Day two of Network Field Day 3 brought us to Tasman Drive in San Jose – the home of a little networking company named Cisco. I don’t know if you’ve heard of them or not, but they make a couple of things I use regularly.
Download FlexPod Tech Specs and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Since November 2010, Cisco and NetApp have teamed up to offer a reference architecture for the data center called “FlexPod”. This app contains technical specifications for each of the components that can make up a FlexPod.
To begin understanding Ethernet Fabrics, as seen through the eyes of Brocade, it’s important to know about classic ethernet switches, how they have traditionally been provisioned, and why the way we have done this in the past isn’t really the best...
Introducing "Bank in a Box", a vision by ING DIRECT to provide a fully integrated solution provided by ING DIRECT that would enable rapid provisioning of com... (“@friea: Watching ING DIRECT Bank-in-the-Box video.
For several years, Cisco UCCE central controller components had been running on old MCS hardware located in the Cisco San Jose (SJC) and Research Triangle Park (RTP) data centers. The San Jose data center, one of the oldest at Cisco, was being replaced by a new data center pair in Texas; applications such as UCCE needed to be migrated out of the old SJC data center so that the center could be retired as a production data center and repurposed. Cisco IT needed to move these critical contact center servers. This move provided Cisco IT with the perfect time to upgrade to a new and better hardware platform, Cisco UCS.
This migration cut UCCE power requirements in half, and requires only one-quarter the physical space in the data center.
The education solutions will combine the latest curricula from Cisco, EMC and VMware, to offer a logically organized framework to address disciplines such as Cloud Architect, Systems Administrator, Storage, Backup and Recovery, Data Center Networking, Data Center Network Design, Systems Management and Data Scientist.
Learning path for Systems Administrator:
- Cloud Infrastructure and Services
- VMware vSphere®: Install, Configure, Manage
- Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI)
Learning path forData Center Network Architect:
- EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services
- Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)
- Configuring Cisco Nexus Data Center (CCNDC)
Other courses include EMC's Data Science and Big Data Analytics and EMC's Information Storage and Management.
Chris sent me an interesting question that I haven’t covered in any of my DMVPN webinars: “How would you migrate a part of a Phase-1 DMVPN network to a Phase-2 or Phase-3 network if you can only migrate one spoke site at a time?
I’ve been wanting to write this blog for awhile, but I’ve been behind on blogs (as you can likely see). At any rate, I had the task to move a port-channel a couple of weeks ago and I developed a procedure for doing so in a ‘hitless’ fashion. ...
Nel momento in cui si calcola il valore della rete, considera che la gestione integrata Cisco della sicurezza e dell'energia può ridurre il TCO del 13 per cento. Scopri come le reti Cisco supportano l'efficienza IT e l'agilità aziendale.
A long while ago I got a very interesting e-mail from Dmitriy Samovskiy, the author of VPN-Cubed, in which he politely asked me why the networking engineers find the stretched layer-2 subnets so important.
goUCS is a toolkit that was created as a proof of concept to show how a UCS systems administrator could easily automate tasks across multiple UCS domains. Since the advent of UCS’s singular API, it has been clear to UCS admins the inherent power of being able to utilize and take advantage of this single API for use cases like auto-populating data in a central CMDB with the physical inventory of an entire UCS domain with one query; creating or modifying objects across multiple UCS domains like VLANs, policies, pools, etc.; and gathering data about a specific set of objects across UCS domains. goUCS was designed for a UCS sysadmin as an example of a flexible and extensible command line style interface that provides the basic framework for managing multiple UCS sessions and the communication to and from UCS via the XMLAPI; and parsing and displaying any returned XML data into multiple output formats like CSV, tables, indented hierarchical lists, and raw XML.
Cisco Jabber for iPhone provides users with VoIP calling, visual voicemail, and access to the corporate directory from an iOS device. You can place and receive VOIP calls from your corporate phone number through Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) using your iPhone. Cisco Jabber for iPhone runs in the background and is connected to the network.