Monthly Archives: December 2014

Blog in 2014

This year was really interesting with many posts, vouchers and news.

My guests came from around the world to see “The author” , myself for sure. The most busiest post was Exame JNCIP-ENT JN0-643 and was a great professional achievement let me say.

Let´s talk about numbers….

97 new posts


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Click here to see the full Annual Report

What do you expect to see on 2015?Any Prediction?Any suggestion? See you next year


Review 2014 and Goals for 2015

This year was the most busiest as far i can remember in term of certs, but i left the most important/hard behind, yes CCIE LAB R/S v4 but just for a few months.
After fail the CCIE LAB twice i took a break of “Cisco” i get some fresh air with Juniper, and i did no expect to do the JNCIA-Junos, JNCIS-ENT, JNCIP-ENT, JNCIS-SP in 6 months time. I also achieved the Juniper Champion Aspiring. In the meanwhile i took other certs from F5,Brocade and Dell/Force10, because i can not resist to a beta exam version…

I didn´t miss my main goal for this year, it is confident.

So next year 2015 my goals are:

CCIE Lab R/S v5
CCIE Written SP v4

I like push hard myself, so 2015 will be interesting :)



Training Dell Networking OS9 Configuration and Operations

This was my first time working with Dell Networking gear (acquired Force10), and my first thought was “Learning a new CLI?Noooo”, but i surprised myself because the CLI it´s very similar to Cisco except a few small differences here and there, no too difficult let me say.

An Aggregation technology is the VLT, basically it´s similar to VSS in Cisco. I expected much more but probably only in the advanced Course.


Modules Summary

Module 1:  Interface Configuration
Module 2:  Access Control Lists
Module 3:  Spanning Tree Implementation and Configuration
Module 4:  VRRP Configuration and Troubleshooting
Module 5:  OSPF Configuration
Module 6:  Virtual Link Trunking
Module 7:  Stacking
Appendix A :  Basic Troubleshooting and Management Tools
Appendix B:  Dell Networking TM
Product Portfolio
Appendix C:  CLI Basics



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Half voucher for JNCIS-SP JN0-360

After do the preassessment for JNCIS-SP (FastTrack Program) exam i received the message below with the voucher code (50% off price), and because i used another voucher to do this exam i will not use it.

Feel free to use it :) and happy new year!

Congratulations on passing the JNCIS-SP Pre-assessment Exam! Your next step is to visit the Pearson VUE website to find one of 5,000 test sites near you, schedule your live exam and redeem your discount voucher during the registration process.

Voucher ID: JNFT8E445544

Voucher valid for 90 days

Expiration Date: Friday, March 27, 2015, you will need to register and sit for your exam before this date.

Exame JNCIS-SP JN0-360

Ontem realizei o exame JN0-360 da Juniper, este exame é também abrangido pelo “Fast track Program” e como tal 50% desconto se passar no assessment. Terei que aprofundar os conhecimentos em alguns dos tópicos tais como:IS-IS, Layer 2 VPNs


É necessário ter o JNCIA-Junos

Material de Estudo

Como material de estudo usei os documentos disponibilizados pela Juniper, para realizar o download será necessário realizar o registo no Learning Portal, este passo é importante pois o Pre-assessment que irá garantir o voucher será realizado apartir deste.

Para testar tecnologias como routing o Juniper Olive é perfeito, basicamente  é um junOS virtualizado/emulado. As relacionadas com Switching/High Availability/ Layer 2/3 VPNs entre outras usei os Virtual Labs (acho que só os partners têm acesso), o único senão é que a release dos EX/MX é a 11.x e a recomendada para estudo é a 14.1.

Deixo aqui as minhas notas para download, não estão tão resumidas como gostaria….

Em suma os passos foram:

Importante:É necessário estar autenticado no Learning Portal para aceder aos conteúdos

Após autenticar, abrir Fast Track Portal, são exibidas 2 colunas, abaixo encontra-se representada a coluna da direita. Escolher os recursos de estudo “Review study resources”


Nota: Caso contenha um cadeado significa que ainda não se encontra autenticado

1. Praticar através dos 3 guides disponibilizados no Fast Track Portal


2. Day One Guides

3. Rever alguns dos Learning Bytes

4.Praticar os 2 testes de conhecimento
4.1  Practise Test
4.2  Pre-assessment Oficial (para obter o voucher)

Nota: Neste caso como realizei com sucesso aparece o resultado, mas deverá aparecer um link

Após passar o Pre-assessment Oficial, o voucher será enviado para o email registado no Learning Portal.

De seguida, agendar o Exame final em e usar o voucher :)

Objectivos Exame inclui:

  • Protocol-Independent Routing
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Layer 2 Bridging and VLANs
  • Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and MPLS VPNs
  • IPv6
  • Tunnels
  • High Availability
**Clique para expandir/colapsar os objectivos em detalhe**


A prova tem a duração de 90 minutos com 70 questões. O minimo para passar é de 64%


Como é hábito o resultado é provisório, mas recebi há minutos atrás o resultado final e Passei!

