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09-19-2016 12:45 AM PST thru 09-30-2016 09:45 PM PST

This topic is a chance to discuss more about UCS architecture, configuration and troubleshooting.

 

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Ask questions from Monday September 19 to Friday September 30, 2016

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Artem Tkachov is a Customer Support Engineer in Cisco Data Center Solutions team in Poland. He has been working with TAC for past 4+ years and has 10 years of industry experience working with enterprise deployment and troubleshooting. His areas of expertise currently includes Nexus switches family series, Nexus 1000v, UCS-B/C Series, Flexpod/vBlock solution. Artem holds CCIE certifications (# 39668) in Routing and Switching, Service Provider, Wireless and Data Center.



Dmitry Radchuk is a Customer Support Engineer in Data-Center networking solutions team in Poland. He has been working with TAC for past 3 years and has more than 8 years of industry experience working with enterprise deployment and troubleshooting. His areas of expertise currently includes Data-Center networking, Storage networking and Virtualization. Dmitry holds CCIE certifications #34992 in Routing and Switching, Service Provider, Data Center, and Security as well as RHCE and VCAP-DCA.

Artem & Dmitry might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation conversation on the Other Data Center Community 

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08-22-2016 12:45 PM PST thru 09-02-2016 09:45 PM PST

This topic is a chance to discuss more about VPC configuration, best practices and troubleshooting. vPC is a virtualization technology that presents both Cisco Nexus family paired devices as a unique Layer 2 logical node to access layer devices or endpoints. A virtual port channel (vPC) allows links that are physically connected to two different Cisco Nexus devices to appear as a single port channel to a third device. The third device can be a switch, server, or any other networking device that supports link aggregation technology. A vPC can provide Layer 2 multipathing, which allows you to create redundancy by increasing bandwidth, enabling multiple parallel paths between nodes and load-balancing traffic where alternative paths exist.

 

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Ask questions from Monday, August 22 to September 2nd, 2016

Featured Expert

Parminder Nath is a customer support engineer in Cisco HTTS (High Touch Technical Support). He is an expert on LAN Switching and Data Center products. His areas of expertise include Cisco Catalyst 2x00, 3x00, 4x00, 6500, Cisco Nexus 7700, Nexus 7000, Nexus 6K, Nexus 5K, Nexus 3K and N2K. He has over 11 years of industry experience working with large Enterprise and Service Provider networks. Parminder is CCIE Data Center(#51436).



Mahabir Prasad is a customer support engineer in Cisco HTTS (High Touch Technical Support). He has around 10 years of total experience and has been working with Cisco for 4 years and 10 months in multiple domains. His area of expertise are Nexus switches (N2K, N3k, N5k, N9K) and UCS infrastructure. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from J.I.E.T. college of Kurukshetra University. He also holds CCIE Data Center (CCIE#44060) and RHCE certification.

Parminder Nath & Mahabir Prasad might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation conversation on the Other Data Center Community 

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03-07-2016 05:00 AM PST thru 03-18-2016 04:00 PM PST

 

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This session provides an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches and FabricPath technology.

 
Cisco Fabricpath technology on the Nexus 7000 switches introduces new capabilities and design options that allow network operators to create Ethernet fabrics that maximize bandwidth availability, provide design flexibility, and simplify and cost-reduce network and application deployment and operation. Fabricpath leverages many of the best characteristics of traditional Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, combining them into a new control-plane and data-plane implementation that combines the plug-and-play deployment model of a bridge Spanning Tree environment with the stability, re-convergence characteristics, and ability to leverage multiple parallel paths typical of a Layer 3 routed environment. The result is a scalable, flexible, and highly-available Ethernet fabric suitable for the most demanding Data Center environments.

Ask questions from Monday, March 7 to March 18, 2016

Featured Experts

Chandan Sarkar is a customer support engineer in High-Touch Technical Services (HTTS). He has over 9 years of experience in the industry working with large enterprises and telecom networks. His areas of expertise include Cisco Catalyst 2000, 3000, 4000, 6500, and Cisco Nexus 7000,Nexus 5000, Nexus 3000, Nexus 2000, UCS, and MDS SAN Switches. Sarkar holds several certifications including CCNP, VPC and other expert level certifications from Citrix, Extreme Networks, Nortel ERS, and Infoblox. He is currently working to obtain a CCIE in Data Center. He graduated with a MS degree on Systems Engineerin from Birla Institute Technology Science (BITS Pilani)

 

Suresh  Vs is a Customer Support Engineer in High-Touch Technical Services (HTTS) at Cisco Bangalore, India. He has over 11 years of industry experience working with large Enterprise and Service Provider networks. He has been working with HTTS from past 4 years and supporting LAN Switching and Data center Products. His areas of expertise include Cisco Catalyst 2000, 3000, 4000, 6500 and Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches. Suresh holds a Bachelor's of Sciences in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Madras University. He has these certifications: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE Data Center (# 46658).

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11-30-2015 09:00 AM PST thru 12-11-2015 06:00 PM PST

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This session provides an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco Unified Computing System in general and the blades in more specific. Sivakumar will cover questions on design, configuration and troubleshooting.

