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BRKIPM-2011 - Multicast MPLS (2012 San Diego) This breakout session covers technologies for integrating multicast within an MPLS environment. People will learn what Label Switched Multicast stands for and how to deploy it. We'll briefly discuss the difference between the two integration technologies: Point-to-Multipoint MPLS Traffic Engineering and mLDP. This sessions covers an overview, the architecture, the protocols involved. We will discuss tree building, tree types and how multicast flows are assigned to it, followed by a discussion of aggregation and applications of LSM.
4.0/5.0
BRKSEC-2050 - Secure Mobility (2012 San Diego) People are now accessing corporate resources from a host of different locations using multiple devices and they expect on-demand and seamless access to company data to conduct their business. A well-designed remote access solution improves productivity, decreases downtime, cuts support costs and ensures employee satisfaction. However, the ubiquitous access creates huge security risks for the organization. It is very easy to lose confidential data and it is very difficult to ensure the right level of authorization and access control. The IT administrator has to strike a balance to ensure security without affecting the user experience. The industry leading Cisco ASA Remote Access solution is designed to solve these challenges. In this session, we will lead with the various connectivity options including the Cisco AnyConnect Client and the browser based Clientless SSL VPN. We will discuss the multiple advancements introduced to ensure seamless connectivity for the mobile users. Using a real-world example, we will cover the authentication and authorization options to enforce customized granular access controls. We will then focus on desktop and mobile platforms and discuss the security policy including device posture, network access controls and threat mitigation. We will also cover the deployments to protect mobile users from web-based threats using Cisco Web Security Appliance and Cisco ScanSafe Cloud based solutions. At the end of the session, attendees will gain an understanding of various security technologies available on the Cisco ASA platform to enable secure access to the mobile users. Technical topics covered: Cisco ASA Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect, Clientless SSL VPN, Posture Assessment, Mobile Device access, Cisco Web Security.
4.0/5.0
ITMCCS-2571 - Power Tool Manufacturer provides Premium Experience in Multichannel Contact Center (2012 London) This presentation is about Hilti's successful deployment of Cisco Contact Center worldwide to enable common call center best practices and improve agent productivity while providing industry-leading customer support and service for the premium power tool market. It will discuss Hilti's business use case including challenges, solution, results experienced. It will follow the outline provided.
ATE-CL204 - CommScope: Intelligence Infrastructure, Energy Management and Data Centre technologies (2012 London) See how Cisco's industry-leading EnergyWise technology combined with CommScope's Intelligent Infrastructure Solution provides unprecedented ability to apply energy management polices based on real-time location of devices. By optimizing EnergyWise capabilities, CommScope's intelligent infrastructure Solution can become an invaluable tool for energy management & measuring, managing and regulating energy usage throughout an organization.
BRKCRS-3437 - Incorporating Intelligent Access at the Campus Edge (2012 San Diego) Requirements in a modern Network design keep evolving. With new devices being connected to the network, a flexible, mobile and secure infrastructure becomes key for today's network manager. Fundamental access protocols and technologies (i.e. CDP, LLDP, LLDP-MED, 802.1AE, PoE+) are enabling additional edge capabilities and design options for the campus architect. This session will provide an examination of the new technologies that are seen in the campus edge. The goal of this session is to give a good overview on how Cisco has integrated these new technologies to enhance the campus edge layer. Examples of technologies covered in this session include functions such PoE+, UPoE, EnergyWise and Energy Efficient Ethernet, which can assist with rising energy costs requirements, as well as security mechanisms like TrustSec and 802.1AE and Network Automation capabilities like SmartInstall, AutoSmartports and Flexible Netflow. The session will cover the technologies themselves as well as the business and technical benefits that can be derived from their use. Throughout the session there will be guidance for deeper dive sessions on the different topics. It is recommended that those attending have at least some knowledge of campus design and the relevant campus deployment strategies.
BRKNMS-2202 - Ethernet OAM – Technical Overview and Deployment Scenarios (2012 San Diego) This breakout covers the latest advances and the value proposition of Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (E-OAM) protocols to Enterprise and Service Provider customers 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 E-OAM standards developed by 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
5.0/5.0
BRKEWN-3011 - Troubleshooting Wireless LANs (2012 San Diego) This session discusses best practices for troubleshooting issues prior and during TAC engagement. We will cover the most commonly requested information (usually missing at time of TAC case creation), case handling, and other information. We will also cover proper case & bug severities, escalation paths, and the right way to escalate issues when development engagement is necessary. Some advanced debugging and configuration topics will also be covered.
