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Quitting the Legacy IP at Cisco Live Milan

It’s that time of the year again -- time for some computer and human networking at Cisco Live Milan! This year I’m taking the unusual and somewhat risky step of blogging about the network infrastructure before the event. This is because we’re going to try something interesting for the networking folks. We are going to try and get rid of the Legacy IP, otherwise known as IPv4.

Before you get too worried -- no, the dual stack network setup does not disappear. Lots of critical parts of our everyday lives still need the old and proven protocol to successfully operate, so removing it would be irresponsible to say the least. But some of you may be interested to try (in a controlled fashion) exactly how strong the ties to the old good legacy. If you are one of these people, this post is for you -- because this blog entry is one of the few places, if not the only one, to find the IPv6-only SSID name and access credentials.

First of all, what’s the big deal with IPv6-only access network, wasn’t this tried before?

Sure, it is not all new. The first time we tried an IPv6-only network was at IPv6 World Congress conference in Paris, early spring 2012. We also had an IPv6-only SSID in one of the Cisco Live US conferences. We discovered that the subset of the operating systems that could successfully operate in this kind of environment was pretty small. But as time passed, evidence suggests the situation was slowly improving. Read More »

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Look Inside the Cisco Live 2011 NOC to See Amazing Network Management Results

While I was at Cisco Live 2011, I took a few minutes to interview Jason Davis a Cisco Distinguished Services Engineer who was on the team managing the Cisco Live Network Operations Center (NOC).

Jason and his team were engaged in all aspects of the Cisco Live NOC design, configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting.  I asked Jason to provide some highlights about the amazing results from the NOC and talk about the Cisco Prime network management solutions used in the NOC.

Jason and his teammate Joe Clarke a Cisco Distinguished Services Engineer, also presented a NOC summary session on the last day of Cisco Live. The session presentation is posted on the Cisco Live virtual portal http://www.ciscolivevirtual.com/.

Watch this short video to hear Jason’s summary about the Cisco Live NOC. Then continue reading for a list of NOC statistics and more information about Cisco Prime network management solutions in the NOC.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1GtrSPShHg

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