PCS-2002 - NetApp: FlexPod Case Study about Sauber F1 Team by UP-GREAT and NetCloud (2013 London)Agility and speed are hallmarks of Formula 1 racing. The Sauber F1 Team pushes technology and real-time data analysis to the limits in a sport where .001 seconds can be the difference between winning and losing. Formula 1 race cars are known for their cutting edge, technology-driven designs. During the racing season, the Sauber F1 Team travels with a FlexPod Data Center Platform to 19 countries around the world. Like all the teams in F1 racing, the Sauber F1 Team heavily relies upon data (from races, wind tunnel testing and software simulations) to constantly innovate its cars and racing strategies. Efficiency is key to success for the Sauber F1 Team. During this session, you will learn how an innovative and reliable infrastructure plays an important role to staying competitive. You will also understand why real time access to data analysis and mission critical applications can be key for better lap times, and how NetApp MetroCluster at the Sauber F1 Team headquarters in in Hinwil, Switzerland provides high availability and seamless access to data anywhere around the world
ITMGEN-2337 - Leading with Architecture: Integrating Technology, Process and Culture (2013 London)Cisco, as a company, has embraced the concept of being “Architecturally led.” This has been a multi-year journey initially led by IT, but now being executed as a joint initiative with the business. Robbert Kuppens, IT Leader and CIO for Cisco EMEAR will share how an architectural approach has changed the way Cisco thinks, plans, and executes. Robbert will share not only our vision, but the frameworks, tools, and governance that have been implemented to support this initiative. Being Architecturally led is a natural evolution from our IT as a Service Organisation (ITaaSO) journey and has driven both operational excellence and service agility. Robbert will also share the processes and tools utilized to deliver consistent portfolio management supported by architectural roadmaps in combination with global and local/regional interlocks for global programs and local quick wins. Finally, he will share how architecture has become part of Cisco's DNA and how Cisco IT is now using its own practices in collaboration with key customers and Cisco Services.
BRKDCT-1661 - Expanding your Enterprise Application Ecosystem with Big Data (2013 Melbourne)Few technologies in IT today have as much promise and garner as much hype as big data. This session will help Data Centre operations teams move beyond the hype to understand what big data architectures can do, what they look like and why, how they work, their origins and current state of the art, and ultimately how to integrate them into the modern Data Centre infrastructure in a supportable, professional operational environment. After an introduction into the origins of technologies like Hadoop and the business problems they can solve, the session will detail cluster design principles and best practices from a network, compute, and application perspective, including compute node hardware selection (disk memory, CPU, etc.); network characteristics such as buffer, latency, bandwidth and oversubscription, etc., and their affects on the application; and a detailed view of how Hadoop in particular works with the hardware to provide resiliency and scalability. The session will cover various Cisco-based big data architectures including UCS C-series servers and Nexus 5000 Data Centre switches. The goal of the session is to demystify big data and associated technologies to help customers transition them "across the chasm" from rough-around-the-edges early adopter status to mainstream Data Centre operations.
BRKIPM-2264. - Multicast Troubleshooting (2013 London)You built it. Now how do you maintain it? Multicast networks present unique challenges to network managers. This session presents a look at basic multicast troubleshooting and troubleshooting methodologies. This session will also present many examples of common, and not so common, multicast networks problems and show what commands to use and how to solve them.
BRKARC-3471 - Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture (2013 Melbourne)This session will explore the software architecture, core infrastructure, features, capabilities, and benefits of Cisco's NX-OS Data Centre operating system. Some of the key areas covered will include NX-OS's High-Availability design, device virtualisation, command line interface, advanced features, development lifecycle, and multi-platform strategy. An high level understanding of switching platform infrastructure and networking technology is necessary to take full advantage of this session.
BRKSEC-2020 - Firewall Deployment (2013 Melbourne)This session addresses the Cisco ASA firewall and how it can be used to enforce security policy in the network. Common deployment scenarios are covered for both the ASA firewall appliance and the Cisco ASA Services Module, including routed (Layer 3), transparent (Layer 2) mode and High Availability. Pros and cons of each design are discussed in depth as well as case studies to highlight common deployments. This session will also cover in detail features in the latest firewall releases and how they fit into the network fabric, including Identity FW and Context. Participants should have a working knowledge of TCP/IP and understand general networking and packet flow. This session focuses on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance and Cisco ASA Services Module operating as a firewall and does not cover any Cisco IOS based firewall or VPN solutions. This session provides requisite information complimentary to the BRKSEC-2021 Firewall Architectures session.