4.3/5.0
BRKARC-1005 - Virtual Experience Infrastructure (VXI) for Government and Education (2012 San Diego) As government and education IT leaders attempt to keep up with the rising costs of providing flexible desktop environments for their users while responding to the demands of an increasingly mobile constituency, remote and virtual work environments are natural solutions. Cisco’s Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) is designed to help public sector organizations deliver the next generation virtual workspace by unifying virtual desktops, voice, and video. Join us for this VXI design session and hear infrastructure strategies directly from IT leaders and learn about the critical success factors that allowed them to address desktop management, security, policy, and desktop delivery issues and gain control of desktop TCO. You’ll also get an inside look of VXI, including: • Project strategies and lessons learned • Considerations on how to plan, design and deploy VXI • Key ecosystem partnerships with Citrix and VMware • Sizing guidelines and deployment models This informative session will be based on validated designs and filled with practical suggestions on ensuring productivity, accessibility, security, and cost savings through desktop virtualization.
BRKCCT-2015 - Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (2012 San Diego) Learn how to take a logical approach to troubleshooting Cisco Unified Contact Center Express problems by applying basic troubleshooting methodology, solution management, and best practices. Gain a better understanding of the version 8.0/8.5 product changes as they relate to troubleshooting and serviceability. Examine how CAD Desktop Recording and CAD Desktop Monitoring works, as well as CAD Agent Email, and how to troubleshoot these features using proper knowledge and tools required to narrow down and resolve problems. Attendees should be familiar with installation, configuration, and operation of a Cisco Unified Contact Center Express solution.
BRKSPG-2209 - Designing Access Network With the ME3600X and ME3800X (2012 San Diego) The goal of the session is to enable network designers and architects to build ethernet or MPLS access network with the ME3600X and ME3800X. The first part of the session introduces the product architecture and live of a packet. The next section explain the power of using Ethernet Virtual Circuits (EVC) to build basic ethernet service. Used in the access, the EVC model enables more advanced functionalities like double tag manipulation, selective QinQ or split horizon. As access network evolves toward MPLS, one section will cover MPLS based services and how to deploy such services on the ME3600X and ME3800X. This section will cover how to implement Ethernet Over MPLS, VPLS and MPLS VPNs. It will also cover the different protection mechanism available to provide more resilient MPLS based services in the access. A key aspect of designing today's access network is QoS. The last section of this presentation cover how to design a hierarchical QoS model in the access and provide implementation details for ingress and egress QoS, buffer management, QoS for MPLS access network and the power of QoS groups. The section will also cover how EVC and QoS statistics can be collected for service monitoring. In each section, access network design examples will be featured.
4.7/5.0
BRKARC-3001 - Cisco Integrated Services Router G2 - Architectural Overview and Use Cases (2012 San Diego) This session will update the attendee to the enterprise branch architectures from Cisco. This session will target the technical audience interested in the integrated services available in the latest branch routers from Cisco and the advances that have been made beyond the original ISRs. We'll spend time looking at the latest innovations introduced with the second generation of ISR as well as the capabilities built into the platforms that will allow them to grow with branch needs over time without the need for expensive hardware upgrades. There will be something here for those unfamiliar with Cisco branch routers as well as those intimately familiar with the original ISRs.
BRKAPP-3006 - Advanced Troubleshooting Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) (2012 San Diego) This session provides troubleshooting techniques for analyzing the health and performance of Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS). The session begins with an overview of the various Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) hardware platforms, followed by key system health and liveliness indicators. An analysis of common WCCP issues and their resolution is followed by discussion of the WAE auto-discovery process, including tips and techniques for analyzing optimized traffic using packet capture utilities. The session then provides a detailed analysis of transport optimizations, including connection counters and performance. Particular focus is given to understanding system performance. Common issues with application acceleration such as CIFS, NFS, SSL, MAPI and video streaming. This session is intended for network engineering and operations support personnel responsible for deploying and supporting Cisco WAAS.
BRKCRT-8303 - Performing a Wireless Site Survey: tips and tricks (2012 San Diego) Join this session to learn how to perform a site survey and prepare for the Site Survey (CUWSS) exam. We will provide tips on how to start the survey, assess, survey and cover difficult areas (rate shifting areas, elevators, stairs, etc). You will also learn how to avoid common survey flaws resulting in poor performances (ping pong effect, data rate drops, unexpected short-cuts, etc). You will also learn how to assess the network performances after the deployment, to test speeds, coverage and simulate dense network traffic with free tools.
