Community Spotlight Program
The Community Spotlight Award program recognizes members whose significant contributions demonstrate leadership and commitment to their peers within their respective communities, including the Cisco Learning Network (CLN), Cisco Support Community (CSC), and the Cisco Developers Network (CDN). Spotlight awardees are designed to recognize and thank individuals who help make our communities the premier online destination for Cisco enthusiasts. Each Cisco community may have slightly different Spotlight Awards.
Registered members except current Cisco Designated VIPs and Hall of Fame members of the Cisco Support Community are eligible to be Spotlight Awardees. Cisco employees may also be eligible for certain awards.
The Cisco Support Community has the following Spotlight Awards:
- Members Choice: This award is intended to give our members the ability to acknowledge fellow community members' efforts. If you feel a member has excelled on Support Community, please nominate them by sending an email including why they deserve the award to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Small Business Award:The Small Business Support Community award recognizes the top Small Business Community participants. These highly active and knowledgeable participants will be hand picked by members of the Cisco SMB team.
- Mobile App Contributor Award: This award is intended to recognize a CSC member who has actively contributed utilizing our mobile applications (currently iPhone or iPad), and has had a positive impact towards the Cisco Support Community. The awardee is chosen by the Cisco mobile applications team.
Help Cisco Support Community Reach the Goal!
Cisco Support Community (CSC) has almost reached its goal of raising $15,000 for Teachers Without Borders - an organization that enhances education globally by providing free courses, resources, and tools to help teachers learn, connect, collaborate, and create online, in schools or community centers, and in workshops and seminars.
Each time you create a discussion, document, video, or blog and add a tag, CSC will commit one dollar to Teachers Without Borders. Adding tags helps group content into categories, making it easier to locate. Already, we have seen over a 20% increase in tagging from the same period last year.
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Cisco Unified Computing System 2.0: New Hardware and Software Features
Learn about the new features supported on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Generation 2 hardware with Cisco experts Jose Martinez and Matthew Wronkowski.
Topics include the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect, Cisco UCS 2208 Fabric Extender, Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1280 an overview of the hardware upgrade process for existing installations, as well as unified ports, increased chassis bandwidth, fabric port-channels, increased blade bandwidth, per-chassis discovery policies, and licensing. Experts will conclude with a brief overview of new software-only features such as HDD health status, VMDirectPath with vMotion, disjointed Layer 2 networks, RedHat KVM with VM-FEX, and iSCSI boot.
View this event in the Ask the Expert Archive page. Request more information on this topic, or ask the experts questions through February 21.
Simplifying Data Center Interconnect with Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
Join us March 7 for a 2-hour presentation on Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV). We will introduce OTV, a technology that significantly simplifies Data Center Interconnect (DCI) deployments by extending Ethernet LANs between multiple sites over any network, making multiple data centers look like one logical data center.
We will discuss the OTV architecture in detail, including its many benefits, and highlight some key advantages of the new implementation on the Cisco A54:A66
Note: This session does NOT cover the technical aspects of the traditional Layer 2 VPN technologies such as EoMPLS, VPLS, etc.
Global Routing - From Dinosaur to Race-car
Join us February 28 for a 2-hour presentation on BGP. While it has been traditionally assumed that BGP is a slow converging protocol, purely focused on scalability and stability, significant improvements have been made to this technology in order to increase convergence times. BGP is now as fast as any Internet Gateway Protocol (IGP), independent of the number of routes being exchanged.
Being aware and using these enhancements will make any network more robust and higher performing. This session will discuss the key improvements to BGP for both IPv4 and IPv6 to increase scalability and performance, and will provide technical insight on several up-coming features.
Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events from Cisco Support Community
Cisco Support Community (CSC) is an interactive website where you can discuss Cisco networking products and technologies with Cisco experts and networking professionals around the world.
"Ask the Expert" events allow you to discuss specific networking issues online with Cisco subject matter experts. Upcoming events include:
- "CCIE Wireless," February 13 through February 24
Note: "Ask the Expert" events are subject to rescheduling. Please refer to the URL above for the most current schedule.
To attend an event or participate in a discussion forum, visit the Cisco Support Community.