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
10 thoughts on “200k views”
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.
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?
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 350s 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.
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.
Hey Daniel, Congratulations on your blog, it helped me to get my number 🙂 keep the posts coming
Glad to hear that 🙂 When did you take the lab?
March 8 in RTP, great experience, it was really fun all the preparation to take the lab (1+ year and 3 attemps) 🙂
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.
They are using PuTTY. So it’s better to practice with that.
Great news.. Please keep on posting your great articles…
Wish all the success…