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How to clean up old images on IOS XE

Problem If you ever run into the following error messages: %Error copying usbflash0:cat3k_caa-universalk9.SPA.03.06.04.E.152-2.E4.bin (Not enough space on device) or % flash: requires 295884 KB of free space, but only 167160 KB is available. Operation aborted. You’ve run out of disk…


Cisco switchport mode access vs switchport access vlan

What’s the difference between “switchport mode access” and “switchport access vlan xx”? First of all, both commands are required to set the switch to an access port. switch(config-if)# switchport mode access This above command disables DTP – Dynamic Trunking Protocol…


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Speed problems between a Cisco router and server

When plugging a workstation, server or PC directly behind a Cisco router, you might notice that you may experience speed problems. Why am I not able to get the full 100Mbps speed? I had run into this problem while deploying…


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Cisco IOS HSRP Problem – More than one Active router

HSRP is commonly used as a router failover mechanism, where one router in the group is active and all other group members are in standby. A standby router will take over as the active router when connectivity to the active…


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Cisco VLAN ACL using VLAN access maps

On Cisco IOS, ACLs can be applied in many different types of interfaces. The most commonly used is a Layer 3 interface. This includes physical, logical, or VLAN SVI interfaces that you can assign an IP to. ACLs can be…



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Cisco Portable Product Sheets

Cisco portable product sheets are documents containing Cisco’s summary of various product comparisons and performance specifications. This includes a comparison of all Cisco’s switches switching performance, router routing performance, device VPN and encryption performance numbers, memory guildlines and more. This…


Cisco ASA Failover Tips and misc.

When setting up a Cisco ASA failover pair, try to follow the following rules & tips: Do not use a crossover Ethernet cable or a fiber-optic patch cable to directly connect the two failover LAN interfaces if the firewalls are…


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Layer 2 Best Practices

I think I should be stepping up my security practices. Here’s an article that I came across summarized all the things one should know about Layer 2 security practices on Cisco switches. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/30682