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BRKDCT-2121: Virtual Device Context Design and Implementation Considerations

I joined this session late (a last minute change from the UCS VM-FEX session). This session is on VDC design considerations with the Nexus 7000, presented by Ron Fuller, CCIE #5851 (@ccie5851 on Twitter).

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Announcing Mastering VMware vSphere 5

Now that the lid has been officially lifted on VMware vSphere 5 (see my initial launch coverage here), I’m finally able to discuss a significant project that has been consuming a great deal of my free time for the last several months: Mastering VMware vSphere 5.

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BRKDCT-2081: Cisco FabricPath Technology and Design

This is BRKDCT-2081, Cisco FabricPath Technology and Design. FabricPath is (to my understanding) Cisco’s implementation of TRILL, and as a key data center technology this is something I’m very interested in learning. Tim Stevenson is the presenter.

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VMware's Launch Event

Today was a big day for VMware. I’m going to provide some summary coverage of the products launched today, but only a quick recap; I’ll have more in-depth analysis and information on the products and their key features and improvements in future blog posts. No doubt there is going to be plenty of other coverage on the launch as well, and I’ll likely produce a special “Short Takes” episode with a summary of some of the related links, so look for that as well.

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BRKCOM-3002: Network Redundancy and Load Balancing Designs for UCS Blade Servers

This is BRKCOM-3002, Network Redundancy and Load Balancing Designs for UCS Blade Servers, presented by none other than M. Sean McGee (available as @mseanmcgee on Twitter; I highly recommend you follow him on Twitter if you are interested in UCS). I was really looking forward to this presentation, as I’ve spoken with Sean before and I know that he is a super-sharp UCS guru. Sean also blogs here.

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BRKMPL-1101: Introduction to MPLS

This session is BRKMPL-1101, Introduction to MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching). The presenter is Hari Rakotoranto, a product manager for MPLS at Cisco. I’m looking forward to this session as I’ve always heard a lot about MPLS, but haven’t ever had the opportunity to really learn more about it. Hopefully this session won’t be too far over my head.

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BRKCRS-2031: Multilayer Campus Architectures and Design Principles

This session is BRKCRS-2031, Multilayer Campus Architectures and Design Principles. The presenter is Mark Montaez, a Principal Engineer in the Office of the CTO at Cisco.

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Using GNU Screen with SSH

This post is probably old news to experienced UNIX sys admins, but I thought the information might be useful to less knowledgeable folks like me. I also hope that the resulting conversation will help uncover even more knowledge we can all put to good use.

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RDP Printer Redirection with VMware View on a Mac

Last July I wrote an article about editing the vmware-view.rdp file inside the VMware View Open Client for Mac OS X in order to customize the RDP settings. It was one of those articles that I thought would probably appeal to only a very small group but would otherwise go mostly unnoticed.

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My Cisco Live 2011 Schedule

I’m very fortunate this year to have the opportunity to attend Cisco Live in Las Vegas. This will be my first year at Cisco Live and I’m really looking forward to taking in a lot of new information. I do plan on live-blogging and live-tweeting (is there any other kind of tweeting?) the event to provide as much coverage as possible for my readers.

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