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January 17, 2014  10:42 AM

Are Catalyst 6800 Series Switches going to rule campus backbone like Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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Yesterday Cisco announced that they started shipping out their newly introduced Catalyst 6800 Series Switches. Currently they are shipping the Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL and 6880-X Switches. We all know when it comes to Campus backbone switches Cisco Catalyst...

December 4, 2013  7:49 AM

CCIE R&S Version 5 is announced by Cisco



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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Its official now, Cisco announced the much awaited update for CCIE Routing and Switching from version 4 to 5.  It’s a good move as CCIE R & S version 5 is there since pretty long time. The official launch for the version 5 happens to be on June 4th 2014. This brings a great relief...


November 7, 2013  5:43 AM

CCDE Practical exams to be conducted in more locations worldwide.



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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When it comes to CCDE practical exams currently we are all restricted to location like San Jose, Chicago, London, etc., starting February 2014 things are going to change, and Cisco will be offering CCDE practical exams at all Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) worldwide. From 8 Centers to 225...


September 6, 2013  6:14 AM

How to enable redundant Supervisor Engine in Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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Recently I was upgrading our Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch NX-OS version from 5.0 (3) to 6.1 (4). After the upgrade process when I used the NX-OS command “show system redundancy status” to check the high availability of Nexus Supervisor module-1X Engines I discovered one of them was just power up but...


August 31, 2013  4:46 PM

Brocade, VMware collaborate to develop SAN Visibly solution



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco Systems, Data Center, Network Technologies and Trends, Networking, VMware collaborate to develop SAN Visibly solution

Brocade is looking at opportunities to collaborate, the recent collaboration came into lime light was    to extend the visibility and monitoring capabilities of the VMWare vCenter Operations Management Suite into the Storage Area Networking (SAN) layer. Brocade achieved these capabilities by...


August 31, 2013  8:37 AM

Veeam Backup and Replication Solution is easy to manage



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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These days Cloud Computing and Virtualized environment is making its presence in real world networks, be it Servers, Routers, Switches or Firewall, virtualization is catching up.

In the organization I work, we are implementing many solutions on virtualized environment, be it our Nexus...


August 27, 2013  7:24 AM

How to upgrade the NX-OS in the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch ?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco Systems, Cisco Tips, Data Center, How to upgrade the NX-OS in the Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch ?, Network Technologies and Trends, Networking, Switches

When it comes to NX-OS upgrade its quite easy and simple compared to the IOS upgrade of Cisco Catalyst Switches or Cisco Routers. Recently we upgraded our Nexus 5000 Series Switches from the NX-OS version 5.0.3 to 5.2.1. In this post let’s see how to upgrade the Nexus 5000 Series Switch step by...


August 22, 2013  5:47 AM

What is Cisco Catalyst Instant Access?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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Cisco Catalyst Instant Access is a newly launched technology by Cisco which intends to simplify the network operation in a Campus network. The idea behind simplification of operation is by applying a single point of operation and management for Campus Distribution and access switches. It creates...


July 13, 2013  8:38 AM

Cisco announces new Nexus 7700 Series Switches



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco Systems, Data Center, Network Technologies and Trends, Networking, Switches

Cisco Live was recently concluded in Orlando, Florida where Cisco announced the new top-end Nexus 7700 switches with new ASICS which is capable of...


August 17, 2012  7:49 AM

Data Center Security Policies and Procedures – part3



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Data Center

  Well it’s been a long time you saw any update from my side on Data Center policies, in my previous article I was taking about the types of access can be...


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