Tech Corner / Cisco Routers

OSPF Configuration (Pt. 2) – Misc. Features and Multi-Area Configuration

OSPF Configuration Guide (Part 2) – Misc. Features and Multi-Area Configuration

OSPF can be implemented by using two different approaches, single-area or multi-area deployment. In a single-area design, all routers are part of the same area and are an appropriate option for small networks. Let’s not forget that in such a scenario many link-state advertisements (LS …

Read Story

Interior Routing Protocols Comparison: RIP vs EIGRP vs OSPF vs IS-IS

Interior Routing Protocols Comparison: RIP vs EIGRP vs OSPF vs IS-IS

Using a dynamic routing protocol in a network today is a common routing strategy for providing full network connectivity in enterprise environments. Simultaneously, it has many advantages over static routing and brings many additional benefits, especially in medium to large networks.

Read Story

OSPF Configuration (Part 1) – The Basics and Single-Area Configuration

OSPF Configuration Guide (Part 1) – The Basics and Single-Area Configuration

For uninterrupted network connectivity and knowledge of every single part of the network topology, the usage of dynamic routing protocols is an inevitable step. Unless there is a point-to-point or a hub-and-spoke topology where static routing is a proper fit, in any other network type …

Read Story

Backing Up Your Cisco Configurations 101

Cisco Configuration Backup Best Practices

It is best practice to back up your device’s configuration state early and often. Cisco devices provide a variety of options to do just that, whether it be through an FTP server, TFTP server, Ansible, or to a local machine.

Read Story

Your Ultimate Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration Guide for Cisco

In a Layer 2 switched environment, VLANs separate devices into different collision domains and Layer 3 subnets. Devices in the same VLAN can communicate without any routing, and devices in different VLANs require routing to communicate with each other. L2 switches require an L3 routin …

Read Story

Cisco ASR 9001-S (Market-Leading, 5G Compatible Router of the Future)

Cisco ASR 9001-S Router image

As 5G takes over, organizations are strained to transform their networks to support the growing internet traffic. The Cisco Annual Internet Report estimates that by 2023, 11 percent of devices and connections will have 5G capabilities at an average connection speed of 575 Mbps. Servic …

Read Story

Operating and Configuring VRRP on Cisco Routers – A Cheat Sheet Guide

virtual router redundancy configuration guide

A Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) may be just the solution for you if you require router backups on the same LAN network. A VRRP is an election protocol that dynamically assigns the responsibility for one or more virtual routers to the VRRP routers on a LAN. This allows for …

Read Story

Choosing the Best Router for Your Network: Cisco's ASR or ISR Series

There is a wide variety of routers that are suitable for various computing environments whether small businesses or enterprises. Choosing a router could be simple and straightforward as your company may fit perfectly into one or the other. As you experience growth, it may be hard to f …

Read Story

Subscribe by email