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In the first entry of this series, we looked at the high-level mechanics involved in using AnyConnect with the ISE Posture module to perform endpoint host inspection (posture) when connecting to an AnyConnect VPN head-end (ASA/FTD). In the second entry of this series, we narrowly focused on getting the ISE posture module provisioned. In the third entry, we took stock of all the available posture...

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Whether you’re migrating from On Prem Call Manager to WebEx Calling, Spark to WebEx Calling or just have some old phones you want to add to your WebEx Calling Deployment; you will need to convert your phones from their Enterprise Firmware to the cloud supported MPP firmware.

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Cisco Meraki recently introduced the MG series Cellular Gateways to be a reliable solution as a backup internet uplink. In the event that the primary internet uplink goes down, the MG gateway will provide high availability for internet connectivity via wireless WAN connectivity using a cellular network. The MG Series also simplifies configuration and management using Meraki’s dashboard.

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You read that right! At Cisco Live this year they introduced the ability to add Catalyst switches to the Meraki dashboard. Finally a use for the unused DNA licenses! The switches are monitored in read-only mode, so you still need to manage the switches the old fashioned way, however Meraki's traffic analysis and troubleshooting tools are available for use. This is great for Catalyst owners who do...

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Hoteling is bringing Extension Mobility (Call Manager realm) to the cloud-based WebEx Calling solution. It allows a user to pick any phone and login to it using their extension and voicemail pin number.

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Jul 27

The topic of backing up is not always linear. Backing up a system can sometimes be confusing topic among System and Network Engineers. There are always multiple ways to back up and restore, but is it the recommended for the system? For example, experience has shown me that enabling virtual machine snapshots to systems like ISE can present itself with larger operational issues like sporadic...

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Jun 29

This is a follow-up Blog to the outstanding high level introduction to SASE presented by Lookingpoint President, Sean Barr, if you haven’t seen it, check it out here! For anyone interested in getting into the weeds a bit further, feel free to stick around!

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In the first entry of this series, we looked at the high-level mechanics involved in using AnyConnect with the ISE Posture module to perform endpoint host inspection (posture) when connecting to an AnyConnect VPN head-end (ASA/FTD). In the second entry of this series, we narrowly focused on getting the ISE posture module provisioned. If you haven’t check those out yet, please do, links below!

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I recently completed my Ekahau Design training and certification. During the first day of class the instructor went over wireless fundamentals. Now as an experienced wireless engineer most of the topics were ideas that I had already known, however there were a few idea's that changed the way I understand wireless for the better. Lets walk though each of these idea's together!

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 Today we will be a looking at a debug tool inside LogicMonitor, that I use pretty frequently and has saved me time when troubleshooting alerts on my devices. At a high level, LogicMonitor is an onboarding platform that allows Managed Service Providers the ability to monitor and gain full visibility of their customer’s environments. Let’s take a look at this handy tool!

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