Enter Cisco Firepower CLI (Read-Only)

You have the FMC installed and connect to FTD device with configuration deployed but for what ever reason there is a problem and you need to enter the CLI on the Firepower device to troubleshoot the equipment and although you can’t configure anything you can do show and debug commands to troubleshoot via the CLI. Continue reading

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TFTP & FTP Server on Centos 7

centos_logoIf you ever needed a TFTP or an anonymous FTP server to transfer files, logs, or crash debugs to and from your network devices it can be a little tricky if you don’t have anything setup. There are some free quick programs out there if you are in a pinch for one-time transfers but if you ever wanted to have something in infrastructure that is ready to go for this kind of stuff just follow this tutorial below. I’m using the latest version of Centos 7 minimal, we need to add some house keeping items first so let’s get started! Continue reading

New Problems, New Job, and a New Look

I still consider myself a rookie in this field even though I started my “official” career in the Network/IT space 5 years ago. Why is that? Is part of the reason because of the rapid push that applications are demanding from the infrastructure? For example if we want XYZ app to be ready for testing today and production in a week how would you be able to stand that up manually? You can’t, it really could take weeks to be ready for just testing and that doesn’t fly anymore. Continue reading

CCNA 2.0 What’s New?

Cisco-NetworkI brought this topic up in March of this year (See original post) but I wanted to re-post it to add some information because as of today this was your last day to pass the older CCNA exams. Cisco has a refreshed all the CCNA Routing and Switching exams. That includes the ICND1 (640-822), the ICND2 (640-816), and the all in wonder exam (640-816). You will notice some old references no longer mentioned on this refresh, so let’s go over the differences and some of the changes Cisco has made to the associate-level certification track. Continue reading

Why Go Professional with Cisco Certs?

Blue-Cisco-logoI have had the opportunity to take and thankfully pass Cisco certifications at the associate levels and there is one more associate exam, the CCNA Data Center which hopefully I will get later next year.  While looking at the CCNA Data Center exam I also glanced over the professional arena that Cisco offers and if you’re like me I always like learning new things especially in technical field. Getting those “aha moments” once in a while makes it worth it, but beyond just over all knowledge of additional technologies why would you go on taking a professional Cisco cert? Continue reading