I mentioned a few weeks back in bullet #3 in my post titled “SO Many Voice Updates!” that we would be adding Layer 2 VPN support for our Voice racks. Well, our hardware is in place and tested (by us), and now it is ready to be tested by you!
To start out, we are going to select a few beta customers to try out the service, and work out any kinks that may be there. I will work personally with all beta customers, and any issues will be resolved very quickly. I just want to make sure that we get everything documented properly.
If you would like to be a beta tester of this L2VPN, please either note it below in the comments, or else ping me offline, and I will let you know if we still have openings and coordinate a time with you to setup and test everything.
Please note that you must have a Cisco Catalyst 3550, 3560 or 3750 switch, along with the standard Cisco EzVPN router (could be as small as a 2611XM or 1841) in order to use this service. When you note it below or email me, be sure to include a “show ver” from both your router and your switch.
Also, we are currently in the process of updating all of our Voice Racks to support the CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice tracks. This is ahead of the new bootcamps that I will teach in January in Seattle, and also to which -if you act this week- you can get a substantial discount for the live class.
About Mark Snow, CCIE #14073:
Mark Snow has been actively working with data and traditional telephony as a Network Consulting Engineer since 1995, and has been working with Cisco Call Manager and voice-over technology since 1998. Mark has been actively teaching and developing content for the CCIE Voice track since 2005, and the Security track since 2007. Mark's story with both data and voice technology started out quite young, as he began learning around the age of five from his father who was a patented inventor and a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Mark started out on Unix System V and basic analog telephony, and went on from there to large data networking projects with technologies such as Banyan Vines, IPX and of course IP, and large phone systems such as Nortel 61c, Tadiran Coral, Avaya Definity and of course Cisco Unified Communications Manager in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments across the US and internationally. Mark is also an accomplished pilot and punched his ticket in 2001. When Mark isn't learning, labing, consulting or teaching, he can be found either piloting or possibly jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere or else skiing out west. He also might just be enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful young kids, Ryleigh and Judah.
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