David’s Cisco Networking Blog:

December, 2008


December 30, 2008  5:58 AM

VIDEO: Cisco Nexus 1000-V



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Networking, Virtualization

I have blogged a few times in the past about the Cisco Nexus 1000-V. See:

December 28, 2008  5:46 AM

Cisco offers new Catalyst 2975 Stackable Switches



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Ethernet Switching, Networking

Cisco 2975 LAN Ethernet Switch Cisco has announced that they are...


December 27, 2008  5:34 AM

Cellular Data to your Cisco Router – have you tried it?



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Networking, Wireless

A little while back I wrote an article entitled

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December 27, 2008  5:31 AM

10 dumb things you can do to your Cisco router and how to fix them



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, Networking

I was shocked! My latest Cisco networking article was VERY popular and I didn't expect that it would be. So far, it has received over 37 votes and 14 comments. Who knows how many web page impressions it has gotten (well, I guess the webmaster and guy monitoring SEO could tell me but I don't really...


December 26, 2008  3:26 PM

The 10 Cisco IOS Router file management commands you must know



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, Networking

This month I posted another great article over at TechRepublic entitled The 10 Cisco IOS Router file management commands you must...

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December 26, 2008  5:21 AM

Exploring entry-level options for using VoIP



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Networking, VoIP

So what is the least expensive way to get your foot in the door with VoIP? What if you have a "shoestring budget"? I know, I have been there. Network Admins may not be crazy about moving all compan voice to VoIP and having to administer it. However, most Network Admins are interested in learning...


December 25, 2008  5:16 AM

David’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Resource List



Posted by: David Davis
BGP, Cisco, Networking, Routing

For those of you interested in the routing protocol of the Internet - Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP - I have written a number of articles on the topic. I recommend you checkout the following:

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December 25, 2008  4:47 AM

How to Enable Policy-Based Routing in the Cisco IOS



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Networking, Routing

Policy based routing (or PBR) is a process that has the router put packets through a route map before routing them.  This may be a good way of sending packets to a particular path for protocol security routes, for instance, instead of using the default shortest path algorithm.  To use PBR,...


December 24, 2008  4:29 AM

Managing Cisco IOS IP Routing Authentication Keys



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, Networking, Routing, Security

Key management is a way of controlling authentication keys used by routing protocols. You can think of these as "passwords" for your routers. Not all routing protocols can use key management. Only DRP Agent, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Routing Information Protocol...


December 23, 2008  4:27 AM

How to Configure Integrated IS-IS



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Networking, Routing

Cisco Integrated IS-IS is part of a link-state Interior Gateway protocol and supports CLNP, IPv4, and IPv6.  To verify your platform support, please see my article covering the Cisco...

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