BRKEVT-3661 - Troubleshooting Video - TMS Provisioning Extension (2013 Melbourne)Currently with need for video conference on the move there is a significant focus on personal TelePresence. This session covers best practice to install/migrate TMS PE, In addition to covering off the configuration steps required to provision soft client and personal systems like ex/sx/mx series, this session will also cover troubleshooting of provisioning issues and few issues observed in field. It is assumed that attendees should have a good understanding of installing, administering, and operating of TMS & VCS should have basic understanding of SQL database, Microsoft windows and SIP protocol.
BRKSEC-3040 - Advanced ISE and Secure Access Deployment (2013 Melbourne)2011 and 2012 have been very busy years with the adoption of Cisco¹s Identity Services Engine, with a comprehensive systems-approach to Network Access Control and Policy enforcement. This session will discuss the recommended deployment of Identity Services Engine (ISE) based on best-practices and lessons learned in the Field. At the end of this session, the attendee should have a strong understanding of how to deploy ISE with 802.1X for wired and wireless networks.
We will examine the correct use of profiling probes to meet the needs of the policy, tips and tricks for successful staged roll-outs, Guest Services, Load Balanced Deployment and High-Availability (HA), Distributed Deployment Guidelines, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy logic.
Note: this session will not cover all possible options for deployment, only best-practices, tips and tricks with the current state of the solution (ISE 1.2). This is an advanced session that assumes prior knowledge of 802.1X and ISE design basics. This session is intended for a technical audience of Network or Security Administrators and Engineers.
BRKSPG-3683 - Software Defined Networks (SDN) for Service Providers. A Practical Approach. (2013 London)Abstract: Content providers, mobile device vendors, application developers, consumers, and enterprise business are collectively driving operators to continually reinvent themselves. Consumer and business users are increasingly more mobile, and distributed as are the cloud-based services, applications, and content they wish to consume. Operators need to support a diverse customer base, distribute content and applications across multiple geographies, while offering secure, reliable, and consistent experiences to their users on any device at any location. Software Defined Networks (SDN) has emerged as a potential solution to this broad new set of customer and user challenges. This session will provide a discussion of the key technologies and involved to employ SDN to enhance the operator network infrastructure and application environment to enable agile new business models.
BRKSEC-3698 - Advanced ISE and Secure Access Deployment (2013 London)2011 and 2012 have been very busy years with the adoption of Cisco¹s Identity Services Engine, with a comprehensive systems-approach to Network Access Control and Policy enforcement. This session will discuss the recommended deployment of Identity Services Engine (ISE) based on best-practices and lessons learned in the Field. At the end of this session, the attendee should have a strong understanding of how to deploy ISE with 802.1X for wired and wireless networks. We will examine the correct use of profiling probes to meet the needs of the policy, tips and tricks for successful staged roll-outs, Guest Services, Load Balanced Deployment and High-Availability (HA), Distributed Deployment Guidelines, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy logic. Note: this session will not cover all possible options for deployment, only best-practices, tips and tricks with the current state of the solution (ISE 1.2). This is an advanced session that assumes prior knowledge of 802.1X and ISE design basics. This session is intended for a technical audience of Network or Security Administrators and Engineers. The audience will also benefit from following the sessions: BRKSEC-2022 "Demystifying TrustSec, Identity, NAC and ISE", BRKSEC-2691 "Session Aware Networking: IEEE 802.1X and Beyond", BRKSEC-2690 "Deploying Security Group Tags", TECSEC-3671 "Advanced ISE Deployment for Network Identity"
BRKCDN-1001 - Programming with the Finesse API - 1 (2012 San Diego)This session will provide an overview of how to get started programming with the Finesse API. This session will discuss the various layers in the Finesse stack including the REST API, javaskript, and OpenSocial Gadgets. This session will include a walkthrough of sample applications to give developers an understanding of how the Finesse API functions. Attendees will see step-by-step how to create an OpenSocial Gadget and add it to the Finesse Container.
BRKARC-3980 - Introduction to IOS-XR- Cisco's Next Generation Operating System (2012 San Diego)**The video for this session is unavailable.**
Cisco IOS XR is a highly available and modular OS designed for always-on operation of high-end routers e.g. CRS-1/3, ASR 9k and Cisco12k. This session provides an overview of IOS XR architecture, s/w installation, configuration of routing protocols (IGP and BGP), MPLS and Multicast Technologies along with comparison to IOS. This session is for engineers both in SP and Enterprise segments interested in learning and deploying IOS XR based networks.
