I bet you’ve looked at SNMP Objects like 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.7 and wondered what on earth it means. Well, let me satisfy your curiosity: by the end of this post you’ll learn how to find SNMP objects to monitor anything you can think of, and you’ll even learn how to know what this number means by sight!
Hey there: you smell good! That’s probably because you just read Part 1 of this two-part blog post, where we learned all about BGP communities, and how route-targets are used in MPLS VPNs. Well, now you know the theory, let’s look at a problem ticket. Click here to read Part 2!
I fixed a ticket recently that I wanted to share with you, because it hits on three big topics at once: BGP communities, MPLS VPNs, and Junos routing policy. In this first of two posts, we’re going to learn about the theory. Click here to read all about BGP communities!
Regular readers of this blog probably see me as an extremely clever, flawless hunk who knows a lot, never makes mistakes, and is traditionally handsome but with a modern style. And of course, you’re not wrong. Except, here’s the twist: you’re dead wrong.
Imagine a user who says they’re only able to access even-numbered IPs in a destination subnet. “Help!”, they say. “I can’t leave the office until this is fixed, and I need to leave now because my seven large sons require their tri-daily feed of protein shakes. They will whither and die unless I nourish them immediately. The fate of my powerful sons is in your hands, and yours alone.” This exact problem came in to us recently. Well, apart from the bit about the large sons.
It’s the third part in our series on IS-IS! In this post you’re going to learn about interface types, broadcast interfaces, metrics, and the OSPF equivalent of the designated router – the “designated intermediate system”, or DIS. It’s way more efficient than how OSPF does it. I think you’re gonna enjoy this one!