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The Cisco meeting presentations in our downloads section are mostly from our monthly Cisco User Group meetings. The most recent are listed first. Please contact the presenter listed in the presentation for copyright and distribution information. 

 



 

  The DFW Cisco Users Group Meeting Presentations Archive and Downloads
   
4/2/2014 - Introduction to IOS XR

Developed in the 1990s, the IOS operating system provided solutions for the problems of the internet of the times using the resources available at the time. In the year 2014, we no longer face many of the original problems that IOS solved, and we’re faced with many newer and different obstacles: more users using more bandwidth and demanding 24/7 access. Cisco’s solution? IOS XR.

IOS XR was released to provide a more stable, higher performance, and more user friendly version of the IOS code that many network professionals had known over the past decade. In this introduction to Cisco's best kept secret, we will examine the improvements that IOS XR made over IOS, beginning from the way that processes are handled by the CPU, all the way to the CLI interactions that each user has with the platform. We will also briefly discuss some of the newer more advanced features that are now available because of the new software architecture, complete with a demonstration of configuration and feature enhancements.

Chris Williamson, Cisco Systems

 

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3/5/2014 - IPv6 - Build Your Own Lab (with only IPv4 Internet access)

IPv6 is the "new" Internet protocol, although it is 20 years old. However the "when to deploy it" question still looms, but appears to be creeping up fast. IPv6 it is not your dad's Internet Protocol (IPv4) like you know today. It has similarities, it has some differences, and you need to learn about it now, before you have to implement it. However, IPv6 is not a technology you can simply read about and then go turn-it-on, you really need to get in it and become hands-on familiar.

This presentation will include limited lecture about IPv6 basics and cover one specific process of building an IPv6 lab system that provides full IPv6 presence on the Internet via IPv4 only access from an ISP. The system includes multiple routed network segments and multiple client OS's in the demonstration, on IPv4 and IPv6.

There are multiple options for IPv6-over-IPv4 connectivity, some of these will also be discussed and demonstrated.

Jeff Carrell - Network Security Consultant at Network Conversions

 

2/5/2014 - Cisco Nexus and How it Differs from Catalyst 6500 Series

In this presentation we will show the similarities and differences between the Catalyst 6500 series and the Nexus product line.

Specific attention will be given to technologies supported in Nexus but not in Catalyst. These technologies include VDC, Fabric Path, Fiber Channel, FCoE, and FEX with special attention to OTV and vPC. Overlay Virtulalization Transport (OTV) was specifically designed as a Layer 2 bridging technology over an IPv4 link to support Virtual Machine Workload Mobility applications like VMWare vMotion.

Jack Ross, CCIE

 

1/8/2014 - Ushering in a New Era for Data Centers

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) . Ushering in a New Era for Data Centers, Cisco transforms next-generation data center and cloud deployments with a solution that radically simplifies, optimizes and accelerates the entire application deployment lifecycle. The ACI and its transformational model will meet the new application demands brought on by a shift to virtualization, mobility and the cloud.

As you will discover in this presentation, this new infrastructure will address the new challenges with an application-centric fabric including hardware and software components. These include ACI-ready Nexus 9000 switches, an application policy controller, application virtual switching and ACI-ready security appliances. An architectural overview of the components as well as a discussion of the benefits will be discussed.

Allen McClure - Cisco Systems Engineer
Temi Ajasa - Cisco Systems Engineer

 

12/4/2013 - Cisco Jabber

This presentation is about Jabber - Cisco's state of the art Collaboration tool for today's BYOD workplace. It introduces the different avatars of Jabber and then focuses on two kinds of Jabber - the Telepresence / Video Jabber and the Windows / Desktop Jabber. There will be live demos that showcase Jabber. The session also sheds light on some server/client side best practices to support successful Jabber deployments.

Nasser Khwaja, Collaboration Solutions Architect, General Datatech

 

11/6/2013 - Troubleshooting Next-Gen Wireless and Data Center Networks

Content:
• Packets Don’t Lie
• Is it the Network or the Application?
• Working in Virtual environments including the Nexus 1000V
• Working in Wireless environments doing multiple channel captures and leveraging a Cisco wireless controller
• The Value of Distributed and Forensic Analysis

Speaker: Joe Habib - Director, Global Services, WildPackets

 

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10/2/2013 - IP SLA and Policy Based Routing

Your network up and running. You converged your voice and data environment. You have diversified your connections to the internet. Everything is good to go... or is it? How can you be sure that your network will make the right decisions when it counts the most? What is IP SLA, and how can you use it in your network? How do you take IP SLA information and have it work to your advantage using Policy Based Routing? Let us explore how you can take advantage of IP SLA and Policy Based Routing in your Cisco networking environment.

Speaker: Dan P. Aguilera, Principal at Fidelis Networks, LLC, Internetwork Academy, GlobalNet Training - CCNP R&S CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCDP, Cisco DataCenter Specialist, CCSI, CISSP

 

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9/4/2013 - The new CCENT/CCNA R/S: It’s not your Father’s certification!

Todd Lammle will go step-by-step through the new, grueling CCENT and CCNA R/S Certification objectives.

You will learn how these new certifications are nothing like the existing and expiring exams, and if you’re studying for your CCENT/CCNA R/S, then this webinar is for you!

Todd will be handing out dozens of copies of his new, very large CCENT book, pre-release copies of his new ICND2 book, as well as copies of his CCNA Data Center book.

If you’ve been studying for the CCNA (now renamed CCNA R/S), then this seminar is for you.

Speaker: Todd Lammelle – Author, CCSI, CCNA/CCNA Wireless/CCNP/CCSP/CCVP, MCSE, CEH/CHFI, FCC RF Licensed, www.globalnettc.com or www.lammle.com

 

soon 8/6/0213 - Building HCS in the Data Center - Ground to Clouds

We will discuss what my task was September 2011 - which was to build the HCS Test / Dev lab from Order to Production environment.

What would we do differently? What did we do right? What are the 5 things we need a much deeper knowledge of?

This should be a really great session... if you know Darrell from past meetings - he's quite a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker.

Speaker: Darrell Rogers, Data Center/Network Engineer Cisco Systems - HCS
Speaker: Tom Murray, Engineer III at Cisco Systems

 

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6/5/2013 - The ROI of Performance Management

Networks are increasingly complex, visibility is decreasing, and IT staff are spending more time trying to isolate the source of the problems before they can even resolve them. Time is in short supply, while end-user demands are high! Enterprises cannot achieve their numbers or serve their customers with impaired network performance.

Why does it seem to be so hard to convince management of the need to invest in tools that provide the needed proactive visibility, eliminate substantial amounts of time spent resolving problems amidst the network blame game, while restoring end-user productivity, and empowering the business to deliver revenue generating results? In this presentation, learn best practice performance management approaches and the justification tools that you need in this important exercise.

Rick Kingsley, South Central Region Sales Mgr, Network Instruments, LLC.

 

5/1/2013 - Cisco Unified Computing System Nuts & Bolts

This will be a discussion on the virtualization technologies under the hood of the Cisco UCS platform.

- How is a fabric interconnect different from a traditional switch?
- What is the difference between NPV and NPIV and what is the relationship between the two?
- How does FCoE reduce cabling requirements?
- What is a FEX?
- How do we use SR-IOV to "fake out" an operating system?

We will answer all these questions and more as we explore the concepts that are making UCS a game changer in the data center.

Speaker: Sean Hicks – Managing Principal at General DataTech, L.P.

 

na 4/3/2013 - A Carrier Evolution - Meeting the Requirements of Moving Applications to Cloud Computing

Tw telecom presents the change of access between applications and end-users as services migrate from customer owned facilities to third-party data centers and cloud computing services. Over the past decade there has been a growing shift in the telecommunications industry from legacy TDM services to more robust and dynamic metropolitan Ethernet infrastructure. Tw will give an overview of the Metropolitan Ethernet Forum and its global industry alliance of over 200 organizations including telecommunications service providers, and network equipment/software manufacturers. Carrier Ethernet solutions have grown to meet the needs of scalable application environments with an ultimate goal of achieving intelligent network solutions with bandwidth on demand requirements between the end-users offices and the data center at the application level.

Speaker: John Schackmann - Network Application Engineer II at tw telecom.
Speaker: Alan Leavell - Senior Network Application Engineer at tw telecom.
Speaker: Bart Rogers - Regional Manager at tw telecom.

 

na 3/6/2013 - Network Design Clinic

This month we will have our yearly open forum design clinic.

The Network Design Clinic allows for audience participation and the meeting is structured around your questions, network problems, stories and design challenges. Our panel embodies decades of network experience spanning the gambit of network sizes and types – everything from the small-time operator up to networks that have millions of nodes. Bring your network designs or network problems and we will “whiteboard” a solution. We will have drawings for books from our sponsors at Cisco Press.

Speaker: Tom Young, MetroPCS, Cisco R&S, Security and Service Provider CCIE, CCDE
Speaker: Eric Severson, Network Specialties, Cisco CCNP/CCDP and Microsoft MCSE

 

2/6/2013 - A Todd Lammle Special Appearance

Todd will speak on his experience with the latest information he has on UCS Data Center, Nexus and Data Center CCNA and CCNP. You don’t want to miss this February user group on UCS and the future of networking.

Speaker: Todd Lammelle – Author, CCSI, CCNA/CCNA Wireless/CCNP/CCSP/CCVP, MCSE, CEH/CHFI, FCC RF Licensed, www.globalnettc.com or www.lammle.com

 

1/2/2013- IPv6 is on my Network... but what just happened?

During your IPv6 deployment, various unexplained addressing and access issues have started to occur, some of the issues could be:

Clients received addresses, then lost them, then received them again, now clients can't communicate. Traffic was being monitored on a specific address and all of a sudden it stopped, now it's on a different address. Clients have an address, can access services on the local network, but cannot communicate to the Internet.

This presentation provides a series of mini-studies about IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol to understand where auto-configuration functions may be present in the network, why they may or may not be desired, and what could be configured in the network infrastructure accordingly.

An understanding of what is "running on the network", what is configured in the network infrastructure (routers and/or DHCPv6 services), what are the desired operational parameters, and what are the defined functions of the IPv6 standards, are all required to have a successful IPv6 deployment.

The presentation will feature a live IPv6 demonstration network, where all of these configuration (and misconfiguration) options will be demonstrated on routers, servers, and clients.

Speaker: Jeff Carrell - Network Security Consultant at Network Conversions

 

Network Administrator’s Toolbox - Leveraging SNMP in IOS Environments

The primary topic is using SNMP as a tool for the network administrator. Tools are simply defined as anything that helps you perform your job. Specifically, we’ll discuss SNMP and how it can be used by a Network professional to address:

  • Daily operations
  • Device discovery and management
  • Backups
  • Configuration

Additionally we’ll discuss how SNMP coupled with scripting languages provides a powerful tool a Network professional can wield.

