Category Archive: How To’s

Python + XLRD SecureCRT Import

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 2.31.48 PM

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 …

Continue reading »

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

CCNA – HSRP Config – Prempt- Priority – Version

CCNAHSRP

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 …

Continue reading »

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

CCNA – DHCP Client And Relay

CCNADHCPClientAndRelay

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, …

Continue reading »

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

Config-ease with Sublime Text Snippets

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/config-ease-with-sublime-text-snippets/

Back To Basics – Patching A Switch

panellabeled

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/back-to-basics-patching-a-switch/

UC Guerrilla Wallboard on Server 2012 64bit

Wallboard7

I had the circumstances of lack of budget, broken freeware, and understandable need put me in the position of spinning up another unsupported freeware application in the form of a UCCX Call Center Wallboard. As usual, I tend to be a gluten for punishment and tend to try and fight these type of situations into …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/uc-guerrilla-wallboard-on-server-2012-64bit/

Bulk enable PIM via TCL

I’ve been working on doing some multicast labs lately and am constantly resetting my lab devices to their default configs and starting from scratch. As many of us know, to enable PIM on all of your interfaces you must go into each interface and enable it manually. There is no default command to enable PIM …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/bulk-enable-pim-via-tcl/

Daily Learning Actions

The other night while studying I tweeted out the first six words that came to mind as I thought to myself “How can I retain this better”. The concept is really quite simple and I find myself doing these steps for everything I am trying to learn and retain. While everyone learns *best* a certain …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/daily-learning-actions/

Linux to Cisco Openswan IPSec Configuration

[notice]For this example I use the following IP scheme    192.168.0.12|–O–42.42.42.42—–[INTERNET]——12.12.12.12–O–|10.42.42.42[/notice] I was approached a few weeks back to assist in creating a VPN Tunnel between two end points. Of course in my naivety I readily assumed it was between to Cisco devices but that turned out not to be the case. The tunnel was …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/linux-to-cisco-openswan-ipsec-configuration/

Route-Targets Explained

Router-Target Policy Visualization

  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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.packetpilot.com/route-targets-explained/

Older posts «