The Journey of a Network Engineer:

May, 2012

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May 29, 2012  9:16 AM

how to use Administrative distance? – part 2



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
administrative, CCIE, Cisco, distance, distribution, EIGRP, mpls vpn, route, router, static

In my earlier Blog, i have shown a detailed diagram of the problem/ requirement of the network change. After 5 mins of studying the proposal i came with an easy solution to change the routing behavior. I have made few assumptions and based on it i built my design. These assumptions are correct,...

May 28, 2012  2:44 AM

How to use Administrative distance? – part 1



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
AD, administrative, CCIE, Cisco, distance, EIGRP, MPLS, router, vpn

I'll admit, the title is slightly misleading. I will not elaborate on how to use AD for the routing benefit in general. What i would do is, explain a scenario. Then manipulate AD to have the desired routing outcome. In first entry, i would just show the scenario, while the configurations and...


May 18, 2012  4:24 AM

Different methods to advertise routes into OSPF



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
advertisement, CCIE, Cisco, redistribute, route, router

Advertising routes into protocols is one of the interesting topics. Most of big enterprise networks will have different routing domains. Thus dealing with these routes become an essential topic in CCIE exams. Although the topic stats into OSPF, but these methods can generally be applied into any...


May 14, 2012  12:26 PM

The difference between Cisco Nexus 7000 M1, F1, and F2 line cards.



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Cisco, F1, F2, fabric path, line cards, M1, MPLS, Nexus, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, OTV

I have written an article few months ago touching the main differences between the F1 and M1 cards in the Cisco Nexus 7k platform. The main...


May 9, 2012  6:45 AM

How bridging works in Cisco routers?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
bridge, Cisco, router, routing, transparent

One of the layer two technologies that the CCIE candidate can face is bridging. What bridging does is that it transforms the Router's behavior of IP routing into a switch like behavior. The underlying commands are same, they differ when use different modes of Bridging on the router. There are...


May 2, 2012  8:57 AM

CCIE Datacenter



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
CCIE, Certification, Cisco

Cisco has finally announced the CCIE Datacenter Track. The rumors were out for almost a year now. Well, the wait is over. People should start taking the exam :) The Track from my opinion...


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