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Vol.8, No.7 Unmatched Online Technical Support July 2006
 
 IN THIS ISSUE:
  FEATURE:
Cisco NAC APPLIANCE
New Release 4.0 Now Available

The Cisco NAC Appliance (formerly Cisco Clean Access) provides Network Admission Control (NAC) capabilities that authenticate, authorize, evaluate, and remediate users and their devices prior to allowing network access in a standalone product.

Release 4.0 is now available, and features include:

  • Single sign-on -- Allows the Cisco NAC Appliance to automatically authenticate users who are already authenticated to a Windows domain.


  • Layer 3 support for out-of-band deployments -- Reduces the number of Cisco NAC Appliance servers required when serving multiple locations.


  • New "Super Manager" functionality -- Manages deployments of up to 60,000 online and concurrent users.

In addition, an upgrade license from 250 users to 500 users is now available.

Learn more about Cisco NAC Appliance today at:

www.cisco.com/go/cca


NEWS UPDATES     Back to top

Cisco Marketplace - UPDATE:
Get the Product Documentation You Need Now

"What's New in Cisco Documentation" is an online publication that provides information on the latest documentation releases for Cisco products. Updated monthly, this online publication is organized by product category to direct you quickly to the documentation for your products.

In addition to many new and revised documents, highlights of the July release include documentation for the following:

  • Cisco NAC Appliance -- Clean Access Manager Installation and Administration Guide, Release 4.0
  • Cisco NAC Appliance -- Clean Access Server Installation and Administration Guide, Release 4.0
  • Release Notes for Cisco Clean Access (NAC Appliance) Version 3.6(3)
  • Release Notes for Cisco NAC Appliance (Cisco Clean Access) Version 4.0(0)
  • Supported Server Configurations and System Requirements for Cisco Clean Access (NAC Appliance)

You can view the latest release of "What's New in Cisco Documentation" at:

www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/abtunicd/136957.htm

Visit the Product Documentation Store today at:

www.cisco.com/go/marketplace/WN0706
(available only to registered users)


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Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide - UPDATE:
February 2006 Edition Discount -- While Supplies Last

Cisco products, services, and solutions can help your company realize greater returns on technology investments. The Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide (QRG) helps you understand the various Cisco product features and benefits in a portable, easy-to-use format. This handy, compact reference tool was recently updated and is now available online.

The Cisco Product QRG includes the following information for many Cisco products:

  • Brief product overviews
  • Key features
  • Competitive product section (where applicable)
  • Sample part numbers
  • Abbreviated technical specifications

Receive 25% off your entire order (excludes shipping) now through August 1, 2006 when you enter code "LAST_CHANCE_TS" at checkout.

Note: Cisco employees should use code "LAST_CHANCE_TS_CE" for discount.

Order your Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide today at:

www.cisco.com/go/guide


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CCIE Central - UPDATE:
Cisco Revises CCIE Service Provider Track and Announces Beta Exam

Cisco is changing the CCIE Service Provider exams to align more closely with the complex packet-based architecture used to deliver rich and flexible new services to SP customers.

Effective November 1, 2006, all CCIE Service Provider labs will begin introducing Cisco Series 7200 routers into the lab. All CCIE candidates taking Service Provider lab exams after that date should be familiar with this equipment. Candidates should refer to the CCIE SP Lab Equipment and IOS Version Webpage below for details. Please note that the CCIE Lab Exam blueprint remains unchanged at this time.

Also on November 1, 2006, Cisco will introduce a new comprehensive written exam focused on the technologies that support today’s managed services. Candidates interested in the new comprehensive exam should review the new CCIE SP Comprehensive Written Exam Blueprint (351-029) below. Initially the exam will be offered as a choice among the current written exams. The transition to a single written exam is expected to be complete on February 1, 2007 and candidates planning to take their written exam on or after that date, should prepare using the new blueprint.

A beta test of the new comprehensive CCIE SP Written Exam (351-029) will be available at all worldwide, Cisco-authorized testing centers from August 1-29, 2006. The beta exam will be offered at a discounted price of US$50, with full recertification or lab qualification credit granted to all passing candidates.

