This latest release includes enhanced capabilities for redundancy and resiliency when registering endpoints directly to Cisco Unified Call Manager. With this new system, calls can never be lost during a switch. Another great benefit is “active conference control”, where end-users now can take more control of their conference experience from the Cisco Touch User Interface, something that was previously only enabled by an administrator. Also, as part of Cisco’s strong architectural approach on interoperability we are adding support for H.264 SVC to our TC based endpoints. This means we can do native interoperability with other vendor’s solutions like Microsoft Lync 2013 and Polycom endpoints using the H.264 SVC standard.
These new features ensure the best user experience across Cisco TelePresence endpoints.
To hear about the latest enhancements to TC 6.2, watch the video below.
Having completed all of the previousstrategyelements, you are ready to deploy. Is that all there is to it? Not quite. In this post, I’ll highlight strategies you can use for a smooth post-deployment.
In one of my past experiences, deployment of our branch routers went off without a hitch and we patted ourselves on the back and went home. In the morning, operations noted a reload on two of the routers we had upgraded the night before. It appeared that one of the defects we evaluated had not discovered “all” of the traffic that could force the reload. So what was the impact of all this? As part of our change management strategy, we were certain to ensure that we could back out on our changes. Additionally, we set the device to load the old software and configuration if the device reloaded. This resulted in less than a minute outage for those devices that did reload and the design allowed for seamless failover between the two switches. Failure to do so would have resulted in the router continuously reloading as these packets were encountered -, which would unlikely be noticed. It is important to note that there was no impact on the production network or business services. Read More »
Has it been a whole year already? It’s that time again to gather with fellow technologists from around the globe to talk shop at Cisco Live, this time in Orlando. It’s going to be hot in every way. Here is a quick guide to what’s happening from tech to social, plus waffles.
Although we introduced the Cisco CPAK 100G pluggable transceiver back in March at OFC/NFOEC, many people hadn’t yet seen our CMOS photonics technology from our acquisition of Lightwire back in 2012. As a result we had a lot of interest at the WDM Monaco event this week to learn more about the solution capable of lowering the space, power, and complexity of deploying 100 Gbps interfaces by up to 70%. So much interest in fact that we won the “Best Optical Product – 100G” award!
UPDATE: This blog post is related to the redirection of domain name servers that occurred back in June 2013. This post is NOT related to the ongoing activity occuring July 16, 2013. Cisco TRAC is currently analyzing the ongoing issues with Network Solutions’ hosted domain names and has more information available here.
Multiple organizations with domain names registered under Network Solutions suffered problems with their domain names today, as their DNS nameservers were replaced with nameservers at ztomy.com. The nameservers at ztomy.com were configured to reply to DNS requests for the affected domains with IP addresses in the range 126.96.36.199/24. Cisco observed a large number of requests directed at these confluence-network IP addresses. Nearly 5000 domains may have been affected based on passive DNS data for those IPs.