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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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CCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference: Application and Infrastructure Security
By Lancy Lobo, Umesh Lakshman
Sep 17, 2014
This chapter from CCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference, 3rd Edition covers HTTP, HTTPS, Simple Mail Transfer, Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, Domain Name System, and Trivial File Transfer Protocol.
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CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide: IP Forwarding (Routing)
By Narbik Kocharians, Peter Paluch
Sep 10, 2014
This chapter from CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, 5th Edition covers Cisco Express Forwarding concepts, routing protocol migration, and policy-based routing.
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Cisco Data Center Fabrics and Application Centric Infrastructure
By Lucien Avramov
Aug 11, 2014
In this video Lucien Avramov explains how he can help you learn what's new in data center architecture and how to evolve your job as data center architect.
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Cisco WSA: User Authentication with Transparent Proxy
By Natalie Timms
Jul 30, 2014
In this video Natalie Timms covers integrating user authentication with Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) based transparent proxy service on the Cisco Web Services Appliance (WSA). She shows how an existing Microsoft Active Directory user database can be leveraged to validate user credentials when determining if redirected traffic flows should be permitted through the WSA.
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Cisco ASA Licensing
By Andrew Ossipov, Jazib Frahim, Omar Santos
Jul 22, 2014
This chapter discusses license mechanisms for the Cisco ASA's advanced security features that add additional layers of protection or accommodate more complex network designs.
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CCIE Security v4.0 Practice Lab
By Natalie Timms
Jul 15, 2014
In this practice lab to help in your preparation for the CCIE Security exam, Natalie Timms focuses on initializing and configuring the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) in both single- and multi-context modes.
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31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: Spanning Tree Protocols
By Allan Johnson
Jul 9, 2014
This step in preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching exam covers STP and its variations — standards that allow for redundant switched networks without worrying about switching loops.
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A Tour of Cisco Data Center Interconnect with OTV (Overlay Transport Virtualization)
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen
Jul 2, 2014
In this video Ron Fuller and David Jansen discuss how to evolve data centers into a multi-data center topology using interconnect functionality called Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).
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CCIE Collaboration Quick Reference: Cisco Unified Communications Security
By Akhil Behl
Jul 2, 2014
In this chapter, Akhil Behl explains how to secure a converged communications network by discussing potential threats as well as options for maintaining the confidentiality of network data and its integrity.
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Security by Design: Planning for Security in the Design, Deployment, and Operation of IT Systems
By Keith Barker, Scott Morris
Jul 2, 2014
In this video Keith Barker and Scott Morris discuss the importance of security as part of the design, deployment and operations of information system today.

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