The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group


The DFWCUG is an organization in Dallas TX that works with and helps organize new Cisco Users Groups in the US.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group


Our monthly meetings are always held at 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month... attendance is free but please become a member by signing up for our Meeting Announcements mailing list.



Our Next Meeting


Wednesday November 7, 2018


Understanding and Deploying Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)

Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) is a Cisco solution for building a scalable IPsec Virtual Private Network (VPN) which runs over the Internet.

In the CCIE lab and the written exam, DMVPN, has replaced Frame-relay. Therefore, knowing DMVPN is extremely important to obtaining a CCIE certification as well as deploying, managing and operating many real world Networks. Roughly about 40% if not more of the medium to large businesses in the world use DMVPN.

In this presentation, the speaker will do a deep dive and explain all phases of DMVPN in the most simplistic manner so all attendees can fully understand it. Attendees will receive a lab guide for DMVPN written by the speaker, Narbik Kocharians, which will cover the entire lecture and help the attendee with their future implementation of DMVPN in real world environments.



Narbik Kocharians

A Triple CCIE and Cisco Press Author with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Narbik has designed, implemented and supported numerous enterprise networks. Some of the companies that he worked for are IBM, Carlton United Breweries, Australian Cable and Wireless, BP, AMOCO and in US, 20th Century Ins., Home Saving of America, Verizon, TTI, Trinet Inc, NLI, Anderson Networking and Consulting and many more. Heís been teaching CCIE R&S classes for the past 12 years.


Narbik Kocharians


6:00-6:30 PM - Pizza dinner provided
6:30-9:00 PM - Presentations & Networking with your fellow packet-heads



Cisco's Richardson Campus
2200 E President George Bush
Building 5 - Bullwinkle Room - Enter on the South side to sign in
Richardson, TX

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Our Next Meeting Sponsor

DFWCUG welcomes Viavi Solutions

as our monthly meeting sponsor for November 2018



VIAVI Solutions is an application and network management industry leader focusing on end-user experience by providing products that optimize network performance and speed problem resolution. Helping to ensure delivery of critical applications for businesses worldwide, Viavi offers an integrated line of precision-engineered software and hardware systems for effective network monitoring and analysis. As a global company, our customers cross all verticals.  When networks are mission-critical, VIAVI Solutions ensures their availability. Learn more at


Local Contact: Rick Kingsley

Sr. Performance Management Specialist

Office: 972.219.6811

Mobile: 972.821.2480



Our Last Meeting


Wednesday October 3, 2018


MRA Basic Configuration and Troubleshooting

This session will introduce one of the integral, money-saving features of the Cisco Collaborations Solution, Mobile and Remote Access(MRA). MRA extends office connectivity to on-the-go and remote employees, providing a seamless experience to customers when they are outside the enterprise network. This feature allows external Cisco Jabber mobile users and Cisco Telepresence endpoints to securely access video, voice, contents, voicemails, instant messaging(IM), and presence without the need to connect through a VPN. During the session, the basics of how MRA works, various deployment scenarios, Expressway basic configuration elements, DNS, and certificate requirements will be discussed. There will also be a deep dive to understand what configuration is required on CUCM, IM&P, firewalls, and endpoints(Jabber, TC/CE Endpoints, IP Phones). After this session, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot the MRA solution with ease and time to spare.


Victoria West, CCIE Wireless #49749

A CCIE Wireless with industry experience in voice and wireless technologies. Victoria has a Bachelorís degree in Computer Technology, and has worked for Cisco for 6 years. Along with supporting the technology, she is responsible for conducting trainings, technical writing, onboarding new employees, and mentoring new employees in the Collaboration TAC Team.

Swagata Bose, CCIE #40580 (Voice & Collaboration), CUSS, ITIL

A double CCIE and a dual Bachelor in Science(BS in IT and Mechanical) with over 8 years of industry experience of Cisco Solutions. Swagata is a backbone engineer at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center(TAC) and holds great expertise in Jabber, Cisco IM and Presence, Gateways, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Attendant Console. He holds a CCIE mentor badge and is trained in RHCE/RHCSA, Virtualization 101, PMP, PSP, Accent Neutralization and Technical Content Writing.


Victoria West


Swagata Bose 


Our Last Meeting Sponsor

DFWCUG thanks CSS Corp for being our monthly

meeting sponsor for October 2018



CSS Corp is a new age IT Services and Tech Support company that harnesses the power of AI, automation, analytics, cloud and digital to address customer needs. The company partners with leading enterprises to help realize their strategic business outcomes. Its team of 5,500 technology professionals across 17 global locations are passionate about helping customers differentiate and succeed. Founded in 1996, CSS Corp is a US-headquartered company known for offering cloud transformation, infrastructure modernization, digital and tech support services.



  • Winner of 2018 Stevie Awards for Innovation in Telecom Services
  • Recognized by NETGEAR as the 2018 Supplier of the Year
  • Winner of 2018 Big Data & Analytics Converge Award
  • Winner of 2017 NASSCOM Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Recognized by NOKIA as the 2017 Supplier of the Year Award
  • Winner of NASSCOM Digital Skills Award 2017
  • Winner of The Golden Globe Tigers Award 2017 for excellence in branding in business innovation
  • Winner of 2017 CMO ASIA Awards for brand excellence in IT/ITES category

Local Contact:

Mark Jacobs



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