The Cisco Unified Computing System™ is a next-generation data center platform that unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility. The system is an integrated, scalable, multichassis platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain. Managed as a single system whether it has one server or hundreds of servers with thousands of virtual machines, the Cisco Unified Computing System decouples scale from complexity.

 

Ask questions from Monday, November 30 to Friday December 11, 2015

Featured Experts

Sivakumar Sukumar is an experienced Customer support engineer in High-Touch Technical Services (HTTS) team supporting Data center Products.  His areas of expertise include Cisco UCS, UCS central, Cisco Nexus 9000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 3000, Nexus 2000, MDS SAN switches,  Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE), Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), Cisco Content Switching Module, Cisco Content Services Switches, and other content products. He has been with Cisco for more than 6 years, working with major customers to help resolve their issues related to content products. Prior to Cisco, he worked with IBM and other service providers managing their networks. Sivakumar holds a bachelors in Information Technologies from SSNCE Anna University Chennai India,  and these Cisco certifications:  CCIE (#44288) (in  Datacenter), CCNA, CCNP, RHCE and VCP. 

 

Sivakumar might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation on the Data Center sub-community

 

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10-19-2015 10:00 PM PST thru 10-30-2015 04:00 PM PST

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Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation.  This is an opportunity to learn and any ask questions aboutCisco Data Center Overlays with focus on VXLAN (Virtual Extensible Local Area Network) to Vishal Mehta  and Pranav Doshi.

Ask questions from Tuesday October 20, to Friday October 30, 2015

 In the modern data center, traditional technologies are limiting the speed, flexibility, scalability, and manageability of application deployments. There is emerging interest in the industry in overlay technologies (such as MPLS, VXLAN, LISP...) which may address some of these challenges. This session will discuss the latest trend in Overlay Technologies and compare each one of the available solutions in terms of deployment, benefits and challenges. 
 

 

Vishal Mehta (Read the Interview) is a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco's Data Center Competitive Insights Team based in San Jose, California. Previously he was working as the customer support engineer for Data Center Server Virtualization Technical Assistance Center (TAC) team for the past 4 years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco Nexus® 5000, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and Virtualization. He has CCIE® certification (# 37139) in Routing/Switching, Service Provider & Data Center. Vishal has presented at Cisco Live in Orlando 2013, Milan 2014, and San Francisco 2014 (BRKCOM-3003, BRKDCT-3444, and LABDCT-2333).

 

Pranav Doshi is a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco’s Data Center Competitive Insights Team based in San Jose, California. Pranav has been with Cisco since 2010, starting off as a Team-Lead Technical Support Engineer in the LAN-Switching team working on Catalyst 37XX/45XX/65XX and Nexus 2K/3K/5K/6K/7K/9K platforms. After working in Cisco TAC, Pranav worked in Cisco Advanced Services as part of the Data Center Solutions Team for Cisco’s Enterprise Customers. During his stint with Cisco AS, Pranav designed data centers with Nexus Standalone deployments leveraging technologies like Fabricpath, OTV  as well as ACI deployments.

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09-21-2015 08:45 AM PST thru 10-02-2015 08:00 PM PST

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This session provides an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches hardware architecture and their role in Data Center / Enterprise switching design, configuration and troubleshooting.

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches extend Cisco Unified Fabric to the data center. Highly programmable, these low-latency switches offer simplified management, enhanced network visibility, advanced monitoring features, and wire-speed Layer 2 and 3 switching for data center top-of-rack (ToR) deployments. These highly programmable, cost-effective, deliver flexible port densities and low power consumption for data centers.

 

Ask questions from Monday, September 21 to Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Featured Experts

Vikash Kumar is a Customer support engineer in High-Touch Technical Services (HTTS) team supporting Data center Products. His areas of expertise include Cisco Nexus 9000, Nexus 7000/7700 , Nexus 5000, Nexus 3000, Nexus 2000, UCS, and MDS SAN Switches. Kumar has over 6 years of industry experience working with large enterprise and Service Provider networks. He has delivered several internal and external trainings on Datacenter technologies and created external documents on Datacenter products and technologies. He holds Bachelors in Information Technologies and PGDM in Cyber security from IMT Ghaziabad, India and these Cisco  certifications: CCNA, CCNP (Routing and Swtiching), CCNP (security) and he is triple CCIE (#27857) (in R&S, Security and Datacenter). He is pursuing for CCDE

 

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10-20-2015 10:00 AM PST thru 10-20-2015 11:30 AM PST

Cisco Data Center Overlays with focus on VXLAN (Virtual Extensible Local Area Network)
(Live Webcast October 20th, 2015 at 10:00 am Pacific Time / 1:00 pm Eastern Time)


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During this live event, Cisco subject matter expert Vishal Mehta  shares about Cisco Data Center Overlays with focus on VXLAN (Virtual Extensible Local Area Network). In the modern data center, traditional technologies are limiting the speed, flexibility, scalability, and manageability of application deployments. There is emerging interest in the industry in overlay technologies (such as MPLS, VXLAN, LISP...) which may address some of these challenges. This session will discuss the latest trend in Overlay Technologies and compare each one of the available solutions in terms of deployment, benefits and challenges. The major emphasis in this session will be on VXLAN evolution and to elaborate on which Cisco Products support different VXLAN solutions. Various VXLAN configurations such as BGP-EVPN control plane, L2 Gateway, L3 Gateway; Bridging, Packet-Flow, Best Practices, Deployment scenarios and other advanced features will be also discussed.

