Matt Ouellette

Author's details

Name: Matt Ouellette
Date registered: June 4, 2014

Biography

Matt Ouellette is a certified information technology professional residing in Southwest Michigan. His technology findings and advice can be found on his PacketPilot blog. Mr. Ouellette spent 4 years as an I.T. Technician before stepping into a Network Engineer role at Bronson Health Group. Since completing his Associates Degree in Network Administration Matt has taken a head on approach to career enrichment through obtaining credentials such as CCNP, CCNA Voice, MCSA: Server 2008, and VCP5. This passion for continued learning allows him to deliver up to date quality technical solutions.

Latest posts

  1. CLUS 2017 – A remote view — July 6, 2017
  2. MPLS Headend FVRF Migration Strategy — May 17, 2017
  3. Python + XLRD SecureCRT Import — March 7, 2017
  4. Cisco Champions 2017 – A reason to reflect — February 3, 2017
  5. 2017 – Whats in my bag — January 10, 2017

Author's posts listings

CLUS 2017 – A remote view

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This year I was unable to make it to Cisco Live U.S. for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the stars don’t align and you can’t make logistics work, or maybe financials just fall short. That doesn’t mean you can’t “go” to CLUS even if it may be remotely and in spirit. Trust me, if the …

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MPLS Headend FVRF Migration Strategy

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Say you have a network that currently has an MPLS WAN from your HQ to all of your Branches. You want to migrate these MPLS connections into a DMVPN design and in doing that, you would like to move the MPLS links into a Front Door VRF. There comes a challenge with this move in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/mpls-headend-fvrf-migration-strategy/

Python + XLRD SecureCRT Import

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First of all a disclaimer. I am NOT a programer. I promise this could probably be cleaned up considerably by someone that actually does programming. Also, It may require some tweaking to work on your system. This is tested on Mac 10.12.3 and SecureCRT 8.1* I’ve always loved using SecureCRT. I often find myself needing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/python-xlrd-securecrt-import/

Cisco Champions 2017 – A reason to reflect

tl;dr – THANK YOU ALL! Yesterday morning I opened up my Spark app and was surprised to see I was added to the Cisco Champions room. I checked my e-mail and saw nothing. I knew it was being announced soon do to some twitter chatter. After validating with members it was true. I was selected …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/cisco-champions-2017-a-reason-to-reflect/

2017 – Whats in my bag

2017 Carry Bag

The new year just sprung upon us. This is usually when I go through my bag and reorganize. I figured hey why not post what I carry. I know, it’s nothing new nor original. I’m surely not the first person to do this post. I always find it interesting though to see what others carry …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/2017-whats-in-my-bag/

Using MRM to test Multicast

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I’ve always wanted to find a quick way to test a multicast deployment in a Cisco environment. Many of us are already familiar with simply pinging a multicast address from an interface, and going to another router and issuing the ip igmp join-group command. I’ve came across a new way to test that I’ve missed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/using-mrm-to-test-multicast/

Advertise Static Routes in EIGRP without Redistribution

EIGRP Static Advertisements

I came across a paragraph in an older book in regards to EIGRP operation. As I read it I was kind of dumfounded. To be honest I didn’t believe it at first so of course I had to lab it to see if it was true. It turns out that it is in fact the …

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CCNA – HSRP Config – Prempt- Priority – Version

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This lab will cover the topics 5.5.a, 5.5.b, and 5.5.c HSRP Priority, Preemption, and Version from the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) blueprint. It will test your understanding and knowledge of configure DHCP Servers on Cisco IOS devices. Please use the initial configurations as a template for your lab utilizing whatever console means you have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/ccna-hsrp-config-prempt-priority-version/

CCNA – DHCP Client And Relay

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This lab will cover the topics 5.3.b DHCP Relay and 5.3.c Client from the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) blueprint. It will test your understanding and knowledge of configure DHCP Servers on Cisco IOS devices. Please use the initial configurations as a template for your lab utilizing whatever console means you have (GNS, Physical Gear, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/ccna-dhcp-client-and-relay/

CCNA – DHCP Server and Options

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This lab will cover the topics 5.3.a DHCP Server and 5.3.d TFTP, DNS, and gateway options from the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) blueprint. It will test your understanding and knowledge of configure DHCP Servers on Cisco IOS devices. Please use the initial configurations as a template for your lab utilizing whatever console means you …

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