5.0/5.0
BRKSPM-2200 - SP Wi-Fi: Deploying Access for 3G and 4G Mobile Networks (2012 San Diego) With the evolution of radio and smartphone technology, data traffic from broadband applications is growing exponentially. Fast, ubiquitous mobile access is a competitive differentiator. To address the economic challenges and opportunities, SPs worldwide are turning to Wi-Fi technologies. This session will look at deploying SP Wi-Fi networks, architectural considerations, and explore multiple options to address today's problems as well as maximizing future extensibility to protect network investment. We will explore key SP Wi-Fi architectures, economic drivers, offload, mobility, and integration with the 3G and 4G mobile packet core and tie those to key network use cases in Cable MSO, MNO and Broadband service provider segments. We will then deep-dive into deployment models, network design and key design considerations, including call flows, security, subscriber management policy enforcement, roaming and billing. Requirements for local breakout, and wholesale access will be covered, including deployment challenges and case studies
ATE-CL213 - Wyse: Managing Mobility and a Changing Device Landscape (2012 London) The current trends for increased mobility, new devices and changing device ownership (BYOD) are creating real challenges for IT departments, whilst at the same time cloud computing services are opening up new flexible working horizons. This webinar will address these trends and show how a strategy based on current cloud client and management technology enables secure, simple, and flexible access to services, also keeping IT in a leadership position within the organisation
BRKSPG-2605 - End to End Security in a Hosted Collaboration Environment (2012 San Diego) Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) transpires a new computing paradigm for Service Providers. HCS utilizes distributed computational resources and supporting network infrastructure to enable dynamically configurable services that meets end user needs. The collaborative structure of the HCS cloud enables SPs to provide several valuable services such as Voice, Video, Presence/IM, Mobility, Unified messaging, Conferencing/Webex, and Telepresence to their corporate customers. Traditionally Service Providers implement network security in multiple layers within the end-to-end solution. These could be data center virtual access layer, aggregation layer, core, Provider Edge (PE), and at the customer premise. With SP’s providing Hosted Collaboration services, to corporate customer such as Banks, Wall Street firms and DOD there are new security concerns like encryption and authentication even for simple voice and video calls. For Service Providers, this adds additional complexity due to SIP endpoints and other gateways that uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) as a transport protocol, instead of TCP and UDP. This presentation will address how Service Providers can make these components work together and provide services in a secured and non-secured environment to a wide variety of corporate customer. This session will also provide performance evaluation for collaboration services that Service Provides can offer other in both secure and non-secure environments.
BRKSPM-2300 - EPC in LTE Networks: Design, Deployment, and References (2012 San Diego) Cisco is a leader in mobile packet core technologies, and has been aggresively working with Tier 1 Mobile Operators to deploy EPC in LTE networks globally. This session will cover design and deployment practices, as well as provide customer reference information. It will include deeper topics with regards to traffic optimization, integrated use of DPI, and session continuity across networks, as well as intelligent services for 4G.
5.0/5.0
BRKPCS-4380 - Managing and Monitoring Service Delivery on Cisco UCS. (2012 San Diego) The distributed nature of virtualization and Cisco UCS environment along with the dependency on a set of core technologies working in symphony, make visibility into the underlying components a critical part of ensuring quality of service. Splunk provides reports, dashboards and correlations make it simple to analyze your Deployment from the UCS blades, to the hypervisor all the way down to the attached storage and the applications being delivered. In this session we will review how Splunk can be used to monitor and manage the most mission critical applications and services in your organization running on UCS.
3.8/5.0
BRKNMS-2658 - Securely Managing Your Networks with SNMPv3 (2012 San Diego) This technical session explains the concepts, issues, and current capabilities in network management with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3. We will compare and contrast the functionality of SNMP v1, v2c, and v3. A considerable amount of time will be spent covering SNMPv3 and understanding how to configure its usage. We'll discuss the benefits and challenges with its implementation, along with application, device support and instrumentation. And finally, you'll learn what to look for when considering network management tools and applications that use SNMPv3 to ensure proper and efficient functionality. Target Audience: All network administrators
5.0/5.0
BRKAPP-2005 - Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) (2012 San Diego) Due to poor performance for remote employees, application owners have resorted to distributing their compute resources, implementing terminal services, or rewriting the applications. These options are costly in terms of capital investment, licenses, data protection, engineering, and operations. In addition, IT organizations have been asked to cut costs through consolidation and virtualization. Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) enables consolidation, data protection, simplified operations, and lower ownership costs for applications and the network. This session will show how to leverage Cisco WAAS for application acceleration, server virtualization through the virtual blade technology, and data center to data center replication. Deployment topics will include WAAS tuning, sizing, network integration (WCCP and in-line), standard branch topologies, data center topologies, scaling, monitoring, and management best practices.
