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Here on the LP blog, I have often praised the virtues of using the archive configuration feature in all your Cisco switch and router configurations. If you it or would like a refresher you can read up on how great this feature is and why you should use it by following the link below:

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Happy New Year LookingPoint blog readers. In this quick post I wanted to share with you all a quick tip that I use for all my changes on Cisco equipment running IOS/IOS-XE software.

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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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This past week I have been working on a new campus build-out for one of our customers and came across some interesting behavior regarding 100Gbps and 25Gbps uplinks between switches.

A simplified view of the setup in question is shown below:

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Hello loyal LP blog cats. In this week’s quick post, I’m going to show you a tactic I use to ensure that you never lock yourself out while making changes to a Cisco router or switch configurations.

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Nov 6

That title is not true, but I just could not come up with a better one. I like rhyming phrases I guess.

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Hello loyal blog readers. Over the last few weeks I have been busy working on a network assessment for one of our fantastic customers. One of the areas we look at when assessing a customer’s network is how they are protecting/restricting access to the management plane of their network infrastructure.

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This blog follows on from my last post and continues the discussion on how to integrate a single/pair of SD-WAN routers into our existing branch site topology. If you missed that last blog, then you can check it out here. Don’t worry I’ll be right here waiting for you.

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In this edition of our SD-WAN series I’m going to take a step away from our lab environment and attempt to address a question I get a lot from our customers. “How do we integrate a SD-WAN router or pair of SD-WAN routers into our current environment?” Well the answer I’m afraid is the networking consultants classic line of “It depends”. And it really does, Cisco’s SD-WAN solution was created by...

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In my last post we looked at the steps that a vEdge goes through to bring up its control plane connections and authenticate itself onto the fabric. In this post we will follow on from where we left off and see how we use these control plane connections to exchange topology information, WAN policies and security keys via OMP.

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