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Virtual Switching System

Introduction The Cisco Catalyst 4500,6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) allows the clustering of two or more physical chassis together into a single, logical entity. This technology allows for enhancements in all areas of network design, including high availability, scalability, management, and maintenance. This paper explains the Cisco VSS technology, including its benefits and requirements. … Continue reading

Ask the Expert from Cisco : Nexus Virtual Port Channel (vPC)

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn about design, configuration and troubleshooting of VPC with Cisco experts Hatim Badr and Iqbal Syed. Iqbal is a product manager and technical marketing engineer for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series of switches. He is responsible for product road-mapping and … Continue reading

Virtual Port Channel (vPC) basic

vPC Technology has been introduced by Cisco Nexus OS as a key component of Cisco Data Center Networking architecture. The major benefits it brings are: Loop avoidance logic allows 2 physical connections from 1 device to 2 Nexus Switches to operate in active/active mode and eliminate STP blocked port to fully utilize the uplink bandwidth. … Continue reading

Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business

A comprehensive guide to designing and operating reliable server environments Keep your data center cool, clean, scalable, and secure Learn the five principles of effective data center design Avoid the natural and man-made hazards that can jeopardize a data center site Learn how to lay out key infrastructure objects within the data center for greatest … Continue reading

Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud: Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services

Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services A rapid, easy-to-understand approach to delivering a secure, resilient, easy-to-manage, SLA-driven cloud experience Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud helps you understand the design and architecture of networks and network services that enable the delivery of business-grade cloud services.  Drawing on … Continue reading

Art of Network Architecture, The: Business-Driven Design

Art of Network Architecture, The: Business-Driven Design By Russ White, Denise Donohue The business-centered, business-driven guide to architecting and evolving networks The Art of Network Architecture is the first book that places business needs and capabilities at the center of the process of architecting and evolving networks. Two leading enterprise network architects help you craft … Continue reading

Building a CCIE mind-set

What It take to become a CCIE The road to becoming a CCIE is long and winding , with a lot of larger hills along the way. You need to have a certain mind-set to undertake such a journey. As you travel down the road, you need adapt and embrace the challenges that lie ahead