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  • Application delivery controllers and virtualization

    Combining application delivery controllers and virtualization is unavoidable, but load balancers have a tougher job ensuring virtual machine performance and application optimization in this environ...

  • New vSphere 4 networking features: enhanced control

    VMware's release of vSphere 4 brings to the table a host of enhanced vSphere networking features that give network managers enhanced control over VM traffic with distributed vSwitches, as well as I...

  • Planning an out-of-band network management system

    To design out-of-band network management systems that are both cost efficient and effective, networking teams must consider which assets are crucial for visibility and just how much information the...

  • How to upgrade your WLAN for mobility apps

    In order to upgrade WLANs for mobile devices and mobility applications, network managers must implement 802.11n technology, and WLAN architectures that can handle lossless applications like VoIP an...

  • How to configure Virtual Switch Tagging

    Virtual Switch Tagging is the most commonly used method of 802.1Q VLAN tagging for VLANs for vSphere. In this tip, learn how to configure a switch for VLAN Switch Tagging.

  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging for vSphere VLANs

    vSphere VLANs have requirements different from those of VLANs in physical environments because VMs are fluid and can't be assigned to one physical NIC. So 802.1Q VLAN tagging offers a new approach ...

  • How to choose ITIL monitoring tools

    ITIL network monitoring requires ITIL monitoring tools that scan network function as well as application performance and have the ability to continually update information in a series of ITIL v3 da...

  • How to troubleshoot Android Wi-Fi connection problems

    Troubleshooting Android Wi-Fi connection problems has become an important element of enterprise wireless network connection troubleshooting as users of Android smartphones, tablets and Nook readers...

  • How to troubleshoot iPad and iPhone Wi-Fi connectivity

    As iPhone OS Wi-Fi clients proliferate in the enterprise, IT must troubleshoot iPhone Wi-Fi connection problems and a host of other iPad WLAN problems. Here's how to solve basic iPad and iPhone Wi-...

  • Virtual network switches fall short

    When it comes to networking for virtualization, every hypervisor comes with built-in switching, but virtual network switch problems abound, including the lack of traffic visibility and manageability.

  • The answer to virtual network switch problems

    Virtual network switches have posed serious problems for networking pros, but network edge virtualization technologies, including distributed virtual switches, may be what makes manageability possi...

  • Using the Nexus 1000v for virtual network management

    The Cisco Nexus 1000v distributed virtual switch gives network administrators more control in virtual network management. Previously, virtualization networking was controlled by server teams, which...

  • How to handle virtual network switches

    Managing virtualization networking is a real challenge for network admins since they often don't have control of virtual network switches and the traffic that runs inside servers. But there are som...

  • Top seven network traffic monitoring challenges

    Network traffic monitoring tools are touted as the ultimate answer to meeting compliance and performance needs in the network. But a number of network traffic monitoring challenges have arisen, inc...

  • How to optimize data center Ethernet

    It will take time for super-fast data center Ethernet technologies to evolve, so managers of data center networks must optimize existing Ethernet through a series of strategies that range from choo...

  • Choosing an edge switch: What to consider

    Choosing an edge switch means considering a host of edge switch features that range from advanced security like IPS and malware-scanning to wireless LAN features like integrated access points and P...

  • Integrating LAN edge switch security and NAC

    The best form of network edge security is to integrate LAN edge switch security features with network access control devices so that networking teams can use VLANs, ACLs and health checks at the sw...

  • Using edge switches for network access authentication

    Intelligent edge switches can play a role in network access authentication, but these functions are often overlooked.

  • How to use edge switch ACLs and port-level security

    LAN edge switch security functions enable network administrators to use switch access control lists (ACLs) to filter incoming and outgoing traffic, as well as port-level traffic filtering and VLAN ...

  • Integrated wireless NMSs work across infrastructures

    Enterprises must implement integrated wireless network management systems that are user-aware and offer end-to-end visibility but also provide the drill-down capabilities of wired network managemen...