Monday, August 24, 2009

Cisco EOL/EOS Products

Is there anything at the end of the tunnel?

It can be hard to keep up with the IOS updates on all of our Cisco equipment. But, even more important than making sure we're running the latest code release, is to make sure that we can get Cisco support assistance when we need it. There is nothing worse than having a problem and you can't get help from the guys that can help.

It's a good idea to periodically check the Cisco End-of-Sale and End-of-Life list. You may be surprised to see some of the products on this list, especially some of the 6500 chassis.

Take a look, and start planning your budgets now.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

It worked! I'm going to VMWorld.

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Well, my groveling worked, I'm going to VMWorld!

I just completed my schedule, and I'm not sure I will have any time for sleep.

Primarily a Cisco engineer, I'm very excited to attend four of the nine Cisco related sessions. I'm on the waiting list for the fifth (VMware vSphere 4 Networking Deep Dive). Hopefully, I will be able to stand in the back.

I'm looking forward to shooting video's with my Flip, and writing about the things I will learn.

In response to the direct Twitter message from VMWareEvents.

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@VMWareEvents - On Friday, you sent a Tweet that said:
@VMwareEvents: The #VMworld party is going to be great-no busses ! For more insider info look for the daily #VMworldInsider on Monday!
I appreciate hash tags, and use them often with TweetDeck, when I'm on my MacBook Pro. However, I have not found an easy way to follow hash tags, when I'm using my Blackberry.

It seems to me it would be easier if you were to obtain the 'VMWorldInsider' Twitter account. Then we (the VMWorld attendees) could follow this account and configure it to send updates to our mobile devices as text messages. I do this to keep up with my favorite baseball team.

This will make it easier to receive the great insider tips, while we attend VMWorld.

I hope I've properly described my suggestion. If not, shoot me an email.

By the way, I'm a Fusion lover. So, with Mac, Windows, and Linux - I've got it all, too. Have you seen the "Mac or PC" rap music video? It's hilarious.