The Roost Stand Discount Code

portable laptop stand the foldable rooststand

Since my first post on the Roost Stand I have been overwhelmed with comments on my new portable laptop stand the biggest one is where did you buy it from? The great guys at Roost have given me a Roost Stand Discount Code that you can use at the checkout to get a 10% discount. If… [Read More]

Should you run OSPF over DMVPN?

You may have heard that you should not run OSPF over DMVPN but do you actually know why? There is actually no technical reason why you cannot run OSPF over DMVPN but it does not scale very well. So why is that? The reason is that OSPF is a link state protocol so each spoke… [Read More]

CCIE Video – from Alexandre Vasseur

I do not know anything about Alexandre Vasseur except for the fact that he has passed his CCIE Lab exam and has made this amazing video to celebrate that fact. We all need small things to keep us motivated along the journey and this video is one of those. Watch the video and feel empowered… [Read More]

CCIE Version 5 here I come

Well I am sad to say that I did not get my digits at my last attempt at the CCIE Lab exam. Everything was in place I had prepared well, I went to the NH Airport Hotel a day early so had an extra nights sleep. But on the day the TS got me again… [Read More]

PPPOE Speed Challenge

pppoe speed challenge

I have been trying to configure things faster and faster as a bit of personal challenge to myself recently. It is only when the clock is on you that you start to panic. So I have a little challenge. Configure PPPOE between two routers in under 60 seconds. This is the topology This is the… [Read More]

BGP VPNv4 Troubleshooting Commands

bgp vpnv4 troubleshooting commands rogers ccie blog

When working with MPLs Layer 3 VPN a lot of people get stuck with the verification, simply because they don’t know the bgp vpnv4 troubleshooting commands. This post will step through some of the verification you can use to verify the routes end to end through a simple MPLS Layer 3 vpn topology. The topology… [Read More]