Archive for the ‘Labs’ Category

Stacking Cisco 2960-S switches

| March 23rd, 2013 | 22 Comments »
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Back in January 2012, I went over the steps on stacking Cisco 3750 switches. You can view that article here. (Stacking Cisco 3750 switches) The steps to stack Cisco's 2960-S switches are generally the same so I won't go into too much detail, but I wanted to shed some light on it just to provide some ...

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SonicWALL rack kit accessory

| March 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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SonicWALL has a rack kit for those who've purchased TZ and NSA series models that don't conform to the 19" rack standard. I was shocked to see how much effort was put into this rack kit. Typically the rack mounts would be nothing more than to extend smaller devices to 19", but here, you can see ...

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VMware VCP 5.1 training

| December 7th, 2012 | 4 Comments »
Global Knowledge Training Room

Today I wrapped up my VMware VCP 5.1 training from Global Knowledge. As I sit here on my couch, rainy/misty weather outside, I figured I'll provide a little glimpse into the training for those that may be looking to attend the course. The official name of the course is: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or ICM ...

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Stacking Cisco 3750 switches

| January 15th, 2012 | 27 Comments »
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There are a lot of articles out there on the web for Cisco's 3750 switches. However, there is no promise that those blogs will continue to stay up, so I've decided to create my own blog with my own experiences with Cisco's 3750-E's and 3750-X switches with many tips along the way! I decided to break ...

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SonicWALL NSA 250M Beta

| October 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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I apologize for the poor image quality. My iPhone 3G is past its prime. It says, "NSA 250 M". Last month I was asked by SonicWALL to beta test their soon to be released NSA 250M firewall. This model will be replacing the NSA 240. In my opinion, the NSA series provide an excellent line up ...

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SonicWALL-on-a-Stick

| September 10th, 2011 | 51 Comments »
SonicWALL on a Stick, SonicWALL-on-a-Stick

SonicWALL's never tasted so good! I touched up on this subject in my last blog titled, "Solutions to your SonicPoint WLAN Woes!" What I want to do here is go over what is traditionally known as "Router-on-a-Stick" or "ROAS". In this case, "SonicWALL-on-a-Stick" or "SOAS". The concept behind "ROAS" is that instead of taking a router and assigning ...

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