Network technologies and trends:

November, 2015


November 30, 2015  6:30 AM

How to configure Palo Alto Firewall in Virtual Wire mode?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, tunnel, VLAN

Configuring Palo Alto Firewall in Virtual Wire mode is quite easy, in this post using below topology I am going to demonstrate how to configure a Palo Alto Networks Firewall in Virtual Wire or V-Wire mode.

November 29, 2015  11:18 AM

Evolving technologies will be part of all CCIE and CCDE Written exams

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco, Cisco Press, cloud, Internet of Things, Network, Network programmability, NFV

Cisco has announced a major revamp for their CCIE  and CCDE written exams, starting July 26,2016 Cisco will include a new section titled "Evolving Technologies". Except CCIE Data Center all other CCIE Lab exams remains intact. So those who will be appearing for CCIE and CCDE  written exam after...


November 28, 2015  3:22 PM

Cisco releases VIRL 1.0.0

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Java, Jitter, Latency, link, OpenStack, OpenVPN, TCP

Yesterday I received an email from Cisco VIRL about their new release of VIRL 1.0.0

Hello VIRL Family! Happy Thanksgiving (if you’re celebrating!) We are very happy to announce the release of VIRL 1.0.0 – a major upgrade release packed full of new features! :)
The...


November 26, 2015  4:41 AM

Palo Alto Networks Firewall Interface Types –  Virtual Wire

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, Decryption, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, LAYER3, Loopback, NAT, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, tunnel, VLAN

We all know Palo Alto Network Firewalls offers quite flexibility deployment options, one can also deploy Palo Alto Networks in Virtual Wire or V-Wire mode. This is the beauty of Palo Alto Networks Firewalls , the flexibility it offers cannot be matched by some of the leading firewall vendors....


November 23, 2015  5:24 AM

How to configure Palo Alto Firewall in TAP Mode

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, Applications, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, tunnel, VLAN

In one my recent post we discussed what is TAP mode in Palo Alto Networks Firewall and the flexibility it offers when it comes to deployment. I have a Palo Alto...


November 22, 2015  6:52 AM

Cisco Certification Tracking Tool is not working

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco

Cisco Certification Tracking Tool is not working since almost a week , looks a like some major compromise happened with this portal.  Once you login to any of the tracking sites you will some of these errors


November 21, 2015  8:27 AM

A review of CCDE Study Guide by Marwan Al-shawi

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
BGP, Cisco, Cisco certifications, Cisco Press, EIGRP, Network design, Networking, OSPF, Protocols, VPN

Since I received the "CCDE Study Guide" from Jamie Shoup till date, I simply couldn’t able resist reading such a wonder book from Marwan Al-shawi.  I believe it was...


November 19, 2015  6:44 AM

CCIE Data Center Version 2 is coming

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco, Cisco Press, VXLAN

With the introduction of ACI, Nexus 9k and many other SDN components I was expecting Cisco will soon announce the new version of CCIE Data Center. As anticipated Cisco announced the revision...


November 16, 2015  7:39 PM

Palo Alto Networks Firewall Interface Types – Tap Mode

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Ethernet, Firewalls, Interface, Palo Alto Networks, Switch

As discussed in one my post, we all know Palo Alto Networks Firewall allows us to implement in many modes, one such mode is TAP Mode. Now you all might be...


November 7, 2015  3:54 PM

Should Juniper reconsider their strategy towards JNCIE Certifications?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Certifications, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks

As these days my focus is more into Network  security and my current job demands more of the security. Being a CCIE I thought rather than investing my time, energy  and money on one more CCIE,  I thought of  staring the journey of JNCI-SEC . I was totally banking on assumptions and...


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