4.0/5.0
BRKCDN-1012 - Building a Graphical Web-based Application for Managing Cisco IOS Devices (2012 San Diego) Using features already included with Cisco IOS, it is possible to build graphical, web-based applications for managing Cisco IOS devices. The features of Embedded Event Manager (EEM), IP Service Level Agreements (IP-SLA), and TCL scripting language make it possible. The resulting applications can be used for troubleshooting and monitoring and can be very flexible. Since the applications are web server-based, they are easy to deploy and do not require any software installation on the client side. The applications run entirely within Cisco IOS devices and no external devices are needed. The applications can be quicky customized to suit the needs of specific end users. Examples will show different types of applications that may be created and can be used as starting points for new applications. One example will show the creation of IP SLA probes from a web page, which can then capture the history of results from the user-created probe. Next, the history is graphically presented in a line graph showing the results. Another example demonstrates the ability to configure different types of MPLS tunnels. The tunnels may be shut down or brought up, and the tunnels are presented graphically. The tunnels change colors depending upon their current up or down state. Finally, the user can initiate a ping across the tunnels and graphically present a line graph showing the results.
BRKRST-2362 - Deploying Performance Routing (2012 San Diego) 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.
5.0/5.0
BRKARC-3465 - Cisco Catalyst 6500 Switch Architecture (2012 San Diego) This session presents an in-depth study of the architecture of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch. It begins with an architectural overview of the Supervisor 2T, Supervisor 720, chassis and switching modules. Next is an in-depth review of Layer 2 forwarding, internal forwarding engine packet processing and IP unicast forwarding. Finally, NetFlow and Access Control List processing are examined with a set of common inter-module packet walks wrapping up the session. This session is for enterprise and service provider attendees who have worked with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and wish to further their understanding of the switch forwarding architecture. An understanding of multilayer switching technologies and the basic operation of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series is assumed. Basic knowledge of routing protocols as well as traditional campus design is recommended. This session does not cover IP Multicast forwarding. There is a dedicated session, BRKARC-3322, that covers Catalyst 6500 IP Multicast Architecture.
4.0/5.0
BRKCRS-3035 - Advanced Enterprise Campus Design: Virtual Switching System (VSS) (2012 San Diego) This advanced level session features highly innovative option for campus network design. New design option focuses on the impact of using a Virtual Switching System Design. Leveraging Cisco three tier campus model, this innovative technology will examine the newest and groundbreaking concept of virtual switch in Cisco's hierarchical multilayer networks. The Virtual Switching design fundamentally changes how network is designed with the innovation of eliminating loops in L2 networks whilst enhancing resiliency and providing fast convergence. The session covers the best practices of designing, deploying and configuring VSS in core and distribution covering L2 and L3 designs. This session is applicable to any attendees who are responsible for the design, deployment and operation and management of enterprise campus network. It is highly recommended to attend BRKRST-2031 Multilayer Campus Architectures and Design Fundamentals and BRKRST-3032 - Advanced Enterprise Campus Design: Resilient Campus Networks or having a good knowledge of multilayer campus design and the relevant campus technologies such as spanning tree and routing protocol family as well as weakness in the traditional design that this session addresses via emerging design options.
4.0/5.0
BRKCOM-3001 - Troubleshooting the Cisco UCS Compute Deployment (2012 San Diego) This session will approach the Cisco Unified Compute Platform with an over all technical troubleshooting mythology. Troubleshooting begins with an operational understanding of the Protocols and technology implemented within the UCS solution. Session will focus on the troubleshooting of Compute blades, Data path, Fabric Interconnect, along with connections to the LAN and SAN. Operational fact gathering along with knowledge points required to work on the Unified I/O platform will be a major focus. Subjects covered will be on the uses with latest code releases, understanding System States, information gathering within the UCS NXOS operating system, uses of CLI and the UCS Manager, startup, and deployment strategies with concerns focused on support. If your Data Center design teams are testing, have deployed, or planning a Cisco Unified Computed solution and you are supporting Servers, 10 GiGe Data Networks, or Storage Area Networks, this is your session.
BRKSPG-2204 - Building Carrier Ethernet Services Using Cisco Ethernet Virtual Circuit Framework (2012 San Diego) This session provides an overview of Cisco Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC) framework. A Cisco innovation that provides consistency, service awareness, flexibility and increased scalability for Carrier Ethernet and Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (VPN) deployments. Fundamentals of Cisco EVC operation and configuration are covered in detail. The session also illustrates how the framework aligns with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) service attributes and definitions. Finally, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and business services deployment use cases are covered. Target audience for the session are Service Providers who plan to build or currently operate a Carrier Ethernet network servicing residential and business customers, and Enterprises considering data center interconnection using Carrier Ethernet services.
4.0/5.0
ATE-CL102 - NetApp: FlexPod: Cloud Agility from NetApp and Cisco (2012 Melbourne) Winning organizations depend on IT to enable business flexibility and agility. A pre-validated cloud architecture can enable IT to deliver on this promise. Attend this session and learn how, FlexPod, a proven validated cloud architecture from NetApp and Cisco, can enable data centers to become more dynamic and respond to ever-changing business requirements.
