We take a break from our regular Cisco programming to bring you this Microsoft update. Some time ago, I re-installed Windows on a friend's laptop and had one of those time-stand-still moments when he said, "What about my email?" Yep – a nice 3 gig PST file…Gone. So, frantic searches on the Internet led me … Continue reading Secret Company of the Year: EaseUS
This information is here primarily for my reference at customer sites; for some odd reason, I seem to be recovering IOS images through ROMMON quite a bit lately. These are the minimum fields to get this going through TFTP rather than XModem. Hopefully you find this beneficial as well! rommon 1 > IP_ADDRESS=192.168.1.100 rommon 2 … Continue reading IOS Recovery from ROMMON by Jeremy Cioara
Clearing out a Cisco switch configuration is always a pain because VLANs are kept in a seperate file from the startup-config (NVRAM). There's two ways to clear a switch back to the factory defaults – the easy way and the REALLY easy way: The easy way – Switch# write erase Switch# delete flash:vlan.dat Switch# reload … Continue reading Completely Clearing a Cisco Switch…The Easy Way!
Okay, here's my thought. I've got some links that I have found very handy in the Cisco world over the years…links that I typically forget about, but then someone shows me the same link months later and I get all excited about them again. Rather than continuing the cycle, I was hoping to enlist your … Continue reading The Coolest Cisco Links of All by Jeremy Cioara
SSL VPNs are the future of VPN technology. While they are still brand new, "bleeding edge" sort of technology, they will eventually be how we run our VPN connections for most organizations. The concept is simple: HTTPS (SSL-based) web pages have used adequate encryption for years…why not harness the technology to create a "client-less VPN … Continue reading Cisco SSL VPN – Jeremy Cioara
From global config: alias exec s show ip interface brief (the ol' standby) alias exec traffic sh ip nbar protocol-discovery stats bit-rate top-n 10 (shows top 10 protocols using your interfaces) alias exec proc show proc cpu | excl 0.00%__0.00%__0.00% (shows only processes using CPU)
Okay, this may be old news to some of you, but someone showed it to me and it changed my life…or at least seemed like a pretty cool tip. On Cisco devices, you can filter the "show run" output by entering a forward slash (/) at the more prompt and typing in the section you … Continue reading Random Cisco “Trick” – Jeremy Cioara
I did it. I finally did it. I've got a Cisco CallManager 4.1(3) server running natively on a Dell Optiplex 270GX. Now, I'm not talking about the old registry hack forcing you to install Windows 2000, hack the registry, and then put the Cisco CallManager software on top of it. Doing this causes a host … Continue reading Installing CallManager 4.X on Non-MCS Server Platforms by Jeremy Cioara