Bryan Lynn - Network Manager at MetroPCS - 12/5/2012

 

Cisco Unified Wireless Network Overview

We will discuss the WLC functions, Mobility, and Deployment. This presentation covers a lot of items that network engineers often have questions about. It is around 80 slides.

Steve Acker - CCIE #14097, CWSP, CISSP, Network Consulting Engineer, Advanced Services - WW Wireless Practice, Cisco Systems  - 11/7/2013

 

IP Multicast Survival Guide - Part II of II

IP Multicast is an “upside down” world where almost everything you’ve learned about IP packet forward is all wrong. However, in the words of Douglas Adams’ Geek Bible, (otherwise known as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” ), DON’T PANIC! You too can learn the keys to IP Multicast by attending this two lecture session and then amaze your friends and coworkers with your new ability to do all sorts of “magic tricks” with this technology. (As Arthur C. Clark once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” IP Multicast is a sufficiently advanced technology in the mind of most people. Ergo, once you master this technology you will be able to perform “magic” in your network.)

* You will also need the WebEx Player to watch the ARF recording of the meeting - download here.

Beau Williamson, CCIE Emeritus #1346, Senior Network Engineer, MetroPCS - 10/3/2012

 

IP Multicast Survival Guide - Part I of II

IP Multicast is an “upside down” world where almost everything you’ve learned about IP packet forward is all wrong. However, in the words of Douglas Adams’ Geek Bible, (otherwise known as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” ), DON’T PANIC! You too can learn the keys to IP Multicast by attending this two lecture session and then amaze your friends and coworkers with your new ability to do all sorts of “magic tricks” with this technology. (As Arthur C. Clark once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” IP Multicast is a sufficiently advanced technology in the mind of most people. Ergo, once you master this technology you will be able to perform “magic” in your network.)

Be sure to bring your laptops preconfigured with the GNS3 network simulator http://www.gns3.net/ as (time and resources permitting) we will try to put together some example networks where we will be able to actually see the magic of PIM in action.

Pick up your GNS3 topology and router configurations here. You will want to load up the final configuration prior to the meeting.

* You will also need the WebEx Player to watch the ARF recording of the meeting - download here.

Beau Williamson, CCIE Emeritus #1346, Senior Network Engineer, MetroPCS - 9/5/2012

 

Automating and Securing Connectivity for the Cloud

The cloud is more than just server hardware. It is also the automation that allows customers to easily create virtual environments in a consistent and secure fashion.

Creation of a virtual machine itself is a small part of the cloud process. Equally important is the automation of the management, network and security environments. In order to provide customers with this capability, a set of automation tools is available for the Unified Computing System. Chris will discuss the automation of the cloud environment with an emphasis on the network and security tools. He will perform a live demo illustrating the automation tools.

Christopher Ronderos CCNP/CCDP, Cisco Systems - 8/1/2012

 

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na Visual Network Troubleshooting and Change Verification - by NetBrain

NetBrain’s dynamic diagram technology provides on-demand visibility into any part of a large network. NetBrain automates network documentation, eliminates manual troubleshooting steps and QA network migrations.

Discover a large network quickly and accurately using a neighbor-walking algorithm
Automate network documentation for network assessment, troubleshooting and design
Automatically create and update Visio diagrams, create assets reports, and design word reports

Troubleshoot network problems visually

Compare configurations, path, routing tables before and after changes

Elton He, Principal Consulting Engineer, NetBrain - 6/6/2012
Boris Perlin, Director of Business Development NetBrain - 6/6/2012

 

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What happened to Cisco, the little router that could?

Cisco has always been a software company - in so much so they could run their proprietary hardware, but really, what are they now? All you hear is server, cloud, storage, virtualization, video, etc….what happened to the little company that became hugely famous for selling awesome routers? Let’s take a look at the “new” Cisco and what they have in store for you in the future.

Todd Lammelle – Author, CCSI, CCNA/CCNA Wireless/CCNP/CCSP/CCVP, MCSE, CEH/CHFI, FCC RF Licensed, www.globalnettc.com or www.lammle.com - 5/2/2012

 

The Virtualized Data Center

The presentation will cover data center design options that help in this age of virtualization. Why are data center designs changing? How can you design a network that is flexible and stable? Topics will include spanning tree and designing around it using features like VSS on the 6500 and VPC with Nexus switches. It will also introduce the audience to Fabric Path.

Tom Trese, CCIE #1865, Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems - 4/4/2012

 

Zero to CCNA in 90 Days

Obtaining Cisco certifications is key to getting your foot in the door to your next job and/or to land that promotion and raise. Whether you are obtaining your initial CCNA certification or your CCIE certification (or higher), the process to acquiring the certification tends to follow similar steps in the written test preparation process.

This presentation will explore the test preparation process and while its focus is primarily on the CCNA certification it is applicable to almost all Cisco certifications. We will explore what is covered on the CCNA exam(s) and how to “get your head straight” when it comes to allocating your precious time and money resources towards your goal of obtaining your CCNA certification. The process presented will help provide you with key resources, strategies and philosophies that, if followed, should allow you to start with a very limited networking background and progress to where you are ready to successfully pass your CCNA test(s). If you are planning on going for a Cisco CCNA certification (or any other Cisco certification) in the near future, you don’t want to miss this presentation.

Beau Williamson, CCIE Emeritus #1346, Senior Network Engineer, MetroPCS - 3/7/2012

 

Fun with OSPF and MPLS (part two of two)

Brandon will continue his interactive tour of OSPF routing and MPLS. Through this journey you will learn the basics of OSPF configuration and the link-state advertisement types, reinforced by a detailed examination of the OSPF database. On top of that, MPLS will be enabled and different options configured, which also will be reinforced with before and after “show” commands. Audience participation is encouraged! Bring your laptop with GNS3 and you will get hands-on experience with OSPF and MPLS.

Brandon Smithson, CCIE 19826, MetroPCS - 2/1/2012

 

Fun With OSPF and MPLS (part one of two)

Abstract: Brandon will lead us on an interactive tour of OSPF routing and MPLS. Through this journey you will learn the basics of OSPF configuration and the link-state advertisement types, reinforced by a detailed examination of the OSPF database. On top of that, MPLS will be enabled and different options configured , which also will be reinforced with before and after “show” commands. Audience participation is encouraged! Bring your laptop with GNS3 and you will get hands-on experience with OSPF and MPLS. Please note that you should have your PC ready-to-go with the GNS3 configurations as there will not be time to do any GNS3 setup or tuning.

In the presentations download, are the OSPF intro and tasks, the OSPF answer key, the OSPF references, the initial router configs, and the router configs for after OSPF tasks are completed (but before MPLS). The “router-configs-after-ospf” will be useful if someone wants to just paste them into their topology right before the MPLS class.

Brandon Smithson, CCIE 19826, MetroPCS - 1/4/2012

 

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Network Design Clinic

This month we will have our yearly open forum design clinic. The Network Design Clinic allows for audience participation and the meeting is structured around your questions, network problems, stories and design challenges. Our panel embodies decades of network experience spanning the gambit of network sizes and types – everything from the small-time operator up to networks that have millions of nodes. Bring your network designs or network problems and we will “whiteboard” a solution. We will have drawings for books from our sponsors at Cisco Press and from Todd Lammelle.

Tom Young, MetroPCS, Cisco R&S, Security and Service Provider CCIE - 12/7/2011
Eric Severson, Network Specialties, Cisco CCNP/CCDP and Microsoft MCSE  - 12/7/2011
Brendon Smithson, CCIE, CCWLP, MCSE. Sr. Member of Technical Staff at MetroPCS - 12/7/2011

 

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TRILL / Fabricpath an Overview:

This presentation will include an explanation of layer 2 multipathing and its benefits over spanning tree, the function of a RBridges (including IS-IS flooding, Hello packets, the SPF algorithm and the use of the link state database), information tracked by the RBridge (unicast and multicast MAC addresses), address learning in TRILL, TRILL encapsulation, and the Fabricpath/TRILL relationship.

Bob Cunningham, CCNP, CCNA, CCSI, COS1, CISSP - Global Knowledge - 11/2/2011

 

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vASA - A New Cisco Product

With security concerns being the most frequently cited obstacle to large scale virtualization projects and adopting cloud computing models, Cisco will be greatly enhancing its industry-leading virtual security infrastructure with this product. The new virtual ASA introduces a wide range of security services that have not been available from Cisco before in a virtual form factor. The virtual ASA will enable more sophisticated security policies that better align with business and compliance needs in the virtual data center.

Some of the key aspects of this new virtual ASA product:

- The ASA family is one of the most deployed and trusted security products in the industry, with over 15 years of security experience and more than 1 million appliances installed, and now is available in a virtual form factor for greater flexibility in the data center.
- Virtual ASA runs the ASA feature set, so important capabilities such as VPN , NAT, and much more will be available in addition to firewall capabilities.
- The Virtual ASA will run on top of the Nexus 1000V virtual switch, fully leveraging the VM and traffic visibility provided by the Cisco virtual fabric, as well as optimal traffic steering to the security node from the VM and virtual switch.

Rather than replacing our VSG virtual firewall, the virtual ASA will be a strong complement for the current VSG capabilities. The virtual ASA includes security functionality most often deployed at the edge of an organization and the edge of the data center. As such, it is better suited for North-South traffic into the data center and virtual applications. VSG, with its greater visibility to VM-specific and application attributes, enforces security policies between applications and virtual machines, and is more East-West traffic oriented.

Joe Harris, CCIE# 6200 (R/S, Security, Service Provider) - Cisco Systems - 10/5/2011

 

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Network Management Best Practices and Solutions from SolarWinds

Managing today’s network infrastructure can be a daunting task. Many organizations lack the tools and experience necessary to develop and implement a competent network management system and strategy. As a result, many companies are lacking the tools and processes that could be used to make their lives easier and help improve the services that they provide to their users.

During this presentation we’ll dissect the art of managing networks and discuss best practices for each of the main components. Additionally, we’ll use SolarWinds network management software to demonstrate the concepts discussed. Some of what we’ll discuss will include: Establishing baselines, Managing SLAs, Analyzing network traffic and Understanding the users’ perspective.

Nikki Jennings, Director of Sales Engineering and Josh Stephens is Vice President of Technology - 9/7/2011

 

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The Future of IT and the Direction of Certification

Since beginning his writing career with Microsoft technology, Mr. Lammle has authored over 25 books on Cisco certification subjects. Widely regarded as a best selling author, even surpassing the sales of Cisco Press, Mr. Lammle continues to instruct approximately twice per month.

He is available for half-hour to full day sessions covering a multitude of certification and training topics related to the Cisco networking technologies. To schedule a private class with Mr. Lammle, contact our office at 877-743-2145 to discuss your specific requirements.