View the CCIE SP Lab Equipment and IOS Version at:

www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/sp/lab_equipment.html

View the CCIE SP Comprehensive Written Exam Blueprint (351-029) at:

www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/sp/comprehensive_blueprint.html


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Networking Professionals Connection - UPDATE:
Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks

Networking Professionals Connection is an interactive Website where you can discuss Cisco networking products and technologies with Cisco experts and networking professionals around the world.

Upcoming events on Networking Professionals Connection include:

  • "Ask the Expert" events, which allow you to discuss specific networking issues online with Cisco engineers:
    www.cisco.com/go/AsktheExpert

    • "IPv6," now through July 28
    • "Network Based VPN and Security Services," now through July 28
    • "MPLS Traffic Engineering," July 31 through August 11
    • "DDOS Prevention Using the Guard Modules," July 31 through August 11

    Note: "Ask the Expert" events are subject to rescheduling. Please refer to the URL above for the most current schedule.

  • TechTalks are online Webcasts that focus on particular technology areas. You can view the latest event schedule, register to attend a live session, and view archived presentations on the Web any time:
    www.cisco.com/go/techtalk

To attend an event or participate in a discussion forum, visit Networking Professionals Connection at:

www.cisco.com/discuss/networking

NEW TECHNICAL TIPS     Back to top

Cisco IOS

Tech Note:
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5413/products_tech_note09186a00806b55ef.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Watchdog Timeouts on 2600 and 3700 Series Routers with an AIM Module -- Router Locks-Up upon Bootup

www.ciscotaccc.com/core/showcase?case=K81205365


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LAN Switching

Configuration Example:
Cross-Stack EtherChannel on a Catalyst 3750 Switch

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/products_configuration_example09186a00806cb982.shtml


Tech Note:
Errdisable Port State Recovery on the Cisco IOS Platforms

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk621/technologies_tech_note09186a00806cd87b.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
How to Recover Cisco Catalyst Switches that Run Cisco IOS System Software from the Errdisable Port State

www.ciscotaccc.com/lanswitching/showcase?case=K31460826


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Security and VPN

Configuration Example:
PIX/ASA as a DHCP Server and Client

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a00806c1cd5.shtml


Tech Note:
License Key Upgrade on a Failover Pair

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a00806b1c0f.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Reasons for the Termination of a TCP Connection by PIX, and the Meaning of Reset-I or Reset-O

www.ciscotaccc.com/security/showcase?case=K10513686


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Voice and IP Communications

Configuration Example:
Synchronize the Unity Failover Database between the Primary and Secondary Unity Servers

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_configuration_example09186a00806c2268.shtml


Tech Note:
CRPL (CICR Replication) Fails after Upgrade from Cisco Unified ICM Hosted Edition to ICM 7.0 with Access Error Code 9986

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps5053/products_tech_note09186a00806c6609.shtml


Tech Note:
Example to Use the Set Enterprise Call Info Step

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1846/products_tech_note09186a00806b136d.shtml


Tech Note:
Failure to Access CVP Application Administration

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1001/products_tech_note09186a00806bfd44.shtml


Tech Note:
MWI Failure on Phones Attached to Avaya G3 PBX Integrated with Cisco Unity

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_tech_note09186a00806ae6e6.shtml


Tech Note:
Unity for Exchange Cannot Deliver Messages to Some Subscribers after MS06-019 Is Installed

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_tech_note09186a00806c3575.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Cannot Run the Cisco Unity Failover Wizard; The Error Message "Failed to configure miscellaneous settings. Method CAvRegistry::GetValue(HKLM\software\Active Voice\Commserver setup\1.0\private 'Shortcuts Path' returned [0x0]" Is Received

www.ciscotaccc.com/voice/showcase?case=K89411048


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Wireless

Tech Note:
SpectraLink Phone Design and Deployment Guide

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00806d11cb.shtml


Tech Note:
Lightweight AP (LAP) Registration to a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00806c9e51.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
User Is Prompted for a Username and Password on a Newly-Installed 1200 Series AP Running Cisco IOS Software

www.ciscotaccc.com/wireless/showcase?case=K19520825

NEW FIELD NOTICES AND SECURITY ADVISORIES     Back to top

Broadband Cable

Field Notice:
SCE1010 and SCE2020 Single Mode - Wrong CLEI Code Label

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6150/products_field_notice09186a00806b7608.shtml


