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Video: NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals: Unified Fabric Basics
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, Matthew McPherson
May 21, 2015
In this excerpt from NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLessons, learn about unified fabric basics, including a discussion of Fibre Channel over Ethernet, FCoE protocol fundamentals and the benefits of FCoE.
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Basic Data Transmission in Networks: MAC Tables and ARP Tables
By Sean Wilkins
May 12, 2015
Bombarded with jargon, no wonder networking beginners get lost. Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, explains some crucial terminology for anyone who needs to understand complex networking.
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Video: NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals: NX-OS Security Basics
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, Matthew McPherson
May 11, 2015
In this video excerpt from NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLessons, learn NX-OS security basics.
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CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide: Authentication Policies
By Aaron Woland, Kevin Redmon
May 6, 2015
In this chapter from CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide, the authors discuss network authentication policies.
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Video: IPv6 Fundamentals: Purpose and Format of GUA
By Rick Graziani
May 6, 2015
In this video excerpt from IPv6 Fundamentals LiveLessons: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6, Rick Graziani discusses the purpose and format of Global Unicast Addresses (GUA).
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Collision Domains and Broadcast Domains = Apples and Oranges
By Sean Wilkins
May 5, 2015
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, doesn't approve of blurring collision domains and broadcast domains. Though these models are often taught together, modern technology has outpaced some of the ideas, and networking specialists who are new to the field need to distinguish between current terminology and outdated concepts.
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Video: IPv6 Fundamentals: Configuring a Static GUA
By Rick Graziani
May 4, 2015
In this video excerpt from IPv6 Fundamentals LiveLessons: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6, Rick Graziani shows you how to configure a static Global Unicast Address (GUA).
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Video: IPv6 Fundamentals: A Brief Look at ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery
By Rick Graziani
Apr 17, 2015
In this excerpt from IPv6 Fundamentals LiveLessons: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6, Rick Graziani discusses ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery.
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Video: Cisco Bring Your Own Device Networking: EPS (Endpoint Protection Services)
By Kevin Redmon
Apr 10, 2015
In this excerpt from Cisco Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Networking LiveLessons, Kevin Redmon discusses how to handle lost or stolen devices.
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Virtualizing Cisco Network Devices
By Navaid Shamsee, Ahmed Afrose, Hesham Fayed, Ozden Karakok, David Klebanov
Mar 17, 2015
This chapter from CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide covers the virtualization capabilities of the Nexus 7000 and Nexus 5000 switches using Virtual Device Context (VDC) and Network Interface Virtualization (NIV).
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OSPF Implementation
By Diane Teare, Rick Graziani, Bob Vachon
Feb 3, 2015
This chapter from Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP ROUTE 300-101) examines the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol, one of the most commonly used interior gateway protocols in IP networking.
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Building Blocks for Data Center Cloud Architectures
By Lucien Avramov, Maurizio Portolani
Jan 26, 2015
This chapter from The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI: Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology describes the components of a cloud infrastructure and how ACI provides network automation for the cloud. It also explains the Amazon Web Services approach; covers the role of the various orchestration tools; introduces some key concepts on how to automate the provisioning of servers and how to get started with OpenStack; explains the OpenStack modeling of the cloud infrastructure; and discusses the administrator’s task of mapping the requirements of IaaS services onto the models of these technologies.
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CCNP Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide: Configuration of Redistribution
By Scott Empson, Patrick Gargano, Hans Roth
Jan 21, 2015
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide provides information about redistribution topics.
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Troubleshooting Methods for Cisco IP Networks
By Amir Ranjbar
Jan 14, 2015
This chapter from Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP TSHOOT 300-135) defines troubleshooting and troubleshooting principles. Next, six different troubleshooting approaches are described. The third section of this chapter presents a troubleshooting example based on each of the six troubleshooting approaches.
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IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR: How a Router Works
By Brad Edgeworth, Aaron Foss, Ramiro Garza Rios
Jan 2, 2015
This chapter from IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Implementing IP Routing Protocols explains how a router performs IP routing and IP packet forwarding between different network segments.
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CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide: Switch Port Configuration
By David Hucaby
Dec 18, 2014
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide presents the various Ethernet network technologies used to establish switched connections within the campus network and also details the switch commands required for configuring and troubleshooting Ethernet LAN ports.
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CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide: Classification and Marking
By Narbik Kocharians, Terry Vinson
Dec 16, 2014
This chapter from CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, 5th Edition covers the following subtopics from the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching written exam blueprint: Modular QoS CLI (MQC), Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR), QoS Classification, QoS Marking, and Cisco AutoQoS.
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CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide: Troubleshooting Device Performance
By Raymond Lacoste, Kevin Wallace
Dec 9, 2014
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide discusses common reasons for high CPU and memory utilization on routers and switches, in addition to how we can recognize them. This chapter also covers interface statistics because they sometimes provide the initial indication of some type of issue.
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IPv4 Routing Protocol Concepts
By Wendell Odom, Chad Hintz
Dec 3, 2014
This chapter from CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide introduces the concepts behind Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs), typically used inside one company. In particular, this chapter discusses the theory behind types of routing protocols, including distance vector and link-state logic. The chapter also introduces the Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol.
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Fundamental EIGRP Concepts
By Kevin Wallace
Nov 26, 2014
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide covers EIGRP fundamentals, EIGRP neighborships, and neighborships over WANs.

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