Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cisco Live 2012

I have chosen to attend Cisco Live again this year. Last year I attended VMworld to get a better understanding of virtualization and the challenges/opportunities it presents to network design. This year I’m going back to my networking roots.

I have two of primary goals for this year’s event:

1) Get a better understanding of how implementing L2 between two data centers will affect my network design and stability. I expect that this will become a requirement at my organization in the next year and I want to get a solid handle on how we can implement it without significant fate-sharing implications.

2) Prepare for the introduction of IPv6 in our environment. While I do not have any specific IPv6 techtorials scheduled, I may end up switching into one or more during the course of the week. I would like to exit Cisco Live 2012 with enough knowledge to answer the following questions:

  1. Where should we implement IPv6 first? Test DMZ, Internal network, elsewhere?
  2. Which IGP should we use internally?
  3. How should we allocate our /48 subnet?
  4. Where do we implement NAT66? (just kidding)

My secondary goals are to get a better understanding of the CCIE DC technology stack, figure out what TrustSec is and whether I should fear its introduction into my environment, and continue learning network design technologies.

 

Here’s my tentative schedule… If you see me, say hi.

 

Sunday

Start: 10:30 AM

End: 12:45 PM

CCDE Written Exam

CCDE Written Exam

Monday

Start: 8:00 AM

End: 12:00 PM

TECCCIE-9544

Meeting Room 8

CCIE Data Center Techtorial

Start: 1:00 PM

End: 3:00 PM

BRKRST-2335

Meeting Room 17B

IS-IS Network Design and Deployment

Start: 3:30 PM

End: 4:30 PM

GENSK-4356

Ballroom 20D

Solutions Keynote: The Future of the Enterprise Network in the Post-PC Era

Tuesday

Start: 8:00 AM

End: 9:30 AM

BRKCOM-2001

Ballroom 20D

UCS Deep Dive

Start: 10:00 AM

End: 11:30 AM

GENKEY-4346

Hall G/H

Keynote and Welcome Address

Start: 12:30 PM

End: 2:30 PM

BRKRST-2509

Ballroom 20D

Mastering Data Center QoS

Start: 3:00 PM

End: 4:00 PM

PSOCCIE-9302

Meeting Room 11B

Cornerstones of CCIE Success

Start: 4:00 PM

End: 5:30 PM

PNLRST-4001

Ballroom 20A

Panel: LISP Executive Panel

Start: 7:00 PM

End: 10:30 PM

DISC4871

Hard Rock Hotel Woodstock Terrace

Data Center Virtualization and Switching Customer Networking Reception

Wednesday

Start: 8:00 AM

End: 9:30 AM

BRKDCT-2131

Ballroom 6D

Mobility and Virtualization in the Data Center with LISP and OTV

Start: 10:00 AM

End: 11:30 AM

GENKEY-4347

Hall G/H

Cisco Technology Keynote

Start: 12:30 PM

End: 2:30 PM

BRKDCT-2223

Meeting Room 32B

Evolution of the Data Center Edge

Start: 3:00 PM

End: 4:00 PM

PSODCT-3863

Meeting Room 11B

Journey to the Cloud: Benefits of a IT-as-a-Service

Start: 4:00 PM

End: 6:00 PM

BRKARC-3471

Meeting Room 31AB

Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture

Thursday

Start: 8:00 AM

End: 9:30 AM

BRKCRT-8862

Meeting Room 8

Cisco Certified Architect: How to complete the journey from CCIE to CCDE to CCAr

Start: 10:00 AM

End: 11:30 AM

BRKSEC-2022

Ballroom 6D

Demystifying TrustSec, Identity, NAC and ISE

Start: 12:00 PM

End: 1:30 PM

BRKDCT-2214

Ballroom 6E

Ultra Low Latency Data Center Design - End-to-end design approach

Start: 2:00 PM

End: 3:00 PM

GENKEY-4358

Hall G/H

Closing Keynote: An Afternoon with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman

Start: 3:30 PM

End: 5:30 PM

BRKMPL-3101

Ballroom 6AB

Advanced Topics and Future Directions in MPLS

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