Featured Speakers


Vishal Mehta (Read the Interview) is a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco's Data Center Competitive Insights Team based in San Jose, California. Previously he was working as the customer support engineer for Data Center Server Virtualization Technical Assistance Center (TAC) team for the past 4 years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco Nexus® 5000, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and Virtualization. He has CCIE® certification (# 37139) in Routing/Switching, Service Provider & Data Center. Vishal has presented at Cisco Live in Orlando 2013, Milan 2014, and San Francisco 2014 (BRKCOM-3003, BRKDCT-3444, and LABDCT-2333).


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07-06-2015 06:00 AM PST thru 07-17-2015 03:00 PM PST

Cisco subject matter expert Payal Bhaduri will focus on upgrade of Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System). With lots of companies adopting Cisco UCS, there is need to understand the UCS architecture and the complete firmware upgrade procedure which would help customers/partners to maintain and operate the UCS environment effectively.  

Ask questions from July 6, 2015 through July 17, 2015 

Payal Bhaduri is a Customer Support Engineer for Cisco's Data Center Server Virtualization TAC team based in San Jose, California. She has been working in the TAC for close to five years ,with a primary focus on Data Center Technologies such as Cisco UCS  Blade servers including the B series (UCSB), UCS Rack Mount Servers (UCSC), Cisco Nexus 1000v, and Virtualization.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecommunication and has CCIE Certification (number 36570) in Collaboration and Data Center. She also holds a certification in Virtualization (VCP 5 VMware Certified Professional).

 

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05-12-2015 03:00 AM PST thru 05-22-2015 03:00 PM PST

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Mini Architecture, Troubleshooting and Upgrade Ask the Expert Continuing Discussion
(Live Webcast May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am Pacific Time / 1:00 pm Eastern Time)
Ask questions from Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 to Friday, May 22, 2015

The Cisco Unified Computing System™ is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization resources into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility.

The system integrates a low-latency, lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers. The system is an integrated, scalable, multichassis platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain.

In the upcoming session we will cover the UCS Mini architecture, troubleshooting and upgrade procedure.

Featured Speakers

Cisco Experts

Avinash Shukla is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India.  He has more than 7 years of total experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco Invicta and Cisco Collaboration technology. He also holds a CCIE in Data Center & Voice


Cisco ExpertManas Kumar Nath is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has more than 9 years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Nexus 1110. He also holds VCP5 and RHCE certifications.



Sandeep Kumar is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has over seven years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, ACE Load Balancers. Sandeep also holds RHCE certifications.


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05-06-2015 11:45 AM PST thru 05-06-2015 11:45 AM PST

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Mini Architecture, Troubleshooting and Upgrade Ask the Expert Continuing Discussion
(Live Webcast May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am Pacific Time / 1:00 pm Eastern Time)
Ask questions from Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 to Friday, May 22, 2015

The Cisco Unified Computing System™ is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization resources into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility.

The system integrates a low-latency, lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers. The system is an integrated, scalable, multichassis platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain.

In the upcoming session we will cover the UCS Mini architecture, troubleshooting and upgrade procedure.

Featured Speakers

Cisco Experts

Avinash Shukla is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India.  He has more than 7 years of total experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco Invicta and Cisco Collaboration technology. He also holds a CCIE in Data Center & Voice


Cisco ExpertManas Kumar Nath is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has more than 9 years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Nexus 1110. He also holds VCP5 and RHCE certifications.



Sandeep Kumar is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has over seven years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, ACE Load Balancers. Sandeep also holds RHCE certifications.


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05-12-2015 10:00 AM PST thru 05-12-2015 11:30 AM PST

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Mini Architecture, Troubleshooting and Upgrade
(Live Webcast May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am Pacific Time / 1:00 pm Eastern Time)

Please join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. PDT San Francisco (UTC -7 hours) for this live, interactive event. This corresponds to 1pm EDT New York (UTC -4 hours), 6 p.m. London (BST UTC +1.

The Cisco Unified Computing System™ is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization resources into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility.

The system integrates a low-latency, lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers. The system is an integrated, scalable, multichassis platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain.

In the upcoming session we will cover the UCS Mini architecture, troubleshooting and upgrade procedure.

Featured Speakers

Cisco Experts

Avinash Shukla is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India.  He has more than 7 years of total experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco Invicta and Cisco Collaboration technology. He also holds a CCIE in Data Center & Voice


Cisco ExpertManas Kumar Nath is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has more than 9 years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Nexus 1110. He also holds VCP5 and RHCE certifications.



Sandeep Kumar is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has over seven years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, ACE Load Balancers. Sandeep also holds RHCE certifications.