BRKMPL-3101 - Advanced Topics and Future Directions in MPLS (2012 London) This session presents the most recent extensions to the MPLS architecture. The material has a special focus on standardization and forward-looking directions for the evolution of the technology. The session begins with an overview of the activities in the most relevant IETF working groups. It then covers the latest technical developments in L3VPN, L2VPN, Multicast, Transport Profile, Traffic Engineering, and OAM. This session is directed at network architects. Attendees must have architectural or deployment level experience in MPLS. Attendance to intermediate MPLS sessions (or previous knowledge) should be considered a prerequisite.
5.0/5.0
BRKUCC-2021 - Understanding, Integrating, and Troubleshooting Fax Communications in Today's Enterprise Networks (2012 San Diego) Comprehensive VoIP solutions must address the transport of fax communications in addition to traditional voice communications. However, unlike traditional voice communications, fax transmissions have unique characteristics that require alternative integration and implementation methods. This session examines the various real-time fax transport methods, including passthrough, T.38 fax relay, and Cisco fax relay and helps one determine the correct fax transport method based on network capabilities and other design considerations. Additional focus will be given to T.38 fax relay as this is the de facto standard that is widely deployed for fax communications today and is a Cisco recommended best practice. T.38 and each of the other fax transport methods have specific advantages and disadvantages and knowing which method to apply for a given scenario is critical for successful implementations. Best practices dealing with product and protocol interoperability, Quality of Service (QoS) considerations, and SIP trunking will also be provided for integrating fax communications with Cisco voice gateways, Unified CM, and T.38 fax servers. T.38 fax servers are becoming increasingly prevalent in Unified Communications solutions and this session addresses the common fax server deployment models. Key troubleshooting tips will also be highlighted throughout this session. Pertinent configurations, common mistakes, and the important troubleshooting commands, debugs, and traces will be provided to ensure that any fax issue that arises can be quickly resolved.
5.0/5.0
BRKUCC-2100 - Designing and Deploying IP Video Telephony Networks (2012 San Diego) Video is the new voice in Unified Communications. Cisco Unified CM makes Video telephony as simple as Voice. Video telephony integrates in existing IP telephony networks seamlessly; this provides users many of the functionalities they have used for Voice communications, providing key benefits for Enterprises. This session covers Cisco Unified Communications Manager video-related capabilities; it discusses the new Cisco IP Phones with video and their deployments. It includes QoS guidance, which protocols are used (H.323, Skinny Control Client Protocol [SCCP], and SIP), how to integrate existing videoconferencing equipment, and which applications and endpoint solutions offer integrated video features. This session also includes the interoperability of Cisco Unified Communications Manager with the Cisco VCS, Cisco IOS Software Gatekeeper, and discusses the functionality of SIP-based systems. Attendees will then be able to understand the best practices for Video and how to Design and deploy IP Video telephony in their Organization.
5.0/5.0
BRKSEC-2071 - Securing DNS (2012 London) This sessions explains about current DNS threats, including cache poisoning, direct DNS attacks and how DNS is used as attack tool. The session will then present Best Practice designs for securing DNS architectures and how attacks can be mitigated. The session will also cover new DNS technologies like DNSSEC, migration and implementation. Live demo's will be used to give the audience a clearer picture of the attacks and tools available.
BRKDCT-2840 - Taking the Risk Away from Layer 2 Interconnects (2012 Melbourne) This intermediate session details a solution for providing a means of Layer 2 communications adjacency to support operating system clustering, file system clustering, virtual machine mobility, symmetric traffic flows, and more in a highly resilient multisite Data Centre infrastructure. Starting from the building blocks of spanning-tree implementations and considerations, the session continues with details on how to control the Layer 2 control and data planes to limit negative effects present today in geographically diverse Layer 2 domains. The emphasis is on multisite Data Centre interconnect and specifics of service advertisement and site failover. Considerations are given for tying users to either site in an active/standby, active/active per application, and active/active within an application relationship. Transport mechanisms such as tag switching, Ethernet over MPLS, Virtual Private LAN Service, MPLSoGRE, OTV, Virtual Ethernet, ServerFarm to User First Hop Redundancy, User to ServerFarm redundancy with Route Health Injection, 802.1s and w, load sharing multisite traffic on intra-data centre VLANs, global site load balancing, and others. This session compares alternatives with direct Layer 2 links on dedicated services or DWDM lambdas, point-to-point and multipoint scenarios, configurations using existing RPVST or MST deployments within a Data Centre site, sharing Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, and operations and administration considerations.