Special guest speaker: Todd Lammle, GlobalNet Training and Consulting, Inc. - 8/3/2011

 

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Introduction to 802.1x Authentication and Control

802.1x defines port-based authentication as a client-server based access control and authentication protocol which restricts unauthorized clients from connecting to the network. In the presentation the basic components of an 802.1x authentication control scheme will be described. The configuration, operation and troubleshooting of 802.1x will be discussed as well as how 802.1x fits into the broader Cisco security framework.

Tim Rowley, CCIE #25960(Security), CCSI #33858, CISSP; Technical Instructor / Consultant for CCBOOTCAMP - 6/1/2011

 

Enhancing visibility in the branch office

Today’s networking environment presents an ever-changing landscape where the branch site is becoming more complex, while shrinking the physical footprint. Virtualization of resources, cloud computing, and WAN technologies like MPLS, make it difficult to maintain the same view into the branch office as was once available with a centralized computing model. We will present a way to regain that visibility in a green way while leveraging; and perhaps expanding, your existing knowledge of the Cisco ISR platform.

Austin Smith, Senior Sales Engineer at NetScout Systems, Inc. - 5/4/2011

 

Get Your Visitors Connected - An Introduction to Cisco NAC Guest Server

Does your business have a need to provide internet access for visitors, contractors, or partners? This presentation will give you an understanding on how the NAC Guest Server can simplify providing guest access in your environment. It will also include various recommended design options to show how NAC Guest Server can be implemented into your environment, as well as a brief demonstration.

Tim Wellborn, CCIE #15397 (Voice) & Sangeeta Kodukula, both are Systems Engineers at Cisco Systems - 4/6/2011

 

The Evolution of Spanning Tree Strategy

The CCNP and CCNA certification programs are currently espousing two different strategies for Spanning Tree. Since the CCNP curricula was more recently revised it reflects a newer philosophy with regards to handling Spanning Tree issues. We'll review these two strategies, and their impact on VLANs, VTP and Switch Topology.

John Pherson, Technical Architect and Instructor at Global Knowledge - 3/2/2011

 

BGP Routing: Controlling Path Determination with Local Preference and MED attributes

The intent is to use GNS3 to implement a multi-router BGP network. The scenario involves a company that has two connections (a fixed T1 and a metered T1) to a single ISP. Due to cost considerations, exclusive use of the fixed T1 is desired. The metered T1 should be only in the event of a failure of the fixed T1 link.

John L. Morgan, Sr. Professor, A+, Linux+, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security - DeVry University - 2/2/2011

 

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Introduction to 802.11n and Cisco CleanAir Technology

Troubleshooting performance on wireless networks is challenging without the right tools. As more and more Wi-Fi enabled devices enter the marketplace and wireless networks become more mission critical, it is important that IT teams prepare to more effectively manage network resources in order to maintain a robust, high-performance wireless network. If you are tired of chasing down "phantom" interference problems and want to optimize the performance of your wireless network, let us show you how the latest developments from Cisco can dramatically simplify and even automate these tasks.

Discover how the revolutionary new Cisco CleanAir system can:

• Detect RF interference that other systems can't see
• Identify the interference source and locate it on a floor plan
• Provide automatic adjustments to optimize wireless coverage around interference
• Enable faster troubleshooting for less downtime
• Simplify wireless policy enforcement

Natalie Lai – Wireless Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems - 1/5/2011

 

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Business Video Architecture

Video will be over 90% of the Internet traffic in just a few years and many business organizations are increasing the use of video in order to increase productivity and reduce cost.

This presentation explores business video use cases, business video components (Medianet, Media Service Interface, and 3 types of video solutions), and architectural blueprint of business video.

JJ Kim, CCIE #5292 – Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems - 12/1/2010

 

Managing Your Network for Availability

This presentation will touch on a number of topics. The basic premise will be that if you want to minimize downtime and get the most from your IT assets, a network must be managed to achieve or exceed the design parameters . A brief discussion of network design, design for availability and how it relates to management strategy will ensue. The basics of network management will be discussed and how various techniques and tools can be used to effectively manage your network. The speaker will provide guidance on how you can get started in network management or improve on the existing management strategy that you have in place.

Eric Severson - MCSE, MCSA, CCNP, CCDP; President, Network Specialties, Inc. - 11/3/2010

 

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Cisco’s new Mobility in Motion – Changing the way we network forever!

For more than 33 years we’ve using the OSI model as our definitive reference for building and troubleshooting our networks, heck, it even helped us create CompUSA because of the standardization we were able to derive, hold that CompUSA thought - yes, I meant to write that.

The OSI was created with various layer functions, where changes in one layer would not affect any other layers responsibility. Basically each layer became its own autonomous system that did not understand, nor care, what the other layers were doing - each layer was and is only concerned with its own primary duties. For example, the Network layer receives a Segment from the Transport layer, which in turn creates a Packet and hands it to the Data Link layer (LAN driver), which Frames it for transmission onto the local LAN…. (add big yawn here….), but wait, one more thing….to provide more foundation, if we are using routers and a routing protocol, the routing tables are only updated by other routers (in concept, and assuming dynamic routing - okay, try not to start snoring here)…..but wait, wake up and read on, because I have something exciting to tell you about!

Cisco has decided to bring some huge changes to the networking world by shaking up the OSI model as we know it - making the OSI model as old school as CompUSA (the idea of CompUSA didn’t go away, it just evolved into Best Buy, and the same with the OSI - it’s evolving big time!), and Cisco is going to do it with Mobility in Motion, and create new mobile wireless standards at the same time!

Come to this informative and all-so-very new talk on Cisco’s plans for taking networking to a level we’ve never conceived by using cross-layer feedback to create the “smart grid” of your wireless mobile networks.

In addition to a fresh perspective on the mobility of the future, I will discuss the current Cisco Wireless certification and have a drawing for my new CCNA Wireless study guide!

Todd Lammle, CCSI, CCNA/CCNA Wireless/CCNP/CCSP/CCVP, MCSE, CEH/CHFI, FCC RF Licensed - lammle.com - 10/6/2010

 

Cisco SSL VPN

An overview of the Cisco SSL VPN architecture will be presented. Client-based remote access using the Anyconnect client and client-less access using WebVPN portals will be discussed. New features for SSL VPN clients in the ASA 8.0/ASDM 6.0 software will be shown. The features of Cisco’s Secure Desktop and how it works with the VPN architecture will be also explained by Bobby.

Bobby Acker, Systems Engineer, CCIE #19310 - Cisco Systems - 9/1/2010

 

na IPv6

This session is an introduction to IPv6, the next version of IP. Basic addressing concepts, address resolution, basic routing, and some deployment options (dual-stack, tunneling, translation techniques) are covered along with configuration examples. Topics include the need for IPv6, IPv6 technology and addressing structure, ICMPv6 and neighbor discovery (ND) protocol, IPv6 configuration, overview of IPv6 routing protocols (RIPng, OSPFv3, ISIS for IPv6 and MBGP). This session is designed for network engineers interested in deploying or learning about IPv6. Attendees should have a solid understanding of IPv4 and basic routing concepts.

Tom Young - (CCIE #13484, R/S, Sec, SP) - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. - 8/4/2010

 

GNS3 Graphic Network Simulator

The GNS simulator rocks! For those of you that have tried Dynamips, this is the new kid on the block. Dynamips and Dynagen have been greatly enhanced by the addition of a graphical front-end. With this product you can create network simulations using drag-and-drop. As with Dynamips, the routers that you create in your simulations actually run IOS so you are not limited in what commands the simulator will run. GNS supports several different router models as well as PIX and ASA.

This presentation will provide an overview on the GNS product and cover installation, configuration and specific recommendations to make GNS3 work well for you. GNS3 will be running on Windows 7 and will be used to provide live demonstrations. The presenter would welcome a lively audience participation and would encourage those with GNS/Dynamips experience to contribute their own ideas and recommendations.

Eric Severson - CCNP/CCDP/MCSE - Network Specialties, Inc - 7/7/2010

 

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Service Advertisement Framework

A New Approach to Call Routing and Dial Plan distribution. The Cisco Service Advertisement Framework (SAF) enables networking applications to advertise and discover information about networked services within an IP network. SAF provides a mechanism that allows applications to discover the existence, location, and configuration of networked resources within networks. The Cisco Unified Communications call control discovery feature leverages the SAF network service to facilitate dynamic provisioning of inter-call agent information and to learn about other call agents in the network. Come and learn this new feature in Unified Communications 8.0 on a new approach to call routing.

Temi Ajasa, Systems Engineer - Cisco Systems - 6/2/2010

 

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Cisco Nexus 7000 Hardware Architecture.

We will provide a thorough understanding of the Cisco Nexus™ 7000 switching architecture, supervisor, fabric, and I/O module design, packet flows, and key forwarding engine functions

Kevin Downes, CCIE# 1987 - Principal Consultant at General Datatech - 5/5/2010

 

Cisco Nexus/UCS Layer 4-7 Performance Monitoring

With datacenter consolidation rapidly taking place involving the Cisco Nexus and UCS architectures, proactive performance visibility of these virtualized applications, combined with data access methodologies, becomes a critical, oft overlooked challenge. Lets meet this challenge head-on as network engineers who must continually fend off the blame for the performance problems and present ways to access and then proactively monitor performance deep into layer 7.

Rick Kingsley, Cisco Certified Engineer with General Datatech - 4/7/2010

 

The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

The Cisco Unified Computing System solves data center challenges by combining network, computing and virtualization resources. We will explore what this means to the Data Center and discover how starting with a blank sheet of paper led to a next-generation solution for computing.

An introduction video can be found on YouTube.

Frank Jimenez, CCIE #5738 - Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems - 3/3/2010

 

Networking in Virtual Environments

An introduction to the components that make virtualization work and the common ways virtual environments are managed. Covering specifics about networking in virtual environments that all network administrators will need to understand within the next 5 years. Followed with A brief description of public and private cloud computing and what each is useful for and what pitfalls to avoid.

Karen Lynn Rhodes, Enterprise Sales Engineer with Layered Tech - 2/3/2020

 

na Cisco Integrated Services Routers and Cisco Architecture Initiatives

The Cisco new ISR G2 portfolio offers as much as five times the performance of its predecessor, the Cisco ISR, the industry’s most widely deployed router.  An overview of the new ISR G2 router line will be presented by Cisco in this presentation along with a brief discussion of Cisco's new architecture initiatives.

Due to an internal use only restriction, the presentation slides will not be available.

Chris Ronderos - Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems
Brendon Smith - Systems Engineering Manager at Cisco Systems - 1/6/2010

 

Cisco Wireless: A second look

Robert will present an overview of the lightweight wireless system and how it compares to the autonomous systems. He will cover cover the newer features of the controllers and WCS focusing and some of the newer security features including auto containment on a per SSID basis and port interface tracking to shutdown rogue devices.

