Tech Talk Webinars

SLI hosts a series of virtual, interactive sessions for customers, instructors & SME’s to engage on a variety of topics, driven by our members. Sessions are recorded and archived for future viewing within the NEXT Learning Community.
Session Types: New Featured Topics, Exam Prep & Guidance, Lab Demos, How-To Videos, Product Comparisons, etc.

Network Automation with Arista CloudVision

The session will focus on network automation. CloudVision is a Network Automation platform among many other things.

Arista can help any organization adopt a Network Automation plan regardless of the skillset currently employed in your company. It has built-in automation capabilities such as Studios. Arista has more advanced capabilities for those comfortable with Python and has full integration strategies such as a jointly developed Ansible AVD (Arista Validated Designs).

Join us for a down-to-earth overview of how these features are being deployed to customers today. The session will include live demos configuring these different capabilities.


  • Terry Jenkins – Global Head of Training and Certification
  • Rich Parkin – Team Lead, Lab Development


October 12, 12:00 EST

PNR 11.1: Why You Need the New Version

Recent versions of Cisco Prime Network Registrar support Docker Containerization, Relay Health Check, Swagger REST APIs, and Expanded DNS Security. In this tech talk, we will discuss PNR versions 10.0 through the current version 11.1, which was released in July.

Join Sunset Learning and Versatile Technology Services as we discuss the features found in the newer versions of CPNR. We will discuss DHCP, Caching DNS, Authoritative DNS, Licensing, Docker Containers, OS Requirements, EOSL Dates, DNS enhancements, and Relay Health Check.

Following Bob’s presentation, there will be a Q&A session where participants can ask about their environment.

As a bonus, all registered attendees will be entered to win a complimentary 30-minute consultation with Bob Elliott of Versatile Systems!

About the presenter:

Bob Elliott is a Senior Consultant for Versatile Technology Services. Working with the company for more than 22 years, he focuses mainly on customers in the Service Provider industry. His expertise includes Data Center builds, Systems Administration, Network Administration, Device Provisioning, Virtualization, and Training.


October 18, 1:00 EST

Tech Talks Coming Up in 2022…

Arista – October 12 & October 26

Cable – October 18

Contact Center – November 16

Security – November 22

Data Center – December 6


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