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Remote Troubleshooting Crossed Fiber Using Port Channels

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Last year I was involved in assisting a datacenter core and access-layer refresh. In this case the IDF’s were reusing existing fiber patches and the run to the datacenter stayed in place. however, within the datacenter core equipment was placed across the room required new cross connects to be ran to the new core cabinet. …

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ATA 190 Recovery Firmware Page – ATA 190 Will Not Register

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As it turns out, albeit I don’t do voice as my career focus, I decided to help out a team member and took ownership of an issue that came up. It was a phone that wasn’t working, one that was attached to an ATA 190. After I tracked down the device I typed it’s IP …

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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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Cisco Champions 2017 – A reason to reflect

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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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Config-ease with Sublime Text Snippets

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I love when tools make my life easier. A conversation came up online the other night and I had shown someone a quick summary of the awesome power of Sublime Text. They wanted to know how I made the magic happen in that video. I felt I should and share it with everyone via a …

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Back To Basics – Patching A Switch

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The other day someone joked that I should write a post about plugging in a cable, or at least something to that extent. Then I started thinking about it. It’s actually a good idea. Everyone has their own way of cabling up a rack of patch panels and switches. Most of us would love to …

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You Coach Not Teach Troubleshooting

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A colleague and I have been debating over a few months the topic of troubleshooting. My initial stance on the topic was that you CAN teach troubleshooting. However, as time has passed working with particular individuals I have came to a realization that you CANNOT teach troubleshooting. My belief now is that some people simply …

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Apps for a Network Engineer Part II: Windows

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Windows for Network Engineers Part two in my series of apps for network engineers across the three major platforms. I previously did the post for Mac when I first refreshed my laptop and purchased my first new Mac in 8 years. Issued by work, my daily laptop is a Windows machine which is fine with …

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IP SLA for Single Default Route Change

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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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Initial Router Setup For Remote Access

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[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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