Cisco Designated VIP 2022

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!

Expired authentication keys

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 →

Static route next-hop

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 →

Cisco VIP kit

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 →

CCDP – passed

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 →

Cisco Designated VIP 2020

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!

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