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July, 2011


July 31, 2011  1:16 PM

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Juniper Networks, Juniper profit, Juniper revenue, Network News

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
10 Gigabit Ethernet, borderless services, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, Cisco E-Series chassis models, Connectivity Management Processor, Fast Ethernet, fourth-generation Policy Feature Card, Gigabit Ethernet, Layer 2 over mGRE, mobility, network analysis, Network Virtualization, out-of-band management, Security, SUP2T, SUP2T demo by Tech Wise TV, Supervisor Engine, Supervisor Engine 2T, Supervisor Engine 2T is born, VPLS

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?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco Systems, How to read a Nexus 7000 Series Switch line card naming convention, line card, N7K-M132XP-12, Nexus 7000 Series Switch, Nexus tips, nomenclature

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?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
active/standby mode, Auxiliary serial port, bootflash:, Cisco NX-OS device, CMP, Connectivity Management Processor, Console port, continuous operation, control processor, DRAM, dual core processor, front panel management Ethernet port, Intel Xeon processors, Nexus 7000 Series Switch, NVRAM, Over View of Nexus Supervisor Engine 1, RAM, Supervisor Engine 1, supervisor Engine Module, supervisor module, supervisor module console port, USB, What is CMP in Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Module?

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
active/standby mode, Auxiliary serial port, Console port, continuous operation, DRAM, dual core processor, Intel Xeon processors, Nexus 7000 Series Switch, NVRAM, Over View of Nexus Supervisor Engine 1, Supervisor Engine 1, supervisor Engine Module, USB

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!



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Mango, Microsoft, mobile manufacturers, Release to Manufactures build, RTM, Windows Phone Engineering, Windows Phone team

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
1.2 Tb/s system bandwidth, 480 mpps system switching, 7018, 80 Gb/s and 60 mpps per slot, BTUs, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems, cold aisle/hot aisle data center, Data Center, differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, Fabric Card, fault tolerant, hot-swappable power supplies, key features of NX-OS, Linux, Linux based operating system, N7K-AC-6.0KW, N7k-AC-7.5KW, N7K-C7010-FAB-1, N7K-C7010-FAN, N7k-C7018-FAB-1, N7K-C7018-FAN, N7K-DC-6.0KW, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 7010, Nexus 7010 cooling, Nexus 7010 fan module, Nexus 7010 Switch Fabric module, Nexus 7018 cooling, Nexus 7018 fan module, Nexus 7018 Switch airflow, Nexus 7018 Switch dissipates, Nexus 7018 Switch fabric module, Nexus Switches, NX-OS, Panduit, Panduit Net-Access 7018 Cabinets, physical difference about Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, power supplies, SAN-OS, side to side airflow, special rack, sup1, Supervisor Engines, three load sharing

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
1.2 Tb/s system bandwidth, 480 mpps system switching, 7018, 80 Gb/s and 60 mpps per slot, BTUs, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems, cold aisle/hot aisle data center, Data Center, differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, Fabric Card, key features of NX-OS, Linux, Linux based operating system, N7K-C7010-FAB-1, N7K-C7010-FAN, N7k-C7018-FAB-1, N7K-C7018-FAN, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 7010, Nexus 7010 cooling, Nexus 7010 fan module, Nexus 7010 Switch Fabric module, Nexus 7018 cooling, Nexus 7018 fan module, Nexus 7018 Switch airflow, Nexus 7018 Switch dissipates, Nexus 7018 Switch fabric module, Nexus Switches, NX-OS, Panduit, Panduit Net-Access 7018 Cabinets, physical difference about Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, SAN-OS, side to side airflow, special rack, sup1, Supervisor Engines

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
1.2 Tb/s system bandwidth, 480 mpps system switching, 7018, 80 Gb/s and 60 mpps per slot, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems, Data Center, differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, Fabric Card, key features of NX-OS, Linux, Linux based operating system, N7K-C7010-FAB-1, N7k-C7018-FAB-1, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 7010, Nexus 7010 Switch Fabric module, Nexus 7018 Switch fabric module, Nexus Switches, NX-OS, Panduit Net-Access 7018 Cabinets, physical difference about Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, SAN-OS, sup1, Supervisor Engines

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
7018, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems, Data Center, differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, key features of NX-OS, Linux, Linux based operating system, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 7010, Nexus Switches, NX-OS, Panduit Net-Access 7018 Cabinets, SAN-OS

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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