Category Archives: CCIE

More Services for the Lab Server

After setting up TACACS+ and FreeRADIUS I decided to go ahead and add more services to my main test lab server. I am using CentOS in the lab, and decided to add a syslog server and an FTP server to … Continue reading

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General Purpose Lab Server

I have a number of servers in the lab, but my main server is a jumpbox that straddles the lab and our network named TLTS1. I wanted to be able to really test authentication in the lab so I decided … Continue reading

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Backing up Lab Routers

I have put quite a bit of work into my lab routers and the configurations, enough that I have begun to worry about about how much work it would be to replace my current set up. I have been backing … Continue reading

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VIRL on Bare Metal

I just fought installing VIRL on bare metal for nearly four days. I worked my way through multiple how-to’s and installed it three different times. Eventually I gave up doing it by the book and tried my own thing. First, … Continue reading

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Micronics Training with Narbik

I haven’t been posting much about my studies for the CCIE this time around. My studies have been all consuming as I have been trying to get in 30 hours a week on top of my normal work. I may … Continue reading

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Troubleshoot MPLS Connectivity

Step 1 — IGP for MPLS cloud Verification – You are on your own. (YOYO) Step 2 — LDP Adjacencies Pro Tip – Add the CE network to advertisements so that you don’t have to ping from some specific loopback … Continue reading

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Enable Virtualization within a VM

So much of my lab is virtualized that I am continuously tweaking the networking and settings within VMware.  Most of the lab runs on VMware 5.5 so there are some manual tweaks that I have to do that are done … Continue reading

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