The Journey of a Network Engineer:

July, 2011

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July 20, 2011  8:20 AM

Introducing Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
6500, Catalyst, Cisco, Engine, MSFC5, multilayer, PFC4, router, S2T, SUP720, Supervisor, switch

Cisco very recently introduced the new SUP engine for the much trusted Catalyst 6500, the Supervisor Engine 2T (S2T). It is much welcomed sup...

July 20, 2011  7:13 AM

Cisco Catalyst Sup720 V S2T



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
6500, capacity, Catalyst, Cisco, core, distribution, Nexus, router, S2T, SUP720, switch, vs

Cisco has recently introduced the S2T. We ran a comparison from the prospective of backplane capacity...


July 17, 2011  2:37 AM

GRE Tunnel ARP entry never times out! – part 3



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
ARP, bug, Cisco, clear, CSCsa83049, CSCtf16300, entry, ios, mGRE, TAC, Tunnel, wireless, WLSM

For people who were following on this issue, i would like to post some updates. But before that, you can read what is the problem by going to GRE Tunnel ARP entry...

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July 15, 2011  1:13 PM

Review – SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset – Part3



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
advance subnet, Calculator, chart, Cisco, config, configviewer, decryption, DNS, dns analyzer, dns resolver, Engineer, gauge, interface, manage, monitor, neighbor map, netflow, Network Discovery, part1, part2, part3, password, ping, port mapper, Review, route viewer, Solarwinds, Studio, subnet, subnetting, Sweep, Syslog, TFTP, Toolset, traceroute

IP Address Management has some interesting tools that can be used in the SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset. One of the tools that make the life of network engineer easy, (which i think should not have been created!!. let the engineers do use their brains for this) is the advance subnet calculator. As...


July 11, 2011  2:16 AM

Review – SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset – Part2



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Calculator, chart, Cisco, config, decryption, DNS, Engineer, gauge, interface, manage, monitor, neighbor map, netflow, Network Discovery, part1, part2, password, ping, port mapper, Review, route viewer, Solarwinds, Studio, subnet, Sweep, Syslog, TFTP, Toolset, traceroute

Once the Toolset is installed, you would want to run the SolarWinds Workspace Studio. It is the main application window that you use to monitor the devices. It has limited management capabilities since it was not designed for such thing. The Studio enables to use few features that actually...


July 9, 2011  3:37 AM

Review – SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset – Part1



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Calculator, Cisco, config, decryption, DNS, Engineer, manage, monitor, netflow, Network Discovery, password, ping, Review, Solarwinds, subnet, Sweep, Syslog, TFTP, Toolset, traceroute

SolarWinds provide various solutions for Network management, network monitoring, storage, VMware, and servers monitoring and management. We have purchased the license for

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July 3, 2011  2:39 AM

How to manipulate BGP Routes



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Cisco, distribute-list, filter-list, Internet, PA, prefix-list, route, route-map, router

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the back bone protocol that connects the internet. It falls under the External Gateway Protocols (EGP), interestingly it is the only routing protocols used in the external networks. BGP is a robust protocol that can handle 100k routes, which are increasing....


July 3, 2011  2:08 AM

Review “Manage Enginer IT360″



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Cisco, HP, IT360, ITIL, ITSM, manage engin, Review

We had to test Manage Engine IT360 for the use in our enterpirse network. IT360 is a move toward IT service management (ITSM) which is a part or ITIL. In brief words IT360 is

IT360 is an Integrated...


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