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Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying “You may delay but time will not“.  We may also say that “Email may tolerate delay, but VOIP will not“.  Performance Routing (PfR), previously called Optimized Edge Routing (OER), is designed to Continue Reading

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What does RITE and the v4 CCIE blueprint have in common? Section 10.04 :) If you are new to RITE, or would like to know more about it, read on.

Router IP Traffic Export, (RITE), allows the forwarding of unaltered IP packets from a router interface to memory or to a specific MAC address on a locally attached network. A likely candidate being the MAC address of a network analyzer or Intrusion Detection System. Continue Reading

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Using an IPS Sensor, we can dynamically apply rate limiting/policing on a router interface, based on a signature match or an event action over-ride, which is generated on the sensor appliance.   Ok, I know there is no Sensor Appliance in the RS lab, but what if we need to trigger a rate limit of specific traffic, destined to a router, based on current conditions on that router, such as transmit or receive loads on an interface.

This is a job for, da dada dahhh: Embedded Event Manager (EEM).  In this example we will create a service policy which we will apply to the control plane based on a interface threshold being exceeded.  Full labs on Embedded Event Manager can be found in our RS v5 Vol1 workbook in  “System Management“.  Let’s break down the individual steps, first for the control plane policing policy, and then the EEM to apply it. Continue Reading

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The CCNP Workbook accompanying the CCNP Bootcamp Class-on-Demand has been updated. Current customers can access the new updates by visiting the IE Member’s Site. The workbook now includes the following topics:

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Change is in the air. I’ve noticed that over the last several weeks, we’ve had at least five security CCIE candidates pass who used INE’s security products as part of their study plan. What these students have done is use a combination of our version 3 and version 5 products. Congratulations to all those who passed!

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As promised I have begun posting new updates to the CCNP Lab Workbook, for customers of the CCNP Bootcamp Class-on-Demand. In addition to the previously available BCMSN section, the EIGRP portion of the BSCI section is now posted. I should be posting another batch of updates tomorrow which include OSPF and possibly IS-IS, along with the rest of the topics to soon follow. Current customers can find these updates on the members site.

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The first beta release of our CCNP Lab Workbook is now posted for all customers of the CCNP Bootcamp Class-on-Demand.  A sample of it can be viewed here. Current customers can find the workbook on the CCNP Bootcamp Class-on-Demand page of the INE Members Site.

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INE is proud to announce that our CCNP Class-on-Demand is now completed and available for viewing! Taught by yours truly, the class includes more than 45 hours of videos covering the latest BSCI, BCMSN, ISCW, and ONT exams for the CCNP. Whether your are preparing for the CCNP, or brushing up for the new Core Technologies section of the CCIE R&S Lab Exam, this series will exceed all your expectations.

Using our tried and true hands-on learning approach, by using this series you will not only learn how these networking technologies work in real-world design scenarios, but you will also see live IOS command line and SDM GUI examples of how to configure, verify, and troubleshoot them.

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In preparation for the upcoming CCIE R&S v4.0 Blueprint, new topics are being added to the CCIE R&S Open Lecture Series.  For those of you that have been unable to attend the live sessions, Class-on-Demand recordings are now available for MPLS and Zone Based Policy Firewall.  Currently there are 4 sessions on MPLS, totalling about 5 hours of class, that cover theory, implementation, and verification.  Zone Based Policy Firewall has been added from today’s session, and covers the evolution from standard/extended ACLs to Reflexive ACLs to CBAC to Zone Based Policy Firewall.

If you have any topics that you would like to see covered in upcoming sessions please email me at with the subject “Open Lecture Topic Request”.

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Hi everyone!

We are excited to announce our newest release of IEWB-VO VOL1 labs covering the new CCIE Voice blueprint, which becomes effective as of July this year. The first of the CCIE Voice v3.0 labs are now out in beta format, in addition to new Voice Racks available to rent covering the new topology! All current customers who have purchased IEWB-VO VOL1 will automatically receive the new updates in their members account at no additional cost. Each section of the new VOL1 includes technology-focused labs with explanations, verifications, further reading links, and dedicated troubleshooting sections.

The initial release covers Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME, formally known as Call Manager Express or CME). We will continue releasing new voice content covering all new blueprint topics, with a new section being released each week. The next release will include more CUCME labs, as well as Unity Express tasks, followed by the first of the new Unified Communications Manager Labs! The initial VOL1 release covers the following topics:

CUCME Basic Configuration
Phone Registration & Number Assignment (SCCP Phones)
SIP Phones
IOS Call Routing
Voice Translation Rules
Shared Line
Night Service
After-Hours Setup
Single Number Reach
Softkey Customization – SCCP
Softkey Customization – SIP
Conference Resources
Transcoding Resources
Voice Hunt Groups
Ephone Hunt groups
Dynamic Hunt groups

The new voice racks are fully compliant with the CCIE Voice hardware specification posted at Cisco’s website: CCIE Voice Hardware Specification. To many folks out there, the new hardware lists is a huge relief, as the many old and expensive devices including the 6500 switch and the VG248 are now gone. Plus, the addition of SIP phones allows for more flexible choice of softphone software, not limited to the small set of SCCP-compatible products available on the market.

As for the people preparing using the old blueprint, our rack rentals support the old CCIE Voice hardware specification as well. Nothing will change until the lasts days the old blueprint remains valid.

Thank you, and be sure to check back often for more updates!

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