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This video covers an overview of ACI microsegmentation (uSeg) using the VMware vDS including deployment demo, and troubleshooting.  We will also discuss the specific requirements & configuration necessary when using ESX hosts running on blade switches such as UCS B-Series.

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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This video session demonstrate the NTP configuration overview and lab demo on ACI fabric

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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Cisco Data Center Overlays with focus on VXLAN (Virtual Extensible Local Area Network)
(Live Webcast October 20th)

During this live event, Cisco subject matter expert Vishal Mehta  will share 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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  • Other Data Center Subjects
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This video session demonstrate the basic firmware upgrade process to be followed for ACI fabric

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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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)

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 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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  • Unified Computing
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Expert Series Webcast Recording: Demystifying Unified Computing System (UCS) Interfaces for troubleshooting

March 17th, 2015 
 

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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  • Unified Computing
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Configuring SSL Termination on Cisco ACE.

  • Application Networking
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Deploying the Cisco AVS on ACI using VSUM -  VoD 2/2

 

This video covers following topics

 

  • VSUM Download

  • VSUM Installation

  • AVS VEM Install on ESXi host using VSUM

  • Add host to AVS Distributed Switch

 

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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This video series shows how to configure and deploy Cisco Application Virtual Switch on ACI using Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager.

 

Following topics are covered in this video

 

  • AVS and VSUM Introduction
  • APIC VMM Domain creation for Cisco AVS

 

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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This video demonstrates how to deploy the Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS) on the ACI fabric.  UCS-B series blades are used to run the ESX hosts in this vdeo.

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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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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  • Unified Computing
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  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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Creating an Application Profile, Endpoint Group, and Contracts using a few different wizards in the GUI. 

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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This video is a guided demonstration on how to configure a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) domain with the Application Centric Infrastructure using Cisco UCS.  This is part 1 of a 2 part video.

  • Application Centric Infrastructure
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In this session video our Experts Solomon Sudhakar and Richard Michael have covered following topics:

 

  • Cisco Nexus VDC and VPC
  • VPC Loop Prevention and Supported Topologies
  • ISSU Failures/Upgrades
  • Fabric Troubleshooting
  • High CPU and Memory Leaks
  • ELAM/Ethanalyzer Troubleshooting

 

To watch session video and Q&A, Please click on following links:  

 

Please share your valuable feedbacks and comments below.

  • Other Data Center Subjects
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In this session video our Experts Solomon Sudhakar and Richard Michael have covered following topics:

 

  • Cisco Nexus Overview
  • Software Architecture
  • Hardware Architecture
  • IOS vs NX-OS
  • Nexus Release Train Info

 

To watch session video and Q&A, Please click on following links:  

 

Please share your valuable feedbacks and comments below.

  • Other Data Center Subjects
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In this session video our Experts Solomon Sudhakar and Richard Michael have covered following topics:

 

  • Cisco Nexus VDC and VPC
  • VPC Loop Prevention and Supported Topologies
  • ISSU Failures/Upgrades
  • Fabric Troubleshooting
  • High CPU and Memory Leaks
  • ELAM/Ethanalyzer Troubleshooting

 

To watch session video and Q&A, Please click on following links:  

 

Please share your valuable feedbacks and comments below.

  • Other Data Center Subjects
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In this session video our Experts Solomon Sudhakar and Richard Michael have covered following topics:

 

  • Cisco Nexus VDC and VPC
  • VPC Loop Prevention and Supported Topologies
  • ISSU Failures/Upgrades
  • Fabric Troubleshooting
  • High CPU and Memory Leaks
  • ELAM/Ethanalyzer Troubleshooting

 

To watch session video and Q&A, Please click on following links:  

 

Please share your valuable feedbacks and comments below.

  • Other Data Center Subjects
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In this session video our Experts Solomon Sudhakar and Richard Michael have covered following topics:

 

  • Cisco Nexus VDC and VPC
  • VPC Loop Prevention and Supported Topologies
  • ISSU Failures/Upgrades
  • Fabric Troubleshooting
  • High CPU and Memory Leaks
  • ELAM/Ethanalyzer Troubleshooting

 

To watch session video and Q&A, Please click on following links:  

 

Please share your valuable feedbacks and comments below.

  • Other Data Center Subjects
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In this session video our Experts Solomon Sudhakar and Richard Michael have covered following topics:

 

  • Cisco Nexus Overview
  • Software Architecture
  • Hardware Architecture
  • IOS vs NX-OS
  • Nexus Release Train Info

 

To watch session video and Q&A, Please click on following links:  

 

Please share your valuable feedbacks and comments below.

  • Other Data Center Subjects
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In this Video our Experts Avinash Shukla, Teclus D'Souza and Chetan Badami have covered following topics:

 

  • UCS H/W and S/W Interoperability
  • B series and C Series Firmware Upgrades
  • Firmware Bundles
  • Host Firmware Policy
  • UCS Manager Faults
  • Finite State Machine (FSM)
  • System Event Logs (SEL)
  • Server, IOM and Chassis Issues

 

To download Slides and Q&A, Please click on below links:

 

Hope you find this video informative. Please share your valuable feedbacks and queries below in comment section.

  • Unified Computing
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In this Video our Experts Avinash Shukla, Teclus D'Souza and Chetan Badami have covered following topics:

  • UCS C-Series servers and B-Series servers
  • UCS x86 architecture
  • Service Profiles and Stateless Computing
  • UCS H/W and S/W Interoperability

To download Slides and Q&A, Please click on below links:

Hope you find this video informative. Please share your valuable feedbacks and queries below in comment section.

  • Unified Computing
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Cisco expert Vishal Mehta delivered a presentation that covered all the features from a perspective of configuration, performance, best practices and troubleshooting.

 

Agenda

 

  • Cisco UCS: end-host mode (EHM)
  • Cisco Nexus 1000v
  • Compatibiilty
  • Configurations: private VLAN, quality of service, multicast, load balancing, MAC trace and port channeling
  • Hypervisor
  • TAC cases
  • Live demo

 

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Slides from live webcast

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FAQ from live webcast

  • Unified Computing
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Test for beta

  • Server Networking
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We have covered the following topics in both the blog and the video:

 

1. vPC Overview and Operation

 

2. Configuration and Show commands

 

3. vPc Failure Recovery

 

4. General Recommendations to ensure Stable operation of a Virtual Port-channel topology.

 

For more details please refer our Blog and you can also dowload the Presentation

  • Server Networking
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  • Server Networking
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Single-Site and Multisite FlexPod Infrastructure Infrastructure - Video from live webcast

AGENDA

  • FlexPod overview and advantages
  • FlexPod evolution
  • FlexPod options and best practices

During this live event, Haseeb Niazi provides an overview of Single-Site and Multisite FlexPod Infrastructure.

Webcast Related Links:

Single-Site and Multisite FlexPod Infrastructure - Slides from live webcast

Single-Site and Multisite FlexPod Infrastructure: FAQ from live webcast

Ask the Expert: Single-Site and Multisite FlexPod Infrastructure

  • Unified Computing