The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group


The DFWCUG is an organization in Dallas TX that works with and helps organize new Cisco Users Groups in the US.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group

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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group

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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group is an independent users group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month for the open exchange of technical information regarding the networking industry and Cisco products for the benefit of Cisco users.
Our meetings are free to attend - all we ask is that you sign up via our membership / meeting announcements mailing list.

We also have a pizza buffet starting at 6:00 pm (no charge) with the main meeting starting at 6:30 pm.

Our Next Meeting - Wednesday June 6, 2018

Modern Data Center Starts with VXLAN

All modern datacenters have common major requirements such as scalability, flexibility, and programmability. Packaged datacenter solutions like NSX, ACI, OpenStack and even cloud providers use VXLAN as a data plane because it addresses these requirements. During this session we are going to look at VXLAN from its simplest form of layer2 extension to complex EVPN implementations using MP-BGP. Understanding EVPN deployment and how it replaces a traditional layer2 and layer3 functions in your data center will also help you understand the mechanics of all VXLAN related technologies.


Tim Strakh, CCIE# 21974 (RS, Sec, Voice, DC), CEO - IEOFIT

A quadruple CCIE with 18 years of experience in information technology with focus on infrastructure architecture, strategic planning, and network and security operations. Tim has designed, implemented, and operated data centers for over 15 years at major companies including Fidelity Investments, American Funds, and Global Payments. Currently, Tim Strakh is a CEO and Founder of IEOFIT, an enterprise IT consulting company.

Tim Strakh

Sponsor for June 6, 2018

DFWCUG welcomes
The Judge Group as our monthly meeting sponsor for June 2018


The Judge Group, established in 1970, is a global leader in professional services that provides technology consulting, staffing solutions, and corporate training.

Our solutions are delivered through an annual workforce of 4,500 professionals and a network of locations across the United States, Canada, India and China..

If you would like to learn more about The Judge Group visit or call 972-661-1915.

Tom E. Bodensteiner, Director
12700 Park Central Drive #1450
Dallas, TX 75251
(214) 673-9428 cell

Our Last Meeting - Wednesday May 2, 2018

MPLS & L3VPNs made so easy that my grandma can understand it.


This presentation will cover the concepts of using Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and other network technologies and concepts to implement Layer-3 Virtual Private Networks (L3VPNs). It will not only cover topics such as Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF’s), Route Descriptors (RD) and Route Targets (RT) but it will do so in a way that makes L3VPNs easy to understand. (So easy you will be able to explain it to your Grandmother.)


Narbik Kocharians, CCIE# 12410 (RS, Sec, SP), CEO - Micronics Training

A Triple CCIE and Cisco Press Author with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Narbik has designed, implemented and supported numerous enterprise networks. Some of the companies that he worked for are IBM, Carlton United Breweries, Australian Cable and Wireless, BP, AMOCO and in US, 20th Century Ins., Home Saving of America, Verizon, TTI, Trinet Inc, NLI, Anderson Networking and Consulting and many more. He’s been teaching CCIE R&S classes for the past 12 years.

Narbik loves teaching CCIE R&S classes, simplifying complex topics and configs is what I love the most.


The DFWCUG wishes to thank GDT for being our meeting sponsor for May 2018


GDT is an award winning technology integration partner with expertise in the delivery of enterprise network, collaboration, mobility and data center technologies to service providers, large enterprises, and businesses of all sizes. In business since 1996, GDT has a successful track record in designing, building, and delivering complex solutions.

DESIGN IT. GDT solution architects and engineers realize the vision of both business leaders and IT professionals by designing powerful and scalable IT ecosystems that increase resource productivity.

BUILD IT. We build, stage, configure, and test our best-of-breed technology solutions in state-of-the-art facilities to ensure the continuation of a client’s business operations.

DELIVER IT. GDT delivers true, turnkey installations, knowledge transfer and training, and satisfied clients that meet their business objectives.

If you would like to learn more about GDT visit or call 214-857-6100.

Juan Feria
Account Manager
(281) 896-9506