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November 2008

Cisco Configuration Professional Helps You Configure Routers More Efficiently

Cisco Configuration Professional (CP) helps you configure Cisco ISRs using GUI-based easy-to-use wizards. This process can reduce costs and increase ease of use. More...

TAC Tip: Annotating Troubleshooting Sessions

Rodney Dunn gives you some tips on how to annotate troubleshooting sessions. This process helps in reviewing the logs and makes the post-mortem work easier. More...

PDF and HTML Versions of the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide Now Available at No Charge

The PDF and HTML versions of the current Summer/Fall 2008 edition of the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide are now available at no charge. More...

Multicast and Firewalls

More applications are adapting to make optimized use of bandwidth, and they are relying on multicast to make this transition. This article by Arvind Durai discusses Cisco Secure Firewall Services Module (FWSM) which introduces enhanced support of multicast in firewalls. More...

"Accelerating Virtual Machines" through TechWiseTV

Learn how you can take virtualization to beyond the server consolidation stage, without creating serious management, control, and security issues. This TechWiseTV episode shows the newest virtualization technologies and services. 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

Field Notices

Optical

Security and VPN

Storage Networking

Voice and Unified Communications

Recent Support Wiki Topics

Updated Technical Documents

Security and VPN

Voice and Unified Communications

Wireless

Cisco Configuration Professional Helps You Configure Routers More Efficiently

Cisco Configuration Professional (CP) is an intuitive device management GUI that helps you configure Cisco Integrated Service Routers (ISRs) with reduced cost and increased confidence and ease. Cisco CP simplifies LAN, Router, Security, Unified Communications, WAN, and Wireless configuration through GUI-based easy-to-use wizards. The workflows in Cisco CP also help you to quickly and easily deploy a Cisco router without requiring knowledge of the command-line interface (CLI).

Cisco CP v1.1 for all ISRs (800, 1800, 2800, and 3800) is currently available for download. Learn more about this useful tool today.

If you have questions or feedback regarding Cisco CP, please send an email to ccp-feedback@cisco.com.

PDF and HTML Versions of the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide Now Available at No Charge

The Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide is an overview of Cisco products and solutions for every part of your business. If you appreciate being able to find current product descriptions quickly, please take advantage of this valuable resource.

The PDF and HTML versions of the current Summer/Fall 2008 edition are now available at no charge. To access this guide, visit the Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide page, then register or log into the Document Center. Printed versions are available for order on Cisco Marketplace.

Your input is important to us. Complete a short survey online to help us understand to what extent the Quick Reference Guide meets your needs and identify areas of improvement. The survey should take no more than a few minutes to complete, and you and your company will remain anonymous.

TechWiseTV: "Accelerating Virtual Machines"

Of all of the recent technology trends in the world of enterprise IT, virtualization may be the most profound. Almost every organization is implementing virtualization. However, most have not moved beyond the server consolidation stage. How can you take it to the logical next level, without creating serious management, control, and security issues?

This TechWiseTV episode reveals the expertise and the latest solutions that will enable you to virtualize your entire network infrastructure. Learn how Cisco is delivering the capability to provision and manage services with virtual machine–level granularity. See how these new solutions provide for quality of service, storage management, and security capabilities at the hypervisor layer. Watch TechWiseTV and see the newest virtualization technologies and services, including:

  • Cisco VN-Link, which simplifies virtualized and physical environment management by bringing the server and the network closer together than ever before
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V, the first switch to embed a network operating system into the hypervisor, providing network-based segmentation and consistent policy implementation on a virtual machine basis
  • Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAASv4.1) to accelerate virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) traffic, enabling you to more effectively deploy desktop virtualization
  • Virtualization assessment, planning, and design services, are available jointly from Cisco and VMware, to help you define the next steps in your virtualization strategy

Learn more and register to view today.

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 November release include documentation for the following:

  • Cisco 7600 Series Routers
  • Cisco ISO Software
  • Cisco NAC Appliance

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 Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA)," now through November 21
    • "Cisco Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS)," now through November 21
    • "Cisco CallManager (CCM)/Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)," December 1-12
    • "High Performance Encryption Services," December 1-12

      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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