February 2015 Cisco E-Zine


Welcome to Arrowdawns February 2015 Edition of the Cisco Technical E‐Zine.

This is put together by members of the Cisco Technical Community to provide up‐to‐date technical information on Cisco Products, Technology and Services.

Table of Contents

Breaking News…

  • Cisco Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings
  • Internet of Things and Data Analytics Start-ups Join Cisco incubation Program
  • Universidad Pan-Americana Deploys Cisco Wireless Network in their Mexico City Campus
  • With the Airport Expansion, Cisco Wired Networks and Wi-Fi Have been Deployed in Latin America’s Hub
  • Cisco hosts the World’s largest Internet of Everything Classroom during the Net-Academy Day in Milan
  • Cisco Live Milan 2015 – Opening Keynote and Highlights
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and A10 Networks
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Supported for VMware vSphere 6 Release
  • Cisco Blogs
  • MP-BGP eVPN control plane for VXLAN – SDN is growing up
  • Balance Cloud Models to Meet Workload Challenges
  • What does the Internet of Everything mean for security?

Training Events or Summits/Webcasts 2015

  • Cisco on Cisco Webinars 9
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches – Part 1 : Feb 12th
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches – Part 2 : Feb 17th
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches – Part 3 : Feb 24th
  • Cisco TechWiseTV News

Secure Enterprise Network News

  • ASR 9K 5.3.0 Release
  • ASR 9K Tomahawk Line Cards – 8 port x 100 Gig
  • Virtualised Service Module for ASR 9K
  • The Industrialisation of Hacking
  • Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2014-2019
  • Meraki Quarterly Update

Collaboration News

  • New Jabber 10.6 Clients
  • Quality Video Experience on Any Device to Anyone

   Data Center News

  • New Cisco Nexus 7702 Switch Nexus 7000 Family NX-OS 6.2(12) Release Announcement Nexus 3000 Family Enhancements : 3548-X & 3132Q-X
  • Cisco Nexus 5648Q and the new 12 Port 40G Ethernet/ FCoE GEM
  • Nexus 2332TQ Fabric Extender
  • BGP VXLAN Support on the Nexus 9000 and Nexus 7000
  • CCO posting of NX-OS 7.1(0)N1(1a)
  • Nexus 9000 Additions to the Portfolio – 100GE
  • New Nexus 93120TX
  • FlexPod with UCS Mini
  • Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite
  • Cisco® ONE Software

EOS/EOL Notifications

  • EOL/EOS for the Cisco UCS C200 M1 1TB SAS 7.2K RPM 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive
  • EOL/EOS for the Cisco UCS C200 M1 300GB SAS 15K RPM 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive
  • EOL/EOS for the Cisco Catalyst 6500/Cisco 7600 Series Router Anomaly Guard Module and Anomaly Detector Module 26


Breaking News…

Cisco Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings

Strong Momentum and Results with Dividend Increase to $0.21, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

 Q2 Revenue: $11.9 billion (increase of 7% year over year)

 Q2 Earnings per Share: $0.46 GAAP; $0.53 non-GAAP

Cisco the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, today reported its second quarter results for the period ended January 24, 2015. Cisco reported second quarter revenue of $11.9 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.4 billion or $0.46 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.7 billion or $0.53 per share.

“Our Q2 results reflect continued progress as we transform Cisco to become the #1 IT company. In the quarter we grew revenues by 7%, with strong EPS growth, and saw the best balance of growth across all our geographies, products, and segments. We delivered this strong performance despite a volatile economic environment,” stated Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers.

“Our strong momentum is the direct result of how well we have managed our company transformation over the last three plus years and our leadership position in the key technology transitions of cloud, mobility, big data, security, collaboration, and the Internet of Everything. Every nation, every company, everything is becoming digitized and the network is at the center of this transformation.” http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1591387

Internet of Things and Data Analytics Start-ups Join Cisco incubation


Cisco® unveiled the newest cohort of startups to join Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR), an incubation program supporting early-stage business-to-business companies. The incoming cohort will collaborate with Cisco and its global partner ecosystem to build Internet of Everything, Big Data/Analytics and Smart City solutions.

