Matt Ouellette

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.

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Route-Targets Explained

  As I began to study MPLS L3VPNs I was excited to start flinging my fingers around the keyboard. However, I ran into a little snafu during my learning. All of the videos and configuration example I was finding didn’t separate the difference between the Route Distinguisher (RD) and the Route Targets. Most of the …

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Infocus Mondopad Registered with CUCM – SIP

This post is primarily for archived documentation for myself in the event of possible future need. However, I was having a hard time finding any configuration examples for this task. The steps below are those I used to connect a 70inch Infocus Mondopad to our CUCM environment to be able to make video calls including …

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Synapps Paging Delays – An HTTP/TCP Wireshark diagnosis

The Scenario goes like this: A Synapps – SA Announce paging and messaging server integrated with Cisco’s CUCM hosting around 30 phone to phone paging groups. The paging had been working fine for months and out of no where one of thirty particular groups was putting in multiple trouble tickets over multiple days that the …

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Trouble shoot with TDR

This article is another example of trouble shooting by putting multiple pieces together. While it relies upon existing knowledge of the environment in which the article is based it should prove to be a good example of a trouble shooting process that will hopefully be able to spark some creative thinking the next time you …

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IP SLA for Single Default Route Change

The scenario goes like this. You are working at your office (R1) and need to change the IP address and default route on the remote device (R2). The issue a factor of two things. The first is the fact that R2 is connected to your network with only one link. The other issue is R2 …

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It’s not defeat unless you quit.

Too often when talking to individuals studying for certifications tests, or just entering their field, I find them to quick to throw their hands up and say “I don’t know, it’s to far beyond me” and that is where their interest stops. They keyword I am saying their is stops. While yes, I am going …

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Apps for a Network Engineer Part 1: MAC

MAC for Network Engineers I am not going to play bias in anyway towards any particular apps. I’m surely not going to get into the debate between Windows or Apple as a primary computer. In fact, I’ve spent the last 4 years using Windows exclusively for work due to work issued laptops and the lack …

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Initial Router Setup For Remote Access

[notice]PacketPilot / P2Labs does not guarantee any certification results in using the content of this website. Please keep in mind these are free tools to aid in your learning and certification goals. All efforts are made to ensure the accuracy and content in these labs. Hard work, dedication, and official Cisco training materials are recommended for …

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SRT: Offline type 7 decrypt

I was recently working on deploying a new device into our network infrastructure. I was working off a configuration template that had a standard arguments for AAA leveraging TACACS+. I was offsite and had asked a fellow colleague to enter the new device into our ACS deployment to allow authentication and command authorization. The long …

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Automated IP Communicator Launch against Multiple Clusters

If you manage multiple CUCM clusters you are likely to have Cisco’s IP Communicator installed on your computer. Cisco IP Communicator is a software based phone installed on your computer that connects up to CUCM and lets you utilize your PC as if it’s a Cisco desk phone. This is a pivotal tool to quickly …

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