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Cisco Prime Service Catalog
By Chris Jackson, Hank Preston, Steve Wasko
Mar 10, 2017

In this chapter from CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide, Cisco cloud experts Chris Jackson, Hank Preston, and Steve Wasko introduce the Cisco Prime Service Catalog and how it helps manage requests for IT services.

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Cisco Unified Communications Manager Deployment Models
By Akhil Behl, Joshua Samuel Finke, Berni Gardiner
Mar 10, 2017

In this chapter from Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1 (CIPTV1) Foundation Learning Guide (CCNP Collaboration Exam 300-070 CIPTV1), 3rd Edition, the author team introduces Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and explores different redundancy models.

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IKEv2 Deployments
By Graham Bartlett, Amjad Inamdar
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from IKEv2 IPsec Virtual Private Networks: Understanding and Deploying IKEv2, IPsec VPNs, and FlexVPN in Cisco IOS , authors Graham Bartlett and Amjad Inamdar introduce a number of designs where IKEv2 is used. Each design will use a simple deployment of two routers with the focus on the configuration of IKEv2. Although each scenario uses only two routers, the configuration can scale as required if needed.

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Implementing OSPF for IPv4
By Wendell Odom
Nov 19, 2016

In this sample chapter from CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide Academic Edition,author Wendell Odom covers implementation details for Open Shortest Path First Version 2 (OSPFv2) —that is, OSPF as used for IPv4. This chapter looks at how to configure and verify a variety of OSPFv2 features.

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Implementing OSPF for IPv4
By Wendell Odom
Nov 19, 2016

In this sample chapter fromCCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide, author Wendell Odom covers implementation details for Open Shortest Path First Version 2 (OSPFv2) —that is, OSPF as used for IPv4. This chapter looks at how to configure and verify a variety of OSPFv2 features

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Introduction to and Design of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services
By Omar Santos, Panos Kampanakis, Aaron Woland
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions: All-in-one Cisco ASA Firepower Services, NGIPS, and AMP, authors Omar Santos, Panos Kampanakis, and Aaron Woland provide an introduction to the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services solution. It also provides design guidance and best practices for deploying Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services.

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Introduction to BGP
By Jeff Doyle
Nov 19, 2016

In this sample chapter from Routing TCP/IP, Volume II: CCIE Professional Development, 2nd Edition, author Jeff Doyle covers the basic operation of BGP, including its message types, how the messages are used, and the format of the messages. You also learn about the various basic attributes BGP can associate with a route and how it uses these attributes to choose a best path. Finally, this chapter shows you how to configure and troubleshoot BGP peering sessions.

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Network Access and Layer 2 Multicast
By Josh Loveless, Ray Blair
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from IP Multicast, Volume I: Cisco IP Multicast Networking, authors Josh Loveless, Ray Blair, and Arvind Durai take an in-depth look at IP multicast messages at Layer 2 and how they are transported in a Layer 2 domain. This chapter covers the basic elements of multicast functionality in Layer 2 domains as well as design considerations for multicast deployments.

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On-Box Automation and Operations Tools
By Ryan Tischer, Jason Gooley
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from Programming and Automating Cisco Networks, authors Ryan Tischer and Jason Gooley cover the following on-box automation tools in greater detail; Auto SmartPorts, AutoConf, Auto Security, AutoQoS, Smart Call Home, Tcl Shell, and Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

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Variable-Length Subnet Masks
By Wendell Odom
Nov 19, 2016

In this sample chapter from CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide, author Wendell Odom introduces variable-length subnet masks (VLSM)

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Variable-Length Subnet Masks
By Wendell Odom
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter fromCCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide, Academic Edition, author Wendell Odom introduces variable-length subnet masks (VLSM).

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Network Design Models
By Anthony Bruno, Steve Jordan
Sep 28, 2016

In this sample chapter from CCDA 200-310 Official Cert Guide, authors Anthony Bruno and Steve Jordan cover hierarchical network models, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture model, and high-availability network services.

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Intercloud Architecture and Technologies
Sep 26, 2016

In this sample chapter from Intercloud: Solving Interoperability and Communication in a Cloud of Clouds, authors Jazib Frahim, Venkata Josyula, Monique Morrow, and Ken Owens explore how cloud providers have set up data centers at many locations to service their customers. For example, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, and others have established data centers for hosting cloud application services such as social networking, gaming portals, and business applications. In many of these social networks, the service components run in separate virtual machines that may be hosted in data centers owned by different cloud computing providers. In order to link the services provided by different providers at different locations around the world and to provide quality service to a consumer, it is necessary to build an Intercloud to bring the services together. This chapter details Intercloud architecture mode, Intercloud use cases, and Intercloud deploy.

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Enterprise Use Cases for Network Function Virtualization
By Arvind Durai, Stephen Lynn, Amit Srivastava
Jun 13, 2016
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) offers new ways to design, orchestrate, and manage network services. Arvind Durai explores use cases of the adoption of NFV by enterprise architects, to control services in their tenant space.
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CSR with OpenStack
By Arvind Durai, Stephen Lynn, Amit Srivastava
Jun 1, 2016
Are you looking at virtualization to solve your horizontal scaling challenge and reduce capital expenditure? Arvind Durai explores OpenStack, the free and open-source cloud computing platform written in Python.
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RIP Next Generation (RIPng)
May 27, 2016
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Building a Security Strategy
By Bob Vachon
Mar 24, 2016
Bob Vachon introduces network security-related concepts and summarizes how security policies are implemented using a lifecycle approach.
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Remote Site Telephony and Branch Redundancy Options
By William Alexander Hannah, Akhil Behl
Mar 5, 2016
Hannah and Behl introduce and explain the various options for deploying remote site telephony solutions.
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3 Common Network Security Threats
Feb 25, 2016
Whether their ultimate intention is harming your organization or stealing its information, attackers are probably already trying to crack your network. Network engineers need to anticipate these attacks and be ready to mitigate them. Security specialist Sean Wilkins points out three attack methods that most networks will experience.
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7 Popular Layer 2 Attacks
Feb 25, 2016
If you're responsible for securing a corporate or private network, you need to be aware of the vulnerabilities that attackers will use. Security expert Sean Wilkins discusses seven common methods that can give attackers access, helping them to control or steal information from your network.

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