Para não haver dúvidas segundo o CertManager, é oficial. Agora é hora de descansar por uns dias!


Este é o logo oficial



Juniper Fast Track

Juniper Learning Portal

Juniper JNCIS-SP

Junos documentation

Junos documentation for EX Series switches

Junos documentation for MX Series

Juniper Certificações Junho 2013

Exame JNCIA-Junos JN0-102

Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure 2014


Vendors Added and Dropped

We review and adjust our inclusion criteria for Magic Quadrants and MarketScopes as markets change. As
a result of these adjustments, the mix of vendors in any Magic Quadrant or MarketScope may change
over time. A vendor’s appearance in a Magic Quadrant or MarketScope one year and not the next does
not necessarily indicate that we have changed our opinion of that vendor. It may be a reflection of a
change in the market and, therefore, changed evaluation criteria, or of a change of focus by that vendor.


Extreme Networks (through the acquisition of Enterasys Networks)



Referências: Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure 2014

Cisco ACI Simulator Play first, deploy after

The Cisco ACI Simulator enables you to simulate the Cisco ACI fabric, including the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches supported in a leaf-and-spine topology, to take full advantage of an automated, policy-based, systems management approach. Specifically, the ACI simulator environment comprises 2 ACI spines, 2 ACI leafs, and 3 APIC controllers.


The Cisco ACI Simulator includes simulated switches, so you cannot validate the data path. However, some of the simulated switch ports are mapped to the front-panel server ports which allows you to connect external management entities such as VMware ESX servers, VMware vCenter, VMware vShield, and bare-metal servers; Layer 4 through 7 services; authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) systems; and other physical and virtual service appliances. In addition, the Cisco ACI Simulator allows simulation of faults and alerts to facilitate testing and demonstrate features.


The ACI simulator provides a variety of features and benefits, key ones summarized in the table below.

Fabric Management Topology view, Fabric discovery
Creation of network constructs Build a tenant,  private layer 3 network, bridged   domain
Specify Cisco ACI policy constructs Create Filters, Contracts
Application deployment create Application Network Profiles, End-point groups
Virtualization Integration VMware ESXi, vCenter, vshield
L4-L7 services integration Cisco ASA/ASAv, Citrix NetScaler and F5 BIG-IP
Monitoring and troubleshooting View faults, events, managed objects etc through GUI
Programmability with Northbound API clients Python, REST APIS with JSON & XML bindings,   PowerShell etc


ACI simulator

Cisco ACI Simulator

Nexus 9k

Cisco ACI compatibility matrix

Finally Cisco VIRL in 2 flavours

It´s official! Cisco launches VIRL, so you can run virtualized versions of IOSv, IOS XRv, NX-OSv and CSR1000v. It´cames in 2 Flavours plus 2 different Gift Cards :)


VIRL Personal Edition is capped at a maximum of 15 Cisco VMs. You can run more non-Cisco VMs, assuming that you have sufficient memory and CPU.

Educational pricing is available for this product for college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers and staff of all grade levels – limited to one purchase.

VIRL enables users to:

• Build highly-accurate models of real-world or future networks.

• Learn and test with ‘real’ versions of Cisco network operating systems – IOSv, IOS XRv, NX-OSv and CSR1000v.

• Integrate virtual network simulations with real network environments.

• The download includes VIRL Personal Edition 1.0 Pre-Release software with a single-user annual license to manage up to 15 Cisco nodes.   

The memory requirements for each VM type can be seen via VM Maestro by selecting a node on your canvas, opening the ‘properties’ panel and pressing the ‘Browse’ button under ‘Node/VM Flavor’.

VIRL requires communication with the Cisco salt-master servers in order to complete the software installation but after that has been completed, VIRL will attempt to check in with the Cisco salt-masters automatically. If it communicates with the Cisco salt-masters successfully, you are given a ‘7 day license’ enabling you to operate ‘off net’ for up to 7 days.

You must purchase and install one of the following supported Hypervisors in order to run Cisco VIRL.:

• VMware Fusion Pro v5.02 or later (including v6.x or v7.x)

• VMware Workstation v8.04 or later (including v9.x and 10.x)

• VMware Player v5.02 or later (including v6.x)

• ESXi 5.1 / 5.5 using the vSphere Client: ESXi 5.1U2 (Build 1483097) or ESXi 5.5U1 (Build 1623387)

Here’s the summary:

IOSv = 1vCPU, 512Mb
IOS XRv = 1vCPU, 1536Mb
CSR1000v = 1vCPU, 3096Mb
NXOSv = 1vCPU, 2048Mb

You can view a short demo of the product in the link below.

Presentation of Cisco VIRL at Cisco Live



Introducing Virtual Internet Routing Lab