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October 2008

New Cisco Search Plugins Bring Cisco Tools and Searches Closer

Cisco Search Plugins give you access to popular Cisco.com tools and searches with just a keystroke, regardless of where you are on the Internet. More...

Show the Complete Config without Breaks or Pauses

Ryan Sweet show you how to get the complete config without breaks or pauses by using the "term len 0" and variations of the "show" commands. More...

Recent Updates to Cisco Software Advisor

A number of additions and enhancements have recently been made to this tool to increase functionality. More...

IPv6 Addressing Considerations

You might find the process of designing an IPv6 addressing scheme challenging, having to negotiate changing standards and policies while learning to take a new perspective fitting for the size of the available resources. This article by Ciprian Popoviciu and Gunter Van de Velde discusses some of the major considerations related to IPv6 addressing, particularly relating to prefix length. More...

"Redefining the Remote Office" through TechWiseTV

Discover how you can anticipate the ever-changing needs of remote workers and empower them with enterprise-class applications, no matter where they work, without exceeding your IT budget in this 60-minute video broadcast. More...

Get Access to Cisco Live Technical Training Sessions

Subscribe to Cisco Live Virtual now to watch hundreds of technical sessions from Cisco Live 2008. 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...


Security Advisories

Technical Documents

LAN Switching

Security and VPN

Voice and Unified Communications

Wireless

Field Notices

Application Networking Services

Optical

Storage Networking

Voice and Unified Communications

Recent Support Wiki Topics

Updated Technical Documents

IP Routing

LAN Switching

Security and VPN

Voice and Unified Communications

New Cisco Search Plugins Bring Cisco Tools and Searches Closer

Cisco Search Plugins give you access to popular Cisco.com tools and searches with just a keystroke, regardless of where you are on the Internet.

By bringing these resources into your browser you can:

  • Resolve issues faster by having the tools you rely upon within easy reach
  • Increase search efficiency with a quick route to our new Search engine
  • Save time, increase your productivity, and meet everyday priorities more responsively with one-click agility

This new functionality is the latest in a series of enhancements to make Cisco.com your most personal, most productive online experience. Adding Cisco.com tools and searches to your Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2/Firefox 3 browser is easy, and we offer quick help to install and manage them.

To learn more, visit the Cisco Search Plugins homepage today.

New Reader Tip: Show the Complete Config without Breaks or Pauses

1. Type "term len 0" in privileged mode to set your terminal to display without any breaks.
2. Type "show run" or "show start" to show the applicable config. The config will display without any breaks or pauses.

To display the config without lengthy certificate data, use "show run brief ".

This is useful for capturing the complete config for documentation purposes, especially if you do not have access via TFTP or the like.

- Ryan Sweet, Aubeta Networks, Seattle, WA, USA

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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.

Recent Updates to Cisco Software Advisor

Software Advisor is a web-based tool that enables you to quickly:

  • Find software compatible with your hardware configuration.
  • Find software compatible with features you need.
  • Compare the features in different software releases.
  • Research a software release.

A number of additions and enhancements have been made to this tool:

  • Expansion of supported product portfolio. Now you can look up the software for following platforms:
    • Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches
    • Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches
    • Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches
    • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches
    • Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series Switches
    • Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series Switches
    • Cisco 12000 Series Routers
    • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
  • Improved application performance and stability
  • Improvements in accuracy of software recommendations
  • New feedback functionality allows you to submit feedback from any page in the application

Check out Cisco Software Advisor today.

Note: This tool is available only to registered customers with a valid service contract.

TechWiseTV: "Redefining the Remote Office"

As more and more employees work from branch, remote, and home offices, making them as productive as possible while reducing technology support burdens and security risks has become a critical challenge for IT managers. How can you give small remote offices and teleworkers the sophisticated tools they need to maximize their productivity without causing major support challenges for your staff? How do you maintain effective security and enforce compliance policies far beyond the safe confines of your LAN?

TechWiseTV explores the issues and the latest technologies that can enable you to effectively support the growing virtual office trend. Discover how you can anticipate the ever-changing needs of remote workers and empower them with enterprise-class applications, no matter where they work, without exceeding your IT budget. This 60-minute video broadcast will show you how to:

  • Reduce the length, complexity, and cost of deployment, management, and upgrades in branch and home offices
  • Eliminate configuration errors and save time with Cisco Validated Design Guides
  • Control security threats and maintain compliance policies regardless of location or access device
  • Reduce branch "box sprawl" and complexity by consolidating servers and appliances
  • Extend the functionality of your branch routers with value-added, integrated applications customized to your business

Learn more and register to view today.

Get Access to Cisco Live Technical Training Sessions

Subscribe to Cisco Live Virtual now to watch hundreds of technical sessions from Cisco Live 2008. The sessions include technology topics such as network systems, security, wireless, and data center -- all recorded live in Orlando.

Build your own curriculum with the My Sessions section, where you can tag content and create your own one-stop learning resource. In My Sessions, you can easily download content such as session presentations and relevant URL bookmarks into your virtual event bag, and even rate the sessions you viewed.

More than 10,000 networking professionals attended Cisco Live 2008 to get technical training, grow their knowledge and skills, and extend their professional network. Now you have the opportunity to gain the same benefits online at Cisco Live Virtual.

Subscribe today and begin your training.

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 October release include documentation for the following:

  • Cisco ACE 4700 Series Appliance
  • Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

View the latest release of "What's New in Cisco Product Documentation" online or as an RSS feed today.

Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks from NetPro

Networking Professionals Connection (NetPro) 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:
    • "Cisco Virtual Office," now through October 17
    • "Catalyst 4900M," now through October 17
    • "Enhanced Power over Ethernet - Virtualization," October 20-31
  • 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.

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