Robert Davis, wireless engineer, Flair Data Systems - Flair Data Systems - 12/2/2009

 

na The Nexus 5000 Series

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series is designed for data centers transitioning to 10 Gigabit Ethernet as well as those ready to deploy a unified fabric that can handle their LAN, SAN, and server clusters. The switch family, using cut-through architecture, supports line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet on all ports while maintaining consistently low latency independent of packet size and services enabled. It supports a set of network technologies known collectively as IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) that increases the reliability, efficiency, and scalability of Ethernet networks. These features allow the switches to support multiple traffic classes over a lossless Ethernet fabric, thus enabling consolidation of LAN, SAN, and cluster environments. Its ability to connect FCoE to native Fibre Channel protects existing storage system investments while dramatically simplifying in-rack cabling.

Kevin Downes CCIE# 1987 - Principal Consultant, General Datatech - 11/4/2009

 

QoS Best Practices

This presentation will focus on design best practices for implementing QoS in your network. The best practices are taken from the Cisco Enterprise QoS SRND document, used as the primary QoS document for IP Telephony installations. The presentation will include brief overviews of the technology, Campus QoS Design, WAN and Branch QoS Design, and Network Management.

Tom Young - (CCIE #13484, R/S, Sec, SP) - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. - 10/7/2009

 

Introduction to MPLS

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a key technology for delivery of IP services. It is the preferred method of WAN connectivity offered by service providers. It has been added to the R&S CCIE written and lab exams which will take effect in October. More and more enterprises are using it for virtualization and other services. If you would like to dig into the technical details of MPLS, this presentation is for you.

We have permission to use an excellent Cisco Live 2009 presentation on MPLS. This session highlights the applications and benefits that MPLS solutions can offer to service providers and subscribers, communicating the depth and breadth of Cisco MPLS solutions. In-depth technical discussions take place around MPLS architecture and applications such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, traffic engineering, QoS, and management and security aspects of each solution. Basic configuration commands for each component are also summarized.

This presentation download also includes the Dynamips / GNS3 MPLS_lab.net and router.cfg files that were used in the presentation.

Tom Young, CCIE #13484 (R/S, Security & Service Provider) - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. - 9/2/2009

 

MPLS – A User Perspective

This presentation will focus on the experiences of MPLS network design and implementation from the user perspective. Our featured speakers have many years of experience in traditional network technologies as well as being involved with recent MPLS implementations for their customers. This promises to be a practical and informative session as well as an excellent tutorial for those seeking to broaden their understanding of how to adopt MPLS technologies in their networks.

Roger Mueller, Manager of Global Infrastructure  - Terex Corporation - 8/5/2009
Eric Severson CCNP/CCDP/MCSE - President of Network Specialties, Inc. - 8/5/2009

 

na Network Design Clinic

Here's your chance to have all of your network questions answered. Bring your design questions and our panel of experts will provide answers. This month's session will be an open forum for discussion of your network designs. In past design clinics this has provided lively, informative discussions and valuable network design assistance. Be sure to join us for this event!

Tom Young, CCIE #13484 (R/S, Security & Service Provider) - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. - 7/1/2009
Mark Egan, CCIE #8775, Network Consulting Engineer - Cisco Systems - 7/1/2009
Eric Severson CCNP/CCDP/MCSE - President of Network Specialties, Inc. - 7/1/2009

 

Enterprise IP Multicast Design and Troubleshooting

IP Multicast is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, play, and learn by providing innovative solutions that are simple, highly available, virtualized, open, and safe. As organizations look for cost-effective, bandwidth-conserving technologies for media-rich and simultaneous-user applications, IP Multicast has gained serious attention. Understanding IP multicast design and how to troubleshoot the control-plane permits network engineers to effectively plan and support multicast applications in concert with the rest of their business-critical infrastructure.

Maurice Flint, CCIE #9003, Network Consulting Engineer - Cisco Systems - 6/3/2009

 

na Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing - multiple 10G circuits over fiber

This presentation will cover the state of the art in Cisco's DWDM product is 80 10G systems over a single pair of fibers. 40 gigabits is also available and evolving. We will cover the principles of DWDM, it's application in IT backup systems, and how data may be directly connected to DWDM systems in the ONS 15454 MSTP product line.

Brent Bergen - Cisco Systems - 5/6/2009

 

Using TCL / Expect to Administer Networks - Part I
Using TCL / Expect to Administer Networks - Part II

Many administrators are resistant to learning programming or scripting techniques, deeming them "out of scope" for their particular responsibilities. What many fail to realize, is that by learning some basic programming concepts they can make their jobs easier and exponentially increase their productivity. TCL and Expect illustrate this by giving the network administrator flexible tools to automate interactive (console) sessions with network devices. It can also act as a powerful framework which ties several applications together within a single logic model. TCL and its popular extension Expect - truly let you do more with less...

Dave Mitchell, NCE - Cisco Systems - 3/4/2009
Dave Mitchell, NCE - Cisco Systems - 4/1/2009

 

A Visual Path to Become CCIE, or CCNP

NetBrain workstation is the industry-first map-based network troubleshooting, discovery and documentation solution. The founder and CEO of NetBrain will give a presentation of how NetBrain may be used to learn hard CCIE skills using knowledge map as the carrier with a group of peer CCIE-seeker. He will also demo the software for advanced network troubleshooting, discovery and network documentation. Key customers include BT, Thomson-Reuters and Fidelity. NetBrain Technologies, will offer all attendees free software to enable a group of network professionals to earn their CCIE differently – using visual map. NetBrain workstation, a software solution featured with data-driven map will be handed out after the seminar. DFW Cisco User Group members may download NetBrain Workstation here, then send an e-mail to boris@netbraintech.com to get the CCIE lab.

Lingping Gao, CCIE #6625 is the founder and CEO at NetBrain Technologies, Inc. - 2/4/2009

 

Bridging the Gap between Telecom and Data Circuits - Understanding how Cisco equipment works with telecom circuits.

This is an overview of how the many telecom circuits work with Cisco Equipment. If you are a data engineer or a voice engineer, you will find value in this presentation. There are many challenges when working with the phone company. This information will prepare you to plan for the “unexpected”, allowing you to be proactive when turning up new services, or changing existing services.

Thomas Dillingham - Source Inc - 1/7/2009

 

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Unified Communications 7.0 – An Overview

With the launch of the Cisco Unified Communications 7.0 Product Suite, a number of new capabilities are available. This includes both user-facing features and appliance-based performance and configuration features. This presentation will serve to cover many of the more significant features on both fronts.

Brian Morgan, CCIE 4865 is a Unified Communications CSE at Cisco Systems - 12/3/2008

 

Router Security Strategies: Securing IP Network Traffic Planes

Once again the DFW CUG has permission to use a Cisco Live 2008 presentation! This presentation covers many security mechanisms, with an emphasis on Control Plane Policing (CoPP). CoPP protects the router/switch processor from traffic overload. This presentation focuses on identifying traffic, applying policy to mark traffic and adjusting rate limits on the policy. We will focus on captures to and from the RP. We will also send various attacks to the RP and watch how CoPP mitigates these attacks.

Will Brown, CCIE Security #18542, CISSP, GIAC, CEH - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc - 11/5/2008

 

Cisco Nexus 5000

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, part of the Cisco Nexus family of data center-class switches, delivers an innovative architecture to simplify data center transformation by enabling a high-performance standards-based Ethernet unified fabric. The platform consolidates separate Local Area Network, Storage Area Network, and server cluster network environments into a single unified fabric. This presentation will focus on the new technologies, data center benefits, platform details, and network architecture which makes the Nexus 5000 the perfect solution for next generation, virtualized server, data center environments.

Dana Burch, CCIE #2215, CISSP, Systems Engineer - Cisco Systems - 10/1/2008

 

Advanced Enterprise Campus Design Alternatives: Routed Access and Virtual Switching System (VSS)

This session features two emerging options for campus network design. It focuses on best practices applicable to deploying highly available campus architecture to new design options similar to the traditional spanning tree based L2 access design. New design options covered are Routed Access Design and Virtual Switch Design. In Routed Access Design options, leveraging Cisco hierarchical campus model, deployment of EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols throughout the campus with particular emphasis at the access layer are discussed in detail in the context of fast convergence. The second approach will examine the newest and groundbreaking concept of virtual switch in Cisco's hierarchical campus model. The Virtual Switch design fundamentally changes how network is designed with the innovation of eliminating loops in L2 networks whilst enhancing resiliency and providing fast convergence. This session was given at Cisco Live 2008.

Tom Young, CCIE# 13484 - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc - 9/3/2008

 

The Internet Threat Horizon

The Internet has continued to evolve; it now encompasses a wide variety of platforms and applications. In this ever-changing environment, security threats have begun to emerge from some of the most unexpected places. This is not a presentation on the latest security widget from Cisco; instead come take a peek at the future, learn about the next generation of security threats, and explore what the changing landscape of the Internet means to security.

Frank Jimenez, CCIE #5738, Systems Engineer with Cisco Systems - 8/6/2008

 

ASR 1000 Technical Deep Dive and Integration with Unified WAN Service

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers are an innovative new line of Cisco routers designed to address the emerging needs of the Unified WAN Services edge. While combining the best attributes of existing Cisco routers, the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers deliver a resilient and secure next-generation WAN infrastructure, with powerful performance and scalability for embedded services. This discussion will go through the technical attributes of the ASR 1000 series, discuss Cisco's placement in the network architecture and explore solutions where the ASR is the optimal fit.

Corey Kaiser, CCIE R&S, BSEET Degree - Cisco Systems - 7/2/2008

 

na The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Come and explore the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series: the latest innovation platform for Data Center infrastructure. It is designed to meet the requirements of the most mission-critical data centers; it delivers continuous system operation and virtualized, pervasive services. Its innovative design is purpose-built to support end-to-end data center connectivity. We will discuss the technology introduced with this platform and how it positions the Data Center for future growth.

Frank Jimenez, CCIE #5738 - Cisco Systems - 6/4/2008

 

Design Clinic: Voice Architectures for the Corporate Branch Office

Many customers are searching for ways to provide better voice service to branch/remote offices, increase feature transparency, provide company-wide voicemail and of course reduce costs. During this session we will explore the primary architectures to achieve these goals. We will look at solutions that fit most any size company with more than one location and include 1-2 person sites through large branch offices.

Tim Wellborn, CCIE Voice #15397 - Cisco Systems - 5/7/2008

 

Introduction to Embedded Event Manager

Embedded Event Manager is a programmable subsystem that runs on IOS. It allows Network Administrators the ability to automate Reponses to specific events that occur on the switch. It is flexible and customizable and used to enhance High Availability, Serviceability, and Security. We also briefly cover TCL scripting.