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03-16-2015 07:15 PM PST thru 03-25-2015 02:15 PM PST

Ask your questions following the Live webcast, March 17, 2015 ending March 25th

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Ever wonder what VFC, VETH, VIF and HIF are in UCS and which path your packets are taking?   UCS infrastructure has several virtual components and this makes it challenging to troubleshoot but it is critical to understand. In this Webcast, Niles will discuss UCS interfaces and how packets travels from the UCS server. This includes what happens when a packet leaves a server from the vnic until it traverses the Fabric interconnect.  Once you understand the data path, you will be able to troubleshoot the Unified Computing System

Niles Pyelshak is a Customer Support Engineer for Cisco TAC works in Server Virtualization Team. She has several years of networking and virtualization experience. She recently passed her CCIE Certification in Data Center (#44608). As a Network Engineer, Niles was accustomed to getting on the command line interface (CLI) to configure and build her network. In server virtualization it is a little different. She is always amazed at how servers are mostly managed by Graphical User Interface(GUI) interfaces and CLI.  One can not underestimate the power of both interfaces and in this Webcast, Niles will leverage both GUI and CLI to demonstrate the UCS life of a packet.

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02-27-2015 10:00 AM PST thru 03-13-2015 02:00 PM PST

This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about how to design, configure, implement, and troubleshoot Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Cisco MDS 9000 SAN Switches with Cisco expert Ozden Karakok and David Klebanov.

FCoE is an encapsulation of Fibre Channel frames over Ethernet networks. FCoE allows you to create flexible, agile converged networks at the edge and core for multihop FCoE with fast, high-density Cisco Nexus 7000, Cisco MDS 9000, Cisco Nexus 6000, Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches and Cisco Unified Computing Product Family.

Cisco Storage Networking Solutions covers Cisco MDS 9000 Series multilayer director and multiservice switches.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 to Friday, March 13th, 2015

Ask your Questions during this two-week, open discussion thread!

Ozden Karakok is a Technical Leader from the Data Center products and technologies team in Technical Assistant Center (TAC). Ozden has been with Cisco Systems for fifteen years and specializes in Storage Area and Data Center Networks. Prior to joining Cisco, Ozden spent five years working for a number of Cisco's large customers in various telecommunications roles. Ozden is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE No.6331) in Routing and Switching, SNA/IP, Storage. She holds VCP, and ITIL certifications. She is a frequent speaker at Cisco and data center events, she holds a degree in computer engineering from Istanbul Bogazici University. Recently she is working on Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and enjoying being a mother of two wonderful kids.

David Klebanov is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems. David has over 15 years of diverse industry experience architecting and deploying complex network environments. In his work David influences strategic development of the industry leading Data Center switching platforms, which lay foundation for the next generation data center fabrics. David also takes great pride in speaking at industry events, releasing publications and working on patents. David is CCIE No.13791 Routing and Switching certified.  You can follow David on Twitter at @DavidKlebanov

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Ozden and David are collaborative coauthors ON a series of Cisco Press Books

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide

Published Mar 13, 2015

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

Published Mar 4, 2015

CCNA Data Center Official Cert Guide Library

Published Mar 20, 2015

 

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03-17-2015 10:00 AM PST thru 03-17-2015 11:30 AM PST

Original Expert Webcast Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 am Pacific  with Niles Pyelshak

Ever wonder what VFC, VETH, VIF and HIF are in UCS and which path your packets are taking?   UCS infrastructure has several virtual components and this makes it challenging to troubleshoot but it is critical to understand. In this Webcast, Niles will discuss UCS interfaces and how packets travels from the UCS server. This includes what happens when a packet leaves a server from the vnic until it traverses the Fabric interconnect.  Once you understand the data path, you will be able to troubleshoot the Unified Computing System

Niles Pyelshak is a Customer Support Engineer for Cisco TAC works in Server Virtualization Team.  She has several years of networking and virtualization experience.  She recently passed her CCIE Certification in Data Center (#44608). As a Network Engineer, Niles was accustomed to getting on the command line interface (CLI) to configure and build her network. In server virtualization it is a little different. She is always amazed at how servers are mostly managed by Graphical User Interface(GUI) interfaces and CLI.  One can not underestimate the power of both interfaces and in this Webcast, Niles will leverage both GUI and CLI to demonstrate the UCS life of a packet.

Agenda

  • Identify UCS virtual components required for troubleshooting
  • Understanding command line interface (CLI) to configure and build a network
  • Graphical User Interface(GUI) within UCS
  • And other Troubleshooting Methodology

Approximate duration: 90 minutes

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12-05-2014 09:45 AM PST thru 12-19-2014 06:45 PM PST

Learn and ask general questions about ACI fabric bringup, basic configuration, technical operation, and some options for integrating ACI with your existing network with Cisco Expert, Daniel Pita.

December 8th through December 19, 2014

Daniel Pita is a Customer Support Engineer in Cisco TAC who has been working with ACI for the past 8 months. Daniel holds a Masters of Science degree in Telecommunications and Network Engineering from Florida International University. Prior to joining Cisco, Daniel was a Project Manager for his alma mater for the Planning and Design Services department where he managed the physical network infrastructure for all the university campuses existing buildings, renovations, and new constructions from ground breaking to occupancy.

