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You read that right! At Cisco Live this year they introduced the ability to add Catalyst switches to the Meraki dashboard. Finally a use for the unused DNA licenses! The switches are monitored in read-only mode, so you still need to manage the switches the old fashioned way, however Meraki's traffic analysis and troubleshooting tools are available for use. This is great for Catalyst owners who do...

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Hoteling is bringing Extension Mobility (Call Manager realm) to the cloud-based WebEx Calling solution. It allows a user to pick any phone and login to it using their extension and voicemail pin number.

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Jul 27

The topic of backing up is not always linear. Backing up a system can sometimes be confusing topic among System and Network Engineers. There are always multiple ways to back up and restore, but is it the recommended for the system? For example, experience has shown me that enabling virtual machine snapshots to systems like ISE can present itself with larger operational issues like sporadic...

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Jun 29

This is a follow-up Blog to the outstanding high level introduction to SASE presented by Lookingpoint President, Sean Barr, if you haven’t seen it, check it out here! For anyone interested in getting into the weeds a bit further, feel free to stick around!

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In the first entry of this series, we looked at the high-level mechanics involved in using AnyConnect with the ISE Posture module to perform endpoint host inspection (posture) when connecting to an AnyConnect VPN head-end (ASA/FTD). In the second entry of this series, we narrowly focused on getting the ISE posture module provisioned. If you haven’t check those out yet, please do, links below!

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I recently completed my Ekahau Design training and certification. During the first day of class the instructor went over wireless fundamentals. Now as an experienced wireless engineer most of the topics were ideas that I had already known, however there were a few idea's that changed the way I understand wireless for the better. Lets walk though each of these idea's together!

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 Today we will be a looking at a debug tool inside LogicMonitor, that I use pretty frequently and has saved me time when troubleshooting alerts on my devices. At a high level, LogicMonitor is an onboarding platform that allows Managed Service Providers the ability to monitor and gain full visibility of their customer’s environments. Let’s take a look at this handy tool!

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So there you are in front of your computer, you know you have internet access, you can ping 8.8.8.8, but your browser isn’t working, and when you try to ping google.com, the name is unable to resolve. You think to yourself “If only I had saved that blog article about nslookup locally, so I didn’t have to depend on the internet to get all that great info!”.

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Cisco Webex Devices have added a feature that allows them will be able to detect T3 alarms. This feature allows customers to expand their building alarm system with visual symbols and information displayed on Webex devices. This visual addition for audible alarms could be particularly important for employees with hearing impairment or ones wearing noise cancelling headsets.

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In the last entry of this series, we looked at the high-level mechanics involved in using AnyConnect with the ISE Posture module to perform endpoint host inspection (posture) when connecting to an AnyConnect VPN head-end (ASA/FTD). If you haven’t read that one yet, you can find it here!

In this entry, we will be narrowly focused on provisioning the ISE posture module. Enjoy!

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