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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

2 SNMP ENGINE

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
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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
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