Today was the first day of Interop 2011 in Javits Center in New York City! The event runs until Friday, Oct. 7, with a full schedule. The show floor is open on Wednesday and Thursday with the Cisco booth highlighting a number of medianet technologies.
Performance monitor, which allows for the analysis of voice/video/data traffic on Catalyst 3000 series switches and ISRs (today) just via a software upgrade, will be shown. Additionally, the medianet booth will have a demonstration setup where the Catalyst 3000, using the IPSLA video operations feature, generates synthetic video traffic that stresses the network in the same way as a variety of video endpoints. In keeping with the IPv6 theme of Interop this year we’ll also have IPv6-enabled video endpoints. In fact, we’ll be showing IPv6 to IPv4 interoperability. Stop by and say hi!
Speaking of IPv6: There will be an excellent talk on IPv6 deployment on Thursday at 12 pm by Cisco’s Kumar Reddy.
The Interopnet is a high performance multi-vendor network that powers the Interop network built by many engineers across the industry. Medianet is also enabled on the Interopnet (ISRs, Cat6500 and Cat3000s) where features like mediatrace and performance monitor are being used by Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager for monitoring video conferencing sessions. The Interopnet engineers will hold tours on Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.