BRKEVT-2663 - Understanding How to Deploy Multi-Party Video (2013 Melbourne)The proliferation of video endpoints coupled with the accelerated adoption of TelePresence within enterprise workflows has increased the pressure for business' to deliver robust multipoint conferencing solutions. Beginning with an introduction to the Cisco multipoint portfolio and a brief overview of multipoint conference types, this session will provide a deep-dive into the capabilities of each of the multipoint conferencing platforms available and cover the architectural aspects of deploying a multipoint video environment. This session aims to provide attendee's with a solid understanding of the different means to deploy Cisco Multipoint Conferencing solutions and an insight in to the practical application of these approaches within an Enterprise TelePresence context.
BRKDCT-2202 - FabricPath Migration Use Case (2013 London)This session will review some of the common FabricPath deployment use cases. This is more focused on Enterprise environments. We will cover deployment best practices, migration strategy, lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid. Additionally, we will discuss around top troubleshooting steps, as well as tips & tricks during migration of the FabricPath Deployment.
BRKCOM-2003 - UCS Networking - Deep Dive including VM-FEX (2013 Melbourne)This session provides a deep dive into UCS networking components, including 6200 series Fabric Interconnects, 2200 series Fabric Extenders and Adapter/Mezzanine cards. We'll cover the basic packet flows through the system, how the system fits into today's Data Centre networks, and some of the advanced features that are available to network administrators. We will be going into the details of how UCS takes advantage of unified fabric and FEX architecture to provide a flexible networking infrastructure that scales without complexity.
BRKARC-2662 - OpenFlow and SDN: Today and Tomorrow (2013 Melbourne)Today there is definitely a lot of buzz around OpenFlow and Software Defined Networks (SDN) which in some minds equate to one in the same. In addition, there are additional terms that form part of the conversation like Openstack, Virtual Overlays, Network virtualisation etc. The current market conversation has loose semantics mixed in with hyperbole and hearsay that all make the work of a network practitioner and our customers harder. This session will cut through the terminology and offer a framework to both understand these trends and distill the applicability using a use case lens. We will then deep dive into Cisco's participation and leadership in this space and an assessment of current state We will then spend time to understand the broader construct these technologies fit into and Cisco's strategy in this space - Cisco ONE.
BRKCDN-1009 - Introduction to Platform Administrative Web Service Interface (2013 London)Learn how Cisco's new Platform Administrative Web Service interface enables the ability to install, upgrade, and manage Cisco Unified Communication Manager and Unified Presence software remotely. Accelerate upgrade schedules and reduce travel budgets. We will review the interface architecture, data model, message flows, and typical use cases, including a sample application demonstration.
BRKVIR-2018 - Practical Architectures for Cloud (2013 London)This session will be focused on Best Practices for Cloud Networking and Networking Automation. This session includes real use cases of Cisco IaaS cloud deployments using Cisco end to end Virtualization and Automation technologies, Nexus1000V security and Virtualization enhancements and next generation cloud networking technologies. The session will introduce several experiences with cloud IaaS deployments and will demonstrate cutting-edge End-to-End DC Virtualization technologies, including DC networking, DC Services, latest hybrid cloud and multi hypervisors solutions. The topics presented are relevant for both SP and Enterprise architects, engineers and system integrators interested in building new best practice IaaS cloud facilities.
BRKSPG-2170 - Synchronisation in Packet-Based Networks (SyncE/IEEE1588-2008) (2013 Melbourne)The Session describes the Purpose of Frequency and Time Distribution in Packet Networks and how SyncE and IEEE1588-2008 can be used to provide comprehensive Synchronisation Solutions for Service Providers, Industrial/Automation Solutions, Smart Grid and High Frequency Trading Networks. Latest Standards work is reviewed to provide an Outlook on upcoming Technology advances and Design and Deployment Considerations around the currently available Functionality in various Cisco Products such as ASR901, ASR903, ASR9000, IE3000, CGS2500, are discussed. At the end of this Session Attendees should have all important Information in order to design & deploy Frequency and Time Distribution for Packet Networks.
