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July 31, 2011  8:09 AM

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



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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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
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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...


May 30, 2011  5:06 AM

Cisco Application Networking Services Enable Network Intelligence – live interactive workshop



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
ACE, ACE Demo, ACE in the Virtual Data Center AVDC, application delivery solution, application optimization, Applications Challenges in the Data Center, Cisco Application Control Engine, Cisco Application Networking Services Enable Network Intelligence, Cisco Data Center experts, Cisco Events, Cisco Systems, content switching, Data Center, live interactive workshop, server load balancing, server offloading

Recently we got the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) in our Data Centre. The Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) is a comprehensive application delivery solution that helps ensure application availability, accelerate application performance, and protect applications while simultaneously...


April 30, 2011  5:27 AM

Ten top popular and paying Cisco Certifications-part2



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
(CCIE R&S), AAA, ACL, advanced protocol handling, ASA products, CCDA, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, CCNP Security, CCNP voice, Cisco ASA Specialist, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Certified Design Associate, Cisco Certified Design Professional, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing & Switching, Cisco Certified Network Professional, Cisco IP Telephony Design Specialist, Cisco network design concepts, Cisco Network Security Engineer, Cisco Routers, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Presence applications, Cisco Unity Connection, converged network infrastructure, Data Center, Designing and Networking, failover, gatekeepers, gateways, Global Knowledge, IP multicast, IP Phones, IP telephony, IT salary survey, LAN, network management, Networking devices, popular Cisco Certifications, QOS, remote access VPN, routed, secure socket layer VPN, Security, Security in Routers, Site-to-site vpns, switched network infrastructure, Switches, TechRepublic, voice applications, WAN

In my previous post we came to know five of the top ten Cisco Certifications which are not only popular but also they yield high remuneration. In this post we will discover...


April 29, 2011  4:29 PM

Ten top popular and paying Cisco Certifications-part1



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
(CCIE R&S), CCDA, CCDP, CCNP voice, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Certifications, Cisco Certified Design Associate, Cisco Certified Design Professional, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing & Switching, Cisco IP Telephony Design Specialist, Cisco network design concepts, Cisco Routers, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Presence applications, Cisco Unity Connection, converged network infrastructure, Data Center, Designing and Networking, gatekeepers, gateways, Global Knowledge, IP multicast, IP Phones, IP telephony, IT salary survey, LAN, network management, Network technologies & trends, popular Cisco Certifications, QOS, routed, Security, switched network infrastructure, TechRepublic, Ten top popular and paying Cisco Certifications, voice applications, WAN

Recently Global Knowledge and TechRepublic partnered to create a comprehensive IT salary survey. The survey revealed few surprises especially when it comes to Cisco Certification, I thought it would be a great to compile popular Cisco Certifications and their associated pay.  No doubt CCIE...


January 30, 2011  10:21 AM

Juniper Networks introduces flexible education program for their partners



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
business model, business value, cloud networking, Continuing Education Program, Data Center, EMEA, EMEA partner conference, hands-on experience, Juniper Networks, Juniper Networks introduces flexible education program for their partners, mobility, Network technologies & trends, on-demand, Routing, sales and systems engineers, Security, Switching, technical and sales

  With addition of new partner program by Juniper Networks helps their partners to build expertise in core areas include security, switching, routing, mobility and cloud networking. The Continuing Education Program from Juniper Networks has been designed to empower systems and sales...


December 30, 2010  8:31 PM

A brief overview of Cisco NX-OS



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
A brief overview of Cisco NX-OS, availability, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch, Cisco NX-OS, Cisco Storage Area Network Operating System, Data Center, data center-class operating system, IPv4, IPv6, management features, NX-OS, routing multicast, SAN-OS, Security, serviceability, Virtualization

No doubt Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch is a better choose for Data Center so does the NX-OS. Cisco Systems built the NX-OS data center-class operating system with modularity, resiliency and serviceability as it foundation....


December 29, 2010  5:27 AM

How to allocate physical interfaces to VDC in a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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  To allocate physical interfaces to VDC from the config terminal mode type the VDC name and then allocate the physical interfaces as shown below by using the command "allocate interface" N7000-ITKE01#configure t   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 28, 2010  5:44 AM

How to configure VDC in Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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