Cisco Logo
Technical Services News
May 2008

New Release of the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide Coming Soon

The Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide presents a handy, compact reference tool that includes brief product summaries, key features, part numbers, ordering information, and technical specifications pertaining to Cisco products for every part of your network. More...

Using the "show parser dump" Command

This Reader Tip by Peter Haynes shows you how to search for a particular configuration command using the "show parser dump" command. More...

"Extending VoIP to Wireless LANs" through TechWiseTV

In this TechWiseTV episode, a panel of wireless voice experts will reveal the unique technical issues you must address, show you how to solve them, and demonstrate the tools that are available to help you succeed. More...

Cisco Reaches One-Millionth Certification Issued Milestone

Cisco recently announced a major milestone in its ongoing efforts to equip more people for successful careers in networking. More...

Cisco Networkers Is Now Part of Cisco Live 2008

Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference and home to the U.S. Networkers Program, will be held June 22-26 in Orlando, Florida. More...

New Cisco Product Documentation Available Online

"What's New in Cisco Product Documentation" is an online publication that provides information about the latest documentation releases for Cisco products. More...

Networking Professionals Connection

Check out current and upcoming events and discussions through Networking Professional Connection. More...



Contact the TAC

If you have any technical questions regarding a Cisco product or service, you can contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by selecting "Contact the TAC" located in the Related Links section to the left.

Security Advisories

Technical Documents

Security and VPN

Voice and Unified Communications

Wireless

Field Notices

Optical

Routers

Security and VPN

Storage Networking

Voice and Unified Communications

Updated Technical Documents

IP Routing

LAN Switching

Security and VPN

Voice and Unified Communications

Wireless

New Release of the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide Coming Soon

The Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide presents a handy, compact reference tool that includes brief product summaries, key features, part numbers, ordering information, and technical specifications pertaining to Cisco products for every part of your network. It speaks to the informational needs of readers from all of Cisco's business segments: enterprise, service provider, and small and medium-sized businesses.

Some of the new products in the coming release include:

  • Cisco Nexus Series Switches
  • Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE)
  • Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series
  • Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregated Services Router
  • Cisco Catalyst 4500- E Series Switch
  • Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point
  • Cisco TelePresence
  • Cisco uBR7225 Universal Broadband Router
  • Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator
  • Cisco Services, and many more

If you appreciate being able to find current product descriptions at your fingertips, make sure to pre-order your copy of the "Summer/Fall 2008" edition on June 2, 2008 while supplies last.

Visit the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide page for more information.

New Reader Tip: Using the "show parser dump" Command

If you are searching for a particular configuration command, try using the "show parser dump" command. This command shows all the commands (and subcommands) available in a particular configuration context. For example, "show parser dump interface" will show all of the possible commands and parameters that can be used when configuring an interface.

If you add the extend switch to the end of the command, the output will also show what each of the parameters means.

- Peter Haynes, C4 Systems, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

To learn more about Reader Tip submission and guide lines, visit the Reader Tip submission page. If your Tip is selected for publication, you will receive a complimentary Cisco polo t-shirt from the Cisco Technical Services Newsletter staff.

Note: All tips published in the Cisco Technical Services Newsletter are reviewed by Cisco technical support engineers; however, the Cisco Technical Services Newsletter and Cisco cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of these tips.

TechWiseTV: "Extending VoIP to Wireless LANs"

With the need to keep an increasingly mobile workforce connected at all times and respond faster to customers, extending voice communications to your wireless LANs is rapidly becoming a necessity. However, the process is not as simple as it might seem.

Our panel of wireless voice experts will reveal the unique technical issues you must address, show you how to solve them, and demonstrate the tools that are available to help you succeed. You will also learn about some of the latest developments announced at VoiceCon 2008. On this 60-minute video Webcast, you will learn:

  • How to determine if your existing wireless LANs are voice ready
  • Six technical challenges that you must address
  • Key fundamentals of wireless that are unique for voice support
  • The critical decisions you must make for signaling, protocols, and environment
  • Voice considerations, from handset and client to management and monitoring
  • How to deal with capacity planning, roaming, security, authentication, and other potential design challenges

Our panel of experts will also discuss the financial benefits of voice over wireless LAN and show you how to calculate your return on investment (ROI). In addition, they will be available to answer your questions during the broadcast.

Learn more and register to view today.

Cisco Reaches One-Millionth Certification Issued Milestone

Cisco recently announced a major milestone in its ongoing efforts to equip more people for successful careers in networking. To date, Cisco has issued more than one million certifications to networking professionals, including nearly 20,000 Cisco CCIE expert-level credentials.

"The continued growth of our training and certification program is indicative of the value that Cisco certifications hold in the marketplace," said Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, general manager, Learning@Cisco. "By continually refreshing our certification training materials and exams as well as taking aggressive steps to safeguard exam integrity through our test-delivery partner Pearson VUE, employers are able to count on the fact that Cisco certified individuals are equipped with the most up-to-date understanding of networking technology while being able to demonstrate a valid measure of knowledge and competency to sustain their companies' competitive advantage."

Learn more about Cisco Career Certification programs today.

Cisco Networkers Is Now Part of Cisco Live 2008

Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference and home to the U.S. Networkers Program, will be held June 22-26 in Orlando, Florida. This year when you buy a Cisco Live 2008 Full Conference pass, you get access to three programs for the price of one: Networkers, IT Insights Program, and the Cisco Developer Services Program.

Join your peers and experience The Power of Collaboration through daily educational programs, technical training sessions, and numerous networking opportunities. Event highlights include keynotes by John Chambers and Cisco's new CTO, Padmasree Warrior, over 400 sessions, and the annual Customer Appreciation Event.

Register through May 23 and save US$200.

New Cisco Product Documentation Available Online

"What's New in Cisco Product Documentation" is an online publication that provides information about 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 May release include documentation for the following:

  • Cisco NX-OS Software, Release 4.0
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), Release 4.0
  • Cisco Security Manager 3.2

Remember, "What's New in Cisco Product Documentation" is also available as an RSS feed.

View the latest release of "What's New in Cisco Product Documentation" today.

Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks from Networking Professionals Connection

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:
    • "Fibre Channel over Ethernet and I/O Consolidation," now through May 16
    • "Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers," now through May 16
    • "Video in Campus," May 19-30
    • "CCIE Security," May 19-30

      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 subjects. You can view the latest event schedule, register to attend a live session, and view archived presentations on the Web any time.

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

About This Newsletter

Forget Your User ID or Password?

Your user ID is usually your first initial followed by your last name; for example, John Doe's user ID might be "jdoe." If you cannot remember your password, send a blank e-mail message to cco-locksmith@cisco.com. An automatic check will verify that your e-mail address is registered with Cisco.com. Account details with a new random password will be sent in an e-mail to you.

Contact Us:

E-mail us your questions and comments.

Important Notices:

1992-2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, Cookie Policy, and Trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.