Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New highlights for v4!

Ok, this is where Scott Morris posted his views on the new blueprint, whats important are the new topics that are now in v4,

In brief, below are the highlights for same:
PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
• Performance Routing (Cisco PfR)
• Optimized Edge Routing (Cisco OER)
MPLS Label Switching
Interdomain Multicast Routing
IPv6 Multicast support
Multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)
• Zone-Based Firewall
• Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
• Intrusion Prevention (IPS)
• Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
• Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
• Concept of “Optimize the Network”

If you first look at them, you might get heartburns! ;) But latter one should find peace with it.
One more important comments that I saw from M/s Laura O (an official from Cisco) is,"From a Cisco program perspective, I just want to add that one way we've made room for all the new material, is to preconfigure some of the basic routing and switching in the Configuration section of the lab. This aligns well with what actual network experts encounter--the basics are performed by others, so they can concentrate on the more advanced configuration or problem resolution tasks."

So gone are the days, where we candidates were suppose to not only wire the rack but we no longer might need to type, router ospf 1 follow it up by the network area 0 command. ;)
Or in other terms, I think v4 is as close as possible to the real world ..hey, after all CCIE is meant for real experts ..init?!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dynamips Tutorial

Ok, this is a brief tutorial of how to use dynamips for your ccie lab prepration. This tutorial was originally created by folks at and is freely available for all. Thought I would post it here. :)

Btw, I'm speechless when it comes to dynamips, simply funtabulous work of art!!

Part 1 of 3:

Part 2 of 3:

Part 3 of 3:


The original " why blog? " post.

I am using this as a means to track how my studies are going, I know pretty selffish of me. Perhaps! I think using the art of blogging I can sought of keep it going at all times and this place will serve as a good archive for me to look up any info on a specific topic that I stumbled upon, thereby serving as a ready reckoner.

Its very fresh so bare with me, as I was not all that keen at first and thought blogging will actually take some time away from me. As you know that time is scarse when you have a full-time job and ccie studies to manage. But what the heck lets give it a try ..

Feel free to comment… I like it when you do because it makes me feel like someone is actually listening and I am not just typing this to myself. :)

Btw, I will be doing the Routing and Switching track!!