So, I've been studying MPLS VPN, VPNv4 and VRF for the last couple of weeks....when suddenly I felt like.....
I wasn't very familiar with dot1q tunneling aka Q-in-Q. But since I started working for a service provider, I was more and more involved with this technology almost on a daily basis. So I started researching and reading more about. While studying and reviewing switching topics, I came across dot1q and while implementing the INE lab, I noticed a few things that I thought this is worth a post here and it is officially my first study post! So enough talking and let's start tagging!! QinQ is simply a techniuq used (mainly by ISPs) to keep traffic from customers segregated within the ISP's cloud. Suppose Customer A has 2 sites and it needs to have both sites privately connected within the ISP
As I mentioned in a previous post, I thought its a good idea to have a separate post for my lab. I heard many stories about CCIEs who prepared for the lab exam using GNS3. GNS3 is a real solid tool and can help a lot. I know this for sure as I have completed my CCNP studies using GNS3 running on my old Dell Inspiron with 2GB of RAM only. And you know what? it worked really well. I especially enjoyed Routing labs except when GNS3 crashes on me at the most critical times! I spent plenty of time debating building my own lab, renting one or just use GNS3. I dropped the idea of rack rentals, it just didn't
I guess one of the most simple tasks to kick off your CCIE study is to know the required materials. If you do a quick Google search, you will notice how almost all CCIE's or the candidates agree on 85%-95% of the study materials and will have a very similar reading list. I haven't had a serious hard time searching and eventually obtaining the materials that I think would be enough (hopefully!) to pass the CCIE written exam. I can't really guarantee the lab exam, since so many people only pass after failing multiple times. So, for now, I will not comment or speculate about the lab exam until my first attempt and then will see how good or bad
People who know me, know what a HUGE music fan I am. Music has been and always will be a huge part of my life. Not only that I listen to music, but I own an enormous library that has more than 30,000 songs across two (80GB and 160GB) iPods. I listen to everything, from Dance to Classical Music, from Blues to Metal. My hobby is to search for new music find new musicians and bands, mainly Indie Rock an Indie Folk bands. I've always made sure to have a music theme to whatever I am doing in my life. A playlist for the gym, another for road trips and so on. I even have a special song that I used