Cisco Live - NEW FEATURES:
The Cisco TAC now offers Cisco Live, a powerful suite of Internet-enabled tools with firewall-friendly features. These secure, encrypted Java applets can turn a simple phone call into an interactive collaboration session, allowing you and your Cisco TAC engineer to work together more effectively than ever before:
Have your Web browser ready the next time you work with a TAC engineer, and ask the engineer if your case would benefit from a Cisco Live collaboration session.
Software Advisor Tool - NEW:
The Software Advisor tool is the newest, most comprehensive utility for determining compatibility and feature information for Cisco IOS® and Cisco Catalyst® Operating System (CatOS) software. The Software Advisor consolidates the features of the Hardware/Software Compatibility Matrix, the Cisco Feature Navigator, and the Catalyst Compatibility Advisor in a single, convenient interface accessible from the Cisco TAC Web Site.
You can use the Software Advisor tool to:
On January 28, the Software Advisor will replace the Hardware/Software Compatibility Matrix, the Cisco Feature Navigator, and the Catalyst Compatibility Advisor on the TAC Web Site. Bookmark the Software Advisor tool today:
IP Routing Top Issues - UPDATED:
The "IP Routing Top Issues" page now features nine new resources for troubleshooting, configuration, and background information on the following topics:
Whether you need to configure a multicast group or troubleshoot a connectivity issue, start with a visit to the updated "IP Routing Top Issues" page:
QoS Top Issues - NEW:
The new "QoS Top Issues" page offers the latest troubleshooting information about quality of service (QoS) for your communications network. This page includes the most recent and most frequent questions your peers have asked, along with the solutions the Cisco TAC engineers have provided about achieving and maintaining secure, predictable, and measurable network services.
Use these new top issues to help ensure your network delivers consistent quality of service:
Optical Support Pages - NEW:
Put these four new optical support pages to work for you.
Output Interpreter Tool - ENHANCED:
The Output Interpreter tool now helps you troubleshoot common errors with Cisco PIX Firewall failover configurations. Paste the output from the "show failover" command into the Output Interpreter for an instant analysis, including potential problems and suggestions for resolution. Specifically, the Output Interpreter's analysis will cover:
Let the Output Interpreter tool give you a thorough analysis of your "show failover" output:
Warranty Support Tool - UPDATED:
The expanded capabilities of the Warranty Support Tool (formerly known as the Warranty Status Tool) not only allow you to check the warranty status of your Cisco equipment, but also, if necessary, open an online technical support case with the Cisco TAC for your product that is under warranty.
For all customers with products under warranty, the Warranty Support Tool provides instant warranty status. For Cisco direct customers located in the United States, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, the Warranty Support Tool also allows you to open a TAC case for any product still under warranty.
When you need to check the warranty status of a Cisco product, start with the Warranty Support Tool:
OSPF Configuration Management White Paper - NEW:
A new white paper, "OSPF Configuration Management via SNMP," helps you initially verify and periodically evaluate your deployment of the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol, to ensure continued compliance with your intended routing design. Major sections include:
Use this new white paper to help ensure your OSPF deployment continues to run smoothly:
Online Technical Training Opportunities
Cisco TAC Web Seminar: Voice, Telephony, and Messaging - NEW:
The free, online Cisco TAC Web seminar, "Voice, Telephony, and Messaging Issues," demonstrates how to navigate the Cisco TAC Web Site to find technical documentation and online tools to resolve questions related to voice technologies. You will learn to use the Cisco TAC Web Site to:
Register now for the new "Voice, Telephony, and Messaging Issues" seminar:
Networking Professionals Connection - NEW:
Networking Professionals Connection is an interactive Web site for networking professionals to share questions, suggestions, and information about networking products and technologies. This site also offers discussion forums on networking topics such as virtual private networks (VPNs), network security, voice and video, and more. Current offerings include:
Visit the Networking Professionals Connection to join a discussion, register for a TechTalk, and to find out about other upcoming events on networking topics:
CCIE Power Sessions - NEW:
CCIE® Power Sessions provide in-depth exam tutorials for the technologies and concepts emphasized in CCIE certification exams. The interactive sessions, led by certified CCIE program experts at Cisco Networkers events, will help candidates prepare for CCIE testing. Engineers who are not candidates are also welcome to attend.
CCIE Power Sessions address the core internetworking topics that are required for all CCIE certifications, including:
To learn more about CCIE Power Sessions, visit the CCIE Web Site at:
To register for a CCIE Power Session, select a Networkers event location at:
Access: Broadband Cable
Cisco IOS® Software*
* You can find all these releases at:
Content Delivery Devices
Customer Contact Software
TCP/IP: IP Routing
Voice, Telephony, and Messaging
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