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Content Networking

Field Notice:
CSM Version 4.2.(3) and CSM-S Version 2.1(2) Removed from CCO and Replaced with CSM 4.2.(3a) and CSM-S 2.1.(2a)

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2706/products_field_notice09186a00806b056a.shtml


Field Notice:
Content Engine Replacement Hardware May Require a Flash Image Recovery

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps766/products_field_notice09186a00806c252a.shtml


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LAN Switching

Field Notice:
C2950SX Switches May Fail to Link on the 1000Base-SX Port

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_field_notice09186a00806b0125.shtml


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Network Management

Field Notice:
CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2 VeriSign Certificate Expires June 30, 2006 - Patches with New Certificate Available

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps2330/products_field_notice09186a00806b1d61.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Syslog.log or syslog_info File Keeps Growing

www.ciscotaccc.com/nms/showcase?case=K52698737


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Optical

Field Notice:
15454-OPT-PRE, 15454-OPT-BST, 15454E-OPT-PRE, and 15454E-OPT-BST with VendorID 1025 - Possible Traffic Hit during Software Upgrade / False Equipment Failure Alarm

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_field_notice09186a00806cdab2.shtml


Field Notice:
15454-CE-1000-4 Card Gets Burst Data from Incoming Source to FPGA of the CE-1000-4 Card Causing the Upper Layers of the Source to Resend

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_field_notice09186a00806c4f69.shtml


Field Notice:
ONS - 15305-DC - Power Issue

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2001/products_field_notice09186a00806c6179.shtml


Field Notice:
15454/15454E ML Alarm Database Corrupted by Circuit Creations and Deletions, RPR Protection Fails

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_field_notice09186a00806c3ac0.shtml


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Routers

Field Notice:
WIC-1SHDSL-V3: UDI Compliance - Cosmetic Display of UDI VID Field

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps3129/products_field_notice09186a00806ba53f.shtml


Field Notice:
GSR OC48/SRP-SR-SC-B Linecards May Experience Memory Issue - UMPIRE Program Available

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2710/products_field_notice09186a00806c036a.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Serial Connection Problems - Interface and Line Protocol Status, Output Drops, Input Drops, Input Errors, Interface Resets, and Carrier Transitions

www.ciscotaccc.com/core/showcase?case=K89242347


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Security and VPN

Field Notice:
IPS MC 2.1, 2.2 - Jar File Certificate Will Expire on June 29, 2006 - IPS MC Upgrade Suggested

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3990/products_field_notice09186a00806b7a5b.shtml


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Voice and IP Communications

Field Notice:
Replacement of SUN Fast Ethernet Cards with New Gigabit Card

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps531/products_field_notice09186a00806c65f2.shtml


Field Notice:
Contact Center ICM/IPCC 7.0 EDMT Data Migration Issue While Upgrading from Release 6.0 - Data in Specific Columns of Three Historical Tables Erased

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1001/products_field_notice09186a00806ae747.shtml


Field Notice:
Cisco MeetingPlace Express Web Conferencing Stops Working as of June 9, 2006

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6533/products_field_notice09186a00806b3379.shtml


Field Notice:
Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft June 2006 Security Updates

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1844/products_field_notice09186a00806c23f4.shtml


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Wireless

Security Advisory:
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Wireless Control System

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a00806cd85a.shtml


Security Advisory:
Access Point Web-browser Interface Vulnerability

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a00806cd92f.shtml

UPDATED TECHNICAL TIPS     Back to top

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www.cisco.com/public/news_training/tech_tips.html
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www.cisco.com/kobayashi/news_training/tech_tips.html
(available only to registered users)

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