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Vol. 4, No. 8 August 2002 Unmatched Online Technical Support www.cisco.com/tac
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In This Issue:
What's Hot
Online Technical Training Opportunities

Access
Content Delivery Devices
IBM
LAN
Network Management Software (NMS)
Network Security
Optical Platforms
Routers
TCP/IP: IP Routing
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Voice, Telephony, and Messaging (VTM)
WAN Switches

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What's Hot

Cisco Software Installation and Upgrade Procedures - UPDATED:
Updates to Access Products and High-End Routers Software Upgrade Resources

The Cisco TAC Web Site's "Software Installation and Upgrade Procedures" page provides step-by-step instructions for installing and upgrading software on Cisco access products and high-end routers. These documents now provide more complete instructions and new technical support materials that address what to do if something goes wrong during an upgrade.

Streamline your software installation and upgrades with the enhanced "Software Installation and Upgrade Procedures" page:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/newsletter/0802_software_installation_upgrade.html

Updates to two related documents can also help simplify installations and upgrades:


Best Practices White Paper - NEW:
Measuring Delay, Jitter, and Packet Loss with Cisco IOS SAA and RTTMON

A new white paper entitled, "Measuring Delay, Jitter, and Packet Loss with Cisco IOS SAA and RTTMON," is now available to help you support data networks that use Cisco IOS® Service Assurance Agent (SAA) and Round Trip Time Monitor (RTTMON) features on Cisco routers.

This new resource will help you accurately predict the impact of new application rollouts, such as voice and video. Major sections in this white paper include:

  • Measuring delay, jitter, and packet loss for voice-enabled data networks
  • Deploying SAA on Cisco routers
  • Sample data collections
  • Proactive threshold monitoring

Ensure successful voice and video implementations on your data network with this new white paper:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/newsletter/0802_measuring_delay.html


Cisco TAC Case Query Tool - UPDATE:
TAC Case Query Tool Offers Online Case Management

Online case management begins with the Cisco TAC Case Query tool, where you can get the latest information on your recent TAC cases. You can check the status of your TAC cases, and you can easily update your open cases by adding notes or uploading files.

When you update a case using the TAC Case Query tool, your TAC engineer will receive an alert. This way, the engineer can use the information immediately to help bring the case to resolution.

Take advantage of the TAC Case Query tool to monitor and update your cases online:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/newsletter/0802_case_query.html
(available to registered users only)


Online Technical Training Opportunities

Cisco TAC Web Seminars - UPDATE:
On-Demand Seminars Offer Cisco TAC Web Site Training At Your Convenience

Did you know you can attend Cisco TAC Web Seminars anytime? These free, on-demand seminars will show you how to use the Cisco TAC Web Site to access many of the same technical support resources that Cisco TAC engineers use.

Available in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, the "General Overview" seminars cover the basics of the Cisco TAC Web Site, including:

  • Using technical tips and sample configurations for troubleshooting
  • Using online tools to select and upgrade software
  • Opening technical support cases online
  • Finding online technical training material

In addition, several seminars focus on using the TAC Web Site to resolve issues in specific technology areas, such as network security and virtual private networks (VPNs); routers; IP routing protocols; LAN technologies; and voice, telephony, and messaging.

Attend a Cisco TAC Web Seminar today to learn more about the TAC Web Site:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/newsletter/0802_tac_web_sem_archive.html
(available to all users, but separate registration on this stand-alone site is required)


Networking Professionals Connection - UPDATE:
Discussion Forums, TechTalks, and "Ask the Expert" Events

Networking Professionals Connection is an interactive Web site where you can share questions, suggestions, and information about networking products and technologies with your peers. This site 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, participate in an "Ask the Expert" event, or to find out about upcoming offerings:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/newsletter/0802_net_pro_con_discussion.html


Access

Configuration Example:
Configuring a Cisco AS5350 or AS5400 for Outgoing Modem and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Calls

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/793/access_dial/5400out.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/793/access_dial/5400out.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Understanding NextPort Software Port Entity (SPE) Versions

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/471/spe_version.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/471/spe_version.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
NextPort Software Port Entity (SPE) and Cisco IOS Software Version Reference Table

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/471/ios_npspe_matrix.shtml
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/471/ios_npspe_matrix.shtml
(available to nonregistered users)


Content Delivery Devices

Tech Note:
Determining Savings When Using Caching

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/117/caching_savings.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/117/caching_savings.html
(available to nonregistered users)


IBM

Tech Note:
Token Ring Bridging and Routing Information Field (RIF) Decoding

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/100/trb_rif.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/100/trb_rif.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Routing Information Field (RIF) Decoder Tool

