When I studied for my CCDE, I had the good fortune of receiving mentoring from Russ White. Something he taught me, that I really took to heart, is that in every design and choice you make, there is a tradeoff.
CCDE – Introduction to GET VPN and GET VPN Design Considerations
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.
More PIM-BiDir Considerations
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
Design Considerations for North/South Flows in the Data Center
Traditional data centers have been built by using standard switches and running Spanning Tree (STP). STP blocks redundant links and builds a loop-free tree which is rooted at the STP root. This kind of topology wastes a lot of links
OSPF Design Considerations
Introduction Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is a link state protocol that has been around for a long time. It is geneally well understood, but design considerations often focus on the maximum number of routers in an area. What other
QoS Design Notes for CCDE
Trying to get my CCDE studies going again. I’ve finished the End to End QoS Design book (relevant parts) and here are my notes on QoS design. Basic QoS Different applications require different treatment, the most important parameters are: Delay:
A look at access to distribution block designs
So I’ve just started to read the ARCH book and I want to do some posts to help with my understanding but I’m also very interested in hearing from you readers what kind of design you like and why. Post