Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nexus 7018 Cable Management Part 2

Below is the final outcome of our cable management to the Nexus.

We ran all the cables on the left side so that we don't cover the air flow of the Nexus switch.

Nexus 7018 Cable Management Part 1

I promised that I will post some pictures as soon as we are done running the cables to the Nexus. We have 10 N7K-M148GT-11 module cards. We decided to have racks on two separate aisles in our data center and both going to Nexus. On the left picture, we ran the cables underneath the floor going from Nexus to the 1st rack.

Below are the final cable runs underneath our data center.
Below is the 1st rack we finished where all the servers will be connected. All the cables on the 1st rack goes underneath the floor.

The 2nd rack below is next to the Panduit rack and we ran all the cables on top.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cisco VPN Client support for 64bit OS

Finally Cisco is doing something with this. As of February 18, 2010, Cisco published a VPN IPsec client beta support for Win-7 and Vista 64-bit.

Key Capabilities available for Beta Testing:
New Platform support – Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility
Software Access: (under 5.BETA)

Software is available for download by any customer with a SMARTnet™ enabled login.
Please have customers communicate feedback (both positive and problems) to

Original post below:

Almost everyday we are getting calls from our remote users that they bought a new 64bit computer and they cannot work remotely because the Cisco VPN client does not support 64bit OS. It seems like Cisco has no plans on creating a VPN Client for 64 bit OS's. You can try to have Cisco change their hearts by opening up a TAC case. Request for them to create a VPN IPsec client support for 64bit. Also refer to BUG ID# CSCsb35984.

Cisco Support number 1 800 553 2447

You can also use a third party VPN Client that supports 64bit OS and it works with cisco.