BRKCCT-2020 - Planning and Designing a Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal Deployment (2012 San Diego)This session covers the fundamentals of planning and designing a Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP)deployment. This session will start off with an overview and refresher of CVP solution. Then it will go into the details of
various functional deployment models with their call flows. This session will also cover topics such as Branch office design, sizing and virtualization. Desiging High Availability for a Unified CVP solution will be discussed pertaining
to the CVP call servers, SIP, edge queuing and survivability. The session will close with a planning and design migration case study. The main focus of the session is on system design, with some implementation aspects and hence it will not go into the details of CVP configuration and troubleshooting aspects but will touch upon these topics where necessary. This is an intermediate to advanced level session intended for network planners, design engineers, administrators and technical staff already familiar a
little bit with Cisco Contact Center Enterprise portfolio and interested in learning more about the design and deployment of CVP.
COCSEC-3429 - Inside Cisco IT: Top Ten Risks with Cloud that will keep you Awake at Night (2012 San Diego)Against the backdrop of new economic realities, one of the larger forces that is affecting businesses worldwide is cloud computing. Security is the top concern for cloud adoption and expectations from the security staff are all time high to apply a defense-in-depth strategy to protect enterprises, thus giving them sleepless nights. In this presentation, Cisco infosec professionals will share the security challenges faced with cloud adoption at Cisco and other large enterprises. Authors have evaluated multiple cloud vendors for security and privacy risks. Authors also lead the OWASP Cloud -10 initiative that maintains the top ten list of security risks faced with Cloud computing and XaaS models.
COCEVT-3432 - Inside Cisco IT: Do’s, Don’ts and Lessons Learned during 5 Years of Video Deployment (2012 San Diego)Cisco is in a unique position with over 5 years of experience in deploying pervasive video across the enterprise. This session will provide insight into Cisco’s video strategy, including do’s, don’ts and lessons learned.
An overview of where Cisco IT is in the Video Enablement Lifecycle will be provided along with the steps taken to get there. In addition, you will learn Cisco IT’s best practices and what has worked well for video enablement such as architecture planning, employee governance policies around video entitlement, operational support and successful “Pay for Play” funding model. Other lessons learned will be uncovered to drive high user adoption rates for pervasive video and provide an optimum user experience.
ITMGEN-4640 - The Present and Future of Cloud and Data Center Technologies: Panel (2012 San Diego)Join John Manville, VP, IT, Global Infrastructure Services, and a panel of distinguished guests for an interactive discussion about what’s here now, and what will change in the future, around Cloud and Data Center technologies. In this session we will address the following compelling questions:
• Do private clouds aid in improving productivity? – in lowering costs?
• What technologies are companies using to build their clouds?
• How real is multi-tenancy? - elasticity?
• Should companies move up into the PaaS layer for automation? If so, how mature is the technology for this?
• How mature is technology relating to hybrid clouds?
• When should companies use public IaaS clouds? What are some examples?
• What are the staffing and operations skillset implications of cloud and new technologies?
ITMGEN-4634 - Running IT as a Business (2012 San Diego)Participate in an interactive discussion about transforming your IT organization into a business function. Cisco executives will share the challenges and opportunities that face Cisco IT as they implement an IT as a Service business model. Learn how to lead with an architecture strategy and adopt an operating model that provides the framework for change. Hear Sean put this all into context by providing examples of Cisco successes that demonstrate the relevance of IT in business today.
SIPSP-1147 - Monetizing the Cloud - Service Acceleration & Go-to-Market: Making it Work (2012 San Diego)This session opens with a review of Cisco go-to-market resources designed to accelerate adoption for cloud services including sales enablement, lead & demand generation and sales incentives. Go-to-market lessons learned and practices will be shared by Cisco and cloud service providers focused on ways of using Cisco resources to your advantage.
Please note that this is an all day program. Be sure to register for the other SIP sessions to attend the entire day.
PSONMS-1038 - Cisco Prime for Enterprise – Innovative Network Management (2012 San Diego)This 60 minute presentation will provide an update on Cisco Network Management Strategy – Cisco Prime and the Cisco Prime product portfolio. Cisco Prime is built upon a network services centric foundation and set of common attributes to deliver an innovative product portfolio to simplify the management and deployment of Cisco services, technologies and platforms. The Cisco Prime portfolio consists of three key categories; Prime Infrastructure – a solution providing end-to-end lifecycle management of wireless and wired infrastructure management, Prime Collaboration – delivers a complete solution for managing voice and video services and Prime Assurance – complete end-to-end visibility for troubleshooting and diagnosing end-to-end performance and improving application and end-user experience.
