Roland currently works as a Technical Marketing Engineer in the Catalyst 6500 marketing organisation. Prior to joining Cisco Roland worked as a Systems Engineer for a large Systems Integrator and also as a Network Engineer for a US fortune 100 Company. Roland's experience includes the design, installation and operation of many small, medium and large-scale networks. Roland joined Cisco in 1999 as a Technical Marketing Engineer working on Catalyst switching platforms. As part of the Technical Marketing team Roland's primary responsibilities include High Availability Technologies and the Virtual Switching Systems. Roland has authored multiple technology and solution white papers in the areas of High Availability, Control Plane Protection and Security, and is frequent speaker at the Cisco Live events. Roland graduated from the Texas A&M University Institute of Electronic Science in 1986, and now lives with his family in Austin Texas.
Designing Layer 2 networks is easy. Apparently. In fact there are many traps and dependencies. Three issues of Layer 2 networks - loops, traffic drop and excessive flooding can be demanding. This session is to discuss and present how to avoid them with the standard design techniques or by new mechanisms.
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. Esta sesión avanzada tiene foco en funcionalidades innovadoras y avanzadas en el diseño de redes Campus. El nuevo diseño se focaliza en utilizar un diseño virtual de switcheo Virtual Switching System Design. Apalancando el modelo jerárquico de 3 niveles, esta tecnología examina a detalle el concepti de un switch virtual. El diseño de switcheo virtual cambia fundamentalmente como diseñamos redes, con la gran innovación de eliminar ciclos en capa 2 y a la vez proveyendo una rápida convergencia y aumentando la confiabilidad. Cubriremos mejores prácticas de diseño, implementando y configurando VSS en las capas de dorsal y distribución en diseños de capas 2 y 3. La sesión es recomendable para personas encargadas del diseño, implementación, operación y gestión de redes campus. Es tambien recomendable asistir a la sesion