Joe Horgan, CCIE #16542 - Cisco Systems - 4/2/2008

 

Leveraging Cisco IOS for Performance Management

A discussion on how Cisco IOS Technologies can be leveraged to gain a better understanding of network, voice, and application performance. Included in the presentation will be brief demonstrations of products that can utilize Cisco IOS NetFlow, IP SLAs, and Performance Routing (PfR) to provide unique views into what's really happening on the network.

Ward Cobleigh - Fluke Networks - 3/5/2008

 

Design and Deployment of 802.11 Wireless LANs with Centralized Controllers

Modern Wireless LAN (WLAN) networks require centralized intelligence and control to support advanced security, mobility, location-based services, and VoWLAN. Modern wireless LAN (WLAN) networks require centralized intelligence and control to support advanced security, mobility, location-based services, and voice over WLAN (VoWLAN). These architectures use a system device called a WLAN controller to create and enforce policies across many different access points. By centralizing intelligence within these devices, security, mobility, QoS, dynamic RF management, and other essential WLAN functions can be efficiently managed across a wireless enterprise. Furthermore, this centralized intelligence simplifies management, improves performance, and increases security of large wireless networks. This session treats Cisco centralized WLAN controller systems in detail, covering the architecture and theory of operations down to the packet trace level. Special attention is given to the innovative IETF draft protocol called Light Weight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP).

Tom Young, CCIE# 13484 - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc - 2/6/2008

 

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Network Design Clinic

Our panel of experts will answer your network design question and show you some of the pit-falls of a poor design. Collectively, these guys have over 30 years of experience designing, running and troubleshooting Cisco networks. Emphasis will be placed on security, IP telephony and of course - routing & switching.

Tom Young, CCIE - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc
Mark Egan, CCIE - Cisco Systems
Eric Severson, CCNP/CCDP - Network Specialties - 1/2/2008

 

Multilayer Campus Architectures and Design Principles

The CUG has received permission to use presentations from Networkers 2007! This session features best practices for deploying an enterprise campus network with an emphasis on high availability. The session contains design and implementation guidance on technology and protocol alternatives like NSF/SSO, HSRP, GLBP, Spanning Tree (PVSTP+), and Rapid Spanning Tree (Rapid PVST+). Software features and design principles for each layer of the hierarchical network model are covered. Detailed examples are presented of failure analysis scenarios and LAN and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) tuning related to enterprise networks. Finally the session treats common pitfalls such as asymmetrical routing, unicast flooding, and routing black holes and provides best practices needed to optimize an enterprise campus network to support today’s business applications. This presentation was originally developed and presented by given by Mark Montanez at Networkers in 2007.

The following Cisco design guides can be found at www.cisco.com/go/srnd:
Camps Network Multilayer Architecture and Design Guidelines, Deploying a Fully Routed Enterprise Campus Network, Designing a Campus Network for High Availability

Tom Young, CCIE# 13484 - MetroPCS Wireless, Inc - 12/5/2007

The New Whitney Release

Whitney release – 12.2(33)SXH release for the 6500 platform by Mark Egan. We will discuss the new train of Native IOS for the 6500 platform and its new features. This presentation should give everyone the information they need to decide if this new train of software would benefit them.

Mark Egan, CCIE #8775 - Cisco Systems - 11/7/2007

ASA / PIX Version 7.2.3 / 8.0 Update

The long-anticipated version 8.0 for PIX will be discussed. New features incorporated in routing, high-availability, domain and LDAP authentication, certificates, secure desktop, access policies, SSL VPN enhancements, application inspection enhancements,

Joe Harris, CCIE# 6200 (R/S & Security) - Cisco Systems - 10/3/2007

Securing IOS in the Enterprise

Cisco Internet Operating System (IOS) provides unique glue that allows deployment of end-to-end security measures on a network of any size. Securing each router is imperative to having an highly available network. Doing so in a fashion whereby security of control plane, management plane and data plane are addressed adequately allows to address infrastructure security in a methodical and manageable fashion. This session allows to explore Cisco IOS old favorites and newest security tricks applicable to match today's demand generated by the security threats.

Security considerations on any network must be carried out in two-fold fashion; security as a feature and security as a (managed) service. Learning how to achieve both whilst addressing stringent network requirements for today's competitive businesses will provide a checklist of security measures already available in Cisco IOS.

Kunjal Trivedi CCIE #3460 - Cisco Systems - 9/5/2007

Route-Flow Fusion: Integrated Routing and Traffic Analysis

IP Networks are not by nature predictable in the way they deliver traffic, with routing automatically changing the paths of application traffic as network elements change state over time. The variability of application or service traffic delivery in large, complex IP networks can undermine engineering assumptions, resulting in mis-configurations, slowed or blocked troubleshooting, and suboptimal design and planning.

This session will introduce route analytics and a new technology that Internet researcher Van Jacobson has coined “Route-Flow Fusion”—a combination of NetFlow and real-time route analytics data that provides visibility, analysis and modeling of the volume, composition and dynamic movement of traffic across an entire network, with very light NetFlow export overhead.

The session will include an overview of route analytics, explain how flow data exported from a few key routers can be mapped network-wide over their actual routes to provide an always-accurate routing and traffic map, and then some example use cases such as “rewinding” the state of routing and traffic to a past point in time for accurate troubleshooting, simulating what will happen to network traffic when moving servers between data centers, and a demo of actual customer routing and traffic network event streams as recorded by route analytics and route-flow fusion technology.

Greg Hooten - Packet Design Inc. - 8/1/2007

Wireshark Ethereal

Measuring Throughput and Performance with Wireshark Ethereal. We will focus on Wireshark-Ethereal protocol analyzer, throughput, bandwidth and packet latency. We will examine network latency. Answering key questions such as: How do we measure latency? How does latency affect your data through put? How do we measure throughput? What are the key components of throughput? What really hurts response time?

We will use a case study “Fast Network, Slow Server” and review a sniffer trace file exploring the components of throughput. In reviewing the sniffer trace file we will show how to measure performance, looking for the bottle necks of throughput. Then we will graph the results, and do all of this using Wireshark-Ethereal protocol analyzer.

Ray Tompkins - Analysis Solutions - 7/11/2007

GET VPN

GET (Group Encrypted Transport) VPN, is a tunnel-less any-to-any-VPN, ideal for use over MPLS networks. We will discuss what it is, how it works, and what sort of network redesign requirements it is intended to solve. I will provide actual configuration examples and will have a live demo running on Dynamips/Dynagen.

Mark Egan, CCIE #8775 - Cisco Systems - 6/6/2007

Cisco State of the Union

The Latest Unified Communications Offerings for SMB. In this presentation we explore the recently announced and much anticipated UC500 for small business and Call Manager business edition. Topic 1.

Cisco on Cisco - How Cisco Secures Its Network. Based on personal experience in Cisco IT, this presentation includes what Cisco is protecting and how. Some of the most effective security solutions used by Cisco IT are highlighted in the presentation. Topic 2.

Faryar Zabihi and JJ Kim - Cisco Systems - 5/2/2007

Network Performance and Traffic Analysis for Cisco Networks.

Come learn about the industry's leading mid-market network management solutions, Orion Network Performance Monitor and Orion NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. These SolarWinds solutions address the needs of network engineers from performance management to fault monitoring to NetFlow Traffic Analysis

Josh Stephens, Director of Technology - Solarwinds

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WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX - What is it?

Introduction to WiMAX Communications and IEEE 802.16e. The presentation will begin with a very brief discussion of RF communications fundamentals, including the difference between CDMA and TDMA communication. The presentation will then cover several of the current competing technologies/solutions in the market place. The final section of the presentation will cover what the current state of the WiMAX standard is and illustrating operational changes in RF signaling and network design. Concluding with a typical application difference between WiMAX and WiFi and a Q&A session, time permitting.

Frank Woodyard - Field Service Engineer - Navini Networks - 3/7/2007

na Dynamips/Dynagen

Dynamips is a free software that emulates Cisco routers on your Windows PC. You can emulate multiple routers with Ethernet, Frame Relay, and ATM connections. The routers actually boot Cisco IOS. This meeting will be more of a demonstration than a presentation. The goals of the emulator are mainly: 1) To be used as a training platform, with software used in real world. It would allow people to become more familiar with Cisco devices, Cisco being the world leader in networking technologies. 2) Test and experiment the numerous and powerful features of Cisco IOS. 3) Quickly check configurations to be deployed later on real routers.

Dynamips Cisco router emulator - The Cisco 7200 Simulator
Dynagen - The Dynamips Configuration Generator. Download the Win XP Setup file - it include Dynamips.

Joe Harris, CCIE# 6200 (R/S & Security) - Cisco Systems - 2/7/2007

Fluke Networks Monitoring and Troubleshooting Solutions

Fluke Networks will be discussing current monitoring and troubleshooting solutions that will give IT Staff visibility from the core of the network, out to the user segment. We will be covering the following technologies: 10gig Ethernet - Having a scalable monitoring/troubleshooting solution to integrate into your network support policy. VoIP – On-going support efforts and best practices for device troubleshooting. Cable Certification Vs. Verification – Cabling systems are often over looked when diagnosing end-user complaints. Wireless - Conduct security audits and locate rogue devices, Measure access point signal strength, RF noise levels, and identify capacity problems.

Matt Marchbanks, Mike Rabjohns, Chris Labac - Enterprise Systems - Fluke Networks - 1/3/2007

Turning Back the Hands of Network Time

Network Instruments will show you effective network forensics techniques for root-cause isolation of application, network, and VoIP Call Quality performance issues as well as visibility into User access and intrusion violations at critical points in your network. We will demonstrate advanced packet-level analysis techniques combined with time-based event correlation across massive captures. Now, when the user calls to complain about a problem that happened in the past, there is a way to go back in time and view the problem as they experienced it.

Rick Kingsley & Charles Thompson - Network Instruments - 12/6/2006

na Websense Security Product Suite

The Websense security product suite helps organizations achieve that balance by managing employee internet access and enforcing internet use policies. The result is improved employee productivity, decreased risk of legal liability from employee internet activity, and optimal use of IT resources.

Lawrence Hsieh - Strategic Alliance Manager for Websense - 11/1/2006

below Cisco Systems - State of the Union

Cisco will be doing a presentation with three systems engineers presenting. Each brief 20 minute presentation followed by a open forum roundtable for Q&A on any topic.
- ASA 5505, ASA 7.2 Code and Intellishield Alert Manager
- Meetingplace Video components in version 5.4, DMS and the DME appliance
- WAFS/WAAS review and ISR update

Routing and Switching Security

Joe Harris, CCIE# 6200 - Cisco Systems - 10/4/2006

Meetingplace Video

Faryar Zabihi - Cisco Systems - 10/4/2006

  WAFS/WASS

Frank Jimenez, CCIE #5738 - Cisco Systems - 10/4/2006

How the NetQoS Performance Center manages the network for application performance.