BRKSPV-2001 - Service Provider Open API - Next Generation of SP functionality? (2013 London)Until now, the SP Video service comprised of delivery to a STB provided by the SP in a very closed and vertical model - recently, adding support for unmanaged devices like iPads etc have opened this out, but the APIs are still closed and only available by the SP developers. This session explores an open web-services-based open API available to all developers for all devices. We will walk through coding expamples on how a developer can access content and metadata from a SP's video system to provide a rich companion app for multiple devices.
BRKSEC-2010 - The State of Web Security: Attack and Response (2013 Melbourne)Routine web browsing throws open the door for alarming numbers of drive-by downloads and targeted attacks against your organization. Botnets, covert tunnels, exploit kits, and innumerable malicious objects ease through firewalls at the behest of a surprisingly vulnerable web browser ecosystem. We'll describe the state of web security, and how security and incident response teams can leverage web security proxies along with log monitoring to protect against threat
BRKCOL-2315 - Hosted Collaboration Solution - Demystifying the UC Cloud (2013 Melbourne)This session presents the different Cisco managed and hosted solutions addressing different environments: on premise or hosted, for enterprise or small business, targeting small or large number of business users. It discusses the positioning and deployment of different products or solutions like HCS, UC on UCS, Managed CUCM, BE, UC300 / 500, WebEx and SP TelePresence. It also describes the Cisco and partners management frameworks.
This is an intermediate session aimed at Service Providers and System Integrators who are interested in offering Unified Communication and Collaboration services. This is also of interest to Enterprises who are evaluating Managed UC or Collaboration as a Services from the cloud rather than deploying and managing their own infrastructure. Attendees should be familiar with UC & VoIP technologies to benefit most from this session.
BRKSPG-2016 - Architectures for new services over Cable (2013 London)The session describes the key aspects of CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform ) and will describe how Cable operators will migrate multiple silos of technology to a converged architecture whilst maintaining backward compatibility with current DOCSIS and Video deployments.
The session will also describe the emerging standard for “Advance MAC /PHY” (AMP) in DOCSIS 3.1 and how this plays a pivotal technical development role in the future of an MSO’s architecture.
A focus on some of the service-driven architectures enabled by DOCSIS will also be covered in this session.
BRKEVT-2809 - Understanding Cisco TelePresence Conductor (2013 Melbourne)The key to any successful conferencing service is to make the experience simple, natural, reliable and predictable. Cisco TelePresence Conductor can be used to improve simplicity tremendously by overcoming many of the challenges that the TelePresence MCU administrator would traditionally encounter. Cisco TelePresence technology ensures a simple, natural conferencing experience for every user and every meeting. This session will cover an overview of the Cisco TelePresence Conductor product, how it can be configured, how it can be deployed, and the solutions it provides video administrators.
PSOSPG-4325 - ASR9K BNG Update (2012 San Diego)The BRAS architecture is rapidly moving to Ethernet based deployment with proliferation of applications/devices which are bandwidth hungry. The industry is moving towards an architecture which can help address the bandwidth need , which can help service provider increase their customer penetration and which can evolve to next generation requirement.
This session will provide an update on the BNG strategy of Cisco ASR9000 router series.
PSODCT-3863 - Journey to the Cloud: Benefits of a IT-as-a-Service (2012 San Diego)IT-as-a-Service and private clouds offer an ideal way to solve some of your organization's biggest business and technology challenges. A private cloud service delivery model can helps reduce costs, reach new levels of efficiency, and introduce innovative new business models. Consequently, your enterprise can become more agile and efficient, while simplifying its operations and infrastructure. Learn how the use cases in the journey to IT-as-a-Service and cloud can help you be more efficient and add new capabilities to your data center.
ITMGEN-4649 - Pervasive Security (2012 San Diego)“Is Security coming more into focus for you given the dynamics of today’s workforce with BYOD, business models & value chains extending beyond borders, attackers using sophisticated techniques? Are you prepared to deal with these changes and enable your business? If you are asking yourselves these questions, this session is for you. Bill Bragg, IT Director for Engineering and Sujata Ramamoorthy, Director of Information Security, both long time Cisco veterans will share their insights from an initiative they are currently leading at Cisco to prepare for exactly these dynamics. This is a CIO level transformational initiative called Pervasive Security Accelerator with focus on IT Security Governance/Operating Model, Security Architecture and acceleration of key capabilities. You can expect to hear the drivers, approach, architecture and key efforts tied to use cases that make up the program.
