Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Brocade (Ruckus) ICX7650: Change From 100G Stacking To 40G Stacking

 I recently added another switch into a stack of five 7650s that were doing 40Gig on the stacking uplinks.  By default, the 7650 will want to do 100Gig.  In this case, I needed to change the speed from 100G to 40G.  Below is how I did it.

ICX7650-48ZP Switch(config)#rear-module stack-40g

ICX-7650 rear module setting changes requires a reload to take effect!!!

The rear module operates in stacking mode with 40Gbps speed after reload.

ICX7650-48ZP Switch(config)#exit

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Another PA-820 Install

From a technical standpoint, Palo Alto is the best firewall on the market. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021


Michigan is a beautiful state. I never knew that. The Upper Peninsula in particular has turned out to be one of my favorite places in the US. 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Solar Panel Project

 I added a second solar panel to the RV. This should help charge the house batteries faster,  when traveling down the road. 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Pic Of The Week: Pennsylvania Dutch Farm

This would not mean much to you guys,  but I met some really nice people while on a customer visit.  A guy named Lamar who is a farmer in Pennsylvania and a guy named Mike, a veteran from New York state. We all shared a similar view from Lamar's property. 

Monday, May 17, 2021

A Hectic Weekend

 Sometimes in IT things can get hectic.  I have a customer whose log files filled up the hard drives on two of their firewalls.  One in Alabama and one in Pennsylvania.  This happened on a Friday night. 

So my customer had to be back up on Monday at open of business day. So off I went.  First to the Alabama site on Saturday then drove to the Pennsylvania site on Sunday.  I was able to reinstall the firewalls from scratch and do a restore of the configurations and have everything back up and going without issue by Sunday evening.  

I have said recently that interstates are for getting somewhere and the back roads are for seeing the country.  I always enjoy the back roads better. 

Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Palo Alto 3260 Install

 Palo Alto had a great firewall compared to the competition.  Below is another install as only an IPS box.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

PBR: Policy Based Routing On Aruba 3810

 Quick example that I did on an Aruba 3810 to force traffic out to another firewall.

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class ipv4 "Camera"

     10 ignore ip

     20 match ip


policy pbr "Camera"

     10 class ipv4 "Camera"

      action ip next-hop



vlan 10

   name "Camaras"

   untagged 1/10,2/10

   ip address

   service-policy "Camera" in


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