Introduction to GET VPN GET VPN is a Cisco proprietary technology aimed for private WAN designs where there is a need to encrypt the traffic. This may be due to regulatory requirements or just a need to keep traffic private.
I’m preparing for the CCDE practical and I was doing a practice scenario by Jeremy Filliben and I realized that I’m not comfortable with all of the WAN speeds so I might as well write a blog post on it.
This post will briefly discuss the challenges of manually setting up MPLS-TE tunnels and how Auto Tunnels can lessen the burden of MPLS-TE tunnels. One of the main challenges with traffic engineering and MPLS-TE is the number of tunnels that
To kick off the new year, I will give you a review of the CCDE Practical Workbook by Orhan Ergun, CCIE #26567 and CCDE #2014:17. Orhan is a friend and has provided the workbook to me for reviewing. I would
A couple of days ago I passed the Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) Qualification Exam which means that I am now eligible to take the CCDE practical. I’m aiming to give that a try in May. This post will give
Introduction This post will discuss different design options for deploying firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and how firewalls can be used in the data center. Firewall Designs Firewalls have traditionally been used to protect inside resources from being accessed
Introduction This post will describe different load balancer designs, the pros and cons of the designs and how they affect the forwarding of packets. Load Sharing Vs Load Balancing The terms load sharing and load balancing often get intermixed. An
Introduction As a network architect you should not have to know all the details of the physical and data link layer. What you need to know though is how different transports can support the topology that you are looking to
Introduction From my last post on PIM BiDir I got some great comments from my friend Peter Palúch. I still had some concepts that weren’t totally clear to me and I don’t like to leave unfinished business. There is also
Introduction This post will describe PIM Bidir, why it is needed and the design considerations for using PIM BiDir. This post is focused on technology overview and design and will not contain any actual configurations. Multicast Applications Multicast is a