Archive for May, 2014

My Cisco CCNP-DC certificate has arrived

May 31st, 2014 Comments off

I just received it today. It took me 6 months to achieve it, compared to 1 year for my CCSP. It’s easier than I thought, mostly because I have been doing Cisco Nexus and UCS for a few years.

The others are my other Cisco certs. Yes, I have that many :)


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Cisco IOS: How to disable/restart SNMP ENGINE process

May 30th, 2014 Comments off

It has happened quite often to me that many time due to various reasons, I received these errors in Syslog
1 log

Then the switch would slowly start to drop packets, 1 VLAN at a time until it completely crashes. The only fix is to pull the power cords of all of the switches in the stack. Sometime that’s not an option. I found a way to slow down the crashing process by disabling the SNMP ENGINE process.

First, this command would show you the status of the process


The commands to stop and restart SNMP ENGINE are

3 stop

Now that SNMP ENGINE has been restarted, it will give you some more time to schedule a proper hardware restart for the switch.

Categories: Networking

Data Backup and The 7-tiers of Disaster Recovery

May 20th, 2014 Comments off

I found these pictures while looking for resources to make a Powerpoint slide.

This is the best way to explain the 7-tiers of Disaster Recovery

And this one is to explain the Storage 3-2-1 concept for Data Protection best practice


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Show Planned Percent Complete in Project

May 12th, 2014 Comments off

I find it useful when you have Planned Percent Complete column. Follow these steps to show it

1. Add “% Complete” column
1 percent complete column

2. Go to “Project Tab” and click on “Update Project”
2 Project tab

3. Select the options and click OK.
3 update project

Note that this is not a live update. You will need to do step 2 and 3 everytime you want to update the status of your project.

Categories: Project Management