Cohort companies take part in a six-month program of events, mentoring and collaboration geared towards bringing ideas to reality. Entrepreneurs selected to participate receive support from and introductions to business groups within Cisco, access to co-working space, and mentoring from industry experts. Program events feature opportunities to present products and ideas to investors and partners, as well.



Universidad Pan-Americana Deploys Cisco Wireless Network in their Mexico City Campus

Mexico City, January 29, 2015. In order to offer a broad and reliable Internet connection to their

community, the Universidad Panamericana chose Cisco® technology for its campus in Mexico City.

The deployment includes Cisco Aironet™ Access Points (APs) that offer customers an easy-to-install, single- band 802.11g radio. The APs features enterprise-class management, security, and scalability. Additionally, the university’s deployment of Cisco Catalyst 4500 L3 switch enables converged wired-wireless access to support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and mobility as well as a variety of performance enhancements and security.


With the Airport Expansion, Cisco Wired Networks and Wi-Fi Have been Deployed in Latin America’s Hub

Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 30, 2015 – The GRU Airport – Sao Paulo International Airport – has adopted

Cisco® technology to integrate and update its technology and telecommunications infrastructure. Considered the main hub of Latin America, the GRU Airport has deployed Cisco wired and Wi-Fi networks in its newly opened Terminal 3. The objective was to assist with the needs of the increasing passengers flow for the next 20 years, driven also by the increased demand during large sports events occurring in Brazil, such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.


Cisco hosts the World’s largest Internet of Everything Classroom

during the Net-Academy Day in Milan

MILAN – 26 January 2015 – Today, Cisco hosts the Cisco NetAcademy Day, the 2nd Annual gathering of

over 10,000 global NetAcademy students to explore the potential of the Internet of Everything to drive new social innovation, new skill requirements and employment.

In the prelude to Cisco Live!™ Milan, 1,500 students will gather, with thousands more joining virtually for a day of sessions with Internet of Everything technology leaders, visionaries and innovators who will hope to inspire and educate this next generation of IoE experts.


Cisco Live Milan 2015 – Opening Keynote and Highlights

Opening Keynote : Carlos Dominguez and Jeremy Bevan as they review the amazing things we have achieved in building the internet over the last decade and look at what we must do to build an internet fit for purpose for the next decade. TOMORROW starts here. https://www.ciscolive.com/online/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=81687&backBtn=true

For other highlights of the Milan event, please like us at the following Facebook Page


Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and A10 Networks

A10 Networks has announced the integration of its Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric. Offering dynamic L4-L7 application networking services, this joint solution enables enterprises to amplify their data center output by automatically provisioning application delivery and security services with a significant increase in both allocation speed and business agility – all at a reduced cost.

“Our vision to deliver on-demand, policy-based mechanisms for dynamic L4-L7 services in a cloud environment closely aligns with the streamlined application delivery cycles of the Cisco ACI common policy framework,” said Raj Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks. “By combining A10 Thunder ADC and Cisco ACI solutions, we are able to provide enterprises with rich application delivery and security capabilities in a shared infrastructure.”

http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/solutions/collateral/data-center-virtualization/application-centric- infrastructure/solution-overview-c22-733609.pdf

Cisco Nexus 1000V Supported for VMware vSphere 6 Release

Nexus 1000V will continue to be supported in the latest vSphere 6 release which VMware recently announced. Customers who are currently running Nexus 1000V will be able to upgrade to the vSphere 6 release and the new vSphere 6 customers will have the Nexus 1000V as part of their choices for virtual networking.

The Nexus 1000V has been the industry’s leading virtual switching platform with innovations on VXLAN (industry’s first shipping VXLAN platform), and distributed zone firewall (via Virtual Security Gateway released in Jan 2011).

The Nexus 1000V also continues to be the industry’s only multi-hypervisor virtual switching solution that delivers enterprise class functionality and features across vSphere, Hyper-V and KVM.

Note : VMware has decided to no longer offer Nexus 1000V through VMware sales or sell support for the Nexus 1000V through the VMware support organization as of Feb 2nd 2015. Cisco wishes to reiterate that this has NO IMPACT on the availability and associated support from Cisco for the Nexus 1000V running in a vSphere environment.

