Webinar: Technical Deep Dive: Prescriptive Topology Manager (PTM)

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Simplify Your Data Center Operations and Workflow

As a follow-up to our webinar “Configuration and Routing of CLOS Networks” in September 2014, Cumulus Networks’ Chief Scientist, Dinesh Dutt is returning to focus on, Prescriptive Topology Manager (PTM), in greater detail during this technical deep dive session. And, this time, it’s all about PTM - what it means, it's importance, how to deploy PTM to make sure that the actual, physical cabling done on a network matches a predefined plan all while allowing you the opportunity to follow along and learn. Think of it is a mini-introductory-talk-workshop kind of event.

PTM simplifies operations workflow and reduces risk by prescribing how a network is supposed to operate. PTM makes sure that the actual, physical cabling done on a network matches a predefined plan. To detect what ports are plugged into what ports, it uses Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), reading and interpreting LLDP advertisements, parsing out the switch and interface information, and matching it to the DOT-described cabling plan. Depending on whether the topology passes or fails inspection, some action is taken. Where does PTM run? In this setting, as a daemon on a switch running Cumulus Linux.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, Febuary 11th, 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 6:30pm GMT
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45 minutes of engaging conversation followed by live Q&A
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Dinesh Dutt — Chief Scientist at Cumulus Networks
Dinesh Dutt
Dinesh G Dutt has been in the networking industry for the past 15 years, most of it at Cisco Systems. Most recently, he was a Fellow at Cisco Systems. He has been involved in enterprise and data center networking technologies, including the design of many of the ASICs that powered Cisco's mega-switches such as Cat6K and the Nexus family of switches. He also has experience in storage networking from his days at Andiamo Systems and in the design of FCoE. He is a co-author of TRILL and VxLAN and has filed for over 40 patents. Follow Dinesh on Twitter: @ddcumulus

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