LLDP is the non proprietary version of CDP. This discovery protocol has applications that can make an administrators life much easier. Now with two physical devices I am going to implement LLDP on JUNOS with the EX-2200 and SRX110. First…

The Nexus series of data center switches by Cisco allow for an extended fabric configuration. By utilising the notion of remote line cards, an engineer can deploy Nexus 2200 series switches as Top of Rack. These top of rack switches…

Today was a good day. I had a new arrival into the family. The Juniper Networks EX-2200 12-C PoE+. In addition to my SRX110-H-VA Firewall I now have a fully fledged JUNOS switch with all the bells a whistles. Juniper…

Virtual networking isn’t a new thing. It has been around for a while and we get better at it as the months pass us by. Who hasn’t heard of SDN? Well before I buy into that realm and blog about…

As many of you are well aware I own a Juniper Networks SRX110H-VA firewall. THis firewall has been the focus of many blogs up until now. I have covered off a myriad of subjects with many more to come in…

Just a quick one today. I had planned to take the JNCIS-Security this month but accidentally booked JNCIS-Enterprise. Not to worry in the slightest. The same great content will be served up, just with a focus on routing and switching.…

Today I passed the Juniper Networks JNCIA JUNOS exam. I am quite elated to be honest. My roots as a network engineer have come from the Cisco Network academy and I have climbed part of their certification tree. Upon acquisition…

Currently I am getting a big dose of the Juniper sauce. I like it thus far. The device that has been getting my whistle wet is the SRX110. This bad boy was plonked between my desktop and current network. I…

Disruption and change. Something that makes managers sphincters twitch and 9-5 IT staff groan that more work is coming. You know what? Deal with it. Why am I being a cocky and high-horse like? Well, I’ve had a dose of…

I have been using the Nexus platform for a year now. I always find I get “ah-ha” moments due to the fact most of the time I am hiding in IOS. Here is a little one regarding showing interfaces. I…

It was over a game of pool with John Harrington that I met Doug Hanks. I knew very little of the man other than he was “the man” at Juniper to speak to regarding MX-anything. It was very shortly after we…

Disclaimer about #NFD4 posts Automation. The benefits I find of automation is that workflows that are in place can be taken and performed on demand without manpower or assets assigned at every stage. Over at Juniper it seems that automation is a big focus…

If you are in IT and not a 9-to-5’er you have most definitely exposed to the ever evolving nature of technology. SDN this, Virtualize that, and to the cloud with the rest. Keeping up with technology that vendors develop without the marketing…

Once again the VLAN topic comes to the forefront but immediately I know this will apply to all aspects of the blueprint. The old adage goes something like “There are many ways to skin a cat”. Lets take the example of creating…