Thursday, May 21, 2009

Get your VMware vSphere and Nexus 1000V evaluation software

Check out the Cisco data center blog to get details on how to obtain evaluation vSphere and Nexus 1000V software.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

LAN-to-LAN VPN between ASA and Fortinet

I just created a LAN-to-LAN IPSEC VPN tunnel between a Cisco ASA 5505 and a Fortinet Fortigate 100A. This is a first for me. I really shy away from L2L tunnels between desperate equipment vendors. But, it worked like a champ, thanks to some good documentation from both vendors.

From Fortinet, read this article that provides step-by-step instructions, using the web tool or command line.
From Cisco, read this article that provides enough information to set-up the ASA tunnel configuration.

Thanks for the good documentation guys!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Create your own mental subnet calculator

Have you seen this video from Fast Lane Consulting? It's posted on Cisco's Learning Network site.

This video will help you to memorize a couple of tables that can be used to quickly obtain subnetting answers for certification exams.

Take a look.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another Internet outage

Renesys posted details about another Internet outage that occurred on Sunday. More unraveling duct tape.