Cisco will continue to sell Nexus 1000V and offer support contracts. Cisco encourages customers who are currently using VMware support for the Nexus 1000V to migrate their support contracts to Cisco by contacting their local Cisco Sales team to aide in this transition.



Cisco Blogs

MP-BGP eVPN control plane for VXLAN – SDN is growing up

We are all proud parents of our products as developers, much like our own children, we see them born, care and feed for them, watch them carefully as they are unstable during early years, we do not go out much, they become more stable over time, and then something happens – they grow up and there is a need to interact with others. This could describe some of early customer experiences with first generation SDN LAN Emulation technologies.

Cisco Systems introduction and support of Multi-Protocol BGP eVPN control plane for VXLAN https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-l2vpn-evpn-11 is an indication that the SDN industry is growing up, leveraging standards-track protocols, and enabling SDN to scale and interact with others. This is far more significant to the SDN industry than one can read in a single press release and we will expand on its relevance in this blog.

For the rest of the Blog article please go here : http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter

Balance Cloud Models to Meet Workload Challenges

Are you seeking to move to an IT-as-a-service model ?

See what IDC says about Cisco’s approach to hybrid cloud: cs.co/6019LXjF

What does the Internet of Everything mean for security?

Interesting article by John Chambers at the recent World Economic Forum, on ‘What does the Internet of

Everything mean for security?’



Training Events or Summits/Webcasts 2015

Cisco offers a range of IT certification, training, and testing programs to meet the needs of IT professionals, partners, employees, and students.

Please use the URL below to find out more information :



Please join Cisco at the upcoming MPLS SDN, NFV & SDN and IPv6 World Congress in Paris, 17 – 20 March to learn how our transformational innovations can help you accelerate positive business outcomes.

Please register to confirm your participation

 Top Cisco distinguished engineers and subject matter experts will be available to answer your questions. Contact me to schedule a private meeting to discuss your network transformation strategy and desired business outcomes.

 Visit Cisco’s Booth #315 : Stop by our booth to see first hand how Cisco’s Evolved Programmable

Network Innovations can simplify your network operations, virtualize your services and automate provisioning for your customers.

 Attend Cisco Keynotes and Technical Sessions

 Make the most of your trip to Paris by learning as much as you can about transformational innovations by making Cisco’s NFV & SDN, MPLS SDN, and V6 World Congress sessions part of

your schedule.


Cisco on Cisco Webinars

Take a look inside Cisco IT and join us for technical sessions, panel discussions and global webinars. Our IT experts share their insight, technical acumen and first hand experiences deploying and using Cisco products that yield tangible business benefits. You can also find Cisco IT subject matter experts at industry trade shows, conferences, and Cisco events worldwide.

Why not take a look inside Cisco IT ?

Find out how Cisco addresses many of the same IT challenges you face every day :


Upcoming Webinars


Learn how Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite is a better journey to a hybrid-ready private cloud.



Business today is all about business velocity to expand into new markets and revenue opportunities. Many commercially available private cloud solutions are complex, monolithic solutions that require immense installation and technical skills. Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite delivers a better way with modular end- to-end automation, out-of-box tools for application developers, and a transparent user interface to manage private and hybrid environments.

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches – Part 1 : Feb 12th

This session discussed and compared Nexus 1000v deployments on VMware, Hyper-V and Openstack-KVM

hypervisors, covering the following topics in detail. Recording can be found at the following link:



For accompanying slides (need to register)

Slides from Part 1: Conquered Territory: Multi-Hypervisor – February 12, 2015

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches – Part 2 : Feb 17th

During this dynamic online event, data center expert, Vishal Mehta, will present the second of three parts in-depth webcasts on Series on Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches: Meet the 1000v Family: The Secret of Unity. This session will discuss vPath: The Secret behind uniting Virtual Network Services provided by ASA 1000v, VSG, vWAAS, Nexus 1000v, vNAM.

We will also discuss integration of Nexus 1000v with Cloud Services Router (CSR) to address routing needs of the virtualized Data Center. There will be brief introduction to Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (PNSC), which is a single pane that can automate virtual network management to execute configuration changes quickly and consistently.