BRKUCC-2542 - Cisco Business Edition Solutions for SMB (2012 San Diego)This is an intermediate breakout session that will cover the Cisco Unified Communications Business Edition portfolio for Small and Medium sized customers. The session will provide a recap of features and deployment best practices for Unified CMBE 6000 and Unified CMBE 3000. It will introduce the new Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager tool that simplifies configuration of Unified CMBE 6000. Updates to the portfolio in System Release 9.0 will also be covered.
PNLSEC-4006 - Panel: BYOD: Managing the Proliferation of Smart Devices in the Enterprise (2012 San Diego)BYOD is Real, it’s Here.
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) into the workplace environment is in full swing, creating an entire new set of issues for CIO’s and IT departments, as “mobility” invades the enterprise. How does an IT department cope with the proliferation of smart devices, dealing with issues such as access, bandwidth and management.
Theft, device insecurity, poorly developed apps, corporate data accessibility – these are but a few of the realities that IT departments will have to face when travelling down the BYOD road. Hear from our panel of experts and how they are managing with this growing phenomenon.
ITMGEN-4647 - Optimizing the Workforce of the Future: When Generations Collide (2012 San Diego)By 2016, 50% of the workforce will be millennials, along with Gen X, Gen Y and Baby Boomers. This creates an unprecedented mixture of cultures, learning styles, business acumen and technology proficiency. How are IT departments preparing for this influx of new workers, while retaining the experience and efficiencies of older workers? How do the expectations and rewards for the generations differ? What truly motivates them? What do you need to do to attract, cater to and understand the future workforce? Join this interactive session as we dig into the strengths and weaknesses of the generations and what they need to be successful both personally and for the business.
ITMGEN-4632 - Innovation in the Enterprise (2012 San Diego)Everyone talks a lot about innovative being a key driver to success, but exactly how do you create an innovative enterprise or business unit? How can you take advantage of market transitions and create a more inspired, efficient IT organization? Hear from leading experts, Thomas Koulopoulos, Author and Founder, Delphi Group and Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Cisco, as they discuss how they see innovative taking root within IT.
BRKEVT-2800 - Overview of Cisco TelePresence Solution and Deployments (2012 San Diego)Over the last few years, the growing interest in enterprise video collaboration has driven the development of different solutions: traditional room videoconferencing, immersive TelePresence experiences, personal video telephony, PC-based video clients and web collaboration. Enterprise customers are now faced with the challenge of integrating these solutions into a single TelePresence architecture that optimizes the end user experience. This session provides an overview for all components of a TelePresence deployment including: endpoints, call control, conferencing, and scheduling/management. Subsequent breakout sessions will cover specific components of the TelePresence solution in depth.Recent features and functionality will be covered as well as our direction for the future. Many of the these most recent features are dependent on the grouping of specific software versions across the solution. This session will explain these requirements and dependencies to ensure a successful TelePresence deployment. This breakout will cover the entire TelePresence solution including CUCM, VCS, TelePresence Server, CTMS, MCU, TMS, CTS-Manager and endpoints.
BRKRST-3371 - Advances in BGP (2012 San Diego)It is traditionally assumed that BGP is a slow converging protocol, focused purely upon scalability and stability. However, significant improvements to BGP technology have been made that can make BGP converge nearly as fast as any IGP. Being aware of, and using these enhancements can make any network more robust and better performing.
This session will discuss the key improvements to BGP for both IPv4 and IPv6 to increase scalability and performance, and will provide technical insight upon few up-coming features (4-Byte AS support, L3VPN over MGRE, etc...) .
BRKRST-2619 - Troubleshooting Routing Protocols - BGP/OSPF/EIGRP (2013 Melbourne)Routing is the foundation of modern day networks. A methodical approach and a strong understanding of protocol behaviour are essential tools for troubleshooting routing protocols. Even for someone very familiar with configuration, troubleshooting can be challenging. This presentation will focus on troubleshooting techniques for EIGRP, OSPF and BGP, covering common problems network engineers may encounter.
