Category Archive: Networking

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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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 …

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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, …

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CCNA – Floating Static Route

FloatingStaticRoute

This lab will cover the topic 3.8.d Host Route from the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) blueprint. It will test your understanding and knowledge of configure floating static routes on Cisco IOS devices. Please use the initial configurations as a template for your lab utilizing whatever console means you have (GNS, Physical Gear, VIRL, etc). …

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CCNA – Static Network Route

CCNANetworkRoute

This lab will cover the topic 3.8.b Network Route from the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) blueprint. It will test your understanding and knowledge of configure static network routes on Cisco IOS devices. Please use the initial configurations as a template for your lab utilizing whatever console means you have (GNS, Physical Gear, VIRL, etc). …

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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 …

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Apps for a Network Engineer Part II: Windows

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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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 …

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Synapps Paging Delays – An HTTP/TCP Wireshark diagnosis

ThisIsRight

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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