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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cisco Modeling Labs, A Network Simulator With Real IOS Router Images

Cisco presented a laboratory based networking software that design engineers and test networks virtually before deploying the IOS emulators illegal world.Unlike applies to the past as Dynamips allows modeling Labs Cisco is a network simulator that uses Real images of Cisco IOS operating system.The lab provides a virtual environment model in the engineers and simulate networks with virtual images of operating systems, Cisco IOS, IOS-XR and IOS XE.

Engineers can implement the laboratory on a local server and connect to it via a client application.Cisco is promoting the environment as a laboratory for the development of new networks and the solution of existing problems.Given the historical lack of a network simulator based on network hardware real world,most engineers to build a physical network in a laboratory to test and experiment with new configurations topologies.

But employers often can not afford the capital and operating costs of maintaining a laboratory of this kind,Kerravala said.In recent years, Cisco and Juniper Labs cloud-based networks have offered,but had to pay by the hour for access engineers.With Cisco Labs Modeling users can use software from the house and use it as much as they want.Engineers can buy one to three years,depending on the number of virtual nodes that want to use in their simulations,two subscriptions.A subscription includes 15 basic nodes and engineers can buy extensions.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Cisco-Microsoft pact to free user lock-in

In July announced networks giant Cisco, a three-year contract with known key Microsoft programs to data centers at the Conference of the pair of the second in Washington DC.The two companies an agreement before, integrate modernize their systems to the installation times for cloud-based IT reduce systems.They also bundled in sales, technical and marketing resources.

In the first year, the company will focus on six countries - USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and international expansion to follow.Initially efforts on customer migration from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012 R2 concentrate on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

Cisco and Microsoft are also planning an integrated systems for SQLServer 2014.The problems cloud solutions is to create that buyers face a dilemma as Schmidt.They can get the instant gratification of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure but hostage to a potentially costly proprietary lock-in, or trying to build their own cloud services, it takes months for disposal.

By eliminating the complexity, Cisco and Microsoft customers want an open system that gives long-term choice, without the lengthy installation process.Cisco wants to streamline so that the time to get your service is just down. It can take six weeks project manager the infrastructure for a new application to get as prompted by the respective heads, provide a lot of computer, storage and network, Schmidt said.

By simplifying, through pre-integration and automation, we can get to a question from hours.Schmidt, the new open architecture says customers are up to 40% of the current costs.Central automatic provisioning of storage resources is the concept of infrastructure -centric applications (API) that each application has autonomy and can use the funds they need from the cloud (automatically, whether private, public or application hybrid.The is now the king said Schmidt.

The other important aspect of the Cisco-Microsoft pact is to eliminate open obstacles to the free movement of resources through its commitment to standards and open architecture, Schmidt.If you a customer of Amazon EC2 are the ones proprietary APIs (Application Programming to keep interfaces) closed to customers in their data centers.With Azure Hyper-V provides the mechanism to restrict the movement of the clients and thus their freedom of movement is not perfectly preserved freedom choice.Without liquidity and buying decisions are disabled, so that the benefits of a free market never,Schmidt said.

Cisco open, interoperable cloud pact with Microsoft standards is your strategy to offer customers the benefits, he said.If you do not move, processes, in response to the availability of resources, then it is not really a cloud service, to meet Schmidt said.But this promise, we must create the right ecosystem.Schmidt said that this is something they intend to add in the next three years.Schmidt by a complete set of open standards with universal compatibility allow customers to do their applications from Amazon and other resources to move into data centers.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v2.0

The Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Course v 2.0 is a new version. In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, it promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks.


  • Employee
  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer

At Course Completion:

After completing the course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss methodology in network design
  • Describe how to structure and modularize the network design using the Cisco Enterprise Architecture
  • Design the Enterprise Campus and Enterprise Data Center modules.
  • Design the Remote Connectivity modules as needed.
  • Design a network addressing plan and select a suitable routing protocol for a given network design.
  • Evaluate security solutions for the network.
  • Discuss the design implications of voice transport across the network.
  • Discuss the design implications of wireless networking.


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Cisco CCNA certification
  • Practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software, as well as BCMSN level knowledge of wireless and QoS topics.
  • Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)

Course Outline:

  • Applying a Methodology to Network Design
  • Structuring and Modularizing the Network
  • Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks
  • Designing Remote Connectivity
  • Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols
  • Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network
  • Identifying Voice Networking Considerations
  • Identifying Wireless Networking Considerations
  • Implementing and Operating the Network Design

Friday, 30 May 2014

Cisco Targets Advanced Threats Via Improved Security Solutions

Cisco has expanded its security solutions portfolio in order to address advanced threats all the way from endpoints through to networks and the cloud. The US technology major has developed its new offerings with the aim of helping customers handle both zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) in a systematic manner.

Cisco now aids users in protecting themselves from ongoing and advanced cyber risks.Its updated Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is the first solution that enables linking of Indications of Compromise (IoC) information between networks and endpoints and successfully combines defense and shared intelligence.Also, AMP allows on-premise and cloud analysis and is able to correlate threat data throughout Cisco's security portfolio.

