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StackExchange - Network Engineering

March 23, 2013

Just a quick post in case you haven’t seen it already - we’re trying to get a “Network Engineering” site going over at StackExchange. If you’re interested, please commit to it by following this link. Thank you!

Virtual Equipment + Physical Equipment = Big Lab

December 01, 2012

I have posted a few entries covering GNS3 and how you can use it to help you with your studies. And, in the Connecting Your PC to Your Virtual GNS3 Routers I showed you how it was possible to break your GNS3 routers out of the Virtual world and bring them in to the Physical world. In this post, I am to show you how I used this technique in my la...

New PC - Nexus 1000V here I come!

December 01, 2012

As per my previous post, I have been in the market for a new PC for a little while now and have finally made a purchase. The specs can be found below. CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC V2 Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard RAM: G.Skill Ares F3-1600C10D-16GAO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Adv...

Download & Install Nexus 1000v For Free!

November 08, 2012

Cisco has recently announced that the Nexus 1000v can be downloaded and installed free of charge. This is great news for those of us who use VMware products, and especially great news for those of us who have home labs and can’t afford to spend large sums of money on licences. Using this excellent guide, you will be able to build an entire virt...

Saving GNS3 Topologies

September 01, 2012

A lot of people (myself included) have had trouble saving their GNS3 topologies properly. You think you’ve done it properly, only to find the next time you open the topology, some or all of the devices have lost their configurations. This can be very frustrating, especially if it was a large and complex network. The solution I found, which is m...