Fellow packet herders. I have set myself a challenge lab encompassing some stuff I have learned. I feel it’s time to challenge myself in the public arena and post the results. I am aiming to find some time this week to…

HSRP, VRRP, STP, RSTP, SPAN, CEF, NSF I’ve finally booked my exam. 25 hours and 5 minutes from now I will be sitting down to my SWITCH exam. Rounding out the theory of the NP certification and leaving a practical…

Using UDP this protocol offers a host of options. It allows the monitoring and changing of devices remotely through monitoring or change applications. Polling of interfaces can be performed to perform bandwidth graphs or uptime charts. The frequency of SNMP…

Etherchannel Ether…what? Ever needed to increase the speed between two switches or devices but you are already physically maxing out the ports throughput? Never fear, Etherchannel is here! The idea of  joining two physical connections together into one ‘virtual’ group…

More STP features? That’s right! Can you tell I am gearing up for SWITCH? Last week I brought you a blog on UDLD and how it might of saved an integrated a lot of hassles. A comment last week Mike…