Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cisco 2500 frame relay switch - for the CCNP

Top fun for the weekend -if you don't have a life- : build a frame relay network in your Cisco home lab!

As it turns out, the Cisco 2500 series can do frame relay switching, and has more than one serial interface, so it actually makes sense to do such thing.

You can find a config here, and a discussion here.

Friday, April 1, 2011

HP AIS - Network Infrastructure [2011]

It appears that HP joined the fast-track certification solution club after Juniper and Brocade:
you can get a HP AIS certification with a valid CCNA and a web-based exam.

So while the ASE - Campus LAN cert is getting phased out, Cisco and H3C folks can get some new types of ASE and MASE certifications.

On a related note, I think the HP networking exams got quite a bit harder, with the 3Com/H3C acquisition: now you have to know both the old HP network OS, and the Comware OS, and now we have some decent routers in the portfolio, not just the good old 7000dl series.