BRKDCT-2255 - Cisco's Cloud Ready Infastructure - VMDC (2013 London)Cisco Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center solution (VMDC) is an architectural approach to IT which delivers a Cloud Ready Infrastructure. The architecture encompasses multiple systems and functions defining a standard framework for an IT organization. Standardization allows the organization to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce risk and achieve cost reductions while offering a consistent platform for business.
This session will address the physical and logical construction of Cisco's VMDC system which provides a validated approach to both enterprise and service provider cloud deployments. Particular attention will be paid to the controlled consumption of cloud resources and isolation of workloads on a shared infrastructure consisting of the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000 and UCS platforms. In addition, enhanced security providing isolation, visibility, access controls and policy enforcement using Cisco's ASA technologies, Virtual Security Gateway, and Prime NAM will be detailed.
BRKCOM-2001 - UCS Deep Dive (2013 London)Are you new to UCS? Perhaps you've heard different things about it and they're all probably somewhat different. If that's you then come to this session! We'll get the record straight. You will gain a solid understanding of what UCS is, how it works, what its GUI can do for you. We'll explore most of the features inside the GUI and show ways to make the best use of common UCS features.
CCSUCC-1238 - Use of Jabber allows mobile workspace for a large retailer (2013 London)Emmelibri, is a major Italian Distribution . Their Challenges were to improve operational efficiency through closer collaboration between colleagues and partners. Emmelibri chosed Cisco Pervasive solution incorporating Cisco voice and video communications technologies, including Cisco Jabber for BlackBerry, I Phone and I Pad, Cisco Telepresence System ex90 and Cisco Unified Communication Manager.
COCDCT-3468 - Inside Cisco IT: Private Cloud Architecture Designed for Business Continuity (2012 San Diego)The private cloud is one of today’s fastest growing data center solutions, and the significance of a secure architecture for business applications agnostic to the infrastructure is increasing. Cisco IT is building the foundation for business resiliency; however, resiliency at every layer of the business environment requires a holistic approach to managing and orchestrating infrastructure, platform, and application resources within a data center and across multiple data centers. This enables Cisco IT to automate delivery of end-to-end data center and infrastructure services to the business.
Cisco IT has been a fundamental driver in building and adapting the suite of management tools needed to orchestrate virtual data center infrastructure needed to deliver business services. Attendees will learn how Cisco IT is designing and deploying these next-generation virtual orchestration solutions and directions for cloud services management.
Cisco IT is migrating all its traditional data center applications to a radically simplified virtual infrastructure. This has significantly reduced the number of network and server devices and the cable overhead within the data center, while also speeding deployment time and overall application deployment agility. We have aggressively deployed Cisco Unified Computing System servers and Nexus physical and virtual switches, OTV, and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud to provide cloud services inside Cisco.
Attendees will learn about the difficulties involved in migrating a heterogeneous set of applications to an internal private cloud. Attendees will also hear Cisco IT’s initial results of this server platform migration in terms of cost savings as well as enabling more reliable data center architectures at an acceptable cost. Additionally, we can share Cisco IT’s early experience in creating and expanding cloud services within the enterprise.
Session highlights include:
• Elastic Infrastructure as a Service
• Active – active Multitenant data center design
• Cisco intelligent automation for cloud
• Business resilient design for UCS and Nexus Switches
• Cisco IT application optimization for a private cloud
• Driving higher utilization of IT assets
• Risk mitigation
• Reduce SLA recovery times by 60%
• Leverage workload mobility, OTV, and LISP to build a comprehensive disaster recovery architecture
BRKCOL-2455 - Fixing SIP Problems with Cisco Unified Communications Manager's SIP Normalization Tools (2013 Orlando)Increasingly, systems and applications use SIP to communicate with each other; unfortunately, not all SIP implementations use compatible message headers or bodies. These SIP compatibility issues can bring projects to a halt while waiting for code fixes, new software versions, or expensive service calls. When faced with these issues, the SIP Transparency & Normalization Feature of Cisco Unified Communications Manager provides a tool for the administrator to deal with incompatibilities in the SIP messages exchanged between systems.