Remember to use the rating system to let Daniel know if you have received an adequate response.

This event lasts through December 19, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.


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11-23-2014 05:15 AM PST thru 12-05-2014 05:15 PM PST

Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation.
This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco UCS E Series Servers, with Cisco Experts, Manuel Velasco and Tara Koppolu.

Starts November 24, 2014 through December 5, 2014.

The newly introduced Cisco UCS E-Series Network Computer Engine is an ideal platform to host Cisco network services and other lightweight applications. It offers the same features you find in Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, including the Cisco Integrated Management Controller.

Ask your “How-to” questions, such as

  • Set up dedicated blade management with the Cisco Integrated Management Controller and consistent management with Cisco UCS C-Series products
  • Consolidate devices, with all devices housed in a Cisco ISR G2 chassis
  • Connect virtualization-ready hardware with support for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer*
  • Host applications locally: bare metal or virtualized, depending on business needs
     

Tara Koppolu is a customer support engineer III for Cisco’s Data Center Server Virtualization TAC team based in San Jose, California.  He has been working in the TAC for the past two and half years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and virtualization. He holds a master’s degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the field of tele-communications and has CCIE certification (number 44182) in service provider and VMware VCP 5. On the non-technical side, I like writing poems, Playing guitar, games like Badminton and I strongly believe in "Every Situation is a learning opportunity".

 

Manuel Velasco is a customer support engineer for Cisco’s Data Center Server Virtualization TAC team based in San Jose, California. He has been working in the TAC for the past three years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and virtualization. Manuel holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and VMware VCP and CCNA certifications.

Please use the rating system to let the experts know if you have received an adequate response. 

Remember that you can continue the conversation in Data Center under the sub-community Data Center / Server Networking discussion forum shortly after the event. This event lasts through December 5, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.

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11-23-2014 09:15 AM PST thru 12-05-2014 07:15 PM PST

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation.
Ask your technical questions on UCS-Mini platform.

The Discussion/Q&A is from November 24th through December 5th, 2014

Cisco UCS, originally designed for the data center, is now optimized for branch and remote offices, point-of-sale, and smaller IT environments with Cisco UCS Mini. UCS Mini is for customers who need fewer servers (expandable to 15 servers) but still want the robust management capabilities provided by UCS Manager.  UCS 6324 Fabric Interconnect is main component which makes this solution possible on UCS 5108 Chassis with B200 M3 Blade Servers

This solution delivers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor.

Cisco ExpertsVishal Mehta is a customer support engineer for Cisco’s Data Center Server Virtualization Technical Assistance Center (TAC) team based in San Jose, California. He has been working in the TAC for the past 3 years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco Nexus® 5000, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and virtualization. He presented at Cisco Live in Orlando 2013, Milan 2014, and San Francisco 2014 (BRKCOM-3003, BRKDCT-3444, and LABDCT-2333). He holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has CCIE® certification (number 37139) in Routing/Switching, Service Provider & Data Center.

Rosalind Lee is customer support engineer specializing in Unified Computing System (UCS) blade servers including B series, C series, and E series. Rosalind holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is currently pursuing her Masters of Information and Data Science at UC Berkeley. 

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11-10-2014 09:00 AM PST thru 11-21-2014 05:30 PM PST

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation.
Learn and ask questions about Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Central.

Starts November 10th, through 21st

As organizations scale their Cisco UCS infrastructure, managing it consistently with global policies is ever more important. Cisco UCS Central manages multiple Cisco UCS instances (or domains) across globally distributed data centers, allowing IT departments to enjoy the benefits of simplified, unified management of compute, network, and storage access resources. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about basics of Cisco UCS Central tool and its application.

Payal Bhaduri is a Customer Support Engineer for Cisco's Data Center Server Virtualization TAC team based in San Jose, California. She has been working in the TAC for close to five years, with a primary focus on Data Center Technologies such as Cisco UCS Blade servers including the B series (UCSB ) , UCS Rack Mount Servers (UCSC ) , Cisco Nexus 1000v, and Virtualization.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication and has CCIE Certification (number 36570) in Collaboration and Data Center. She also holds a certification in Virtualization (VCP 5 VMware Certified Professional).

Please use the rating system to let Payal know if you have received an adequate response. 

Remember that you can continue the conversation in Data Center under the sub-community Unified Computing discussion forum shortly after the event. This event lasts through November 21, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.

 

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09-28-2014 05:45 AM PST thru 10-10-2014 01:45 PM PST

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about related to the initial setup of UCS C & B Series which include LAN connectivity from the UCS perspective with Cisco subject matter expert Kenny Perez.

In particularly, Kenny will cover topics such as: ESXi/Windows  installations, RAID configurations (best practices for good performance and configuration), VLAN/Jumbo Frames configuration for B series and C series servers, Pools/Policies/Upgrades/Templates/Troubleshooting Tips for blade and rack servers, Fabric Interconnects configuration, general compatibility of Hardware/Software/drivers amongst other topics

Kenny Perez is a technical leader in Cisco Technical Assistance Center, where he works in Server Virtualization support team. His main job consists of supporting customers to implement and manage Cisco UCS B series and C series. He has background in computing, networking, and Vmware ESXi and has 3+ years of experience support UCS servers and is VCP certified.