NetQoS Performance Center enables integrated end-to-end application performance monitoring, network traffic analysis, and device performance monitoring through a single management console.

Utilizing data sources such as Cisco IOS NetFlow and IP SLA (SAA), you gain insight into all the data needed to resolve performance issues, troubleshoot infrastructure problems, perform capacity planning, and track Service Level Agreements (SLAs), without switching between multiple products. The NetQoS Performance Center integrates data from all areas of your business infrastructure, expedites problem resolution by providing a centralized console for troubleshooting, and empowers all levels of the organization by providing the information needed at the appropriate level.

Rick Witmer, Sales Engineer and & Matt Sherrod, Director of Sales, Southern Region, NetQoS, Inc. - 9/6/2006

Cisco Security Manager

CSM is the new security configuration and provisioning network management system that manages most of Cisco's security solutions. There will be a short CSM Multimedia Demo and Technical Overview consisting of: Differentiating Concepts and High-Power Operational Tools - Firewall Administration - VPN Administration - IPS Administration - Platform Settings Administration.

Mickey Stewart, Cisco Systems - 8/2/2006

Network Quality of Service

All about Classification, Policing, Marking, Queuing, Congestion Control, and Scheduling – An in-depth discussion on different technologies within each area of network QoS.

Brad Bonin, CCIE #4454, Cisco Systems - 7/5/2006

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance for Perimeter, Intrusion and Anti-X protection

Description, Overview of the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance and it's advanced security capabilities.  New features versus the older PIX appliances and detail technical information related to performance, security features, and deployment scenarios.  Brief demo of using the Cisco ASDM and configuring the device with firewall policy rules, application inspection rules, and IPS rules.

Fatima Razvi, Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems and
Mickey Stewart, CCIE# 3129, CISSP, CCDP, Systems Engineer,
Cisco Systems - 6/7/2006

Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)

With the rapid growth and decreasing cost of broadband, many organizations are migrating from traditional wide area network protocols such as Frame Relay or ATM to VPN solutions. VPNs typically require a lot of manual configuration and have not scaled very well, with enormous configurations on the “hub” VPN device. DMVPN simplifies the VPN configuration, dramatically reduces the hub configuration, allows for dynamically addressed spokes, automatically encrypts the data without requiring manual access-lists, allows dynamic creation of spoke-to-spoke tunnels, supports multicast traffic, and allows zero-touch provisioning of new spokes.

Tom Young, CCIE #13484 R&S, Security, CISSP, Flair Data Systems - 5/3/2006

Cisco Optical Networking
The presentation describes Cisco's SONET and DWDM products. SONET: 15454 MSPP, 15327, 15600, 15310; DWDM: 15454 MSTP, 15216.

Brent Bergin, Cisco Systems - 4/5/2006

Cisco Datacenter Solutions
How is Cisco addressing the growing trends of Server Networking and Virtualization? What is a server switch? What are the tools needed to build cost-effective industry-standard server clusters and provide a foundation for server provisioning and on-demand computing?

Frank Jimenez, CCIE #5738, Cisco Systems - 3/1/2006

Intro to CS-MARS
Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System And using CS-MARS to set thresholds for Cisco 5.1 IPS. Learn how to customize the threat threshold to their customers' network to prevent false positives and using CS-MARS to provide a picture of the current network.

Gale Yocom, Security Engineer, Covetrix IT Security Group - 2/1/2006

IP Telephony 1-2-3
An overview of Cisco IP Telephony will be presented with an introduction to Call Manager basics, server set up, switch configuration for voice, IP phone registration. A live demo of IP phone services will be presented.

Marquis Harper, CCIE #14435 - Test Engineer, Cisco Systems - 1/4/2006

Advanced Tactics for Network Analysis

There’s far more to network analysis than merely capturing and decoding packets to discover and identify network issues. During this presentation, the speaker will discuss and present analysis techniques ranging from optimal packet filtering to utilizing the proper packet summary columns to response time analysis to behind the scenes of an expert system.

The lecture will begin with a brief discussion of the pros-and-cons of packet capture using SPAN vs. taps and the optimal placement of your analysis tools. Then, several tips and techniques will be illustrated while presenting two case studies using “live” protocol analysis (No PowerPoint).

J. Scott Haugdahl, CTO WildPackets, Inc - 12/7/2005

Wireless Security Myth-Busting

This presentation focuses on 5 of the most commonly held myths regarding wireless security and why they are ineffective in real-world wireless security deployments. Several wireless security tools will be demonstrated in order to bust these myths. Live demos will include MAC Spoofing, WEP Cracking, LEAP Cracking and WPA Cracking. This should be a good meeting - because you know how we all love cracking on the wireless.

John Kindervag - CISSP, CCNA, Cisco Wireless LAN Support  Specialist and an ISS Certified Engineer - Senior Security Architect - Vigilar -  11/2/2005

na Cisco Clean Access - The NAC Appliance

Cisco offers both appliance - and architecture-based framework approaches to NAC that meet the functional and operational needs of any organization, whether they have a simple security policy requirement or require support for a complex security implementation involving a number of security vendors, combined with a corporate desktop management solution. The NAC Appliance, available as Cisco Clean Access, provides rapid deployment with self-contained endpoint assessment, policy management, and remediation services. This discussion will focus on the NAC Appliance capabilities as well as deployment considerations as well as a real time demo of the software and the management interface.

Ryan Makinson - Cisco Systems - 10/5/2005

Configuring Cisco IP Phone Features and Services

This presentation will review the various features and services supported by the phones. We will discuss the operation and use of the built-in features. We will also cover the various methods for configuring additional Cisco Phone features and services such as conferencing, multiple calls per line, directories, etc. Included will be the use of the Bulk Administration Tool, installation of XML-based services, creation of custom button and soft button templates, and setting up user-configurable features.

John Pherson, Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI #20124) -  Global Knowledge - 9/7/2005

na Cisco Security Strategy & Vision: Self-Defending Networks

Eddie Kemp - CCIE #8374, Channels SE - Cisco Systems - 8/3/2005

na VoyenceControl!

In this session, Voyence will demonstrate centralized configuration and change management of network devices and integration of VoyenceControl! with CiscoWorks RME. The integration provides the ability to pull device configurations and detailed hardware information through RME and store the data in a centralized repository as well as push configuration changes through RME to Cisco devices. Compliance Auditing is simplified with a complete repository of device data and change history as well as compliance reporting.

Aaron Dixon - CCIE # 6460 - Voyence - 7/6/2005

Cisco's Wireless LAN Strategy

This session covers the Airespace acquisition and what it means to the future of Cisco's wireless products.

Todd Reagan - Cisco Systems - 6/1/2005

How do I know if my Voice T1 port is really working?

When your Data T1 didn't work you had to prove that the equipment wasn't the problem. Guess what? Same thing with Voice T1s. And because it is on an IP system - Cisco at that - your credibility diminishes with the folks at the CO. I recently had to prove to myself as well as the carrier the equipment was functional. This session will focus on the steps, and hardware, necessary to perform this quick check

Tim Wellborn - CCVP, CCDP, CCNP, CQS-IPTDS, CQS-IPTSS, CQS-IPTOS - Cisco Systems - 5/5/2005

Route Analytics

This month’s presentation will be on a new technology called route analytics, invented by Judy Estrin (former CTO of Cisco) and Van Jacobson (former chief scientist of Cisco and distinguished Internet researcher). Route analytics is a new, Layer 3 network management technology that allows network managers to see, analyze and troubleshoot an entire network’s routing. The session will briefly cover the concepts behind the technology, and will focus on examining routing phenomena using databases of routing recorded in production networks to show visualizations, routing topology and analysis of actual routing issues encountered in production networks.

Scott Ivan – CCIE #5839 – Systems Engineer for Packet Design - 4/6/2005

Wireless, Now and Then

This presentation will discuss wireless communication from the standards to real world application, from 802.11a/b/g to 802.16/802.20, the road to global coverage for Wimax. With advances in technology, complex number algorithms used to secure wireless communications are becoming more and more common place. We'll look at the devices, the technology, and the application pitfalls. We'll discuss some design considerations, and useful resources in implementation.

Lee Bradshaw - Senior Network Consultant - Networks Now - 3/2/2005

Cisco Wide Area File Services (WAFS)

Cisco Wide Area File Services (WAFS) is an emerging technology solution designed to overcome performance issues associated with using standard file access protocols and provides IT administrators the means to simplify management and increase protection of their file-based data located at remote branch offices. We'll discuss what the technology is and what it isn't, and where it fits in the overall design of your network.

Frank Jimenez - CCIE 5738 - Cisco Systems - 2/2/2005

IP Communication for small offices

IP Telephony, now often called “IP Communications”, is making serious inroads into enterprises and service providers, but how can small offices take advantage of some of the technological advantages in a cost effective way? This month we’ll discuss two products from Cisco that allow us to do just that: Call Manager Express (CME) and Cisco Unity Express (CUE). We’ll cover how and where to position these products (and where NOT to) and also provide some design recommendations.

Anil N. Pudhiya Vettle – CCIE 7189, CCSP, IP Telephony Design Specialist - InterNetwork Experts - 1/5/2005

Introduction to Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

Cisco recently redefined best-in-class routing with the industry’s first portfolio of routers engineered for secure, wire-speed delivery of concurrent data, voice, and video services. We will explore the architecture, features and functionality delivered in the new 1800, 2800 and 3800 series routers.

Tim Wellborn – CCNP, CCDP, CQS-IPTSS, CQS-IPTDS – Cisco Systems, Inc. - 12/1/2004

Securing Cisco Routers

Can a Cisco router be hacked? You bet! This session will cover some cool utilities from Cisco to easily secure your routers. They work well, but what exactly do they do? We'll take a look under the hood and explain the function of many specific commands.

Tom Young - CCIE, CISSP, CCSE, and Sniffer Certified Expert - Pier 1 Imports - 11/3/2004

The Self Defending Network Initiative

During this session we will discuss various networking security challenges and how to mitigate them in the network. Topics will be 802.1x, Network Admission Control, and some IOS/CatOS security features that will help you protect your network.

Raymond Jett, CCIE, CISSP, and CCSP - Cisco Systems - 10/6/2004

na Network Design White-board Clinic

Our panel of experts will answer your network design question and show you some of the pit-falls of a poor design. Collectively, these guys have over 30 years of experience designing, running and troubleshooting Cisco networks. Emphasis will be placed on security, IP telephony and of course - routing & switching.

Troy Workman - CCIE, CCSP, CISSP, MCSE, 12 yrs - InterNetwork Experts.
Matt Seppeler - CCNP, CCDP, MCSE, 7 yrs - InterNetwork Experts.
Mark Egan - CCIE, 14 yrs - Intuit - 9/1/04

Cisco’s SWAN wireless architecture and the Wireless LAN Solution Engine

This session covers Cisco’s Structured Wireless Aware Network and the Wireless LAN Solution Engine. Topics include rouge access point detection, self-healing wireless networks, and assisted site-survey functionality. In addition, Cisco’s Wireless Domain Services and Cisco’s product roadmap for wireless will also be covered.

