It was a bit of squeeze this year to find time to contribute on the Cisco Community forum with a busy work schedule and then moving to FTE at the end of the year, but I am pleased to say I made it into the Cisco VIP 2022 group!
We all know that authentication should be implemented between peers when using a routing protocol. Better still, instead of using a single static key a key-chain should be used so that they can be automatically rotated and via automation you can keep removing and adding keys to the chain to keep the endless cycle going.... Continue Reading →
This very blog here which you are reading has made it to the IT Blog Awards 2021. Do the right thing and cast your vote : https://www.ciscofeedback.vovici.com/se/705E3ECD767BAEDD
Static routes are a much loved and well used configuration staple but this post will highlight a possible misconfiguration step and explore the behaviour. In cisco IOS a static route is defined by: ! ip route <destination_prefix> <destination_mask> <interface> <next-hop> ! While it may be common to omit the the outgoing interface, it is also... Continue Reading →
During this current lockdown nearly everything arrives by post and each box contains the same sort of items on a weekly basis, so it was great when a box from the states arrived. Inside was the Cisco Designated VIP kit for 2020; trinkets, drinks container, huge glass paperweight and most importantly new clothes. Sweet! I... Continue Reading →
After 3 years of owning the 'official cert guide' for the ARCH exam and two failed attempts this morning I managed to pass the CCDP exam! Having sat the exam on two previous occasions some of the questions were familiar to me now but that doesn't get away from the fact that the exam has... Continue Reading →
I'm pleased to announce I have been awarded Cisco Designated VIP status 2020 for my CSC posts over the last twelve months. Due to changing contracts and not being fully committed to studying this last year meant I didn't post as much as I could have, so am really pleased I made the selection!
I am pleased to say this blog has been selected as a finalist in the IT Blog Awards hosted by Cisco in the category of 'Most Inspirational'. Please take some time to view the other finalists and cast your vote: https://www.ciscofeedback.vovici.com/se/705E3ECD18791A68
An Ansible playbook for dynamically determining whether an ASA has multiple contexts and backing up the running configuration accordingly.