Register Now

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches – Part 3 : Feb 24th

During this dynamic online event, data center expert, Vishal Mehta, will present the third of three parts in – depth webcasts on Series on Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches: Game Changer: Silver Lining in the Cloud

Cisco Intercloud Fabric (ICF) for Providers allows your customers to extend their data and applications into your public cloud with the same performance, security, policies, and workload control that they have in their own data centers. The ICF solution is based on Nexus 1000v VSM-VEM architecture with aid of ICF- Director and PNSC along with other Virtual services such as VSG, ASA 1000v and CSR.

The core of this session will go through deployment phases for enabling ICF. AVS architecture is clone of Nexus 1000V virtual switch. As a key component of the overall ACI framework, AVS allows for intelligent policy enforcement and optimal traffic steering for virtual applications. Single point of management and control for both physical and virtual workloads and infrastructure

Register Here Now

(Live Webcast Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time)

Featured Speaker : 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 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.

Cisco TechWiseTV News

TechWiseTV – Cisco’s window to the world: http://www.cisco.com/go/techwisetv

Subscribe to Cisco’s YouTube channel: http://cs.co/Subscribe

TechWiseTV examines the technology driving IT strategy and decision-making. Join hosts Robb Boyd, Jimmy Ray Purser, and their guests in these informative and entertaining videos and online workshops.

What’s New?

See How the Powerful Network Resources You Already Have Can Help Keep You Protected Over the past weeks, TechWiseTV has showcased several innovative and powerful security tools built to help protect your network.

But what about looking inside the network for answers? Could there be resources within your current architecture that can help defend against threats ? That is exactly what we were determined to find out.

Watch our latest on-demand episode and see how NetFlow, Cisco Identity Services Engine, and Cisco TrustSec—network solutions you already have—can provide an added layer of protection to your organization’s security strategy.

Join our special guests and us as we put the network back in network security. Be sure not to miss this one http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le21/onlineevts/offers/twtv/en/twtv163/preview.html

Make Sure You Have the Right Solutions in Place to Reach Up to 5 Gb/s on Your Existing


Wave 2 of 802.11ac is coming and with it, wireless speeds that’ll eclipse today’s gigabit Ethernet. With the

right tools, you can use your current Cat5 cable to get all that speed and even prepare for future innovations. Check out this latest TechWiseTV episode now and learn what you will need to take full advantage of multigigabit wireless, including a look at Cisco’s deep involvement in driving the standards for

2.5 and 5 Gb/s Ethernet rates.

Explore the technical challenges and business opportunities of these unprecedented access speeds with seasoned industry pros. Register now. http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le21/onlineevts/offers/twtv/en/twtv165/preview.html

Secure Enterprise Network News

ASR 9K 5.3.0 Release

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series is introducing support for industry-leading, high-density 8-port 100 Gigabit

Ethernet line cards with Cisco IOS XR Software Release 5.3.0. These line cards are fully compatible with Cisco ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9904, ASR 9912 and ASR 9922 routers. The high-capacity line cards are designed to remove bandwidth bottlenecks caused by a large increase in video-on-demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud services traffic.

The Cisco IOS XR Software Release 5.3.0 also introduces support for new 56-Gbps line cards and Route

Switch Processors (RSPs) for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series, as well as, new optics and software features :

 DIAMETER Support in BNG

 Nonstop Routing Enabled by Default

 Excessive Punt Flow Trap (EPFT) Enhancements

 PIM Per Interface States Limit/IGMP Per Interface States Limit

 TACACS IPV6 Support

 New DWDM Alarm Reporting Rules

 Alarm Reporting During DWDM Controller State Change

 Notification for Loopback Configuration Change on DWDM Controller Interface


 Clocking support for nV Cluster

 Address-based Forwarding with ACL Object-group

 VRF Aware LMA

 NAT64 on VSM

 64-way Equal Cost Multi-Paths

 Data Plane Security and IPv6 Routing Locators

 OSPFv2 Topology Independent Fast Reroute

 IPv6 Support in MPLS LDP

 Multi Nexthop Tracking

 Netconf

 Reduced G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Convergence Time

 BNG Subscriber Templates

 Delegation of PCC Initiated Tunnels



ASR 9K Tomahawk Line Cards – 8 port x 100 Gig

The Cisco® ASR 9000 Series 8-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card delivers an industry-leading eight 100

Gigabit Ethernet ports to any slot of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router. These high- capacity line cards are designed to remove bandwidth bottlenecks in the network today that are caused by a large increase in video-on-demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud services traffic

 Unprecedented Scale – 240 Gbps in one ASIC!

