To celebrate the release of Version 7.0 of Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer, which is absolutely free, I thought I’d share with you three fabulous free resources for Cisco network administrators.
Cisco TechWise TV
Cisco TechWise TV is two very entertaining Cisco guys unraveling different technologies in front of a video camera. Along with featured special guests, Cisco solutions experts Robb Boyd and Jimmy Ray Purser discuss and demonstrate such network management topics as:
* Successful VoIP Migration: This episode addresses jitter, latency, packet loss and security. (Cisco NetFlow supports all VoIP traffic, while Plixer’s WebNM monitors VoIP services from almost any vendor.)
* Invisible Attackers: Stop the Bot: This episode discusses tools and techniques used by hackers to infiltrate networks. (Also, read our two-part blog series on using NetFlow to tell if your network is part of a botnet.)
Transcripts of each TechWise TV episode are available on Cisco.com. Bite-size TechWise TV podcasts are also available for download. Users have to register at Cisco.com to view the videos but the podcasts can be downloaded via iTunes.
Cisco Press podcasts and videos
More educational videos and podcasts for Cisco network admins are available for free on Cisco Press’ InformIT site as part of its On Networking series. The videos and podcasts are interviews with well-known Cisco Press authors, such as Jeff Doyle, author of the Cisco networking bible Routing TCP/IP Volume 1 and Volume 2. Recent topics include:
* Strategies for Learning IPv6: Chip Popoviciu discuss the importance of IPv6 training. (IPv6 is supported in the free Scrutinizer v7. Also, learn how to configure NetFlow on Cisco routers for IPv6.)
That’s it for Part 1 of this blog series. Tune in next week when will I tell you where you can get your hands on some open source tools and utilities for Cisco networking equipment, and share with you some favorite free tools as used by your friends at Plixer.
Update: Read part 2 here.