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ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Welcome to the Cisco Networking Professionals Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to get an update for the Cisco Virtual Office with Cisco experts Pedro Leonardo and Anand Nuggihalli. Pedro Leornardo is the Cisco Virtual Office Security Solution Manager in the Access Routing Technology Group (ARTG). His group focuses on providing router- and switch-based comprehensive solutions for for teleworkers, mobile workers, small offices, branches, campuses, and service providers. Security is the basis of all solutions, on top of which are laid common applications and services including data, voice, video, telepresence, wireless, multicast, and more using the Zero Touch Deployment (ZTD) methodology. Pedro joined Cisco in 2000. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and telecommunications, and a master's degree in information management from the University of Porto, Portugal. Anand Nuggihalli is the Product Manager for Cisco Virtual Office. Anand has been with Cisco for more than 10 years, promoting Cisco IOS Software based strategy and services including VPN, security, and Data-Link Switching Plus (DLSw+). He holds a bachelor of technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a postgraduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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

Pedro and Anand might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Our moderators will post many of the unanswered questions in other discussion forums shortly after the event. This event lasts through October 17, 2008. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.

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Community Member

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Hi

I'm new to this I would like to learn how to configure routers and switches that articles do you recommend to get started?

Cisco Employee

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Hello!

One good way to get started with Networking is get the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification (http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/le9/learning_certification_type_home.html). Even if you don't do the exam just yet, the exam guides provide a comprehensive introduction to networking, and thus routers and switches.

In addition, many Cisco IOS routers can be configured with a GUI based device manager, called Security Device Manager (SDM). SDM can also be download from www.cisco.com under support - download software. With SDM, it becomes easier to get started configuring IOS routers.

Best Regards,

Pedro

Community Member

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

thanks. I begin with the tutorials at the page cisco

Cisco Employee

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Great, good luck.

Regards,

Pedro Leonardo

Community Member

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Goodday Anand,

This is Shivanand here and have compleated diploma in electronics engineering(10+3).Also i have passed CCNA one year back only and having orall 3 years network expeince

I want to earn ccie (R&S) and to become cisco employee.Could you please guide me on the same.

Waiting for ur reply.

Regards,

Shivanand

Cisco Employee

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Hello Shivanand,

going from the CCNA directly to the CCIE become a hard job,

I would recommend doing the CCNP first, which introduces the right level of complexity for a professional level, but lets you grow your expertise in a sound, progressive fashion.

Best Regards,

Pedro

Community Member

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Good day leleonar,

Thanks allot for replying my query.

May i know any practical oriented books for r&s.

Waiting for ur reply.

Cisco Employee

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Hello,

I would recommend the Cisco exam certification study guides for the CCNP - they cover in detail routing and switching.

Please visit http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le10/learning_certification_type_home.html and then go to the Cisco Press to find the respective books.

For routing, the self-study guide it the: CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide, 4th Edition

For switching, the CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, 4th Edition

But do look in the http://www.ciscopress.com, as there are other option there.

Best Regards

Pedro Leonardo

Community Member

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Good morning Leonardo,

Thanks for giving me the guidance.

MAY I KNOW ANY GOOD SWITCHPORT BANDWIDTH MONITORING TOOLS (FREE VERSION).PLS SEND ME THE LINK FOR THE SAME.

WATING FOR UR REPLY

REGARDS,

SHIVANAND

Cisco Employee

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Hello,

I'm afraid I'm not aware of free versions of bandwidth monitoring tools.

However, Cisco has a Network Analysis Module (NAM) which is installed in an Integrate Services Router, like a 2800 or a 3800 series. This NAM module analysis all traffic, and has a GUI interface to display results.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps2706/ps7176/product_data_sheet0900aecd8058214d.html

Best Regards,

Pedro Leonardo

Community Member

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Good Evening Anand,

May i know how can i upgrade ios on my 3750 catalyst switch.

How can i monitor the power on the switch port.

Waiting for ur reply.

Thanks and regards,

Shivanand

Cisco Employee

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Hi Shivanand,

to upgrade the Switch Software, please follow the instructions describer in this document:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750/software/release/12.2_44_se/release/notes/OL14630.html#wp697759

In order to check the current power usage, issue the command "show power inline"

You can read more about it here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750/software/release/12.2_44_se/release/notes/OL14630.html#wp784383

Community Member

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Good Evening Anand,

Please guide me on the systematic study steps and related good books to earn ccie(r&s)

Thanks and regards,

Shivanand

Cisco Employee

Re: ASK THE EXPERT - CISCO VIRTUAL OFFICE

Hello Shivanand,

for question regarding certification, please visit our respective forum at: http://ciscocert.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ciscocert.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php

They will be in a better position to answer your questions.

Best Regards,

Pedro

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