Network technologies and trends:

July, 2011


July 31, 2011  1:16 PM

Juniper Networks reports 15% increase in net revenues for Q2 2011

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

According Juniper Networks press release their second quarter net revenues rose by 15%. "We delivered solid year-over-year growth in the June quarter. However, we saw some moderation in certain areas of the business, which resulted in revenues coming in below our expectations. I'm pleased with...

July 31, 2011  1:07 PM

SUP2T demo by Tech Wise TV

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

In one my post I talked about the new announced SUP 2T by Cisco Systems for Cisco 6500 Series Switch. There is a great video by Tech Wise TV which briefs about the SUP 2T....


July 31, 2011  12:59 PM

How to read a Nexus 7000 Series Switch line card naming convention?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Whenever you are trying to place an order or trying the figure out the details of the Nexus 7000 Series line care follow the below breakdown of how to read the nomenclature and understand what it is tell you. Example N7K-M132XP-12


July 31, 2011  12:52 PM

What is CMP in Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Module?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

The Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) is separate processor on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series supervisor module that is in addition to the main control processor (CP). The CMP provides a second network interface to the device for use even when the CP is not reachable. You can access the CMP to...


July 31, 2011  12:32 PM

Over View of Nexus Supervisor Engine 1

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Currently Supervisor Engine 1 is the only supervisor Engine Module available for the Nexus 7000 Series Switch, which is designed to provide a scalable control plane and management functions based on dual core processor. Cisco recommends to have two supervisor Engines per chassis in an...


July 31, 2011  10:23 AM

Microsoft ready with Mango RTM!

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Microsoft is ready with RTM (Release to Manufactures build) of its news "Mango" update for its Windows Phone operating System.  This allows the mobile manufacturers to start using the Mango OS on their forthcoming mobile handsets. According industry experts the first ever Mango powered phone is...


July 31, 2011  9:54 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 4

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

One more difference I came across among Nexus 7010 and Nexus 7018 Switch is the power supplies, the Nexus 7010 Switch can hold up to three load sharing, fault tolerant , hot-swappable power supplies.  Whereas the Nexus 7018 switch can hold up to four load sharing, fault tolerant, hot-swappable...


July 31, 2011  8:09 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 3

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

The other difference I have noticed between a Nexus 7010 and Nexus 7018 Switches is the way the cooling works. The Nexus 7010 and Nexus 7018 Switches are cooled using the fan trays which are found at the back of Nexus 7000 Series chassis. The Nexus 7018 Switch applies side to side airflow , the...


July 31, 2011  5:27 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 2

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

In my previous post I mentioned about the physical difference about Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, apart from physical differences there are some other...


July 30, 2011  6:31 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 1

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

We all know the introduction of Nexus 7000 Series brought the revolution to Data Centers; Nexus 7000 Series Switches are quite different from the traditional Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches.  Nexus 7000 Switches comes in two...


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