The growing sophistication and efficiency of cyber attacks targeting business organizations is serious cause for concern, according to Dan Polly, First Financial Bank VP of enterprise information security. However, Cisco's AMP provides a highly effective tool for addressing these threats, Polly added.One of the major difficulties is that currently many attacks disrupt business operations before even being detected by security tools, Cisco senior VP of security.

Christopher Young commented. Since attacks can breach systems at any point, Cisco has made it its goal to deliver protective solutions at all points and at all times, Young said.The new portfolio includes several improvements and new capabilities. One of them is AMP For Networks, which is designed for high- performance networks and delivers state-of-the-art IoC. This makes it possible to choose the most adequate solution for a specific threat. Meanwhile, Dynamic Analysis measures suspicious files so that unfamiliar threats are dealt with.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Cisco Shoots for Smart Security Solutions

Visibility,situational awareness,simplified communication and each of these can lead to valuable insights that help business owners and operators to make better decisions faster.Compatible with solutions M2M technology can help provide visibility,status,and simplify communications,among many other essential benefits to the mission by a number of vertical markets.

Security industry and security,M2M M2M solutions that connect the machines to people and people to people who are particularly important.Cisco, a heavily involved in enable IoT (Internet of Things) company,recently announced a new platform for the application open designed to help organizations create security applications and custom protection.

Cisco said it takes an ecosystem approach to open intelligent cameras and video instant communication devices.For example,expands to include open storage of knowledge and platform application development IP cameras.The company and its growing network of ecosystem partners also offer new analyzes for IP cameras.

With the ability to integrate connectivity push-to-talk mobile technology,developers can instantly connect all mobile devices,keeping workers connected,even if on the ground.With these features and more,Cisco said it hopes to provide a common platform that will help developers and customers to provide solutions in a cost effective manner,if it concerns public safety,utilities,industrial or other markets and environments.

Departmental security companies and transport companies with remote resources,mobile workers,and transactions that occur under difficult conditions,enabled M2M communications solutions can increase the visibility of key processes.With this visibility is the ability to better coordinate,collaborate and make business decisions.When the safety and security of people,machines and/or data that is at stake,it becomes more convenient M2M becomes essential.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v2.1


Designing for Cisco Internet work Solutions (DESGN) v2.1 is a five-day course will enable students to meet the requirements of networking clients,find solutions, and design the network infrastructure and elements to ensure functionality basis of the proposed solutions.The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the level of skill involved in the design of the network.During the DESGN is the first course in a program that supports the design of the track design certification. The course focuses on technology and methods available today.

 Skills Gained:

Upon finishing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss methodology in network design
  • Describe how to structure and modularize the network design using the Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Design the enterprise campus, and describe the architectural approach to the data center and virtualization market
  • Design the enterprise edge and remote modules as needed
  • Design a network addressing plan and select suitable routing protocols for a given network design
  • Evaluate security solutions for the network
  • Discuss voice and video networking considerations in the enterprise network design
  • Recommend a design for a basic wireless solution

Key Topics:

Network Design Methodology Overview

  • Understanding the Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Identifying Design Requirements
  • Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites
  • Using a Top-Down Approach to Network Design

 Structuring and Modularizing the Network

  • Designing the Network Hierarchy
  • Using a Modular Approach in Network Design
  • Supporting Services on Borderless Networks
  • Identifying Network Management Protocols and Features

Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks

  • Describing Campus Design Considerations
  • Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module
  • Describing Enterprise Data Center Considerations
  • Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Tools

Designing Remote Connectivity

  • Identifying WAN Technology Considerations
  • Designing the Enterprise WAN
  • Designing the Enterprise Branch

Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols

  • Designing IPv4 Addressing
  • Designing IPv6 Addressing
  • Reviewing Enterprise Routing Protocols
  • Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment

Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network 


  • Defining Network Security
  • Understanding the Cisco SAFE Approach
  • Selecting Network Security Solutions

Identifying Voice and Video Networking Considerations

  • Integrating Voice and Video Architectures
  • Identifying the Requirements of Voice and Video Technologies

Identifying Design Considerations for Basic Wireless Networking

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Review
  • Wireless Network Controller Technology
  • Designing Wireless Networks Using Controllers

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

640-864 Exam Question

Question No: 1

Which Cisco proprietary protocol will be used in LAN switches to control multicast traffic at the data link layer within a LAN switch?

A. MAC filters
B. Cisco Group Management Protocol (CGMP)
C. Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)

Answer: B

Explanation: CGMP

Cisco Group Management Protocol is a Cisco proprietary protocol implemented to control multicast traffic at Layer 2.Because a Layer 2 switch is unaware of Layer 3 IGMP messages,it cannot keep multicast packets from being sent to all ports.With CGMP,the LAN switch can speak with the IGMP router to find out the MAC addresses of the hosts that want to receive the multicast packets.You must also enable the router to speak CGMP with the LAN switches.With CGMP,switches distribute multicast sessions to the switch ports that have group members. Cisco Press CCDA 640-864 Official Certification Guide Fourth Edition, Chapter 3

Question No: 2

Which two link state routing protocols support IPv6 routing? (Choose two)

A. BGP4+
C. RIPng

Answer: B,E


only OSPF & IS-IS are LSPs which support IPv6.Link: