CISCO Stories

Cisco Touts Webex Contact Center-Calling Integration

Published on: 2019-09-20

By Beth SchultzCompany talks up other enhancements to cloud platform, as contact center partners make service news of their own.

Cisco spreads ACI to Microsoft Azure, multicloud and SD-WAN environments

Published on: 2019-09-18

Cisco is significantly spreading its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, multicloud and SD-WAN environments. ACI is Cisco’s flagship software-defined networking (SDN) data-center package, but it also delivers the company’s Intent-Based ...

Q&A: HPE's networking chief opens up about intelligent edge, Cisco and micro data centers

Published on: 2019-09-05

Since founding Aruba Networks in 2002 and then staying on when Hewlett Packard bought the firm in 2015, Keerti Melkote has seen firsthand the evolution of the wireless industry. From the initial rush to bring laptops using Wi-Fi to the enterprise and the advent of Apple iPad – which Melkote says ...

Cisco Announces September 2019 Events with the Financial Community

Published on: 2019-08-28

SAN JOSE, Calif, --- August 28, 2019 --- Cisco today announced that it will participate in the following conferences with the financial community during the month of September. Sessions which offer a webcast can be accessed via Cisco’s Investor Relations website at investor.cisco.com. Cisco ...

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire CloudCherry

Published on: 2019-08-26

San Jose Calif. – August 26, 2019 – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced its intent to acquire privately-held CloudCherry based in Salt Lake City, UT. CloudCherry is a Customer Experience Management (CEM) company that provides customer journey mapping, out-of-the-box integrations, and predictive ...

Cisco & NTT Ltd. Named to Fortune's Change the World List

Published on: 2019-08-21

SAN JOSE & LONDON, Aug. 21, 2019 – Cisco and NTT Ltd. were recently selected for Fortune’s fifth annual Change the World list, recognizing both companies, and their partnership, as leaders among the Fortune Global 500 in addressing the world’s biggest challenges and for their efforts to “do well ...

Organization of American States and Cisco to Launch Cybersecurity Innovation Councils in Latin America

Published on: 2019-08-15

San Jose, CA August 15, 2019 – Cisco and the Organization of American States (OAS) today announced joint efforts to democratize and boost cybersecurity adoption across Latin America through the creation of the Cybersecurity Innovation Councils. This initiative will serve as multi-stakeholder ...

Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Earnings

Published on: 2019-08-14

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 -- Cisco today reported fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the period ended July 27, 2019. Cisco reported fourth quarter revenue of $13.4 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.2 billion or $0.51 per share, and ...

Cisco assesses the top enterprise SD-WAN technology drivers

Published on: 2019-08-01

Cisco this week celebrated the second anniversary of its purchase of SD-WAN vendor Viptela and reiterated its expectation that 2019 will see the technology change enterprise networks in major ways. In a blog outlining trends in the SD-WAN world, Anand Oswal, Cisco senior vice president, ...

Network Break 253: Arista CloudVision Ingests Configs From Third-Party Gear; Cisco Adds Azure To Cloud ACI

Published on: 2019-09-23

Take a Network Break! Arista Networks upgrades its CloudVision management software to accept configuration information from third-party devices, Cisco adds Azure support for its Cloud ACI and APIC controller, and Marvell completes its acquisition of transceiver manufacturer Aquantia. Datadog ...

CIMC Upgrade – WLC in HA

Published on: 2019-09-20

In this post we will look at CIMC upgrade process of WLC HA pair. If you have not deployed WLC in HA -SSO (High Availability with Stateful Switch Over) it is high time to think about it. If you have standalone WLC deployment , then you require to get longer outage window (1 hr+ ) to perform this ...

Cisco FirePOWER Series Comparison: FirePOWER 1000 vs 2100 vs 4100

Published on: 2019-09-19

Besides Cisco ASA5500 series firewalls, we know there are also FirePOWER series, like FirePOWER 1000, FirePOWER 2100, FirePOWER 4100, etc. Unlike ASA5500 which is only one series, FirePOWER provide various sub series, what are their differences? Let’s compare. Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is a ...

The Network is Code: Cisco at MFD4

Published on: 2019-08-21

It’s always a bit of a thrill to visit Cisco HQ, and to step within the walls of this global network powerhouse. I got to do that again at Mobility Field Day 4, and as usual the presentations and the visit just went too fast. Such is the way these events go… On this go round, Cisco offered us: ...

WiFi6 with Cisco 9100 Series AP

Published on: 2019-07-23

I am really excited to write about WiFi6 (802.11ax), which is the next generation WiFi after 802.11n (WiFi4) in 2009 and 802.11ac (WiFi5) improvements in 2013/2016. Note that WiFi6 is WiFi Alliance certification (to be published Q3-2019) based on upcoming IEEE 802.11ax amendment (to be ratified ...

Cisco Live 2019 – A Whirlwind of Networking Goodness

Published on: 2019-06-24

Cisco Live 2019 came and went in a whirlwind of fantastic meetups, excellent sessions, and genuinely nerdy networking conversations. Cisco Live session content was top notch. Jasper Bongertz’s Wireshark talk blew the audience away with useful packet capture and troubleshooting tips, and Denise ...

Major Updates to Cisco Certifications Part IV (CCIE)

Published on: 2019-06-22

The CCIE, now 25 years old, has always been the pinnacle of Cisco certifications. There has been a lot of buzz on the importance of certs, and the CCIE, in the “new” era. For that reason, it’s more important than The post Major Updates to Cisco Certifications Part IV (CCIE) appeared first on ...

Major Updates to Cisco Certifications Part III (CCNP)

Published on: 2019-06-20

What is changing for CCNP? And why? Some of the problems that existed in the current CCNP were: No way of showing progress until you took all 3 exams and became CCNP certified, usually a 1+ year commitment Needed to The post Major Updates to Cisco Certifications Part III (CCNP) appeared first on ...

Major Updates to Cisco Certifications Part II (CCNA)

Published on: 2019-06-18

Let’s go more into depth what the new updates really mean. We will start by analyzing the CCNA. As I described in the previous post, gone are the days of having 11 different tracks, instead there is 1 exam. Why? The post Major Updates to Cisco Certifications Part II (CCNA) appeared first on ...

CCDE Thoughts After Cisco Live 2019

Published on: 2019-06-18

My CCDE Thoughts After Cisco Live 2019The CCDE exam was conspicuously absent from the grand re-imagining of the CCNA/CCNP/CCIE certification programs. Here's a brief summary of the announcements (everything takes effect on February 24, 2020):CCIE Routing & Switching is being renamed to CCIE ...

Cisco takes learning to the Next Level

Published on: 2019-06-10

Many of us in the industry have gone through many of the various certification programs out there and many of us started with the Cisco CCNA. I remember back to 2008 when I first got my CCNA, it took me 2 attempts to pass and I was impressed with the knowledge and confidence that I gained from ...

Seven things to know to make Hyperflex go – Cisco HyperFlex Best Practices

Published on: 2019-05-26

You have Cisco Hyperflex installed, but not quite sure if there is anything you need to do differently now that want to deploy VMs on the Hyperflex Data Platform (HXDP) Well, yes there are some things that you need to do differently, and some you should do differently, but most activities you’ve ...

Pulling Configs from Cisco NSO using curl and json2yaml.py

Published on: 2019-03-14

We’re using Cisco NSO in our lab at the moment to provision L3VPNs across multi-vendor environments as part of a demo. Just noting down a few things here for future reference: You can use the curl (command-line URL) utility to query NSO’s API and retrieve the configuration of a device it knows ...

Cisco Live – Network Building Blocks for IoT

Published on: 2019-03-07

Cisco Live happened in Barcelona end of January, and as usual I am a little late with my blog posts about it. Like the last two years I was invited to join the group of technology experts for Tech Field Day Extra, with various presentations covering a number of new and improved Cisco ...

Cisco WLC for Wired to Wireless mDNS and Bonjour

Published on: 2018-10-31

Bonjour and mDNS are discovery mechanisms that generally work effortlessly within a single VLAN. Those attempting to implement these protocols in a multi subnet environment often run into some significant challenges. The typical use of CAPWAP in an enterprise wireless network adds to the ...

Cisco OpFlex

Published on: 2018-06-13

Cisco ACI uses OpFlex to communicate with VMWare DVS/VDS. OpFlex is an extensible policy protocol designed to exchange abstract policy between a network controller and a set of smart devices capable of rendering policy. OpFlex relies on a separate information model understood by agents in both ...

Cisco ASA – SourceFire 5506-X | direct upgrade to latest build

Published on: 2017-08-04

In my previous post in april I figured out how to upgrade the software step by step. In the mean time I found out it’s possible to do this in once. You need to setup first some tools before you can start. When you done this you need to shutdown the module. With the command Show module sfr ...

CCDE Program Updates from Cisco Live 2017

Published on: 2017-07-05

This year's Cisco Live has been a busy one for CCDE candidates. Cisco offered an 8-hour techtorial, led by my friends Elaine Lopes and Russ White (among others). During this event it was announced that Cisco is returning to the pre-2012 policy of scoring CCDE practical exams after the exam. This ...

Cisco | ASA 5508 with Firewpower

Published on: 2017-04-02

Yesterday I started to configure and try a Cisco ASA 5508-X with firepower. With the Cisco ASA 5506-X with firepower i knew already that it would take some time to update the firepower software. Now with this new device I had some time to see and test. I started yesterday early afternoon the ...

Cisco | Cisco IOS router to Meraki Appliance | site-to-site VPN with Zone based Firewalling

Published on: 2017-01-18

Lately I’m busy to configure Cisco IOS routers in combination with Remote offices where we place Meraki Appliances (like the MX64, MX65 or the Z1) When we do this we create also a VPN connection (site to site). In this setup the Main office has a Cisco IOS router. Configuration of the Main ...

The -B Domain for Cisco Access Points

Published on: 2016-11-19

I know I am a few months late on this one, but figured it would be worth throwing out there. Earlier in the year Cisco updated and released its access points to be compliant with -B domain regulations set forth by the FCC in North America. After May 1st 2016, all Access points ordered and ...

TDWR 5 GHz Weather Radar Locations and Frequencies

Published on: 2016-10-22

Is your Wi-Fi network close to TDWR weather radar that may impact your deployment? Use this list to know: Source: Cisco and WISPA http://www.wispa.org/Resources/Industry-Resources/TDWR-Resources/TDWR-Locations-and-Frequencies ...

CCDP - Introduction

Published on: 2016-03-10

Today I am embarking on a new method of study for me.  I have been procrastinating taking my CCDP ARCH exam(300-320) for over a year now.  To achieve my goal of passing it finally, I have decided to post my study notes as I go through the exam blueprint.  Unfortunately most of the study ...

Cisco Live!: Survival Guide

Published on: 2015-06-01

By now most people in the networking industry have heard that there will be a large gathering of networking people in San Diego, CA June 7-11.  For those that are going, especially first timers, here are some of my tips and tricks.TrainingThis is to me the meat of the week.  The training ...

Still Undecided About Cisco Live? Take a Sneak Peek!

Published on: 2015-04-15

If you still aren't convinced to go to Cisco Live! this year in San Diego, perhaps a sneak peek at two of the courses will help.BRKRST-2311P - IPv6 Planning, Deployment and Troubleshooting(1 Hour)  Presented by Jim Bailey - Technical Leader, CiscoApril 21st10:00am PDT / 12:00pm CDT/1:00pm ...

It's Dirty Work, But Somebody's Gotta Do It

Published on: 2015-02-14

Network Engineers are known to have to work in dirty places like under desks, janitors closets (err I mean network closets), and those weird spaces in mechanical rooms in which someone decided to hide a switch or two.  Nothing though in networking compares with some of the jobs that this year's ...

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