Quick Start Guide to Cisco Live

Planning on attending your first Cisco Live? Or are you a Cisco Live veteran, but perhaps feeling a bit out of practice after the 2-year break from in-person events? Akin to my Cisco Live Survival Guide post, I hope this guide helps streamline the process leading up to Cisco Live. If you are looking for […]

The Cisco Catalyst 9136 Access Point

The Catalyst 9136 is Cisco’s latest addition to the Catalyst 9100 AP line up, and is their first AP with Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz) capability. This is the big brother to the 9130, in pretty much every way. The Cisco Champions program allowed me to test the 9136, and I was pleasantly surprised when I first […]

Building a Catalyst 9800-CL Lab with an Intel NUC

This guide is intended to walk you through the process of installing VMware ESXi on an Intel NUC, so that you can install multiple Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Virtual Machines for Lab/Training/Testing use. The Intel NUC is a fantastic platform to install the Catalyst 9800-CL because of the very small form factor, silent operation, multiple connectivity […]