The Journey of a Network Engineer:

December, 2010

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December 29, 2010  3:30 AM

Certified Cisco Design Associate – CCDA



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
ccda, CCDP, CCNA, CCNP, Certification, Cisco

This exam will touch the topics of enterprise network in a brief yet fundamentally important way. It covers all the basics from wireless, VOIP, and the enterprise model. I would recommend to study this not for the sake of certifications but the great knowledge acquired . It shows what are...

December 26, 2010  3:45 AM

How to aggregate ports?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Aggregation, Cisco, LACP, PAgP, Port, vlan

In many cases we would require higher bandwidth within the organization while we have 1GB uplinks, or we stack switches and want to have multiple uplinks from each switch, or just to keep redundant link that is unblocked by STP. All these are simple scenarios that we face and the solution is...


December 25, 2010  4:20 AM

AirWave



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Acesss, AirWave, Aruba, Cisco, fat, management, networks, Points, thin, Visual, WiFI

Last week, we were contacted by Aruba networks. They were marketing their latest WiFi solutions, and

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December 19, 2010  3:46 AM

How to manipulate BGP Routes – part 3



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
access-list, Cisco, distribute-list, filter-list, manipulate, prefix-list, route, route-map, weight

This is the last part of BGP route manipulation. As discussed in the earlier entries, routes can be manipulated by

  • neighbor distribute-list (standard ACL / extended ACL)
  • neighbor prefix-list
  • neighbor...


December 16, 2010  4:46 AM

How to manipulate BGP Routes – part 2



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
CCNP, Cisco, filter-list, map, regex, route, router

As discussed earlier, BPG mainly uses 4 variations to manipulate the routes

  • neighbor distribute-list (standard ACL / extended ACL)
  • neighbor prefix-list
  • neighbor filter-list
  • neighbor route-map...


December 12, 2010  1:19 AM

How to manipulate BGP Routes – part 1



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
ACL, Cisco, distribute-list, manipulate, map, PA, prefix-list, route, router

After knowing how BGP select the best route for the routing update, using the BGP PAs. The next step would be to manipulate these PAs to give the desired route for NLRI BPG mainly uses 4 variations to manipulate the routes:

  • neighbor distribute-list (standard ACL /...


December 7, 2010  2:59 AM

How to use IP Prefix List?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
access, CCNP, Cisco, ip, list, map, network, route, subnet

IP prefix list mostly used with route filtering in IGP (OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP) and EGP (BGP) protocols. At first sight, the command will look confusing, but it is pretty simple and straight forward. Prefix list can be used with route map, and they would be referred...


December 3, 2010  2:10 AM

How BGP selects the best route?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Attribute, CCNP, Cisco, eBGP, iBGP, NEXT_HOP, Path, route, router, routing, weight

Since, i started studying for CCIE, i would start writing technical topics that are either difficult or interesting, and present them in easy way. BGP is one of the most interesting routing protocols out there. The interesting part lies in the way routes can be manipulated. There are many Path...


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