This session will review SIP basics and terminology before introducing the SIP Normalization Feature in Unified CM. We'll look at how to configure Unified CM to leverage SIP Normalization, how some simple scripting makes this feature so powerful, discuss the kinds of information you'll need before writing a script, and cover scripting basics. Finally, we'll show real-world examples of SIP Normalization Scripts used to solve interoperability issues.
BRKDCT-2367 - OpenStack Deployment in the Enterprise / OpenStack - Implementaciòn en las empresas (2013 Cancun)OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system. More and more SP and Enterprise customers are looking for a top-to-bottom cloud stack that is rapidly deployable, open source based and does not break the bank and this is where OpenStack shines. This session will address common questions such as: What is OpenStack? Why should I use OpenStack in the Enterprise? How do I deploy OpenStack? The bulk of the session will focus on deploying OpenStack based on the Cisco OpenStack Edition starting from bare-metal provisioning all the way through the deployment of the controller and compute nodes as well as storage, and networking. A case study will be used to expand on topics such as multi-tenancy, quantum networking and application deployment. The use of open source and commercial tools such as Puppet will also be discussed. This session is very technical with a lot of configuration details.
BRKSPS-2602 - EMC and Cisco: Transform Your Data Center With EMC VSPEX and Cisco Technology (2014 Milan)Deployment of private cloud can be a complex task – with VSPEX Proven Infrastructure it doesn’t have to be. This session will take an in-depth look at how VSPEX simplifies and accelerates private cloud deployment to support your most robust application SLAs. Understand the EMC and Cisco technology behind VSPEX, and learn about its benefits in real world terms – through actual an customer case study. Come to this session to learn what VSPEX can do for your business and what it has already done for others just like you.
BRKEWN-2014 - Cisco Meraki Cloud-Managed Wireless Solution (2014 Milan)Cisco Meraki's cloud-managed wireless solution provides administrators with the tools to implement scalable wireless networks enabling new business applications such as post-PC devices, mobile POS, and BYOD. This session will provide an intermediate level of information about the Cisco Meraki unique Cloud architecture, and a deep-dive into the wireless product line, including the latest 802.11ac offering. The presenter will provide live demonstrations and deployment strategies for key features platform, including client fingerprinting, layer 7 traffic shaping, location services, integrated MDM, and more.
BRKSPG-2447 - Autonomic Networking: Simplifying Service Provider Access Deployments (2014 Milan)As Service Providers begin to invest in networks that are capable of delivering real-time Multimedia applications, in addition to supporting Business Class Data applications and services, to meet the needs of a growing Subscriber base; a key concern is the significant OPEX incurred in provisioning the access infrastructure. Autonomic Networking is a fundamentally new way of operating networks that is now becoming a reality. It is a Day Zero Solution that Service Providers can use to provision their access network in a Completely Secure Fashion, with no configuration or External Server requirements during bring-up and can gain remote connectivity in a matter of minutes, independent of the Topology. This session seeks to throw light on the current implementation of Autonomic Networking (AN) on IOS-XE for the ASR901, with focus on how AN ties together Zero Touch, Security, Feature Simplification and a Distribution infrastructure to make life easier for Service Providers.
ITMGEN-3200 - Influencing the Business Equals Increased IT Value (2013 Orlando)IT has an increasingly critical role in driving technology innovation to deliver business value and results. How can IT become an influencer and drive the discussion and decisions made by the business? Cisco leaders will share insights into how to influence business counterparts and discuss multiplying the value you can bring through a new type of relationship.
BRKNMS-2692 - DNS Architecture for Cloud Computing Environment (2014 Milan)In highly dynamic environments such as public and private cloud, Domain Name Services (DNS) updates are imperative particularly for architectural components such as availability, security, performance and scalability with respect to the application services. For example, provisioning Virtual Machines (VM) during the peak periods in order to meet the capacity on demand, the VMs must be scaled horizontally and each VM must be interfaced with the DNS. The management of all the zones, tenants, new entries and maintenance of the current configurations are important and resources such as orchestration tools and DDNS (Dynamic DNS) might help but there are some implementation challenges. This presentation is intended to provide the participants in a vendor neutral approach with detailed necessary information from client and server point of view and discuss the challenges while architecting DNS solution for public, private cloud environments.