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/100/rifdecoder_tool.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/100/rifdecoder_tool.html
(available to nonregistered users)


LAN

Configuration Example:
Configuring Jumbo/Giant Frame Support on Catalyst Switches

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/148.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/148.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Recovering a Catalyst 4000 Supervisor III Switch from a Corrupted or Missing Image and from ROM monitor (ROMmon) Mode

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/149.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/149.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Hardware Requirements for Catalyst 6000 and Catalyst 6500 Redundancy

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/151.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/151.html
(available to nonregistered users)


White Paper:
Understanding Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol (802.1w)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/146.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/146.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Network Management Software (NMS)

Tech Note:
Steps to Repair the CiscoWorks Database

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/477/NMS_legacy/23.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/477/NMS_legacy/23.html
(available to nonregistered users)


How To:
How To Use the CISCO-BULK-FILE-MIB

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/477/SNMP/bulk_file_mib.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/477/SNMP/bulk_file_mib.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Network Security

Configuration Example:
Configuring IP Security (IPSec) between a Cisco IOS Router and a Cisco VPN Client 3.x for Windows Using Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS+) for User Authentication

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/480/ipsec-ios-tacacs.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/480/ipsec-ios-tacacs.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Configuring IP Access Lists

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/707/confaccesslists.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/confaccesslists.html
(available to nonregistered users)


How To:
Configuring IP Security (IPSec) between PIX Firewall and Cisco VPN Client Using Smart Card Certificates

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/471/configipsecsmart.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/471/configipsecsmart.html
(available to nonregistered users)


How To:
Upgrading the Intrusion Detection System Module

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/707/idsm_upgrade.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/idsm_upgrade.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Optical Platforms

How To:
Upgrading Cross Connect (XC) and Cross Connect Virtual Tributary (XCVT) Cards to XC10G Cards

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/127/ONS_15454/xc_21020.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/127/ONS_15454/xc_21020.html
(available to nonregistered users)


How To:
Creating Virtual Trunking Tunnel (VTT) Circuits and Virtual Trunkings (VTs) for the Cisco ONS 15454

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/127/ONS_15454/vtt_23844.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/127/ONS_15454/vtt_23844.html
(available to nonregistered users)


How To:
How To Upgrade Line Extender Modules (LEM), Wavelength Channel Module (WCM), and Receive Transponder (RXT) Card Firmware From Versions 3.0.1 to 3.2.x

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/127/ONS_15800/cardupgrade_24842.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/127/ONS_15800/cardupgrade_24842.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Routers

Tech Note:
Cisco 2600 Series Router Architecture

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/63/2600_architecture_23852.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/63/2600_architecture_23852.html
(available to nonregistered users)


TCP/IP: IP Routing

Configuration Example:
Applying Quality of Service (QoS) Service Policies and Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing and Low Latency Queuing (CBWFQ/LLQ) on Bridged ATM Permanent Virtual Circuits (PVCs)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/105/bridging_cbwfq.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/105/bridging_cbwfq.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Reference Guide to Implementing Crypto and Quality of Service (QoS)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/105/crypto_qos.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/105/crypto_qos.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Configuration Example:
Configuring IP Security (IPSec) between a Catalyst 4224 Access Gateway Switch and a Cisco IOS Router

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/707/ipsec_cat4224.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/ipsec_cat4224.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Configuring the Unified VPN Client 3.5.x with a Certificate Stored on the Gemplus Smart Card System

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/471/vpnclient_sc.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/471/vpnclient_sc.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Troubleshooting Connection Problems on the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/471/vpn3k-conn.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/471/vpn3k-conn.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Voice, Telephony, and Messaging (VTM)

Q&As:
Cisco Unity™ Licensing Questions and Answers

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/788/AVVID/unity-licensing-faq.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/788/AVVID/unity-licensing-faq.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Tech Note:
Telephony Call Dispatcher Directory Usage

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/788/AVVID/wa31_dir_usag.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/788/AVVID/wa31_dir_usag.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Problem and Solution:
Cisco CallManager: Subscriber Upgrade Fails/Unable to Find Updated Database

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/788/AVVID/subscriber-upgrade-fails.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/788/AVVID/subscriber-upgrade-fails.html
(available to nonregistered users)


Problem and Solution:
Troubleshooting No Dial Tone Issues

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/788/voip/no-dialtone.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/788/voip/no-dialtone.html
(available to nonregistered users)


WAN Switches

Tech Note:
The "dsptech" Command in IGX/BPX Platforms

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/74/dsptech-23281.html
(available to registered users)

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/74/dsptech-23281.html
(available to nonregistered users)


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