 

Remember to use the rating system to let Kenny know if he has given you an adequate response. 

This event lasts through October 10th, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.

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10-13-2014 05:45 AM PST thru 10-24-2014 05:45 PM PST

This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about utilizing Cisco data center technology and integrated solutions with subject matter expert Ramses Smeyers. Additionally, Ramses will answer questions about FlexPOD, vBlock, Unified Computing Systems, Nexus 2000/5000, SAP HANA, and VDI.

Ramses Smeyers is a technical leader in Cisco Technical Services, where he works in the Datacenter Solutions support team. His main job consists of supporting customers to implement and manage Cisco UCS, FlexPod, vBlock, VDI, and VXI infrastructures. He has a very strong background in computing, networking, and storage and has 10+ years of experience deploying enterprise and service provider data center solutions. Relevant certifications include VMware VCDX, Cisco CCIE Voice, CCIE Data Center, (#34891) and RHCE.

 

Remember to use the rating system to let Ramses know if he has given you an adequate response. 

Because of the volume expected during this event, Ramses might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Data Center under the sub-community Unified Computing shortly after the event. This event lasts through October 24th, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.


 

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09-17-2014 08:30 AM PST thru 09-24-2014 04:30 PM PST

Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is a continuation of the Live Webcast event providing additional opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B series Upgrade & Troubleshooting

Starting September 17th

During the live event, Cisco® subject matter experts Varun Mehta and Anupam Asthana will focus on basics of Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System), show a demo around upgrade process, and share some troubleshooting tips and tricks with UCS. With lots of companies adopting Cisco UCS, there is need to understand the UCS architecture and the complete firmware upgrade procedure which would help customers/partners to maintain and operate the UCS environment effectively.
 

Remember to use the rating system to let the experts know if you have received an adequate response.

Because of the volume expected during this event, they might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in Data Center under the subcommunity Unified Computing shortly after the event. This event lasts through September 24, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.


This session will help attendees to understand Cisco UCS B series upgrade procedure. Following is the Agenda of the session :

  • Introduction to UCS Architecture.
  • UCS Upgrade Procedure.
  • Troubleshooting, Tips & Tricks related to UCS upgrade .
  • Upgrade Live Demo.
     

Featured Speakers

Varun Mehta is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has five years of total experience. He holds a CCIE (Routing and Switching) no 37698 and has worked on a wide range of Cisco products.

Anupam Asthana is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has nine years of total experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000V.
 

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09-01-2014 08:30 AM PST thru 09-12-2014 03:30 PM PST

Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the Cisco Prime Service Catalog and Process Orchestrator solutions.

Cisco expert Jason Davis will discuss Cisco’s network management products offered under the Cisco Prime framework. If you have questions about Cisco Prime infrastructure or data center automation with our Cisco Prime Service Catalog and Process Orchestrator solutions, join us on the Cisco Support Community.

Jason Davis is a distinguished services engineer in the Intelligent Infrastructure Practice team of Cisco Advanced Services. His role is to provide strategic and tactical consulting for hundreds of Advanced Services customers, lead service innovation, and assess new services and technologies. Jason's primary expertise areas are in network management systems, intelligent automation, virtualization, data center operations, software-defined networking, and network programmability.

Based out of the Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus, Jason is also responsible for administering the Research Triangle Park Network Management Lab, Cisco's largest network management lab.

Since joining Cisco in 1998, Jason has been a frequent speaker at Cisco's Networkers and CiscoLive conferences in the United States and Europe. In the past five years he has also been involved in the conference network setup and monitoring. He is a much sought-after resource by the field sales teams to assist with presales solutions and executive briefings. He has provided strategic and tactical network management consulting for several hundred customers.

 

Jason is a subject matter expert with the following products and features:

  • Cisco Prime LAN management solution
  • Cisco Prime infrastructure
  • CiscoSecure ACS
  • Cisco Prime Network Registrar
  • Cisco Process Orchestrator
  • Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • Cisco IP SLA
  • Embedded Event Manager
  • SNMPv3
  • onePK and OpenFlow
  • Cisco UCS
  • Device instrumentation
  • VMware ESX, ESXi, and vCenter
  • ITIL

 

Jason received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami (FL). He has been married for 20 years and has 4 children. His interests include providing audiovisual technical support for churches and conference venues, camping and biking with his family, remote-control helicopter piloting, paintball, and recreational shooting.

 

Remember to use the rating system to let Jason know if you have received an adequate response.

Because of the volume expected during this event, Jason might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in Data Center > Intelligent Automation under the subcommunity Cisco Prime Service Catalog shortly after the event. This event lasts through September 12, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.


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09-15-2014 11:00 PM PST thru 09-24-2014 02:30 PM PST

Expert Webcast: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B series Upgrade & Troubleshooting

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014.