BRKIND-1258 - The Internet of Things (2013 Orlando)Today, less than 1% of things in the physical world are connected. An avalanche of technology is accelerating and driving the convergence of the physical and digital worlds: the Internet of Things (IoT). Join this session to learn how Cisco is leading the way in connecting the previously unconnected and supporting trillions of sensors collecting massive amounts of data that will affect nearly every aspect of our lives. Cisco is driving the redesign and scalability of network architecture in partnership with service providers, manufacturers, and other IoT participants and has led standardization efforts, including IPv6 adoption, that are needed to realize the potential of the IoT. This session will discuss Cisco's IoT strategy and vision along with their presence and relevance in a host of vertical industries including manufacturing, transportation, and energy, as well as the growing impact of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
PNLRST-4007 - Real Software Defined Networking Solutions: Optimize in an Open Network Environment - CiscoONE (2013 Orlando)How do you harness network intelligence via programmatic access to optimize business agility? Can the network be tied into emerging orchestration and automation frameworks that streamline complex provisioning tasks? Everyone wants greater extensibility and flexibility in leveraging their network, but how quickly will new technologies be adopted and how soon can you realize the benefits implied by software-defined networking solutions? Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the new principles, products and tooling for building, deploying, scaling and automating software defined networks. This will include discussion around new solutions offerings, real-world use cases and monetization potential with SDN, and overview multiple strategies for delivering on network programmability for your business, project and organization. Bring your hard questions & join us in this interactive and invigorating conversation!
BRKAPP-9000 - Introduction to Application Centric Infrastructure. (2014 Milan)This session is an intermediate session that provides detailed information on Application Centric infrastructure and the requirement to drive data center infrastructure based on application demands.
The methodologies behind application development and deployment are constantly changing. The current trends of massively scalable applications, cloud deployments and DevOps practices have placed new stresses on data center infrastructure. Infrastructure has become a bottleneck for application development, deployment and growth.Application Centric Infrastructure places the application center stage in the infrastructure design process and automates the configuration of the hardware underneath. This approach provides a platform for automation, orchestration and higher level system control while bridging the language barriers between development and infrastructure teams.
PSORST-2003 - Integrated Branch Services without Compromise (2013 Orlando)You don't have to trade off performance for rich services delivery anymore. Learn about the architectural advancements of the Cisco Enterprise routing portfolio that provides tighter integration of integrated services with significantly improved performance.
In this session, you will get a technical overview on how Cisco's new multi-core IOS XE architecture forwards packets and how the services virtualization layer allow you to run integrated services, such as Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Services (ASA) firewall, within the router just like they're on an appliance. You'll become the expert on this new flagship of the ISR portfolio and know more about the technology under the hood than anyone else you know.
PSODCT-1001 - Data Center Computing Strategies (2013 Orlando)Cisco's Unified Computing System is the industry's first and leading implementation of fabric computing which integrates compute, network, virtualization and storage access into a cohesive system. Understand the vision for where we are taking UCS in the future and learn what trends we are tracking as we evolve this industry changing solution. This integrated approach reduces costs, improves operational efficiencies and allows customers to be more responsive to rapidly changing business demands. This session will introduce the key building blocks of Cisco's UCS, highlighting key features like service profiles and stateless computing. Learn how Cisco is continuing to evolve our Unified Computing solutions with new capabilities, performance and scale.
PSORST-2333 - Next Generation Enterprise Routing Portfolio � Are you ready for the Challenge? (2014 Milan)Enterprise networking requirements have evolved over the past years with the changing business environment. There’s higher demand for video and collaboration capabilities, tremendous adoption of mobile and wireless services, as well as the rapid move towards cloud and virtualization. In this session, we’ll introduce the new Cisco ISR 4451-X and review the Cisco ASR 1000 and ISR G2 portfolios. This session will help you understand how these innovative Cisco Enterprise Routing products can prepare you for today’s IT challenges and next generation requirements.