 Hardware Offload of CPU Intensive Protocols

 CPAK Delivers 10G, 40G or 100G on any Interface on One LC for Common Sparing and Onetime LC Qualification

 High Availability Customized Silicon – Hitless FPD Upgrades

 Embedded MACSec for Increased Security

 Power Down Unused Linecard Slices to Increase Efficiency

 Lowest Watts per Gbps with CPAK and Optimized Silicon

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/asr-9000-series-aggregation-services-routers/datasheet- c78-733790.html

Virtualised Service Module for ASR 9K

Unlock the benefits of virtualization to make your network more flexible, agile, and simpler to manage. The

Cisco® Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 Series Virtualized Services Module (VSM) makes it easy for service providers to transition network infrastructure services to virtual workloads. The VSM provides the capability to host Cisco, third-party, and custom applications in a virtualized environment much like a server blade on a router.

This flexible, elastic approach lets you increase or decrease service capacity as needed, so there is no need to design for maximum capacity. Simplified provisioning and upgrades help you save time and reduce costly truck rolls for upgrades or troubleshooting. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series VSM can help you maximize the availability of services through virtual machine migration in the event of hardware failures. The module has its own processors, network interfaces, and memory that operate independently of the host router resources, helping ensure maximum concurrent routing and application performance.

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series VSM is supported on these Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers :

  • Cisco ASR 9904 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9006 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9010 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9912 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9922 Router

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/asr-9000-series-aggregation-services- routers/datasheet-c78-730521.html

The Industrialisation of Hacking

How we got here and what to do to ensure the future of cyber security, Federal agencies and private monitoring companies agree that cyber attacks today are more frequent and more destructive. It’s no longer a matter of if these attacks will happen, but when and for how long. Cisco reports stopping an average of 320 million cyber attacks each day. Or more than 3,700 attacks every second.

Cisco also finds that 75 percent of all attacks take only minutes to begin data

exfiltration but take much longer to detect. More than half of all attacks persist for months—even years— before they are discovered. And it can take weeks or months for a security breach to be fully contained and remediated

http://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1572 627

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast

Update, 2014-2019

The Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update is part of the

comprehensive Cisco VNI Forecast, an on-going initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications on global networks.

This paper presents some of Cisco ’s major global mobile data traffic projections and growth trends.

The Mobile Network in 2014 : Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014. Last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Almost half a billion (497 million) mobile devices and connections were added in 2014. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014


In 2014, a fourth-generation (4G) connection generated 10 times more traffic on average than a non-4G connection. The top 1 percent of mobile data subscribers generated 18 percent of mobile data traffic, down from 52 percent at the beginning of 2010. Average smartphone usage grew 45 percent in

Meraki Quarterly Update

Bringing You the Latest in Cloud Networking. In 2014, the Meraki cloud-managed feature portfolio

expanded significantly. We would like to keep our customers in the loop with the latest developments here

at Meraki, and to help address this; we are excited to launch “The Meraki Quarterly Webinar”

In this recurring webinar, we will bring together the product managers from our wireless, security, switching, and MDM lines and they will be able to share what’s new. These sessions would be like a snapshot of Meraki, refreshed every three months.

Quarter One 2015 Update (You Tube Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoRW5TslEXQ

Meraki Blog: https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/

Meraki Webinars: https://meraki.cisco.com/webinars


Collaboration News

New Jabber 10.6 Clients

Give your teams the freedom to be productive from anywhere, on any device,

with Cisco Jabber. Cisco Jabber lets you access presence, instant messaging (IM), voice, video, voice messaging, desktop sharing, and conferencing. Now you can find the right people, see if and how they are available, and collaborate using your preferred method

Ever need to transfer a file ?