BRKDCT-1044 - Introductory - FCoE for the IP Network Engineer (2012 London) The implementation of Unified Fabric in the data center allows the convergence of different I/O technologies to a single infrastructure. Unified Fabric also implies the convergence of different technology teams that used to operate in a silo. This introductory session will present Fiber Channel and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) at a high level to IP network engineers, architects and management with no previous experience in storage networking. After reviewing the particular goals of storage networks, the presentation will compare the dramatically different approaches taken by Ethernet and Fiber Channel for redundancy as well as for the interaction between end nodes and network. This will lead to the definition of the requirements that an Ethernet network needs to meet in order to carry Fiber Channel as an upper layer protocol. Following an introduction to the T11 and IEEE standards that come to play in FCoE, the different supported deployments of FCoE at the edge of the network will be detailed, including typical use of the Nexus 5000 and Nexus 7000.
4.0/5.0
BRKRST-2930 - Implementing QoS with Nexus and NX-OS (2012 London) This session will provide a technical description of the NX-OS QoS capabilities and hardware implementations of QoS functions on the Nexus 7000, 5500/5000, 3000, 2000 and 1000v. It will also include a design and configuration level discussion on the best practices for use of the Cisco Nexus family of switches in implementing QoS for medianet in additional to new QoS capabilities leveraged in the Data Center to support FCoE, NAS, iSCSI and vMotion. This session is designed for network engineers involved in network switching design. A basic understanding of QoS and operation of the Nexus switches 1000v/5000/5500/7000 series is assumed.
5.0/5.0
BRKSEC-2202 - Understanding and Preventing Layer 2 Attacks in IPv4 Networks (2012 Melbourne) This session focuses on the network security issues surrounding Layer 2, the data link layer. Because many network attacks originate inside the corporate firewall, exploring this soft underbelly of data networking is critical for any secure network design. Issues covered include Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) spoofing, MAC flooding, VLAN hopping, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) attacks, and Spanning Tree Protocol concerns. Common myths about Ethernet switch security are addressed and specific security lockdown recommendations are provided. Attack mitigation options presented include the new DHCP snooping and Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI) functionality. Attendees can expect to learn Layer 2 design considerations from a security perspective and mitigation techniques for Layer 2 attacks. This session is for network designers, administrators, and engineers in all areas of data networking.
5.0/5.0
BRKIPM-3010 - Which Routing Protocol? - IPv4 and IPv6 Perspective (2012 London) This session aims to answer the following questions: - Is one protocol better than the other? - Which routing protocol should I use in my network? - Should I switch from the one I'm using? - Do the same selection rules apply to IPv4 and IPv6? - How will my IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols coexist? The session will compare link state and DUAL routing protocols applying a number of considerations, such as convergence speed and network design and topology. It will provide an overview of the IPv6 counterparts of the most important IPv4 routing protocols. The co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols will also be discussed.
5.0/5.0
BRKNMS-3999 - Using a Network Hypervisor to Automatically Create End to End Topologies Network Containers in a Multi-Tenant Data Center (2012 London) Northbound orchestration systems can now use REST-based API calls to automatically provision a set of network containers into a multi-tenant data center. The building blocks to provide IT as a service are container models designed for service providers to be ordered by tenants as they build out their virtual data centers. In this session we will demystify the process that the Cisco Network Services Manager 5.0 goes through from describing a service chain in the object model (connect A to B) to having this realized as a data path on a physical topology. We will study examples of network containers, from simple designs to provide unprotected remote access to a zone, to more sophisticated containers providing remote access through an unprotected zone through a firewall to a protected zone. Finally, you will be shown how the Cisco Network Services Manager Engine deconstructs API requests to the abstracted network model and uses service directives to lead to the automated configuration of specific network platforms in a VMDC POD driven by a Network Services Manager Controller.
BRKSEC-3020 - Advanced ASA Firewalls inside out (2012 London) The session provides a deep dive insight into Cisco ASA and Cisco ASA-SM firewall's architecture and packet path processing as a guidance for troubleshooting, deploying and maximizing system's performance. As we follow the packet path on it's journey through multiple processing stages, the audience will gain a deep understanding of how does every stage affects performance and design of the system, and how to best troubleshoot various issues. This is especially important for the new ASA 5585 and the ASA Service Module. We will explain how the ASA is dealing with the IPv6 protocol. This Session is targeted at security administrators running ASA Firewall Systems.
3.4/5.0
BRKIPM-2090 - Implementing Network Automations (2012 London) Your Cisco IOS Network provides a wealth of advanced device manageability instrumentation (DMI) and opportunities for embedded automations. A major shift is going through the network industry - where operational tasks are no longer exclusively seen as external to the network but increasingly Cisco IOS Device Manageability Instrumentation is being used to automate operational tasks within the network infrastructure. This session exposes you to real-life examples along the stages in the live cycle of a network based service: - service planning - deployment and activation - testing and verification - ongoing service assurance - troubleshooting and optimization and uses the network's Device Manageability Instrumentation (DMI) to achieve, verify and report on critical business objectives. Key technologies being discussed include IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), Embedded Menu Manager (EMM), Embedded Resource Manager (ERM), Flexible NetFlow (FNF), Generic On-Line Diagnostics (GOLD), Tcl Scripting, and other relevant features.
