AWS Cloudformation

I have been self educating myself on AWS for a few weeks now with sites like Pluralsight and A Cloud Guru. I really enjoy both of these sites and feel their content is very detailed and very helpful. What I like about Pluralsight is the ability to pick a...

Quarantine Blues

Being an introvert it’s sometimes easy to stay home and indulge in home/family activities, but days on end can be challenging. While work as not stopped for me, it has stopped for my girlfriend as well as school as stopped for my kids and hers. This is great for...

My Cisco Certification Journey

I was working in a small manufacturing business doing a lot of Windows Server work when I began to explore the networking world. We were small so we purchased a lot of Dell, which included Dell PowerConnect switches. These were what I would call now a days “blue...

CloudGenix BGP Peering

We have recently invested in a SD-WAN solution called CloudGenix. CloudGenix uses edge devices called IONs. These devices can act like routers and/or firewalls depending on your deployment design. We are currently using them just as routers. Due to security...

Why I Will Now Define EIGRP Router-IDs Manually

EIGRP has never been my favorite routing protocol, which means my knowledge of it is “enough to be dangerous” on purpose. Currently being in an environment that ran on EIGRP I am forced to learn this routing protocol and while playing with a lab in UNL and...

Cisco ASA Failover “gotcha”…for me it was….

I have never touched so many ASA’s within a month in all my life! It’s great don’t get me wrong, they are a huge weakness of mine and any experience I get with them helps me in my career. I was struggling with failover the past few days, not really the configuration...

CCNA Renewals 2014

So the time as come to renew both my CCNA R&S and Wireless this year. Where has the last three years gone? With this being said I find myself in a bit of a pickle! My options for renewal are to take the CCNA wireless exam or take the composite CCNA R&S exam,...

Finally getting around to WordPress….

When I first told someone I wanted to start a page that I could blog about my daily work projects and personal projects related to IT, they said “WordPress is it, it’s easy!” Well I guess it is easy if you don’t want to do customization to the...