INTEROP New York- October 3-7, 2011

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Once again, Network Protocol Specialists, LLC will be presenting at Interop in New York. This year we will be teach three one day classes.

Deep Packet Inspection with Wireshark - Monday October 3rd

Sometimes using tools like PING and Traceroute aren’t enough to isolate the cause of network problems. This class will take a hands-on approach to learning how to use the Wireshark protocol analyzer to capture packets and analyze network traffic. Numerous examples will be used throughout the day to walk the attendees though the process of filtering out those packets that are working well and drilling down to those that are at the root of the problem. Attendees will be provided with a CD containing a number of open source network troubleshooting tools, as well as the trace files used in the class. Laptops are required.

Course Outline:

  • Installing and Configuring Wireshark
  • Using Display Filters
  • Using Capture Filters
  • Isolating the cause of slow data transfers
  • Running Wireshark from the command-line
  • Building a capture to disk appliance

Who Should Attend:

  • Network Administrators
  • Network Analysts
  • Server Administrators
  • Desktop Administrators
  • Network Managers

Instructor - Mike Pennacchi, Owner, Network Protocol Specialists

The Big Fix - Application Analysis and Troubleshooting - Tuesday October 4th

Every company has one, the slow application. Whether it started that way, or slowed down over time, it has become unbearable for the customers. This course is designed to provide insight into what makes applications run poorly and what can be done to correct the problem.

Attendees will leave this presentation with an understanding of how to troubleshoot application performance problems and how to recognize an application that was not designed to run in a WAN environment. As part of this course, we will examine a number of applications, including HTTP, SQL, and SMB.

Course Outline

  • Predicting Application Performance – Know how an application will perform before putting onto your network.
  • Troubleshooting Multi-Tiered Environments – Learn how to track transactions through web, application and database servers.
  • Impact of Bandwidth and Latency on Application Performance – Throwing more bandwidth at the problem doesn’t always make things faster. This presentation discusses the differences between a bandwidth dependent and latency dependent application.
  • Monitoring Application Performance – After the application has been implemented it is important to ensure it is operating as it should.
  • What makes a good WAN application? – The characteristics of a good WAN based application will be covered in this presentation.

Who Should Attend:

  • Network Analysts
  • Application Developers
  • Network Managers
  • Server Administrators

Instructor - Mike Pennacchi, Owner, Network Protocol Specialists