Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cisco's Archive command

I have mentioned this before, but actually got to setting it up on my study rack today finally.

Because I have quite a bit of equipment now, and mixed Junos and Cisco, It's helpful now to have an archive of saved configs as I study.

There are several references I used for this:

from Cisco

And Daniel Patrick's Blog:

it's a simple config:

  path tftp://$h

The $h is a variable that will save the config with a name including the current hostname:

This pic is an example of one config saved without the $h variable, and one with.

This is basic setup. There are other options that you can set for the naming, and scheduled archiving.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

MPLS VPN OSPF BGP configuration practice

With my work being mostly based in MPLS, but from a mainly GUI use standpoint, I'm trying to gain a better overall understanding of MPLS configuration.

I don't have the Alcatel Gear to play with here, nor CLI config rights yet at work, so I'm working with the next best thing, practicing on what I do have, Cisco Gear.

I'm using Levent Okvur's walkthrough on YouTube:

So here is the simple MPLS setup I'm using:

Three 1841's, one as Provider Core, and two as Provider edge devices.
Four 1720's as the CE devices.

Config on one of the PE routers:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Added more Racks for Sale on EBAY.

Need to generate some income to pick up another SRX and probably another EX2200.

From Cheapo 1720/2950 racks for just over $100 to a Rack mounted, 5 device setup with a Custom menu Access server for $599.00.

Check out the racks and Buy...Buy...Buy !!!