Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Truck Is Fixed

Below, in the post where I'm replacing that MAP sensor, that actually did fix the problem. The second problem was when I put everything back together again, I left the intake air temperature sensor unplugged, which threw similar symptoms.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Having To Work On The Truck

Its not fun when your potential fix didn't actually fix the problem. MAP sensor didn't fix this issue. Back to the drawing board.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Cisco R&S: Multiple VRFs In Your Cisco Gear

Most companies don't do multiple VRFs in their environment. When I have the conversations with the technical people, most just don't know what advantages VRFs can bring.
My latest implementation was for a DR site. I architected multiple VRFs in a Nexus 9k to save money for that site, and still accomplish the goals we needed. In this case, it was all about separation between a test environment and a DR environment. Multiple VRFs can be a very good thing. Give that some thought.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Thought: Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Matthew 22:37-39 NIV

Friday, February 16, 2018

Quote For The Day: 55

"Comfort. The enemy of progress."  ~~From the movie The Greatest Showman

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

My wife and I found a fun thing for us to do on Valentine's Day. If you like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, then you would like the show these guys put on down on Montgomery, AL. This is our second year, and it's just a fun concert full of old Elvis and Cash music. Fun times.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Check Point Firewall : A Good Firewall With A Slight Disadvantage

Why is it that Check Point has two separate interfaces for managing application related configuration and OS configuration? Well, the answer is just that: Check Point is a software company. 
As I was thinking about some Palo Alto config this week, I realized that Check Point has one major administrative disadvantage to most other firewalls. It's that Gaia and the actual firewall application are not tied together into one "single payne of glass". There are a lot of people who don't like that. Is it enough to deter me? No. 
I do, however, think that Check Point should give this some consideration in the future. Combining them into one management window would be a good idea. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday 2-1-2018

Been a busy evening today.  I fixed some Cisco voice gateway redundancy issues.  SIP to the gateway and then to a PRI on both 4331s for failover.  When the PRI goes down, you just have to account for SIP that it wont failover automatically, unless you configure your CUCM correctly. 
Then, I had to go let a raccoon loose that go caught in my feral cat traps. 
Then VPN'ed in to upgrade a Cisco 5508 Wireless Lan Controller tonight.  Its been a fun evening.