 In Jabber 10.6, you can transfer files to your colleagues independent of which client they are using. If they are mobile, they can save the file to Box or another cloud service to retrieve later on

their desktop. Additionally, on premises (CUCM IM/P) users can transfer files to an individual, group chat or chat room, all with audit and policy controls which now allows admins to roll out this feature into environments with compliance requirements. See the screen cap below for how simple this is on mobile devices.

Ever need to share your desktop only to hear complaints they can’t read the content ?

 Prior to this release, BFCP video share was supported on desktop PC / MAC; Release 10.6 extends the capability to mobile users, allowing them to see the content by pinching and zooming to view it

without squinting

Ever need to be alerted when someone becomes available or know the other person’s location?

 In Jabber for Windows 10.6, users can ask to be alerted when a colleague becomes available, or share location detail with their colleagues so they can be contacted in person when appropriate.

See the screen cap below for how easy this is to configure yourself.

For Administrators, this release enables significant new deployment opportunities including:

Single Sign-On is now supported via Expressway Mobile and Remote Access, enabling you to deploy the entire Jabber solution with a single sign-on independent of backend services used.

Phone only mode (in addition to IM only, and Full UC modes) is now available across all OS’s enabling administrators to deploy Jabber voice & video into competitive IM/P environments, and accelerating migrations from Jabber Video aka Movi (EOS announced) to Jabber.

Software Download Links

  • Jabber for Windows: Cisco.com Software Downloads
  • Jabber for Mac: Cisco.com Software Downloads
  • Jabber for Android: Google Play
  • Jabber for iPhone and iPad: Apple App Store

Locations configuration in Jabber for Windows

Quality Video Experience on Any Device to Anyone

As the workforce becomes more mobile and distributed, leaders recognize the benefits and growing impact of video as a key part of business collaboration. Video is becoming more pervasive. Case in point: Today’s desktop and mobile devices have a camera, if not two.

You can use video collaboration to improve communications, relationships, and productivity by helping people meet face-to-face over distances. This helps you:

Improve decision making by reducing communications delay

 Build trust and understanding across time zones within cross-functional and diverse teams

 Reduce employee travel, real-estate costs, and environmental impact

 Encourage information sharing and knowledge building with employees, partners, and customers

It’s all part of engagement – making it easy and natural for people to collaborate. Cisco is taking these interactions to the next level. Video collaboration experiences are available anywhere, and are as easy as voice. For many use cases, these experiences are better than being there.

Cisco provides one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of purpose-built, high-quality video collaboration solutions. These solutions are designed to meet the needs of all types of workers, whether deskbound or on the road.


Collaborate with Anyone at Any Time

Cisco supports video to and from the desktop, mobile devices, and the boardroom with easier, more transparent interactions and consistent experiences. Affordable solutions provide superior scale through hardware, software, and cloud architecture strategies, and help enable any-to-any video through standards-based technology.

Experience Better Video

Deploy video that is easy to use, deploy, maintain, and integrate. Users get intuitive interactions, less dependence on IT, and a single identity across all devices. IT gets unified call-control and management platforms to ease administration, speed deployment, and simplify troubleshooting. It’s all based on an integrated end-to-end architecture that uses the intelligent network for highly secure, reliable, more comprehensive, and overall better user experiences.

Achieve More with Video Collaboration

Use video to accomplish what you cannot in person. Improve productivity by meeting with people in multiple countries in one day, or with hundreds of people at once – wherever you are. Attend meetings on your own time, replay important material, and easily navigate on keywords and speakers.

Data Center News

New Cisco Nexus 7702 Switch

In response to the need for a compact switch with an enhanced set of features, Cisco is pleased to

announce the addition of the Cisco Nexus 7702 Series Modular Switch to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series family. This switch shares the same system architecture, ASIC technology and comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set as the other Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Modular Switches, so, it provides the operational consistency and functionality that are familiar to customers. The shared architecture minimizes the time to deploy and the compact size maximizes the number of use cases where this switch can be deployed.

The Cisco Nexus 7702 Switch provides:

 One I/O module slot, which supports all current F3-Series Nexus 7700 I/O modules.

