Webcast video: Evolution of Data Center: From Classic Ethernet to VXLAN
(Live Webcast Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern / 7 pm Paris)
This event provides an overview of the changes that the Data Center technology has gone through in order to meet business requirements, with a particular focus on Nexus platforms. It covers single switches and large Layer 2 domains to Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN) and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) advantages and improvements. The session features the latest available technologies added to the Nexus 7000 and 9000, such as virtual Port Channel (vPC), FabricPath, VXLAN, and ACI, along with the best practices to implement and design them.
A live demonstration of the best troubleshooting tips and practices for Nexus platforms is included in this session.
Tiago Silva is a Network Consulting Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry and currently works at Cisco’s Global Service Provider (GSP) in Montreal. Tiago has experience in several IT fields such as Transport Networks, Security, Wireless, and LAN/WAN. However, in the last years he has focused on Service Provider and Data Center technologies. He has worked at Embratel, Alstom, Capgemini, and Aimia (Aeroplan). Tiago holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Telecom technician degree. He also has several certifications: CCNA wireless, CCNA Security, CCDP, CCNP R&S, and a CCIE DC (#58005).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Manas 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.