BRKSEC-2020 - Firewall Deployment (2012 San Diego)Updated for 2012 to include the new features of the 8.4/5 releases of ASA code on ASA5500/ASA 5585X, ASA-SM, including Identity and Context. This session addresses the Cisco ASA firewall and how it can be used to enforce security policy in the network. Common deployment scenarios are covered for both the ASA firewall appliance and the Cisco ASA Services Module, including routed (Layer 3), transparent (Layer 2) mode and High Availability. Pros and cons of each design are discussed in depth as well as case studies to highlight common deployments. This session will also cover in detail features in the latest firewall releases and how they fit into the network fabric, including Identity FW and Context. Participants should have a working knowledge of TCP/IP and understand general networking and packet flow. This session focuses on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance and Cisco ASA Services Module operating as a firewall and does not cover any Cisco IOS based firewall or VPN solutions. This session provides requisite information complimentary to the BRKSEC-2021 Firewall Architectures session
BRKSEC-3040 - TrustSec and ISE Deployment Best Practices (2012 San Diego)2011 and 2012 have been very busy years with the adoption of Cisco’s TrustSec System, a comprehensive systems-approach to Network Access Control and Policy enforcement. This session will discuss the recommended deployment of TrustSec and Identity Services Engine (ISE) based on best-practices and lessons learned in the Field. At the end of this session, the attendee should have a strong understanding of how to deploy ISE with 802.1X for wired and wireless networks. We will examine the correct use of profiling probes to meet the needs of the policy, tips and tricks for successful staged roll-outs, Guest Services, and even Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy logic. Note: this session will not cover all possible options for deployment, only best-practices, tips and tricks with the current state of the solution. This is an advanced session that assumes prior knowledge of 802.1X and ISE design basics. This session is intended for a technical audience of Network or Security Administrators and Engineers.
BRKSEC-3030 - Advanced Intrusion Prevention Systems (2012 San Diego)This session focuses on advanced deployment options and troubleshooting Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) software 7.x on standalone 4200, 4300, and 4500 series sensors, as well as modules for Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA) 5500 Series appliances. The session uses command-line and Web-based configuration tools for IPS appliances, like IPS Device Manager (IDM), IPS Manager Express (IME), Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), and Cisco Security Manager 4.x. This session is for attendees who configure, maintain, and troubleshoot intrusion protection systems.
BRKPCS-4385 - Network Management for Today’s Networks by Ipswitch (2012 San Diego)Network management has evolved over the years and today’s networks are very complex. Ipswitch Senior Product Manager Brian Jacobs will explain the underlying concepts of network monitoring and give a detailed explanation of network management technologies at the system, network, service/application, and user levels. The session will cover the information needed to right-size your network management solution and choose a solution that best meets your organization’s needs without breaking your IT budget. The session will also discuss common challenges and important considerations when designing a holistic network management solution.
A chief engineer from LodgeNet, the largest worldwide deployment of WhatsUp Gold monitoring over 25,000 devices across 2.8 million hotel rooms across North America, will be a featured speaker at this session. LodgeNet will provide real-world context to the technology discussions and explain how a properly sized and configured management solution can reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and decrease the overall stress on network administrators.
BRKNMS-1036 - Simplify Network Management and Reduce Operational Costs with Cisco Prime (2012 San Diego)In this session you will learn about Cisco network management strategy; Cisco Prime for Enterprise. Cisco Prime for Enterprise is built upon a network services management foundation and a set of common attributes. The network services management foundation provides a “top-down” approach to efficiently plan, deploy, and manage the network from a business and end-user perspective. The common attributes provide a consistent operational experience across the product portfolio including an intuitive workflow-oriented interface. Cisco Prime simplifies network operations integrating Cisco best practices and automating lifecycle processes to improve operations efficiency, reduce errors, and make the delivery of services more predictable.
Cisco Prime supports integrated lifecycle management of networks, services, and endpoints for Cisco Borderless Network, Data Center, and Collaboration architectures with end-to-end assurance. It helps IT departments achieve:
• Improved operational efficiencies: Reduce network errors, speed troubleshooting, and improve the delivery of services while making the network more predictable.
• Reduced operating expenses: Speed deployments, minimize IT staffing, and reduce training requirements with easy-to-use tools, workflows, and automated best practices that simplify network management.
• Lower capital expenditures: Make the most of network investments through converged management and cross-integration with existing operations, systems, and northbound processes.
• Enhanced levels of service: Provides end-to-end visibility for service aware networking and assurance for simplified troubleshooting and predictable service delivery.
The session will also include use cases that will demonstrate the value of Cisco Prime and how it will help improve the productivity of your IT staff and reduce network downtime.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.