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 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.

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The DFWCUG is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We depend on your generous donations to help fund the operations of the DFWCUG which includes paying the operating costs of our Domain Name and Web Page. Please consider making a donation.

Our Next Meeting - Wednesday March 6, 2019

Unified Communications Manager: Simplified Upgrade:

This session is intended to provide an overview of Cisco’s  call agent: Unified Communications Manager. There will be a brief discussion about Communication manager deployment models, installation and upgrade procedures. This will be followed by deep dive in the simplified upgrade procedure introduced with CUCM 12.5



Vipul Jindal, CCIE Collaboration #36316

A CCIE Collaboration with industry experience in Collaboration technologies. Vipul Jindal has a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, and has worked for Cisco for 9 years. Along with supporting the technology, he is responsible for conducting trainings, technical writing, onboarding new employees, and mentoring new employees in the Collaboration TAC Team.

Vipul Jindal

Ajeet Singh, Collaboration CCIE # 37104

Masters in Computer science engineer with over eight years of TAC experience across multiple collaboration technologies. He has delivered multiple trainings in order to spread the knowledge within and outside Cisco. He has published documents to help customers easily find a solution to their needs. He is looking forward to help partners and end-users increase the knowledge of the solution as well.

Ajeet Singh

Sponsor for March 6, 2019

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Our Last Meeting - Wednesday February 6, 2019


Secrets and shortcuts on becoming an EXPERT! (Virtual Labs: GNS3, EVE-NG, and others)

NOTE: PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP WITH GNS3 and EVE-NG downloaded so we can go through the installation process.

There are no shortcuts on becoming an expert and it’s not a secret. Most of the IT elite spend countless hours in the lab. In the late '90s, that meant spending thousands to set up an environment with 5 devices, information came only in the form of books and publications, and if you ran into an unfamiliar environment you had to rely on your mentors.

Over the past 20 years, IT has evolved and continues to evolve. The way we learn should mirror the advances made in IT. Today, information is available at your fingertips on your mobile device, mentors post their knowledge on YouTube for free. All that is left is continued education in your lab.

This session will be all about using modern lab tools starting with a simple free setup, evolving into a complex hybrid lab environment.

We will be looking at GNS3, VIRL, EVE-NG, Cisco dCloud, Cisco Devnet Sandbox, AWS, Azure. Most of these options or even combinations will provide free or low-cost environment that will fulfill any lab demand.


Speaker: Tim Strakh, CTO, Ineapple Corp, CCIE #21974 (RS, Sec, DC, Voice)


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 the CTO of Ineapple, an enterprise IT consulting company.


Tim Strakh

Sponsor for our Last Meeting

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