Loyd Thompson, MS, WLDS, WLSS – Cisco Systems - 8/4/2004

Responding to Security Incidents

Has your network been attacked by worms or by hackers? This presentation covers incidents, nature of attacks - including symptoms and artifacts, phases of incident response, tools and techniques, and a case study. The goal of this presentation is to give you knowledge of various procedures, tools, and techniques you can use to respond to security incidents.

Raymond Jett, CCIE, CCSP, CISSP - Cisco Systems, Inc - 7/7/2004

Decru's Datafort technology

Enterprise and government organizations are increasingly concerned about the security of their vital data assets. The Decru DataFort storage security appliance incorporates wire-speed encryption, access controls, authentication, and logging to deliver unprecedented data security. Bruce will present on how existing security vulnerabilities within a SAN infrastructure can be addressed with Cisco switches and Decru's Datafort technology.

Bruce Hawkins - TRIVAD Inc.'s Storage Security Practice - 6/2/2004

Wireless Mobility

We'll be some of the first people to see the new mobile router 3200 in action! Todd will present how the new mobile router from Cisco can keep you connected to the Internet world-wide. Mobility goes way beyond the 802.11 spectrums and Todd will show you how the new Cisco products will keep you connected to your home network at all times, regardless of connection and location in the world. Come to this seminar on the new Cisco mobility products and learn how Mobile IP will change your future! Todd will be bringing one of the only production 3200 models routers, as well as some routers and wireless bridges so you can see first hand how to configure the mobility of the future!

Todd Lammle - President of GlobalNet Training and CEO of RouterSim - 5/5/2004

na Security Strategy & Vision

This presentation will address the Cisco Self Defending Network Initiative (SDNI). What it is, why you should care and how you take advantage of the offerings. Network Admission Control is the first phase of SDNI.

Scott Dunkerly - Cisco Systems - 4/7/2004

Cisco IOS Firewall Feature Set

Security is becoming more important on a daily basis. "I have these routers already. Is there anything I can do to secure my network without having to purchase more equipment?" The answer is yes! You can implement the Cisco IOS Firewall feature set. During this session we will look at utilizing the different features of the firewall feature set, such as CBAC, TCP Intercept, and IDS to name a few. When you leave this session you have an understanding of what each of the features contained in the IOS firewall feature set and a basic understanding of how to configure them.

Carl Timm, CCIE #7149 - Protegga - 3/3/2004

na IP Telephony, Wireless, & Security Troubleshooting: The Big Picture

The Cisco Jeopardy Game - There is, or maybe there should be, a great new approach to training IT professionals to troubleshoot complex network designs. "What if we teach them to think?... Wow, what a concept!" This presentation takes several concepts and commands from some of the more advanced topics and organizes them for troubleshooting using the "dusted off" OSI Model.

Raliegh Jones, CCNP, CCSI - ExcellenTek Network Training - 2/4/2004

Do You Want Fries With That?

Here are three real design situations, where the customer's idea of what they wanted didn't quite match reality. The scenarios have altered somewhat, of course, but only in the details. The core problems remain, and are a valuable lesson.

Annlee Hines  - S2 Networking, Inc. - 1/7/2004

Wireless Mobile IP and Layer 3 Roaming

During this session we will discuss the differences in Layer 2 wireless roaming and layer 3 wireless roaming, Cisco's Structured Wireless Aware Network, Management, Rogue AP Detection, the Wireless LAN Solution Engine, and a discussion of the mechanisms used for layer three roaming.

Steve Acker - CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, MCSE - Vivato - 12/3/2003

The Modern Security Landscape

"I keep hearing all this doom-and-gloom hype about security. So what's the big deal anyway?" Understanding the issues behind the hype is key to making informed decisions about what is important (and vulnerable) within your organization. It then becomes possible to address the issues in a manner that makes solid business sense. In this session, instead of discussing specific products or technologies, we’ll explore the underlying situation and what you can (and should / should not) do about it.

Troy Workman, MCSE, CCIE #4854 - InterNetwork Experts - 11/5/2003

QoS

During this session we will learn about the different QoS models available; DifServ, IntServ, and Best Effort. Each of these models are made up of different QoS mechanisms such as Classification and Marking, Congestion Avoidance, and Congestion management to name a few. We will take the time to drill down into these mechanisms so you have a better understanding of what tools are available to you and what they do. By the end of this session you will have a much better understanding of what QoS is and how it functions.

Carl Timm, CCIE #7149 - Protegga - 10/13/2003

Cisco Storage Networking

For this session we will discuss Cisco's End-to-End Storage Networking technologies. We will focus on enterprise SAN switching, Virtual SAN (VSAN) deployment, data replication and business continuity strategies, and block-level IP-based storage architectures.

Michael Dominguez - Cisco Systems - 9/3/2003

Cisco's SAFE Model

The SAFE model is showing up in all kinds of Cisco places, not just the security-centered ones. There are even pieces of it in the new CCDA exam. What is it? And (if you're not preparing for a certification in the near future), why should you care what it contains? The point of the talk will be how SAFE is not displacing the Access/Distribution/Core approach, which looks at the network from a transport functionality approach. Instead, it looks at the same network from a security functionality approach, and it's one we all need to pay attention to, whether or not we're security specialists.

Annlee Hines - S2 Networking, Inc. - 8/6/2003

Cisco HIPS

During this session we will discuss Cisco's Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS). This session is intended to provide a basic overview of Cisco's new end-point intrusion prevention system (EIPS) and how this system prevents, versus detects, intrusions.

Teddy Bosey, Jr., CCIE - InterNetwork Experts - 7/2/2003

PIX - The Next Generation

PIX, Cisco’s flagship firewall product is the topic of this month’s presentation. The particular focus will be on the evolution of the PIX and its sophisticated PDM (PIX Device Manager) graphical user interface. Changes in the last few years to the PIX operating environment has made the PIX product line not only a high performance firewall choice but also technology more accessible to end users.

John Kindervag, Security Consultant - Flair Data - 6/4/2003

Hacking 101

During this session we will discuss General Security Trends, Reconnaissance, Vulnerabilities, Initial Access, Privileged Access, Secondary Access, Post Access, and Countermeasures in network security. This session is intended to show a network admin what challenges he or she faces in trying to maintain security on a network.

Raymond Jett, CCIE #10036 - Cisco Systems - 5/7/2003

IPv6

The rapid growth of the Internet along with the emergence of "Next Generation" wireless applications are two of the main reasons for the recent resurgence of IP version 6 (IPv6). This presentation will cover the basics behind IPv6, standards that exists today, current network deployments, and Cisco's position regarding support of IPv6.

Brad Bonin, CCIE #4454, Cisco Systems - 4/2/2003

EIGRP Under the Covers (updated)

Troy Workman, MCSE, CCIE #4854 - InterNetwork Experts - 3/5/2003
na Wireless Security

You know you need it... but what does it really take? This will be an in-depth technical presentation.

John Lowe & Dart West, CCIE #10205 - Cisco Systems SEs - 2/5/2003

na No meeting due to holiday conflict.

1/1/2003

Cisco IP Telephony

IP Telephony is becoming more of an accepted infrastructure choice. This presentation will touch on the following aspects of Cisco IP Telephony:
- IP Telephony used as a toll-bypass solution
- IP Telephony used as a local voice solution
- Prerequisites of IP Telephony
- Basic components of IP Telephony
- End-to-end Voice over IP Infrastructure

Matthew Hamm, CCNP - Cisco Systems SE - 12/4/2002

The Cisco Network Academy Program

This presentation will cover the major benefits of the program, give you in-depth information about the curriculum (CCNA, CCNP, Sponsored Curriculum), lab requirements and highlight the qualifications of students in the program. You will find out what makes the academy model so successful (9,904 academies in 147 countries) and how it is expected to meet the increasing need of qualified networking engineers. We will show you how you can get involved in this endeavor by providing internships, job placement, participating in college career fairs, becoming a guest speaker or how to pursue an Academy Instructor Certification.

Dr. Stan Fulton and Christa Jones - Mountain View College - 11/6/2002

An Introduction to Content Smart Switching

In this session, we will introduce the concepts of Content Smart Switching (Server Load Balancing) and take a look at the Cisco CSS product line. In addition we will explore the WebNS operating system and explore some typical configurations for this platform.

Jackie Gunn, CCIE #2468 - Cisco Systems SE - 10/2/2002

High Availability Networking Design

Quite often, network managers or corporate executives will demand "high availability" or "99.999% uptime" from their networks or information systems but have no concept of how to achieve or measure it. In this month's presentation, we'll discuss the underlying concepts and procedures involved in designing or assessing the availability of any network-based information system. Instead of focusing on Cisco technologies specifically, we'll address the more global concerns involved and mention where Cisco technologies can be brought to bear on specific issues.

Troy Workman, MCSE, CCIE #4854 - InterNetwork Experts - 9/4/2002

Implementing IPSec on Cisco Routers

Security is on everyone's minds--especially management's. When called upon to implement IPSec, do you understand the difference between the AH and ESP protocols? Between tunnel and transport modes? When should you use which? How does IKE create a secret key without sending it? And what really is a hash, anyway? All of these will be covered, along with a basic introduction to cryptography, so the use of secret keys will make sense.

Annlee Hines - consultant and author - 8/7/2002

na No meeting due to holiday conflict.

7/3/2002

Implementing Cisco QoS in AVVID Networks

In this presentation, we will examine the tools for implementing appropriate QoS policies specifically in environments where voice, video and data share LAN/WAN links across the enterprise. Topics will include Classification and Marking, Congestion Management, Link/Bandwidth Efficiency, Congestion Avoidance, Traffic Shaping and Policing, and Call Admission Control. We will briefly review the characteristics of a robust QoS solution, and the principles and parameters that govern an end-to-end QoS policy enforcement.

Tony Skinner - CCIE #5008 - InterNetwork Experts - 6/5/2002

Remote Access for Large Enterprises

The presentation will focus on Remote Access solutions as they relate to large companies with requirements that are national. Cisco's Remote Access Servers and small branch offices products will be discussed. Real-world examples, deployments and configurations are also included.

Dwayne George CCIE #3615 - SBC - 5/1/2002

Cisco's Metro-Optical Technologies

In this presentation, we'll focus on Cisco's optical solutions for the metro market and briefly introduce the long haul products available from Cisco. Topics covered will include a brief history of Cisco's entry into the optical world, a brief overview of Cisco's optical product line, and a brief look at SONET and DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing). We'll then take a look at a few network models and see how the technologies, Cisco products, and customers requirements are all tied together in a metro-optical network.