BRKMPL-8624 - Introduction to MPLS VPNDuring the webinar, Cisco subject matter expert Nagendra Kumar will provide an introduction to MPLS VPN. During the live event he will discuss the common terminology, configuration, and best practices in setting up MPLS VPN networks.
To view additional related content such as the Q&A from the session, as well as the Ask the Expert Forum Event that followed the webcast, visit the Cisco Support Community Webcasts
BRKARC-3452 - Cisco Nexus 6000 and 5600 with Fabric Extender 2000 Switch Architecture (2014 San Francisco)This session presents an in-depth study of the architecture of the Nexus 6000 and 5600 families of Data Center switches and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender. Topics include internal architecture of the Nexus 6004, 5672, 56128, 2000, and 10G/40G cut-through Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet. This session does not cover the Nexus 5500 in detail but will show how the Nexus 6000 and 5600 compare to the Nexus 5500. This session is designed for network engineers involved in network switching design and Data Center architecture. An understanding of switching technologies and the basic operation of the Nexus 5000/5500 Series is assumed. Basic knowledge of routing protocols as well as traditional switching design is recommended.
BRKSPV-2951 - Lessons learned from the first deployment of an IPv6 IPTV system (2014 San Francisco)This talk describes the lessons learned from a recent deployment of an IPTV video delivery system into an IPv6-only network. It describes the deployment architecture, and then discusses the challenges overcome. The talk will briefly describe the SP network and the in-home network. The challenges begin with a description of the fairly mundane software changes required to enable IPv6-only operation in the lab - including the well-understood kernel build options, the middleware changes and the application layer changes to support IPv6. This was the easy part. The talk moves on to discuss the challenges that had to be overcome as the system was REALLY deployed. Among these challenges was the design considerations around Any Source Multicast / Source Specific Multicast, the algorithm used to select the local IPv4/IPv6 address on an IPv6-only system, the IPv6 prefix coloring high level design, and configuration of IPv6 prefix coloring in the field. The talk then describes how traditional CBR Video on Demand is carried; compared to how ABR VoD needs to be carried.
BRKSEC-2037 - Security Management for Firewall and IPS (2014 Milan)This technical breakout will help attendees to understand how to unlock the full capabilities of the current Cisco Security Manager (CSM) 4.5. We will highlight the importance of CSM in enterprise environment managing Cisco ASA and IPS solutions. This session is designed for security and network administrators who are managing Cisco firewall and intrusion prevention solution installations. Please note that Remote Access VPN features will not be covered deeply. This session encompasses the following key topics: CSM enterprise class services, flexible rule and object editing, managing, Policy Bundle, Role Based Access Control, … New capabilities of CSM 4.5 release Eventing and rule connections Device health monitoring and alerting capabilities The session content will be accompanied by detailed examples, various demonstrations and troubleshooting hints. Sufficient time will be provided for audience interaction and questions.
BRKPCS-2043 - Microsoft Pro Reveals Top 4 Troubleshooting Tips (2014 San Francisco)Learn time-saving troubleshooting strategies from a network veteran who honed his skills managing Microsoft’s global enterprise network operations. You’ll get a rare look at the performance monitoring methodologies and tools used by the software giant’s network team to ensure on-time application delivery and avoid performance problems.
From this seminar, network managers and architects will take away:
• Processes Microsoft pros use to quickly prioritize and respond to network fires
• Steps for anticipating network problems before they occur
• Strategies to cut troubleshooting steps in half
• Best practices for performing root-cause analysis on 85% saturated 10 Gb links
• 5 career-limiting comments to avoid when fire-fighting with other IT teams
ITMGEN-3150 - Initial Steps to Building Your Catalog: Working Session (2014 Milan)Having a well-structured service catalog is foundational to achieving the benefits of IT as a Service. During this session, you will hear key lessons learned during the evolution of the their Services Catalog over the past five years. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups and leverage these lessons learned as they apply them to their organizations. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to build the catalog for their own organization.