 One supervisor slot, which supports the same supervisor module as all other Nexus 7700 switches.

 Two power supply slots, which support the same 3KW AC and DC power, supply units as all other

Nexus 7700 Switches.

The Cisco Nexus 7702 switch inherits all the features available on current Nexus 7700 switches as all Nexus

7700 F3 series I/O modules can be used on it. This capability enables customers to leverage the rich and powerful features offered by the Nexus 7700 F3 series modules in a compact switch.

The Nexus 7702 requires Cisco NX-OS Software Release 7.2 or later

Furthermore, the Cisco Nexus 7702 Switch will support future Nexus 7700 I/O modules, supervisors, and power supply units.


Nexus 7000 Family NX-OS 6.2(12) Release Announcement

Cisco is pleased to announce the immediate availability of NX-OS 6.2(12) for download from CCO. This

release includes a number of new software features as well as introducing support for a new 48 -port 1/10

Gigabit Ethernet module on the Cisco Nexus 7000. This F3 Series module is a low-latency, high- performance, high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet module. It is operationally consistent with the Cisco Nexus

7700 F3-Series modules and shares common system architecture and the same application-specific

integrated circuit (ASIC) technology.

New software features introduced with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(12) includes :

 FCoE support has been added for the Cisco Nexus 7706

 Introduction of the command: ip dscp-lop

 Introduction of the command: [ no ] system default link-fail laser-on

For further information on what is included within this software release, please refer to the release notes at the following location :



For further information on the new Cisco Nexus 7000 F3 Series 48 Port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet module :



Nexus 3000 Family Enhancements : 3548-X & 3132Q-X

Nexus 3548-X offers lower power consumption (~ 25%), Multicast NAT: Simplifies co-location integration and Latency Monitoring: FIFO Traffic visibility and troubleshooting

Nexus 3132Q-X featuring lower Power consumption (~ 15%), the option for 4 x 10GE SFP ports at a lower price

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches extend Cisco Unified Fabric to the data center. Highly programmable, these dense fixed-port switches offer simplified management, enhanced network visibility, and advanced monitoring, all supported by a consistent NX-OS. This family includes the Nexus 3000, high-density Nexus

3100, and ultra-low-latency Nexus 3500 switches. http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3548-switch/index.html


Cisco Nexus 5648Q and the new 12 Port 40G Ethernet/ FCoE GEM

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches are designed to deliver high-density top-of-rack (ToR) Layer 2 and Layer

3, 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet with unified ports in compact one-, two-, and four-rack-unit form factors. The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series includes the Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms as part of the Cisco Unified Fabric portfolio.

The Nexus 5648Q features 24 x 40G ports and can scale up to 48 x 40G ports via 2 of the 12 port 40G GEM modules. This new switch also supports FEX, offers VXLAN capabilities, and rich data analytics and FCoE support.

The Cisco Nexus 5624Q offers a hot-swappable generic expansion module (GEM) for an additional twelve

40 Gigabit Ethernet ports


Nexus 2332TQ Fabric Extender

The 2332TQ supports 32 x 10GBaseT + 4 x 40G Uplinks plus all of the feature set that the Nexus 2300

Series offers including larger buffers to absorb traffic bursts, support for Cisco 40G BiDi optics, and additional versatile TCAM Supporting for support of capabilities such as ACL classifications and QOS, and local flow redirect for architectures that require intra-rack traffic to reduce bandwidth.


BGP VXLAN Support on the Nexus 9000 and Nexus 7000

VXLAN IETF draft does not specify a control plane, and relies on a flood-and-learn mechanism for host and endpoint discovery. The Cisco® Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Control Plane for VXLAN solution is an open, interoperable standards based approach using the proven features of BGP to provide a more scalable, flexible, alternative.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-9000-series-switches/white-paper- c11-733737.html


CCO posting of NX-OS 7.1(0)N1(1a)

The NX-OS 7.1(0)N1(1a), release delivers support for new products in the Nexus Fixed Family of Switches

and enables new software technologies on the product line. The new hardware products and components supported in this release are

