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This post is the second post in a three-part series on QoS.  If you haven't read the first blog post, I highly recommend reading the first part here.

I just completed a Quality of Service, or QoS, assessment for a customer. While I was writing the assessment, I decided to brush up on my knowledge of QoS best practice to better serve the customer. While it's still fresh in my brain I figure I will...

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Stackwise Virtual is a Cisco virtualization technology that allows for two Catalyst 9500 switches to virtually form a single switch, not unlike VSS with other Catalyst platforms.   This reduces the spanning tree domain and allows for Multi-chassis Etherchanneling (MEC). It will enable the StackWise Virtual pair to form aggregated links to connected switches and devices that supports LAG.

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Cisco Meraki firmware upgrades allow network administrators to utilize the latest features and security enhancements on Meraki devices. With MS Switches, you have an option to configure Staged Upgrade. Staged upgrade is only available for switches within the same network.

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Jul 12

Recently we’ve updated, reviewed and revamped a lot of our customers’ call center scripts in order to make them more efficient. A call center should never lose focus of its purpose:

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Jun 28

Network documentation is arguably both the most important and most over looked tasked a network administrator does. A good network diagram is invaluable for understanding how a network is working, for troubleshooting when its not working, and a great source of information when onboarding new employees to the network team or, more important to me, getting vendors and partners up to speed on how...

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May 31

What is Cisco Smart Licensing

Lately, I have encountered some clients that are not familiar with or even confused with Cisco Smart Licensing. They are either are not from the Cisco world, have not had to work with Cisco licensing much or used to the traditional licensing model. Cisco is phasing out traditional licensing and this only add to the confusion. With traditional licensing, often a...

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Everyone’s Favorite

Anyone operating a PKI or an application whose functionality requires one, can attest to the ever-increasing amount of time spent keeping certificates up-to-date and compliant with the contemporary cryptography standards. When certificates expire, things break. When cryptography standards evolve, things break. For these reasons, the typical network/systems operator may find it...

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Today we will be looking at a quick How-To, on how to enable International calling on a per user basis. This is very useful when you want to allow one or multiple users, permission to make outgoing calls, but not an entire branch. Let’s get into it!

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Hello everyone, today I’ll be going over how to upgrade your SD-WAN network or deployment. This guide includes how to upgrade devices such as, vManage, vSmart, vBond, and vEdge routers. All upgrades should be done during a maintenance window if you are doing this on a live production network.

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Introduction

Migrating another firewall to Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) can be a daunting task. Depending on the role of the firewall, it can have thousands of ACL entries, network and service objects and network address translations (NAT). Fortunately, for anyone that is migrating to Cisco FTDs that are managed by Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC), Cisco provides a firewall...

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