Backing Up Cisco UCS

August 9, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco

Pre-requisites: You will need an FTP, TFTP, SCP or SFTP target. In this example I have created an SFTP destination on a CentOS 7 server. To schedule a backup of a Cisco UCS configuration simply log into the UCS Manager:   Select Admin on the left hand side frame -> Policy Backup & Export -> Fill […]


Simple NAT Configuration for Cisco Router

June 12, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco

The following configuration is for a NAT router which plugs into an Ethernet circuit. The router is set to and running DHCP hostname CustomerA ip dhcp pool LOCAL    network    default-router    dns-server ! interface GigabitEthernet0/0  description WAN   ip nat outside  ip address  duplex auto  speed auto interface […]


Finding IP Address of Device Using Cisco Switch and Router

May 18, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco

Scenario: I had a Raritan PDU that was plugged into a Cisco 2960 switch which in-turn was connected to a Cisco 6506 router. The PDU did not display the IP address and I could see it was plugged into port 24 on the switch.   To find out the IP address   Log into the […]


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Telnet Using Source IP Address On a Cisco

January 14, 2016 Jordansphere Cisco

I ran into a spot of bother trying to get to a remote router due to incorrect access list.  To save me a long drive I came across the following command so I could telnet using the source IP address rather than just the interface. # telnet {ip} /source-interface {interface} /route:{sourceIP} eg # telnet […]


Copying a File to Flash on a Cisco Router Using SCP

January 11, 2016 Jordansphere Cisco

In this scenario I had a router with the same config as a live router . I wanted to configure everything correctly for the customer so they could just replace the current router. To get everything ready I would have to install a license key on the router. As the router could not connect to the […]


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Intermittent iSCSI Connections to Dell MD3200i

September 4, 2014 Jordansphere Cisco

Setup: 2 ESXI 5.0 hosts, connecting to a Dell MD3200i SAN via stacked Cisco switches. The setup has 3 LUNS. Problem: The small, private cloud with a webserver and backend DB server (amongst a few other servers ) became inaccessible from the outside world via HTTP/SSH etc. Upon inspection it appeared that the iSCSI storage was flapping. vCenter […]


Show Sync Speeds on Ciscos

July 17, 2014 Jordansphere Cisco

Cisco 1841 :  # sh dsl int atm0/0  Cisco 1941: # sh controllers vdsl 0/0


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Adding a Secondary WAN Subnet to Sonicwall and a Cisco

November 22, 2013 Jordansphere Cisco

Example: Current WAN IP range: Sonicwall WAN IP:  Cisco Router:          New WAN IP range: You can add a static ARP entry on the Sonicwall but there is an easier method. Simply set a […]


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Traffic Shaping on Cisco using rate-limit

June 28, 2013 Jordansphere Cisco

Here are the rate limit commands in action :  rate-limit {direction} {shaped} {normal burst} {extended burst} conform-action {option} {option} direction = input or output shaped = Speed you want to traffic shape in bits normal burst = (shaped / 8) * 1.5  extended burst = (normal burst * 2)    Example: Cap a connection at 20mbps […]


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