The Journey of a Network Engineer:

February, 2013

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February 26, 2013  6:03 AM

Setting up CUCM in VMware workstation – part 2

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

In part one we seen how to configure GNS3, to integrate the router with the virtual environment that we would be running in VMware. Next, would be the creation of VMware...

February 25, 2013  2:38 AM

Setting up CUCM in VMware workstation – part 1

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

Although setting up Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM) in VMware is pretty easy and straight forward, I had to struggle to get it up and running. Partially cause i was creating the VM wrongly. In this series, I...


February 23, 2013  12:34 AM

Server NIC teaming to multiple switches

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

Server network redundancy been a hot topic for a while now. It is an ideal situation when we imagine that a server can be connected to multiple switches, with multiple links to provide higher bandwidth, and fault tolerance. But doing so, creates multiple challenges from both the network and...


February 20, 2013  5:30 AM

How to configure On-Demand Routing in Cisco routers?

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

On-Demand Routing (ODR) is one of the few simple routing methods. It is not a protocol by itself as it uses Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) to gather and propagate the route information. ODR is designed for Hub-spoke networks, where the spokes are stub networks with nothing connecting them. As...


February 16, 2013  2:17 AM

How to configure VSS?

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

Virtual Switching System (VSS) was one of the early technologies that introduced in the datacenter world to eliminate spanning tree protocol (STP). Thus, giving networks and servers multiple active links with non-blocking ports architecture. The configurations are quite simple and straight...


February 11, 2013  7:05 AM

The highlight of Cisco Connect 2013 Saudi Arabia

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

I had the opportunity to attend Cisco Connect 2013, It was a two day conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, with multiple sessions of talks, presentations, and technology demonstrations. Event...


February 10, 2013  3:13 AM

Passed CCIE R&S

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

I'm really glad to say that i have passed the lab exam. I would really have to say that the journey was not short, nor it was easy. I would really have to thank INE for providing the best materials out there for any CCIE candidates. They really do provide that technical depth, the speed, and...


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