This blog has now seen 200k views since I started it. It started out slow but after a year
or so it gained some pace. The blog started out describing my journey to the CCIE which I
accomplished 6 months ago.

In the future I will try to blog more about datacenter technologies like CSR and Nexus1kv.
If you have something you want covered post in comments and I’ll have a look at it. Thanks
for reading!

Daniel Dib
CCIE #37149

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  • April 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm
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    congrats dude!

    My area of focus ATM is on the Nexus line. I plan to push out a series of post on the N5K and FEX but I dont have exposure to N7K so it would be nice to see it covered.

    It would be nice to see anything DC related for that matter.

    Ryan

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    • April 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm
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      Thanks 🙂

      Unfortunately we don’t do much Nexus at work. I do have access to cloud labs and some other sites with Nexus so I hope to cover at least some of it that way.

      How are things otherwise Ryan?

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  • April 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm
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    I would be curious to know if the N1kV could be used to create a lab for CCIE RS training. Given adequate hardware, could it replace the 35[56]0s used by INE? Feature-wise, is NX-OS on par with IOS with regards to the lab? CLI-wise, are there big differences?

    Also, at this point, it’s not clear to me if more than one N1kV can be configured on a single esxi host and, if yes, several N1kVs can be connected together on that host to obtained the desired topology.

    As for the routers, either GNS or CSR1000v could be used.

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    • April 24, 2013 at 7:13 am
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      Hi Gabriel,

      I don’t think N1kv can replace 3560 as the features don’t seem to match up really. N1kv doesn’t run STP, it has other methods of detecting bridging loops. Also the CLI is quite different.

      CSRs are great but they use a lot of memory (3-4 GB) so I would still go with Dynamips for now. Hopefully Cisco will release virtualized IOS for both routers and switches. It’s already in the CCIE lab and if you check my earlier post on Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab there seems to be some plans to do so.

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  • April 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm
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    Hey Daniel, Congratulations on your blog, it helped me to get my number 🙂 keep the posts coming

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    • April 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm
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      Thanks!

      Glad to hear that 🙂 When did you take the lab?

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      • April 28, 2013 at 6:08 am
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        March 8 in RTP, great experience, it was really fun all the preparation to take the lab (1+ year and 3 attemps) 🙂

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  • April 25, 2013 at 11:55 pm
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    Hey Daniel, thanks for your great posts. Always interesting to read your blog entries. A side-question for me: are they using Putty or SecureCRT for the RS Lab in Brussels? Thx N.

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    • April 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
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      They are using PuTTY. So it’s better to practice with that.

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  • May 1, 2013 at 10:03 am
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    Great news.. Please keep on posting your great articles…

    Wish all the success…

    Tom Sam

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