisco IOS Performance Routing. For in depth understanding, LTRRST-2360 covers PfR hands-on lab session.
BRKSPV-1261 - Designing an Online Video Service (2014 Milan) Streaming Video has been around for many years but with the advent of tablets & high speed broadband it has come into its own. This workshop will focus on the new wave of video delivery technologies used in “Over-the-Top” environments & explore the best practice designs used when building such a streaming video service. The session will start by looking at what we are setting out to achieve, and methodically set out the system architecture and each of the various elements that will contribute to the solution, and conclude with a typical example use case.
BRKSPG-3864 - Advanced - Cloud and NFV Services delivery with Cisco Virtual Packet Edge (2014 Milan) Service provider cloud based offerings gain more popularity with an ever increasing set of possible applications. The recent trend to Network Function Virtualization enriches the possible services portfolio to be delivered out of a  Service provider datacenter . A scalable and automated way of delivering such cloud services is paramount for service providers who want to be successful in such a service environment.  This session will focus on Cisco's new datacenter overlay solution (Virtual Packet Edge) and explain how Service Provider NFV and Virtual Private Cloud services can be easily and effortlessly managed by means of the VPE solution. It will detail the solution's control and data plane components and the service orchestration steps. We will dive into its use of SDN and RESTful APIs, and how virtualized services are spawned, managed throughout their lifecycle and automatically integrated with pre-existing network based VPN offerings (MPLS VPN).
BRKCCT-2051 - Making the Move to Cisco Outbound Option - A Look from the Avaya Predictive Dialer Perspective (2013 Orlando) This intermediate session will provide participants with a comparative perspective between a legacy standalone Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) outbound dialing platform versus a fully distributed Internet Protocol (IP) based outbound solution. The session will provide a component by component and functionality breakdown through a comparison of the Cisco Outbound Option in contrast to the Avaya Predictive dialing platform. Participants will gain an understanding of the advantages of a distributed IP solution versus a standalone TDM platform and learn what to expect should they make the move to the Cisco Outbound Option. The comparative in this session focuses on the component and functional differences between the Cisco solution and the Avaya dialer. Existing users of solutions other than the Avaya as well as existing Cisco contact center customers who have not deployed outbound are welcome to participate so as to learn what to expect if considering the move to Cisco Outbound.
BRKSPG-2501 - Troubleshooting Cisco CMTS Based Services (2013 Orlando) This session will provide detailed troubleshooting methods for various subscriber issues that can be encountered on Integrated and Modular Cisco Cable Modem Termination System (I-CMTS and M-CMTS) while deploying -High Speed Data services with DOCSIS 3.0, Channel Bonding -DOCSIS Load Balancing -Voice services and DOCSIS Set Top Gateway (DSG/ADSG) services. Attendees will take a deep dive into identifying and troubleshooting most common DOCSIS 3.0 Upstream and Downstream channel bonding issues that can impact high speed data services. Troubleshooting methodology for DSG services over DOCSIS and best practices for VoIP operation through CMTS will also be discussed. This session is aimed at Network administrators and System engineers who are responsible for maintaining Cisco CMTS.
BSAARC-1011 - Borderless Networks (2013 Orlando) This session reviews the Borderless Network Architecture in depth. With the explosion of devices, video, cloud, BYOD, and other market trends, the capabilities that Borderless Networks provides brings tremendous value to the enterprise. This session will review the main architecture pillars and the requisite services provided by the Borderless Network: Cloud Intelligent Network SecureX Unified Access Connected Industries
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