 Cisco Nexus 5624Q switch

 Cisco Nexus 2348TQ FEX

 Cisco 100 G Line Card Expansion Module on Cisco Nexus 5696Q

 H7 Power Supply Support—support for forward air flow (FAF) and reverse air flow (RAF) with both

AC and DC power source

 10 G Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)

 LR4 Optics—WSP-Q40GLR4L

The key new Software Features in the release are :

 DC Fabric innovations with support of VXLAN Bridging and Routing and Cloud DC Automation through VM Tracker capability

 Security enhancements including CTS with FabricPath, Dynamic ARP Inspection and stronger

password enforcement

 Infrastructure enhancements with support for maintenance mode for switch maintenance

 Enhancements for VPC with IPv6 keep alive and Multicast scale

 Long distance support for FCoE.

Nexus 9000 Additions to the Portfolio – 100GE

100G on Nexus 9500 and Nexus 9300

Keeping up with evolving data center bandwidth demands, Cisco is introducing 100GE modules for both the Nexus 9500 and 9300 (8 port and 4 port respectively) for high performance spine/core connectivity and also for direct router interconnect.



New Nexus 93120TX

The Cisco Nexus 93120TX is a line-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch for both 3-tier

and spine-leaf architectures. With the option to operate in Cisco NX-OS or Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode, it can be deployed in small business, enterprise, and service provider architectures.

The Cisco Nexus 93120TX Switch has 96 10-Gbps BASE-T and 6 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks. Front-panel ports can operate at 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps speeds. This gives you a flexible platform that’s perfect for migrating network access ports to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. All ports are line rate, delivering 2.4

Tbps of throughput in a 2-rack-unit (1RU) form factor.


FlexPod with UCS Mini

FlexPod with UCS Mini is a simple, easy to manage, and expandable solution that brings the performance and power of Cisco UCS integration in an all-in-one, small footprint optimized for non-datacenter environments, such as remote sites, branch offices, and any location where data is generated and compute resources are needed.

http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/flexpod_ucsmini_design.pdfCisco Technical EZine: February 2015 Page 24 of 26


Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite

Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite is an engineered software solution not a platform. It delivers a hybrid – ready private cloud software solution that contains out-of-box installation and content. There are out-of- box utensils designed specifically to accelerate the design and deployment of your existing and cloud-first applications – across private and hybrid environments.


Cisco® ONE Software

Cisco ONE Software is a valuable and flexible way to buy software for your data center, WAN, and access

domains. At each stage in the product lifecycle, Cisco ONE Software helps make buying, managing, and upgrading your network and infrastructure software easier.

Cisco ONE software helps you purchase the right software capabilities to address their business needs. These products offer a greater value to customers with more features at “better together” pricing. They deliver reduced complexity, simplified buying, and the peace of mind that today’s software investments will last into the future.


Cisco ONE Software provides four key benefits :

 Software suites that address typical customer use case scenarios at an attractive price

 Investment protection of software purchases through license portability

 Access to ongoing innovation and new technology from Cisco

 Flexible licensing models to smoothly distribute customer’s software spending over time

To learn more about how Cisco ONE Software can help your organization, visit the Cisco ONE website:


EOS/EOL Notifications

EOL/EOS for the Cisco UCS C200 M1 1TB SAS 7.2K RPM 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco UCS C200 M1 1TB SAS 7.2K RPM 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive. The last day to order the affected product(s) was July 15, 2010.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/servers-unified-computing/ucs-c200-m1-high-density-rack- mount-server/end_of_life_c51-575505.html

EOL/EOS for the Cisco UCS C200 M1 300GB SAS 15K RPM 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco UCS C200 M1 300GB SAS 15K RPM 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive. The last day to order the affected product(s) was January 14, 2011.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/servers-unified-computing/ucs-c200-m1-high-density-rack- mount-server/end_of_life_c51-575500.html

EOL/EOS for the Cisco Catalyst 6500/Cisco 7600 Series Router Anomaly Guard

Module and Anomaly Detector Module

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500/Cisco 7600 Series Router Anomaly Guard Module and Anomaly Detector Module http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/interfaces-modules/services-modules/end_of_life_c51-573493.html