As you have probably noticed, OER (or PfR for PerFormance Routing as they call it now) is the part of the new CCIE RS blueprint, which becomes effective as of October 2009. In short, OER is the technology that enables selecting a best exit/entry point in the network for various classes of traffic (e.g. VoIP, HTTP, streaming video and so on) based on traffic performance metrics. We are already working on the new updates, and now presenting you with a free sample of our IEWB-RS VOL1 product (technology-focused labs). The sample covers all five phases of OER, including OER profiling, measuring, policy application, control and verification. You can download the sample here VOL1 OER Sample along with the initial configuration files suited for Rack1 of our RS topology OER Initial Configuration. All scenarios are designed to be working on existing racks running IOS version 12.4. Advanced features introduced in 12.4T are to be covered in further VOL1 updates. Even if you are not interested in OER, you may still want to download the sample just to get the feeling of VOL1 tasks and upcoming new updates.
About Petr Lapukhov, 4xCCIE/CCDE:
Petr Lapukhov's career in IT begain in 1988 with a focus on computer programming, and progressed into networking with his first exposure to Novell NetWare in 1991. Initially involved with Kazan State University's campus network support and UNIX system administration, he went through the path of becoming a networking consultant, taking part in many network deployment projects. Petr currently has over 12 years of experience working in the Cisco networking field, and is the only person in the world to have obtained four CCIEs in under two years, passing each on his first attempt. Petr is an exceptional case in that he has been working with all of the technologies covered in his four CCIE tracks (R&S, Security, SP, and Voice) on a daily basis for many years. When not actively teaching classes, developing self-paced products, studying for the CCDE Practical & the CCIE Storage Lab Exam, and completing his PhD in Applied Mathematics.
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