Mike Mitchell, CCNP, CCDP - Cisco Systems - 4/3/2002

Multi-Protocol Label Switching, MPLS

It seems like the latest buzz these days is MPLS technology and the services it provides. In this discussion, we will talk about how MPLS evolved, problems it solved, MPLS applications deployed by Service Providers today, and future MPLS concepts.

The Life's Story! - Brad Bonin, CCIE #4454 - Cisco Systems - 3/6/2002

Real-World Examples of Network Design

In this session, we will explore some actual network designs in use by a very large enterprise to support sites ranging from a few users to a few thousand users. Examples will include 3-tier hierarchy, collapsed core/distribution, and a few odd obstacles that required unique solutions to overcome.

Wade Loveland, CCIE# 3284 - InterNetwork Experts - 2/6/2002

Methodologies of Information Systems Security

In this month's presentation, we'll discuss the underlying concepts, thought processes, and procedures involved when designing or assessing the security of any network-based information system. Instead of focusing on Cisco technologies specifically, we'll address the more global concerns involved, and mention where Cisco technologies can be brought to bear on specific issues.

Troy Workman, MCSE, CCIE #4854 - InterNetwork Experts - 1/2/2002

na T1 Back To Basics

Everyone knows what a T1 is, right? But, do you really know what it is? T1 architecture provides the foundation for many WAN technologies in use today for both voice and data. T1 framing and line coding is something most of us have configured on CSU/DSU's for years, however, most people don't have a firm understanding as to why they need to be configured. It's time to answer all the 'Why' questions.

Brian Morgan, CCIE and CCSI - Allegiance Telecom, Inc. - 12/5/2001

LAN Switching Technologies & Design

Learn basic and advanced switching technologies. Topics will include VLANs, spanning-tree, trunking, layer-3 switching, and design.

Mike Schultz, CCIE - InterNetwork Experts - 11/7/2001

Using Integrated IS-IS for IP Routing

Learn what IS-IS is, why this protocol is popular with large Service Provider backbones, and the differences between IS-IS and OSPF.

Rob Spruell, CCIE - Chiaro Networks - 10/3/2001

na IP Quality of Service

Enterprises and Service Providers deploying IP networks with multiple types of applications face a variety of management challenges, from traffic engineering and capacity planning, to service assurance, service level management, and provisioning. This discussion will take a look of some of the more serious challenges and how they can be addressed.

Dave Gagnon - Concord Communications - 9/5/2001

na Private I

Rick Kurtz is the original developer of Private I from Open Systems, and is currently a Senior Systems Engineer. His background includes all facets of network communications, starting at architecture and ending with analysis. He covers many technical areas for Opensystems.com including on-going device integration development, and pre/post sales support and Private I implementation. The same widespread connectivity that has facilitated the dramatic growth of e-business also produces distinct challenges for the network security administrator. Communications and transactions with employees, customers, suppliers, and partners necessitates that a security program encompass multiple network devices, such as routers, switches, firewalls, VPNs and Intrusion Detection Systems. Have you ever asked: "What is happening to my network once I put these security devices in place?" In this month's presentation, we'll look at ways to answer that question.

Rick Kurtz - Open Systems - 8/1/2001

na No meeting due to holiday.

7/4/2001

na Understanding OSPF Part 2

Continuing where we left off last month, we'll examine more about OSPF. Although the information gained in Part 1 of the presentation is valuable, it is not a necessity for understanding the concepts covered in Part 2, so everyone is encouraged to attend.

Greg Cernocek, CCIE - InterNetwork Experts - 6/6/2001

na Understanding OSPF Part I

Greg Cernocek, CCIE - InterNetwork Experts - 5/2/2001
SIP Tutorial

Introduction to the SIP protocol and its features.
Using SIP for IP Communications.

Henry Sinnreich - WorldCom - 4/4/2001

na DMTF/xmlCIM Standards and CiscoWorks 2000

This presentation will be an overview of the DMTF's WBEM/CIM initiative, which aims to lead the development of management standards for distributed desktop, network and enterprise environments, and its relationship to CiscoWorks2000. The Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM ), is a set of management and Internet standard technologies developed to unify the management of enterprise computing environments. WBEM is currently working on moving an industry initiative to standardization through the Common Information Model (CIM) and xmlCIM. CIM (a data model, not an implementation) defines the Schemas used to represent the real-world objects being managed and uses an object-oriented paradigm, where manageable objects are modeled using the concepts of classes and instances. CIM is an implementation neutral schema for describing overall management information and facilitates the common understanding of management data across different management systems. CIM facilitates the integration of management information from different sources and provides models for both instrumentation and management. Currently, Cisco is using the CIM standard in CiscoWorks2000 as part of the move to standardize network data.

Kiran Dambala - Tek-Tools, Inc. - 3/7/2001

na Content Delivery Networks

Cisco's Content Delivery Network (CDN) product line is the industry's only complete content delivery solution, incorporating the five key components for a successful content-delivery solution: content distribution and management, global content routing, local content switching, content cache delivery, and content networking software that is integrated with IOS. It also includes IP/TV for streaming or live video over the web.

Don Bolton, SE - Cisco Systems - 2/7/2001

na VPNs & IPSec - Wade Nixon

- VPN Product Set Overview
- IPSec Explained
- VPN Design Issues

Wade Nixon - CCIE - Cisco Systems - 1/3/2001

EIGRP Under the Covers

Troy Workman, CCIE - InterNetwork Experts - 12/6/2000

BGP Part 2 of 2

How does BGP contribute to your network design? What elements need to be configured for Cisco equipment to utilize BGP?

Frank Jimenez, CCIE - Cisco Systems - 11/1/2000

na No meeting due to facilities problems.

10/4/2000

BGP Part 1 of 2

How does BGP contribute to your network design? What elements need to be configured for Cisco equipment to utilize BGP?
See the 11/1/2000 presentation (same download)

Frank Jimenez, CCIE SE - Cisco Systems - 9/6/2000

na No meeting due to facilities problems.

8/1/2000

na Network Design White-board Clinic

Tom O'Keefe and Ken Cooper with The Network Guys - Independent Consultants - 7/5/2000
na Aironet demo

Loyd Thompson - Cisco Systems - 6/7/2000
na VPNs & Altiga

Tom Adovasio - 5/3/2000
Cisco Network Services for Active Directory (CNS/AD)

Increasingly, service providers, application developers, and enterprise customers are seeking to leverage network resources in more intelligent ways. To do this, the network must become aware of the needs and characteristics of users and applications, and applications must become network-aware in order to utilize network services more appropriately. Directory technology plays a fundamental role in creating active associations between users, applications, and the network. Cisco has therefore undertaken a directory-based strategy to provide value-added network services on a per-user or per-application basis. Cisco Network Services for Active Directory (CNS/AD) is the first implementation of that strategy.

Troy Workman, MCSE, CCIE # 4854 - InterNetwork Experts - 4/5/2000

na BCRAN Building Cisco Remote Access Networks

Craig Dennis - Global Knowledge - 3/1/2000
na Cisco AVVID: Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data

Cisco AVVID is a standards-based, open systems architecture for converged networking. Cisco AVVID is the culmination of a five phase plan for multiservice networking, successfully delivering the framework for an open multiservice architecture. This breakthrough architecture is designed to deploy applications and scale voice via IP in the enterprise.

Curtis Palmer - SE - Cisco Systems - 2/2/2000

na Cisco Content Networking

Kristi Wade - SE - Cisco Systems - 1/5/2000
na VPN Technologies

Kevin Downes - Enterprise Networking Systems, Inc. - Author - 12/1/1999
WAN Switching Intro

WAN Switching Concepts - A. What is WAN switching? B. What is the benefit? C. Design considerations
Cisco WAN products - A. BPX B. IGX C. MGX
Basic configuration w/ lab tour - A. User Interface B. Configuring trunks C. Creating PVCs/SVCs

Drew Spesard CCIE & Roland Gonzalez CCIE - InterNetwork Experts - 11/3/1999

na EIGRP

Matt Dilbert - Cisco Systems - 10/7/1999
na White-board Network Design Clinic

Tom O'Keefe - Independent Consultant - 9/1/1999
na vLab Integrated Demo

Necessity really is the mother of invention! The demand from students for more hands-on time in Cisco classes was the driving force behind what has become vLab, a new web based training software that enables students to remotely access and configure real Cisco equipment.

Arnaud Klineberg - Product Manager - MentorLabs - 8/4/1999

na Video Solutions

1) IP Video Communications Market Update. 2) Streaming Solutions - IPTV Overview - Multicast Vs Unicast - Encoding for Quality 3) Conference Solutions - Gatekeeper (MCM) - Gateway - MCU - Terminals/Endpoints 4) IPTV Demo.

Philip Carter - SE IP/TV - Cisco Systems - 7/7/1999

Ciscoworks 2000

CiscoWorks2000 is a new family of Web-based management products for Cisco switches and routers, enterprise networks, and devices. Current CiscoWorks2000 products include Resource Manager Essentials and CWSI Campus.

Kristi Wade - SE - Cisco Systems - 6/2/1999

na CiscoAssure Policy Networking

We will discuss CiscoAssure Policy networking and how it provides the basis for centralized policy control and enables deployment and enforcement of enterprise-wide policies for QoS and Security. We will also show how CiscoAssure Policy Services will set new standards to ensure that network managers have the tools to break through the QoS complexity barrier, and provide ever higher levels of service on the network.

Matt Dilbert - Cisco Systems - 5/5/1999

na LAN Telephony

Bill Davenport - Cisco Systems - 4/7/1999
na No meeting due to weather.

3/3/1999

na Dialup Solutions

Jedd Williams SE - Cisco Systems - 2/3/1999
na Ciscoworks 4

Jim Monkman - INS - 12/2/1998

na PIX Firewall

Drew Spesard - Internetwork Experts - 11/4/1998

Cisco Certifications Program

Kris Kumar & Brandon Walker - 10/8/1998

na Fundamentals of IP Multicasting

Beau Williamson -  Cisco Systems - 2/4/1998

na Cisco Local Director

Louis E. Rael - GTE Directories Corp. - 12/3/1997

Cisco Enterprise Security Initiative

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 4.0
Cisco Secure ACS
Sentri Firewall 4.0

unknown presenter - 9/3/1997

Cat 5 VLANs

Bart Saylors - INS - 7/3/1997

LAN Switching Architectures

Gary Crothers - Cisco Systems - 3/5/1997
Creating a Multi-Homed ISP

Tom Grisham - EDS - 11/6/1996

IP Multicasting

Dino Frinacci - Cisco Systems - 9/4/1996

TACACS Plus

Harold Ratcliff - Cisco Systems - 8/7/1996

ATM LANE

Beau Williamson - Cisco Systems - 7/10/1996