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Today we are talking about 802.1X, like authenticating a device coming into a conference room.What is 802.1X ? In simple terms, it is an authentication mechanism that we leverage.

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Recently I have been working on a couple of new ISE deployments for our customers and noticed the same ISE alarm (Active directory diagnostic tool found issues) was firing in both environments.

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Today we're talking about our in-house developed tool called, Acela helps you with asset management, device configuration compliance as well as smartnet and support, to help you manage all of that in one easy platform. In this blog, we are going to go through the features and capabilities and take a quick look at what the portal actually looks like.  

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What an exciting time to be a Network Engineer! As technology grows at a rapid pace, our industry is demanding our skill sets grow along with it as well, at the same speed. The problem is, there is SO much going on, it can be overwhelming. The traditional job of a Network Engineer as we know it, is switching gears and beginning to intertwine with the DevOps world. In a world where we need things...

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Having fun yet? Yeah? Well hold on to your hat because in this entry we’re going to dig into CTS classification!! Let’s try that again with a little more alliteration. Today we’re collapsing all of our coverage so as to claw at and climb into every crevice of CTS classification! Right, so let’s go*!

*If this is the first entry you are reading in this series on CTS or you don’t know what CTS...

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The Breakout tool utility is a local terminal server that embeds the various serial ports into a single HTTPS connection to the CML control server.  You can connect directly to this tool using your favorite terminal emulation software and ride that HTTPS connection. 

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Hi People, welcome to another exciting edition of my blog. Today I will be covering IOS best practices (some of them at least). While these will be specific to Cisco IOS they’re also applicable to other types of Cisco devices. You’ll also find many of these best practices are also seen on IOS-XE/NX-OS platforms, however the syntax may differ (please verify before attempting to apply).

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Many organizations are rolling out Microsoft Teams for their employee’s main collaboration client software. MS Teams is easy to use and offers many business features for individuals and groups to collaborate. Microsoft is also replacing the Skype for Business application with the Microsoft Teams client, which has accelerated company’s migration to MS Teams. However, one area that can be a bit...

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RIP VIRL, long live CML! 

For its latest network simulation platform release, Cisco has decided to rename VIRL (Virtual Internet Routing Labs) to CML-P (Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal) instead of VIRL 2.0.  For lots of good reasons, but probably the best being not wanting to be associated with the global pandemic.  The CML product has and continues to be the enterprise version of the platform,...

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Crazy times we’re currently living in huh? For some, what once was merely a dream, working from home, has become a reality. Maybe not the way they envisioned it happening but hey, it happened! Fortunately, technology nowadays gives us unimaginable bandwidth and allows us to adapt seamlessly in times like this, without skipping a beat.

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