During the live event, Cisco® subject matter experts Varun Mehta and Anupam Asthana focus on basics of Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System), show a demo around upgrade process, and share some troubleshooting tips and tricks with UCS. With lots of companies adopting Cisco UCS, there is need to understand the UCS architecture and the complete firmware upgrade procedure which would help customers/partners to maintain and operate the UCS environment effectively.

This session helps attendees to understand Cisco UCS B series upgrade procedure. Following is the Agenda of the session :

  • Introduction to UCS Architecture.
  • UCS Upgrade Procedure.
  • Troubleshooting, Tips & Tricks related to UCS upgrade .
  • Upgrade Live Demo.
     

Featured Speakers

Varun Mehta is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has five years of total experience. He holds a CCIE (Routing and Switching) no 37698 and has worked on a wide range of Cisco products.

Anupam Asthana is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has nine years of total experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000V.

Need more information? Have more questions? Our experts are available until September 24 by clicking the join the discussion button below.

 

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08-15-2014 04:15 PM PST thru 08-29-2014 11:15 AM PST

 

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation.  This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)

Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) on the N7K is an industry-first technology that significantly simplifies extending Layer 2 applications across distributed data centers. You can now deploy Data Center Interconnect (DCI) between sites without changing or reconfiguring your existing network design.

OTV is an IP-based functionality that has been designed from the ground up to provide Layer 2 extension capabilities over any transport infrastructure: Layer 2 based, Layer 3 based, IP switched, label switched, and so on. The only requirement from the transport infrastructure is providing IP connectivity between remote data center sites. In addition, OTV provides an overlay that enables Layer 2 connectivity between separate Layer 2 domains while keeping these domains independent and preserving the fault-isolation, resiliency, and load-balancing benefits of an IP-based interconnection.

Sandip Rathod is a Network Consulting Engineer in the Cisco AS Team based in Bangalore, India. He has worked and designed various project of many large customers like KPN, BT, Infosys, ITENOS, Vodacom etc. His areas of expertise include data center, routing, switching, MPLS. He has extensively worked on many Data Center end to end projects. He has been in the networking industry for 10 years, which includes five years in the service provider industry and five years in Cisco AS, and is a dual CCIE, in the routing and switching and service provider tracks.

Hemant Bharati is a Network Consulting Engineer in the Cisco AS Design Services Team based in Bangalore, India. His areas of expertise include Enterprise Networking , IPv6  and Data center. He has been in the networking industry for 10 years. He holds a CCIE certification in Routing and switching

Remember to use the rating system to let Sandip and Hemant know if he has given you an adequate response. 

Because of the volume expected during this event, Sandip and Hemant might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Other Data Subjects under the sub-community Data Center & Virtualization, shortly after the event. This event lasts through August 29, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.


 

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07-18-2014 02:00 PM PST thru 08-01-2014 02:00 PM PST

 

Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about utilizing Cisco data center technology and integrated solutions with subject matter expert Ramses Smeyers. Additionally, Ramses will answer questions about FlexPOD, vBlock, Unified Computing Systems, Nexus 2000/5000, SAP HANA, and VDI.

Ramses Smeyers is a technical leader in Cisco Technical Services, where he works in the Datacenter Solutions support team. His main job consists of supporting customers to implement and manage Cisco UCS, FlexPod, vBlock, VDI, and VXI infrastructures. He has a very strong background in computing, networking, and storage and has 10+ years of experience deploying enterprise and service provider data center solutions. Relevant certifications include VMware VCDX, Cisco CCIE Voice, CCIE Data Center, and RHCE.

Remember to use the rating system to let Ramses know if you have received an adequate response.

Because of the volume expected during this event, Ramses might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Data Center Community, under the subcommunity Unified Computing, shortly after the event. This event lasts through August 1, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.


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07-07-2014 08:00 AM PST thru 07-18-2014 02:00 PM PST

 

Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about utilizing Cisco Unified Computing System Director to manage your integrated infrastructure (for example, Vblock, VSPEX, or FlexPod) with Cisco subject matter expert Mike Bollman.

Cisco UCS Director is critical to increasing efficiency as it delivers unified converged infrastructure management for administering computing, network, virtualization, and storage from one self-service web interface. 

For more information, visit www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/servers-unified-computing/ucs-director/index.html.

Mike Bollman is a product marketing manager for Cisco UCS Director. His work involves helping customers and partners understand the value of deploying an overarching software management solution such as Cisco UCS Director to manage an entire data center infrastructure from a single interface. This includes heterogeneous data center environments that span multiple geographies.

Remember to use the rating system to let Mike know if you have received an adequate response.

Because of the volume expected during this event, Mike might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Data Center Community, under the subcommunity Unified Computing, shortly after the event. This event lasts through July 18, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members. 

 

 

      

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05-23-2014 05:00 PM PST thru 06-06-2014 02:00 PM PST

 

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) Fibre Channel storage connectivity and best practices for your environment as well as troubleshooting storage connectivity issues.

Cisco UCS fabric interconnects are capable of connecting to Fibre Channel switches in (NPV) and Fibre Channel switching modes. Also, the Fibre Channel storage can be connected directly to Cisco UCS fabric interconnects. With the newer versions, Cisco UCS provides Fibre Channel zoning at the fabric interconnect level.

