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Data Driven Control Freaks Unite!

April 27, 2009
at 12:00 pm PST

imageNew show airing this Thursday -- please don’t miss TWTV 44 -- Network Management: The Rest of the Story Should we doing a show on Network Management? Based on the responses for this blog as well as what Jimmy Ray got on his Network World blog…great feedback. Jimmy Ray’s Blog Entry: “Network Management Sucks” -- Ton’s of great conversation ensuedLooking for Show Notes? Segment 1 -- Network Management 101Segment 2 -- Making it Easier in HardwareSegment 3 -- Cisco Works LMS -- what it is, where do you start?Segment 4 -- From Passive through Active to AutomaticSegment 1 -- Network Management 101No magic bulletsFundamentals -- NMS -- ‘Systems’DATA:Collect, Process, AutomateStart with some goalsFCAPS (NMS for Networking People…not people doing NMS full time)F -- Fault ManagementC -- ConfigurationA -- AccountingP -- Performance ManagentS -- SecuritySegment 2 -- NAM -- Network Analysis ModuleNetwork Management that Doesn’t Suck:My first question to the product team was; “What type of NIC does it have to handle the workload?” How about a two port 10GB Packet Processing Engine optimized with a onboard 2GB buffer, onboard processing/filtering and 10nSec timestamping. That’ll work! I took the NAM 2220 and starting trying to break its back in my lab…Podcast: Three-Dimensional Network Analysis with Engineering Guest Vikram PrabhakarSNMP -- Security is Not my ProblemSNMPv3: A Security Enhancement for SNMPWilliam Stallings MintsSegment 3 -- CiscoWorks LMSGuest: Mark EmmersonLMS -- LAN Management System (Product Page)RME -- Resource Manager EssentialsPodcast with Engineer Tejas Shah“Enhancing Productivity with CiscoWorks LMS”Managing Cisco Catalyst Modular Switches Using CiscoWorks LMS(including what is new with 3.X)CiscoWorksSegment 4 -- The Rest of the StorySpecial Guest, Tejas Shah, Technical Marketing EngineerTop 5 Changes in LMS 3 that you should be using or aware of: NEW UI extensibility and single click operations PSIRT CLI Push -- Product Security Incident Report integration relevant for the products you are actually using. EoX reporting -- know if any devices are getting close to retirementBest Practices Deviation -- gap analysis of what is considered idealTroubleshooting wizard -- Smart Call Home -- little video we grabbed at CiscoWorks last year as they were announcing this very cool capability -- take it away Tim Johnson!d> Learning @CiscoThe Value of Certifications when the job market is tough.Jimmy Ray had a great blog on ‘A Career in IT’

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