BRKDCT-2082 - Evolution of Network Adapter Virtualization (2012 London) Modern 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface cards (NIC) can be virtualized into multiple hardware instances, that are logically equivalent to physically discrete NICs - Each with an available bandwidth that is a fraction of the cards total capacity. Cisco technology, known as VN-TAG, allows for these Virtual Adapters to be managed independently by a Nexus 5500; as if they were each individually attached to the switch. In addition to this, in a virtual environment the Nexus 5500 can coordinate with VMware vCenter the creation of virtual Distributed Switch port-groups, in order to instantiate the hardware counterpart of VM vNICs in a dynamic fashion. This session covers the provisioning technology and the design considerations of deploying virtualized adapters in a datacenter by leveraging the above technologies.
5.0/5.0
BRKCRS-2031 - Multilayer Campus Architectures and Design Principles (2012 Melbourne) This session features best practices for deploying the Cisco Multilayer Campus Model with an emphasis on high availability. It focuses on the technology alternatives related to an enterprise campus network. The session contains design and implementation guidance on technology and protocol alternatives like NSF/SSO, HSRP, GLBP, Spanning Tree (PVSTP+), and Rapid Spanning Tree (Rapid PVST+). Software features and design principles for each layer of the hierarchical network model are covered. Detailed examples are presented of failure analysis scenarios and LAN and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) tuning related to enterprise networks. Finally the session treats common pitfalls such as asymmetrical routing, unicast flooding, and routing black holes and provides best practices for optimising an enterprise campus network to support today's business applications. This session is for attendees responsible for the design, deployment, operations, and management of enterprise campus networks. Introductory knowledge of Spanning Tree, routing protocols, and LAN switching is recommended.
5.0/5.0
BRKEWN-2069 - Managing an Enterprise WLAN with Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) (2012 Melbourne) This session focuses on Network Control System (WCS) as a deployment, management, and troubleshooting tool for Cisco Unified Wireless Networks. Attendees are required to have familiarity with basics of WCS installation; topics covered in this session are, but not limited to: deployment options with WCS (templates, auto-provisioning); operational insights, system dashboards, trends, alarms; drill-downs, cross-linked intuitive workflows to monitor client related information; enhanced reporting interface design and customisation abilities.
BRKVIR-2011 - Deploying Services in a Virtualised Environment (2012 Melbourne) Server Virtualisation is changing the way Data Centre have been designed, deployed. This session will discuss the impact of server virtualisation when deploying services like firewall, load balancing or WAN and application optimisation services. We will discuss the concept of vPath and how the service enforcement is taking place by vPath The session will introduce the Nexus 1000V Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) that provides enhance security for the virtualized environment. Technical architecture and feature capabilities of VSG will be discussed and how to design into the virtualised environment.
BRKVIR-2010 - Cisco VXI and End to End Architecture (2012 Melbourne) Cisco Virtualisation Experience Infrastructure (VXI) is an end-to-end validated desktop virtualisation system that bring together Cisco's three Architectures (Borderless Networks, Data Centre Virtualisation and Collaboration) to deliver a differentiated and optimised user experience inside the virtualised desktop. The VXI system comprises mandatory and optional components from both Cisco and third-party technology partners. Mandatory components are those that provide the basic foundation for a virtualised desktop deployment A VXI configuration includes these components: Compute (Cisco) - Hypervisor (Technology Partner) - VDI Desktop Software (Technology Partner) - Storage (Technology Partner) - Endpoints (Cisco) - Networking (Cisco) - Collaboration Applications (Cisco) This session will provide design considerations and guidelines for deploying an end to end Virtual eXperience Infrastructure (VXI). It is designed to offer technical information to the networking professional planning to deploy a VXI system.
BRKSPV-2808 - TV Everywhere: Part I (2012 San Diego) As more and more PC and handheld like devices get connected, consumers are migrating to the Web to watch their favorite shows and movies. Increasingly, the Web is coming to digital TV, which incorporates movie downloads and streaming. Similarly, consumers also want their TV content on alternative devices. What does this mean for service and content providers? What do they have to do to not lose their subscribers and revenue streams? This session overviews the TV Everywhere technologies available for integrating the emerging over-the-top content into a managed network and making premium content accessible for unmanaged devices. It also provides a few real-world use cases. The sequel session (BRKSPV-2809) explains the business relationships, monetization and automation processes.