Ali Aslanpour is a customer support engineer for the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) data center server virtualization team based in San Jose, California. He has been working in the Cisco TAC for the past two and half years with a primary focus on data center technologies, such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus® 1000V Switches, Cisco UCS INVICTA™ Series Solid State Systems storage, and virtualization. He previously worked with EMC VNX for three years. He holds a master's degree from DeVry University in information system management and has Cisco CCIE® Data Center certification (43504).

Jalpa Patel specializes in data center technology. Jalpa has over 10 years of experience in information systems networking with a diverse background in LAN and WAN administration, network design and architecture, Internet applications and technology, Microsoft network administration, enterprise class data center operations, server consolidation, and application virtualization.

Jalpa has been working with Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus products for the last four years and received a pioneer award for the Cisco UCS product. Jalpa received a masters of science degree in telecommunication networks from New York University and is CCIE (42465) in data centers.

Remember to use the rating system to let Ali and Jalpa know if you have received an adequate response. 

Because of the volume expected during this event, our experts may not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Data Center, under the subcommunity, Unified Computing, shortly after the event. This event lasts through June 6, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.

 

 

      

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05-09-2014 05:00 PM PST thru 05-23-2014 02:00 PM PST

 

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This conversation is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco C-Series Integration with Cisco Unified Computing System® Manager (Cisco UCS® Manager) with Cisco experts Vishal Mehta and Manuel Velasco.

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers are managed by the built-in standalone software, Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC). When a C-Series rack-mount server is integrated with Cisco UCS Manager, the IMC no longer manages the server. Instead you will manage the server using the Cisco UCS Manager GUI or Cisco UCS Manager command-line interface (CLI).

Cisco UCS Manager 2.2 provides three connectivity modes for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server management. The following are the connectivity modes:

  • Dual-wire management (shared LAN On Motherboard [LOM]): Shared LOM ports on the rack server are used exclusively for carrying management traffic. A separate cable connected to one of the ports on the Payment Card Industry Express (PCIe) card carries the data traffic.
  • SingleConnect (Sideband): Using Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI), the Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1225 (VIC1225) connects one cable that can carry both data and management traffic.
  • Direct Connect Mode: Cisco UCS Manager Version 2.2 introduces an additional rack server management mode using direct connection to the Fabric Interconnect.

 

Vishal Mehta is a customer support engineer for Cisco’s Data Center Server Virtualization Technical Assistance Center (TAC) team based in San Jose, California. He has been working in the TAC for the past 3 years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco Nexus® 5000, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and virtualization. He presented at Cisco Live in Orlando 2013 and will present at Cisco Live Milan 2014 (BRKCOM-3003, BRKDCT-3444, and LABDCT-2333). He holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University in electrical and computer engineering and has CCIE® certification (number 37139) in routing and switching and service provider.

Manuel Velasco is a customer support engineer for Cisco’s Data Center Server Virtualization TAC team based in San Jose, California.  He has been working in the TAC for the past 3 years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and virtualization.  Manuel holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and CCNA® and VMware VCP certifications. Remember to use the rating system to let Vishal and Manuel know if you have received an adequate response. 

Because of the volume expected during this event, our experts might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Data Center, under subcommunity, Unified Computing, shortly after the event. This event lasts through May 23, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.

 

 

      

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05-08-2014 04:00 AM PST thru 05-08-2014 06:30 AM PST

Jacob Van Ewyk Jacob Van Ewyk, Product Manager, Cisco Systems

How does Cisco's solution enable Data Center & Cloud Management? Cisco UCS product team will come to discuss about the Cisco UCS Central for Data Center. You will again have a chance to win the Beats by Dr. Dre Earphone and Cisco Polo Shirts. Join us and meet new faces from Cisco UCS product team.

Cisco UCM Product: https://supportforums.cisco.com/community/6011/unified-computing

Meetup Event Registration: http://www.meetup.com/csc-sv/events/171217902/

 

View the Meetup Live Broadcast

 

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04-25-2014 03:00 PM PST thru 05-09-2014 03:00 PM PST

 

Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the Cisco UCS Manager 2.2(1) release, which delivers several important features and major enhancements in the fabric, compute, and operational areas. Some of these features include fabric scaling, VLANs, VIFs, IGMP groups, network endpoints, unidirectional link detection (UDLD) support, support for virtual machine queue (VMQ), direct connect C-Series to FI without FEX, direct KVM access, and several other features.

Teclus Dsouza is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has over 15 years of total IT experience. He has worked across different technologies and a wide range of data center products. He is an expert in Cisco Nexus 1000V and Cisco UCS products. He has more than 6 years of experience on VMware virtualization products.  

Chetan Parik is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has seven years of total experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000V. He also has five years of experience on VMware virtualization products.

Remember to use the rating system to let Teclus and Chetan know if you have received an adequate response. 

Because of the volume expected during this event, our experts might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Data Center community, under subcommunity Unified Computing, shortly after the event. This event lasts through May 9, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.