BRKCOM-2005 - UCS Fabric and VM's - Extending the FEX Direct to VM's in UCS (2012 Melbourne) Cisco's Fabric Extender (FEX) technology has revolutionised Data Centre networks. The Nexus 2000/Nexus 5000 FEX architecture provides unmatched scale and simplicity by allowing HUNDREDS of physical hosts to be connected to a Nexus 2000/Nexus 5000 Distributed Modular switch. Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology on UCS now extends the simplicity and elegance of the FEX architecture all the way to the virtual machine and allows THOUSANDS of VMs to be connected to the UCS Distributed Modular switch. VM-FEX uses pre-standard 802.1Qbh to eliminate hypervisor based software switching and to extend UCS Fabric Interconnects logical ports all the way to the VMs. A fabric extender architecture that includes VM-FEX collapses virtual and physical networking infrastructure on to the same UCS Distributed Modular switch. This architecture enables customers to treat ALL network traffic consistently and significantly enhances their ability to monitor and troubleshoot virtual machine traffic. During this session you will learn about the benefits, the best practices and the design considerations for Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) on UCS.
5.0/5.0
BRKCOL-2025 - Deploying Cisco WebEx in Enterprise Networks (2012 London) In today's global economy, the world global companies are deploying collaboration solutions to better communicate and connect with customers, partners as well as employees. While we can't move the time zones, we can deliver a solution to improve efficiency, productivity and save some money. There are several solutions available today, some are hosted in the cloud and some new solutions allow for use of both cloud and on-premise, i.e.hybrid solutions. This session is focused on the technical aspects of the deployment and design considerations for integrating the Cisco WebEx cloud and WebEx collaboration tools into your network. We will talk about how to prepare your enterprise network for the cloud-based collaboration service, how the cloud is designed and how the service works. This session will also cover design considerations for deploying and enabling the high quality (HQ) and high definition (HD) WebEx webcam video feature, how much bandwidth is needed, how the traffic is crossing the Internet, what the media paths are from the client to the cloud service as well as how the bandwidth can be better utilized with deployment of the Cisco WebEx Node for ASR. During the session we will also cover Medianet used with Webex audio/video and web session and how it can be leveraged today and in future to assess the quality of the experience and to troubleshoot problems.
BRKCOL-2021 - IBM Integration Options for Cisco Collaboration (2012 London) If my company uses Domino for email and/or Sametime for IM and Presence, how do I integrate these platforms with our Collaboration portfolio? Attend this breakout to find out what your Cisco options are! During our session we are going to look at how Notes and Sametime can be used in conjunction with the underlying Cisco Collaboration infrastructure products to provide click to call, telephony presence, messaging, conferencing and video services. As well as exploring what levels of integration can be achieved between the Cisco and IBM platforms we will also identify the main challenges associated with joining the two domains together. There will always be a trade off between features exposed to the end user and the engineering required for the systems integration, by the end of our breakout session an attendee should be in a position to plan for an integrated architecture.
BRKUCC-2064 - Designing Session Management for SIP Trunking and Dial Plan Centralisation (2012 Melbourne) As your UC network grows in size or as part of a dual vendor or PBX migration strategy - Cisco Unified Session Management Edition (SME) plays a key role as a centralised aggregation platform in your network architecture. SME provides a multi-protocol, multi trunk aggregation platform that allows you to centralise your UC dial plan, simplify dial plan in the leaf UC systems, and provide connections to multiple 3rd party UC systems, applications and IP PSTN services. This session is an in depth technical session that looks at all aspects of SME design and deployment in your UC network e.g. SME  Dial Plan recommendations, Trunk choices and recommendations, Call Admission Control options, QSIG deployment, 3rd Party PBX and application integration, IP PSTN design guidance. Attendees are expected to have a good knowledge of  Cisco Unified Communications.
4.0/5.0
BRKCOL-2020 - Cisco Unified Communications and Microsoft Integrations (2012 Melbourne) This intermediate-level session provides attendees with a detailed understanding of the Cisco Unified Communications solution when integrating and interoperating with Microsoft. It includes a review of Cisco Unified Communications products and how they're related and/or interfaced with Microsoft products, a detailed explanation of migration and deployment scenarios, and things to keep in mind before deployment. Related technologies are treated, including call control, presence, unified communications security, telepresence, and rich media applications. This session is for people involved with the planning and implementation of unified communications solutions and those involved in strategic decision making for selecting unified communications solutions. Attendees should have a good understanding of the Cisco Unified Communications high-level architecture and a basic understanding of the Microsoft product set. Content: Review of Cisco Unified Communications products and how they're related and/or interfaced with Microsoft products. Detailed explanation of migration and deployment scenarios. Things to keep in mind before you deploy. Related Technologies: Call control, presence, Unified Communications security, TelePresence, rich media applications . Audience: People who are involved with the planning and implementation of unified communications solutions. Individuals involved in strategic decision making for selecting unified communications solutions. Pre-requisites: Good understanding of Cisco Unified Communications high level architecture. Basic understanding of Microsoft product set.
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